Life happens and we need the tools to learn how to navigate through various challenges and overcome past trauma. No one can do it alone. That is why therapy is so important and plays a big role in helping people to overcome and heal.
With me, you can expect to feel warmly welcomed, safe, supported, heard, and validated. I understand that there are a variety of emotions that you may feel when meeting a new therapist. I just want you to know that your emotions are all valid and it is okay to feel those emotions. It’s my responsibility to help you feel as comfortable as possible and I take this very seriously. Upon meeting, if there is anything that I can do to make you feel more comfortable, please don’t be afraid to let me know. I truly want to make sure you have a good therapeutic experience and receive the very best services you deserve.
I love meeting people where they are at and working with them to achieve their goals. I’m honored to walk alongside people and witness them taking baby steps forward to improve their overall mental health. I firmly believe that each individual should be treated with respect no matter their culture, race, identity, gender, ability, or any other form of human difference. Everyone is unique in their own way. No two treatment plans are ever the same. Let’s talk about what might work best for YOU!
My own personal journey through life inspired my dedication to helping others heal from whatever is causing them pain. At a very young age, I was able to witness my grandmother be a blessing to other people. Whether it was family, friends, neighbors, or a total stranger; the gift of love radiated from her. I would watch people come to her in tears and leave with a smile on their face. She had a way of making people feel better when they were in her presence. She would literally give you the clothes off her back and fix you a plate of food. So many people came to our home in need of her counsel and love. Even if it was just a hug, it made them feel better. I used to always say, “When I grow up, I want to be just like her and help people feel better.”
At the time, I didn’t know about the field of Social Work, but as I got older and developed my professional path, I discovered that becoming a Social Worker/Therapist was my calling and life purpose. This is not merely a job to me. It is my greatest passion and purpose. I believe each and every person is capable of living an extraordinary life and I want to help you achieve all of your goals and dreams. We all need a non-judgmental supporter on our side. I would love to be that person for you.
My self-care includes going for walks along the water, gardening, baking, watching movies, taking naps, listening to calming music, and swimming. I also love visiting Chicago and trying out different restaurants and new places to explore!
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi