I began my journey to become a counselor when I was young. I was an introverted child who felt as though I did not fit in. I was often anxious about engaging in social environments. In college, I studied psychology, which opened up a world of knowledge about human behavior. I was fascinated but pursued a different career. Two careers later, I found myself unhappy with my work and longed for something that I could do with joy. I went to therapy and worked through many aspects of my life, including my lackluster career choices. I realized what I desired was to help people on a fundamental level to live joyful, peaceful lives.
Today, as a counselor, I feel I have found my purpose. I believe that taking care of one's mental health is vital to living a joyful, peaceful life. I am eager to help you to gain understanding, compassion, and perspective for your life. I believe that your story matters. I feel honored to listen to your story and to help you to live your best life.
I am a board certified licensed professional counselor. I endeavor to create a safe environment where clients can freely express themselves and receive support tailored to their needs. I draw upon my education and experience to deliver counseling grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, and play therapy. I have also been trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, and reiki.
Education & Experience
2017 - Present
Psychotherapist, Family Strategies Counseling & Mediation, Homewood, IL
2019 - 2022
Psychotherapist, Revive Psychological Services, Darien, IL
2018 - 2019
Psychotherapist, Sinha Clinic, St. Charles, IL
Reiki Level III
Board Certified Counselor (NCC)
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
Governors State University
MHA, Health Administration,
University of Pittsburgh
MD, Spartan Health Sciences University
BA, Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)