I am a passionate, clinical social worker with a decade of experience. I have a strong background working with children and adolescents in the outpatient, school, home and community settings. I have provided individual counseling services, family sessions, and crisis intervention...all to help children & families live more harmonious lives.
After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Conflict Management from University of Maryland, College Park, I then worked with juvenile delinquents through an AmeriCorp program in Baltimore City. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland School of Social Work, with a specialization in Children & Families. After working for several years with children, adolescents, and families in Baltimore City, I re-located to Chicago where I have expanded my experiences in the outpatient and school settings. In my free time I love exploring Chicago with my husband and our dog, Chief. Seeing live music, finding great parks and trying new restaurants all bring me joy!
I take a varied and nuanced approach to treatment, incorporating CBT, DBT, and family systems theory while always looking for strengths and empowering each child to make positive changes. While not exhaustive, some of my specialties are listed below. Contact me today to begin the conversation about how I can help your child or teen function at their maximum potential in social situations, at school, or at home.