Finding a therapist can be an intimidating and confusing process. There are many therapists to choose from and often you have to sift through alphabet soup like CBT, EMDR, LCPC, or LCSW. You are probably also wondering "Who is the best fit for me?" or "Who can help me with my problems the most?" While I cannot answer all of those questions for you, my goal is to make sure I am the right fit for you.
I don't think that I am the right therapist for everyone, and that's okay. Actually, I don't think that any therapist can be the right therapist for EVERYONE, and that's also okay. Here is what you can expect from me:
I am active in your therapy. My role is not be passive in session. While it can be "therapeutic" to vent about the frustrations in life, I also focus on how we respond to these events in the healthiest way possible.
I am now on your team. I am not here to give you advice. I will present new skills and perspectives to consider in session but my job is to collaborate with you about the best decision for YOUR LIFE. We are now a problem solving team.
I will not judge you. My goal is to not just hear you but understand your world and experiences. I will not judge you but offer acceptance and encouragement. I will also encourage you to develop acceptance and compassion for yourself.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois.
- BTTI Training for treatment of OCD and related disorders sponsored by the International OCD Foundation
- Certificate in Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
- Extensive training through Massachusetts General Hospital for Anxiety & OCD
- Approved provider through the International OCD Foundation Directory
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. McKendree University.
There are a lot of mental health providers available for you to choose but here are some of the ways that I find I stand out from others.
CENTERED ON YOU
Your care is my priority. It is important to me to provide you the quality that you trust me to provide. I emphasize a "team approach" to your care, coordinating with other providers you may be working with to make sure we are all on the same page.
I incorporate tested methods in my therapy which have been scientifically proven to work. While many therapists claim to practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), my extensive training in CBT ensures that the proper techniques and methods are used.
You want to see changes and I want those changes for you. Too many times I hear people getting "lost" in therapy. I will not take a passive approach with you, however, our therapy will be focused on your goals and action towards them, starting with the very first session.
I want to make this process as easy as possible for you. I offer a secure online portal that allows you to schedule your appointments, complete documents and forms, message me, and check your billing documents at your convenience.
Ready to get started? Click the link below to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation or to email me directly!