your joy in relationships
your ability to relieve stress and anxiety
your skills for managing conflict
your resolution of grief and loss
Welcome to my website.
There's a strong chance you are here because you're seeking something important. You may be considering psychotherapy; to improve your relationships, to work out painful emotions, to manage anxiety, understand the impact of stress and trauma in your life or many other personal reasons. Whatever reason is drawing you to psychotherapy its important to choose a therapist that you can work well with.
Look for a Psychotherapist who is licensed in their field. Its important that you should feel a connection. The best predictor of successful therapy is a good connection between the client and the Therapist.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein
For almost 30 years I have collaborated with clients as they have engaged in the deeply challenging work of psychotherapy. My style is honest, caring, and straight-forward.
My approach is a partnership that combines psychodynamic, systems, existential and cognitive orientation. I understand the mind-body connection and the impact of unexpressed emotions on neural pathway development.
My belief is that each of us has what we need inside of us, we just may have some difficulty recognizing it and embracing it.
I received my Masters degree in 1989 and began practicing individual, family, and group psychotherapy at a non-profit community agency. In 1991 I added supervising Masters Level clinical interns to my responsibilities. In 1997 I completed my doctoral candidacy work and started my private practice while continuing to work in nonprofit agencies.
I have been an adjunct faculty member at various local colleges and universities. In addition to my clinical work, supervision and teaching, I have also consulted with small businesses on personnel and operational issues. I presented on various topics such as; Leadership and Adoption.
I am currently Co-chair of the Membership Committee of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. I am the Retiring Chair of the Affiliate Societies Assembly. I am a past Board Member of AGPA. I am a past president of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Certified Group Psychotherapist
Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association
I work with:
Individuals, Couples, and Groups
Stress and trauma
Grief and Loss
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I proudly work with First Responders. I am a recommended therapist for the IL Firefighters Peer Support.
I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist CGP, a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association FAGPA and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional CCATP.
2615 Three Oaks Road
Cary, IL 60013
1580 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60046