Taking the first step toward seeking counseling can be uncomfortable and intimidating. These are normal feelings that can easily be alleviated with an initial phone call or email. Growing up in our technologically advanced day and age has imposed stressors upon us, through which most of us never learned to navigate. This often leads to feeling isolated and defeated, which manifests in our thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors.
My goal is to restore optimal functioning to you in a safe, encouraging, and non-judgmental environment. I will aide you in exploring the origin of your emotions while providing empathy, emotional validation, and consideration. Through this therapeutic relationship, you will be able to understand your emotions more authentically, gain insight into inhibiting thought processes, change counterproductive patterns of behavior, and develop healthy ways of coping.
I have extensive experience working with clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I have also had the privilege of interacting with individuals and families who have presented with a wide range of clinical issues and unique needs. I have experience providing individual, family, and group therapy in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
My approach is eclectic, and I tailor my therapeutic techniques according to each individual client. For those needing a more directive approach, I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. For those who are comfortable with a non-directive approach, I utilize more Humanistic/Client-Centered techniques.
I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I have been featured on CBS News and was interviewed for the "Back to School" issue of Chicago Parent Magazine. Please visit my website: www.CatharticSpaceCounseling.com for additional information. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I look forward to hearing from you!