I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) specializing in working with women during the perinatal period. I have been practicing for 15 years in a variety of settings including a family community health agency, therapeutic day school, early intervention and private practice.
Why I’m a Therapist:
Early in my career, I worked in early childhood education. Quickly, I learned that I enjoyed working with children and families, but wanted to find a more intimate setting to do so. I then found the field of counseling, where I use my own experience and training to relate with my clients. I have personal experience with infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety as well as perinatal loss. I believe it is my job to meet each client where they are uniquely and support them as they heal.
Education and Training:
I received my Masters in counseling from Roosevelt University. I have a Bachelors degree in early childhood education from Elmhurst College. I am currently in the infant and early childhood mental health program at Erikson Institute. I have since received training in perinatal mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, parent and child attachment therapies and grief and loss counseling. I am an educator of Bringing home Baby and hold advanced training in Theraplay.
Areas of Specialization:
I provide individual therapy in the following areas: perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility, parenting concerns and transitions, anxiety, depression and grief and loss.