Let me help you become a better version of yourself and reach your greatest potential. I believe change is possible, no matter how daunting the present may seem.
I provide help with a range of conditions including anxiety disorders, relational issues, coaching for high achievers, male-specific concerns, substance abuse, couples marriage counseling, and much more.
I combine the most effective forms of traditional and evidence-based therapy for each situation, cutting through the jargon to share the essence of how each method can help you.
I tailor my treatment plans to what will work best for you. A handful of techniques I draw from include CBT (and variations on that including Schema Therapy and DBT) as well as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy.
I do this hard work so that I can bring the best tools to the table. I want to give you all that I can as I partner with you on the journey towards healing, wholeness, and a fulfilling life.
What you can expect from me
My approach as a therapist is collaborative. We will begin with an evaluation and assessment to identify your strengths, areas for potential growth, immediate problems, desires, personality, communication style, and long-term goals. Armed with this information, we can work together to first give you relief from immediate pain and stress and then work towards life-long change.
Coming to therapy means that you have taken a huge step towards creating the life that you want. I take that seriously and am committed to assisting you in your own growth and transformation.
Experience and training
I have more than twenty years of diverse experience and training, including eight years working at the Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and more than ten years in private practice. I regularly pursue additional education in the field and have a number of certifications for specializing in key issues including substance abuse and addiction, divorce mediation, and sex therapy. I use this experience to help a diverse range of people coping with challenges in life.
License # 149008169 and CADC certification #IAODAPCA Date 2004