Vulnerability drives the therapeutic process which leads to personal growth and transformation, however, the path to vulnerability lies in the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. It is essential to understand that the journey towards healing starts with a deeper understanding of oneself, followed by acceptance of who you are before any positive change can be achieved. The central themes and patterns that we develop during the early stage of our lives plays a vital role in the quality of relationships that we develop with ourselves and others as we transcend into our adulthood. Furthermore, it is essential to acknowledge and understand the role
of culture in one’s identity formation. I understand that seeking help can be difficult and filled with uncertainty. I want to acknowledge your bravery in taking this first step. Through compassion, I hope to meet you where you are at and create a safe, supportive, comfortable and meaningful space for you as you navigate your journey of self-discovery and healing.
I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, young adults and adults from diverse backgrounds. In therapy, I employ an integrative approach that draws from cognitive-behavioral, strength-based and client-centered theories. Through this approach, I hope to provide you with the tools to strengthen your emotional regulation skills, re-frame negative thought patterns, and integrate present awareness to minimize stress and rumination patterns. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is geared towards alleviating distress associated with traumatic memories. When working with children and adolescents, I work towards providing a collaborative open space that allows for free expression of themselves
through play, movement, talk, art and more. In this instance, I also collaborate with family/caregivers to make them part of the treatment process so that they have a better understanding of their child’s presenting concerns and are provided with knowledge on how to best support them at home and/or in school. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York.
I earned my Master’s degree at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and my Doctoral degree at Adler University, Chicago. As a post-doctoral candidate at CARE Counseling, I am currently under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist
while working towards my independent licensure.
Guilt and shame
Immigration and acculturation issues
Grief and loss
Self esteem and self worth
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adler University, Chicago
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy
B.A. in Psychology from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Indian Health Board of Minneapolis (Pre-doctoral Internship: 2019 -2020)
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services (2018 – 2019)
Department of Health and Human Services at The Village of Hoffman Estates (2017 – 2018)
Gateway Foundation (2017 – 2018)
Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System (2016 – 2017)
Dominican University Wellness Center ( 2015 – 2016)
In network with
CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:
BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
MHCP – MA
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!