I strive to create a judgment-free environment, in which clients can freely express themselves & work toward personal discovery & growth
Counselor in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Jamille Edwards,Ph.D., LCPC (IL), LPC (TX)
Through ACT mindfulness & action-oriented techniques, I have assisted clients in stopping the avoidance of inner emotions and, instead, accepting that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives.
I have been trained in EMDR by Emdr Consulting by Paula Merucci. EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the traumatic memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation. This approach mimics the natural healing process of the brain, without the client having to go into the extreme depth of discussion of the traumatic memory.
Before i was a therapist, I was an actor and then a barista. First and foremost I believe in the healing power of the connecting of relationships between people. During my time at Northwestern I did extensive research on the working relationship, my approach is based on that research. We are humans first, and client/counselors second!