Licensed Professional Counselor

Elgin office and online via Telehealth

“You bring all of you with you all of the time” – this quote from one of my early professors has resonated with me as I continue to see its truth in my own life and in the lives of my clients. Coming to truly know ourselves and taking action to make desired changes are core steps toward reaching a healthy emotional state. We start this process by owning and working with all that is within us. We can move from the stagnation of complacency, denial, and shame to a dynamic encounter with self-discovery and personal growth.

My work as a therapist comes after an earlier corporate career spanning several decades. I challenged my own complacency by attending Loyola University, earning a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, and becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. My interests include individual and group counseling with adults, particularly during times of life transition – recovery, relationships, loss, grief, relocation, career change, aging, and others.

My approach to counseling is both person-centered and existential as I journey with clients toward discovery of meaning and purpose in their lives. I am committed to a holistic approach using CBT, EFT and other therapeutic models in my practice. I value the experience of working with clients from various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.