Life can be hard. Sometimes we experience trauma, devastation, trials and tribulations, without understanding how to cope. Sometimes what happens to us has a huge impact on how we view the world around us. It can make you feel alone and misunderstood, but this is where therapy comes in to help. Therapy is a place where two minds come together to work towards a better and healthier version of yourself. We are able to address and work through problematic behaviors, beliefs, relationship issues, and feelings, to promote wellness in every area of your life. No matter the challenge, you don't have to do this alone, we are here to help you live and not just exist.
I am a proud Huskie, graduating from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor and have over 5 years of experience working in various settings such as residential, out-patient, community mental health, and schools. During this time, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults with mild to severe mental health disorders. I work from a psychodynamic and eclectic framework. I believe that our past relationships and experiences affect how we build relationships, cope, and live our lives. I am also able to use the best therapeutic approach to best fit the needs of my clients.
As an African American woman, I understand the importance and need of mental health services in minority communities. I take pride in my multicultural competence and my continued education and training to ensure that I am equipped to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. I am a genuine, compassionate, and honest therapist. I believe that a therapeutic bond that is built on trust and vulnerability is vital in any healing process. You are the expert in your lives, I am only here to help you along the way.
“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” –Norman Vincent Peale
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” -Roger Crawford