I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Other Addiction Counselor (CADC) specializing in the treatment of addictive disorders and trauma. I am also a NLP Master's level Clinician (Neuro Linguistic Programming is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy ~ the basis of which asserts a connection between the neurological processes, language, and the behavioral patterns learned through experience that can be changed to achieve goals). I have studied with Pia Mellody and am certified as a PIT Therapist (Post InductionTherapy). The premise of PIT is that childhood trauma is the origin of developmental immaturity also known as codependency. I have also completed the three year Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program based on Peter Levine's ground-breaking research on the treatment of trauma.
I treat adolescents and adults in individual, group, couple's, and family therapy. I have been in private practice
for over 25 years with offices in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. I have extensive clinical experience with diverse populations and have worked with multidisciplinary staffs.
My clinical work includes a history of working at some of Chicago's premier treatment programs.
Drawing from my education, my own spiritual journey, and the wisdom of the mentors I have studied with
(and continue to study with), I work with each individual to help them identify and build on their own strengths in
order to achieve their personal goals. In addition to my
clinical work, I work with family businesses and I conduct clinical trainings throughout the United States and Canada.
MA in Counseling Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Certified Addictions Counselor
Master Level NLP Practioner
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Post Induction Therapy (PIT) Certified by Pia Mellody
Continuing Education with an emphasis on Addictions, Trauma Resolution, Spirituality, and Family of Origin Dynamics
Completed Peter Levine's 3 year Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner professional training program based on decades of his research
Professional Activities and Memberships
Provide Clinical Supervision, Member of three clinical supervision groups, Member of American Counseling Association