I believe in the healing power of relationship. It is my hope that I provide an environment for my clients and their families to feel comfortable seeking support and trust me enough to begin healing and allow themselves to grow. I am professionally trained, compassionately patient, and curious to get to know each of my clients individually, at their chosen pace, acknowledging each person is unique and affected by the relationships and systems within their lives. “Success” for each of my clients is individual. I strive to journey with each one as they are empowered to resolve past and current life challenges, build skills and strength, and achieve their hopes and personal goals, whatever that might be.
Adolescents, young adults, and families.
I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families in schools, the community, and clients’ homes. I am experienced in working with clients who are affected by trauma, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, loss, adoption/foster care, immigration, and life transitions/changes. My practice is trauma-informed, strengths-based, person-centered, and collaborative. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CIBTS). I am proficient in Spanish.
Quora Secondary School – Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families both in volunteer and professional experiences for over 15 years in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Honduras. These experiences have included working as a mentor, tutor, assistant teacher, art teacher, case manager at an rural, Honduran children’s home, family support specialist, behavioral coach, in-home skills practitioner, and therapist.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minoring in Fine Arts, from Loyola University Chicago in 2006 and a Master of Social Work, with a clinical focus, from The University of Chicago in 2013.
Master Of Social Work (MA), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)