Taking the first step to contact a therapist when you're struggling with emotional and relationship issues can be difficult. It's important to find a therapist you can feel comfortable working with. With over 34 years of experience, as a practicing therapist since 1982, I hope my compassionate and direct style of therapy will be the right fit for you. In your first visit, we will discuss what you're struggling with and how my interactive style of therapy can help you progress at a pace that's right for you.
I see children, teens & adults, as individuals, couples and families. My approach brings relief when struggling with anxiety, using relaxation visualizations, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, & Mindfulness. My style teaches new coping strategies to those struggling with depression or relationship conflicts. I also work with ADHD, adoption issues, grief/loss, divorce adjustment for children and adults, blended family issues, parenting, women's issues, codependency and faith/spirituality issues.
My specialities include extensive experience working with children, teens and families. Play Therapy is utilized in working with younger children. Family Therapy is helpful in improving communication and resolving parent-teen conflicts, as well as other relationship conflicts within the family. I look forward to talking with you about how we can work together to help you through the challenges you're experiencing.
My background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, both from Minnesota State University-Mankato. I completed my Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am licensed in the state of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Please contact me at 847-392-4445 to schedule an appointment or with any questions you may have on how we can work together to help you achieve the peace you're looking for in your life.