I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with experience helping women across the lifespan. I use a trauma-informed, relational approach to connect with you and support you as you navigate your experience as a person in this world. Together, we will discover what it means to be your authentic self and your innate capacity to live a valued and fulfilling
I hold two main beliefs in the therapeutic space: the first is that you are the expert in your own life, and the second is that we are made up of many intersecting parts and identities. I work hard to understand the layers of your experience and hold space for many truths to exist at once. This exploration can feel complex, but it also has the ability to provide great relief. We will understand where you are in this moment, and through acceptance and self-reflection, we will envision new narratives and create new ways of being. Our collaboration allows me to use a variety of frameworks and theories that guide the healing process. I find myself most often utilizing a combination of thought-reframing techniques, mindfulness and grounding, relational exploration, values work, and cultivation of a self-compassionate voice. And above all, know this: it is a privilege to sit with you and bear witness to your story and to be with you as you explore your values and your worth.
Why I’m a Therapist:
I’m a therapist, first and foremost, because I have found great relief in the therapeutic space throughout challenging moments in my own life. I’ve also developed deep respect for human resiliency. I witnessed this firsthand growing up, with my life so intertwined in a Jewish community that held space for ever-evolving individuals across the lifespan. And I specialize in women’s and perinatal mental health because of my own lived experience as a mother. It continues to be one of the most complex things
I have ever done – full of joy and heartbreak; beauty and loss; an opportunity for reflection, presence, and growth – and it is a true honor to be there with you as you reflect upon your own story and your own experience of womanhood.
Education & Training:
I received a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago where I studied mental health counseling. Since graduating, I have trained with Postpartum Support International to treat Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). I have completed further training in perinatal loss and grief and the treatment of relational traumas.
Areas of Specialization:
I specialize in the following areas: perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth and relational traumas, perinatal loss, infertility, identity development, and women’s issues across the lifespan. I hold special interest in working with individuals from pre-conception or pregnancy through postpartum and parenthood. I also work with Jewish women, and other individuals from faith-based communities, struggling in the perinatal period.