I am a relational therapist and draw on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and expressive body-inclusive techniques. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2009. As a licensed clinical social worker, I am interested in the ways in which our social and political context and intersecting identities impact our wellbeing.
I was introduced to feminist psychotherapy in graduate school and was captivated by its emphasis on social justice and an anti-oppressive approach to working with people. Feminist therapy treats the person, not a diagnosis.
My post-graduate training includes a year long fellowship in Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and other evidence based therapies at Rush University Medical Center, where I have worked for several years – most recently, as the Manager of Social Work Services and as a clinical consultant to staff.
I completed the Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program at Womencare Counseling Center. This two year program provided extensive training and practice focused on the relational treatment of trauma.
I am a pug person through and through and am a life long learner. When I’m not in the therapy room, I might be taking a walk in one of Chicago’s amazing forest preserves, trying out new guacamole recipes or napping on my yoga mat.
Selected advanced training and certifications Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Trainee (completed Advanced level) Yoga Alliance-Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Informed Psychotherapy Northwestern University- Art Therapy certificate program Eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program Applied Mindfulness in Psychotherapy