Fun and empathetic therapist who has experience working with individuals 12+. Providing free 15 minute consultations.
Clinical Social Worker in Plainfield, IL
I have worked with many individuals struggling with addiction ranging from being sober for days to 20 years. I work with clients struggling to remain sober but also providing support and education to help the process seem a little bit easier. I help my clients by utilizing DBT and CBT skills to change thought processes and learn positive coping skills to help them fight off cravings. I have worked with clients in detox, hospital programming, and outpatient therapy.
Many of us struggle with negative coping skills to help us through life's most difficult tasks and events. Individuals struggling with self harm often struggle with finding other ways to cope. Often we don't realize how harmful certain behaviors can be. I work with clients on DBT skills to work on deescalating emotions with positive coping skills like deep breathing, mindefullness, and exploring new skills that will help avoid negative behaviors and create new positive ones.
I have worked with many clients experiencing depression especially during the pandemic. I work with clients on expressing feelings, working through what's causing their depression, and supporting them through the process. Talking about depression can be hard, and with the right tools it can get better.