About Me

Experience

I graduated from Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Having worked at a child and family service agency for over twenty years, I have had the opportunity to engage with individuals of different cultural backgrounds experiencing diverse struggles. Within my private practice, I continue to work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages and backgrounds.

 

My approach to therapy is based on my clients' needs and comfort level. I have had training in several evidence-based modalities which include,  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. 

 

In addition to my clinical experience, I have consulted, lectured, and conducted trainings on topics such as motivational interviewing, child sexual abuse, and parent guidance. Having extended my training to include crisis intervention, I have also been called upon and responded to community-wide trauma-related events. By incorporating an understanding of these particular issues, into my clinical practice, I make my approach to therapy comprehensive and unique.

 

Education

Graduated from Jane Addams College of Social Work, the University of Illinois at Chicago​

Insurance Accepted

  • BlueCross and BlueShield PPO, and​ Choice Plans

  • Aetna

  • Medicare

  • Out of Network

Please contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage, deductible, copayment, sessions per the calendar year, out of network rate, primary care physician approval, and need for precertification.

Experience

Private practice 10+ years

Clinician at Jewish Child and Family Services 20+ years

Conducted Motivational Interviewing trainings

Conducted Parent Guidance workshops

Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Crisis Intervention

Externship in Emotional Focus Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Therapy