I practice primarily with individual counseling using evidence based practices and traditional talk therapy techniques.
I have experience treating mood disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. This includes acute complaints such as suicidal ideation, etc.
I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Illinois with experience working with all varieties of substance use disorders in different levels of acuity.
I have experience treating mild to severe anxiety disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice focused on altering thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It was developed for individuals with severe depression and has been generalized to other populations.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
I have experience treating obsessive compulsive disorder in different populations using evidence based practices.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice that was developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, and suicidality. This practice has also been generalized to other populations. It teaches skills in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation.
Crisis and Trauma
I have extensive experience working with individuals that have a large history of trauma and have found themselves in crisis situations.
Motivational Interviewing is a technique used to facilitate motivation towards change in individuals in counseling.
Codependency occurs with excessive reliance on interpersonal relationships, or a partner, with the typical course of the symptomology occurring with individuals who require extra care or support from the codependent individual for an illness, addiction, etc.