I am a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s of Social Work degree from Aurora University (2018) and a Bachelors of Arts degree from National Louis University (2013). I have worked in the mental health field for over 5 years.
After working in hospice care, I have learned how to counsel individuals at various stages of the grieving process. This included treating grief-related trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I also have significant work experience with the LGBTQIA population. As a member of the LGBTQIA community, I pride myself on providing identify-affirming services in a psychologically safe space.
I also have work experience in crisis intervention in circumstances that included domestic violence and sexual assault.
I approach each client as an individual and begin by listening with openness, curiosity and acceptance. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, relational therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness and psychoeducation.
I am currently being supervised by Kenneth Catalanotte who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).