As a Clinical Psychologist, I have dedicated my career to assisting, supporting, and guiding children, adolescents and their families advocating for their psychological, emotional and educational well-being. It was my desire to support children and families as they navigate the struggles and complications of life that led me to my doctoral training. I sought to further my knowledge and skills in the field of psychology in an effort to support children and their families in the best way possible.
I completed my Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago. I have had extensive experience with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of contexts, including having spent a year here, at AFG. I spent a majority of my training experiences providing assessment and therapy services in outpatient and school-based settings. Assessments included both psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessment focused on helping individuals understand their educational, social and emotional abilities while navigating obtaining supports within a given school system. Additionally, I was providing therapy in both within outpatient and academic settings. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Adler Community Health Services working within a pre-K through 8th grade elementary school, as well as offering community embedded services to individuals in residential and hospital settings.
As a psychologist, I not only focused on addressing the challenges we all face, but also celebrating and strengthening what is “right” and “successful” about each and every one of us. I also know that when a child or teen is struggling, their whole family is impacted. This is why is strive to not only work with individually with a child or adolescent, but work with the entire family. I find that by doing so, families regain balance in their lives and homes resulting in them being able to enjoy family life and time together. I enjoy working with children and families as they navigate depression, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, trauma, and transitions. I believe that an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust enables individuals to share their experiences and feelings without fear of judgment thereby facilitating change. I incorporate relational and humanistic treatment approaches into my practice empowering clients to reach their individual goals.