As a therapist, I work to create a warm, inviting and safe space to speak with clients. I work tenaciously with clients to see a positive change and growth they desire. I see therapy as a partnership and an opportunity for clients benefit from the skills they attain. I work with people of all ages and circumstances, however my areas of specialty are working with children and adolescents, individuals with mental illness, individuals facing mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and families that have children in special education or in need of school support. I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a mental health focus. I attended Aurora University for my post-Masters school social work program and currently have a type 73 Professional Educator’s License.