My goal is to collaborate with my clients to identify areas of improvement, and then simultaneously to support and challenge them throughout their process of change. To this end, I work best with clients who are ready for change - those who are "stuck" in some patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and who now want the support of someone else to provide a fresh perspective, and tools for growth and change. I believe in change. But, change takes work. I want to help you work toward change.
I also believe we are all, simultaneously, teachers and learners. Accordingly I aim to teach, and learn from, my clients. My therapeutic and teaching styles are similar - enthusiastic and interactive. I believe therapy is about educating clients with tools they need to experience life more happily.
Empirically Supported Treatment
I use multiple therapeutic styles, each of which is supported by research that demonstrates it is effective. Primarily, I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which targets ineffective patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; intervenes on these patterns; and, replaces them with more effective ones. I also draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which helps move us toward acceptance of those things we cannot change. For my clients working through traumatic experiences, I use Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, each of which has been shown to work for trauma, specifically. For clients working toward changing their behaviors, I use Motivational Interviewing - an approach proven to help clients move toward new, healthier behaviors.
With every client, I employ concepts and interventions from multiple branches of therapy. I collaborate with each client to develop a tailored therapeutic regimen that works for them.
Areas of focus
LGBT, Sexuality, Intimacy
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
Chicago, IL 60602
Chicago, IL 60640
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois, with License #071008988.
Billing and Insurance
I accept two Blue Cross Blue Shield plans - PPO, and Blue Choice. Clients also have the option to self-pay.