I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 18 years. I deeply respect a person who makes that call to request professional help, and walks through my door for the first time. It takes courage, and our culture does not often make it easy to access to mental health services. We are emotional, relational, resilient creatures, and sometimes we need another skilled person to help us move forward in life. My experience in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings, as well as medical/rehabilitation settings, has equipped me with solid skills to treat most mental health and relational problems. After a thorough assessment during our initial visit, I will individualize treatment. I am a resourceful and creative clinician, who will team up with patients to find working solutions to their unique challenges. The populations I enjoy working with most include people struggling with anxiety or depression, adoptive families and individuals, pastors and ministers, women facing career and parenting transitions, and couples. I am married and raising four children ages 7 to 16. When I am not working, I like to lift barbells, flip tires, run mud or obstacle courses, and play recreational soccer. I occasionally compete in local CrossFit competitions to stay on top of my fitness goals and have fun.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
- Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Areas of Interest:
- anxiety/panic disorder, depression, grief and loss, couples in conflict, sexual relationships, facing parenting and career transitions, postpartum depression, adult development/aging and dementia, end of life issues, caregiver stress, living with chronic pain/illness, adoptive families, supporting pastoral staff/clergy/lay ministers, topical psycho-educational presentations for pastors and congregations, and clinical supervision for Limited License Psychologists.