My 15+ years of education, clinical training, and clinical experience are important factors in my development as a mental health professional. Clinical expertise, professionalism, and extensive experience and enjoyment in serving individuals with a variety of concerns are hallmarks of my work. I believe my talents and my calling to serve others are uniquely united in my clinical work, and I view psychotherapy as a tremendous honor and privilege as I work with individuals embarking on the difficult but rewarding journey of self-exploration and enlightenment.
From 2002 to 2008, I attended the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Chicago; a professional school of clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association located in downtown Chicago. During my academic training, I participated in several year-long clinical placements in such settings as DePaul University Counseling Services, Howard Brown Health Center (a community mental health center serving the LGBTQ communities of Chicago), and in a private practice setting.
I completed my Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center and earned my Doctor of Psychology degree in 2008 with a concentration in Psychoanalytic Psychology. I worked in private practice for a couple of years prior to beginning my Post-Doctoral Residency at Duquesne University Counseling Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2011, I became licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. I am also a long-time member in good standing of the American Psychological Association and APA Division 39-Psychoanalysis, a member of the Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, a member of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, and I am currently receiving advanced psychoanalytic training at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
My clinical training has allowed me to develop a great breadth and depth of experience in treating a range of psychological concerns. I provide individual therapy and psychological consultations to adults of all ages presenting with such difficulties as depression and Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and panic attacks, life transition difficulties and stressors, self-esteem and identity concerns, relationship difficulties, death and grief counseling, gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues, gender identity concerns, and spiritual and existential issues. (On my Therapy Services page, I outline my areas of specialization and how I may be of help to you, and on my Approach to Therapy page, I outline my individual approach to treatment.)