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Every person and relationship are uniquely different, for which I have a deep respect and appreciation. Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, will allow you to explore your own personal path to understanding and resolving your challenges while making positive lasting changes.

In a successful client-therapist relationship, solid rapport and unbridled trust are essential components. Conversations in therapy are intensely personal, so feeling comfortable around your therapist and understood, and having confidence in their expertise is vitally important.

I believe that building strong, unbiased relationships with my clients through unconditional acceptance in an affirming space allows them to gently explore and challenge unhelpful patterns with confidence and thoughtfulness. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups of very diverse backgrounds using tailored methods to facilitate effective therapy processes.

My style is engaging, direct, and warm, even humorous at times. After a thorough assessment of the issue(s) that prompted you to seek help, I will customize psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and psycho-educational approaches to fit your specific therapy needs. You can expect active collaboration, some homework between sessions, and ongoing focus on progress towards your stated goals while leaving you the flexibility to adjust your therapy targets.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.S. in Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Undergraduate training, Fachhochschule Jena & Fachhochschule Coburg, Germany


Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago

Clinical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Fellow, Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago


Gottman Couples Treatment Certification

Integrative Sex and Couples Certification

Transgender Specialty Care Certification

Personality Disorders Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management Certification

Hypnosis Intensive Certification

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