I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for working with adults navigating through life challenges; specifically perinatal mood disorders. As a psychotherapist at Flourish since 2020, I have had the privilege of supporting women, men, and couples with both perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), as well as more general mental health and relationship issues. Prior to joining Flourish, I worked with women of various backgrounds in both the Detroit and Chicago area, utilizing existential, psychodynamic, multi-cultural integrative counseling approaches with women of various cultural backgrounds.
Why I’m a Therapist:
I am a therapist because I believe in emphasizing an integrative, dynamic, and holistic, and multicultural approach to mental health. I am particularly concerned with the impact of loss and trauma and improving intervention to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relationship health.
My therapeutic approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. I utilize an integrative approach in counseling based on a psychodynamic approach. As a lifelong learner, I continue to seek ongoing updates to my clinical skills and knowledge base and share that learning with my clients.
Education & Training:
I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and have received additional training in perinatal mental health (from Postpartum Support International), couples counseling, and treatment of trauma.
As a researcher, I have studied counseling in women of collectivist cultures, specifically Middle Eastern women. My research explores mental health concerns related to women in general as well as societal concerns, such as acculturation.
Areas of Specialization:
I provide individual and couples therapy across the lifespan, specializing in the following areas: women mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (including postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD), grief and loss, mood disorders, self-esteem & self-image, relationship issues, workplace stress, and life transitions.