I bring over 25 years experience in psychotherapy/counseling and have trained in many mental health modalities including Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, and Natural Processing (EMDR with somatic processing) as well as energy and shamanic healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a practitioner of the healing arts. I earned my Bachelors in Social Work from St. Francis University in Joliet, Illinois and graduated from University of Illinois in Chicago with my Masters in Social Work. Attending Dr. Barbara Brennan School of Healing (www.barbarbrennan.com) and Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s The Four Winds Society School (www.thefourwinds.com) is where I studied the most advanced energy and shamanic healing modalities available that are utilized to compliment traditional therapy in an integrative way.
My professional work began as a school social worker. Soon afterwards I was drawn to begin working with trauma and sexual abuse in private practice. My experience expanded as I later worked in community mental health with adults, children, couples and families.
I am excited to be able to offer professional, private, and personalized counseling to those seeking relief of symptoms and a deeper connection with themselves and others. While traditional therapy is of great benefit, I have learned over the years that often words are not enough and that a more integrative approach addressing the whole person is most effective.
Underneath most of our symptoms is the inability to connect to self and others at a deep level. My passion is helping others release things that block or get in the way of that deeper connection so there can be a more peaceful resolution that emanates into our relationship with self and other.