Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent, Adolescents and Adults, Adult
I earned my undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. I then attended the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine where I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. I am also certified as a substance use counselor by the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
I began my career as a social worker as a mental health and substance use counselor for Nicasa Behavioral Health Services in Chicago, Illinois. After which I shifted my career to the field of Medical Social Work, working for Bluecross Blueshield as a Medical Management Specialist in Government Programs. My areas of clinical interest include: chronic health condition - coping and management, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, and managing interpersonal relationships.
I believe in a client centered and solution focused approach. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, substance use, chronic illness, cultural conflicts and life transitions. I am currently working towards becoming certified in Equine-psychotherapy and training my beloved Rottweiler, Brody as a therapy dog.