Welcome to my page! I invite you to look around and get to know more about my and practice. If you think I may be a good fit, feel free to connect with me via the contact page.
I was born and raised in the Western suburbs of Chicago and have lived in the Aurora/Naperville area since. I attended DePaul University in Chicago where I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Developmental Psychology. Later, I went on to achieve my Masters in Clinical Psychology at Benedictine University. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital and private practice.
Throughout my years of experience in the field I have learned that most of our current problems are actually because of our past experiences. This is what led me to find passion in the area of trauma work. As a result I have become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, have become EMDR trained, and regularly attend trainings and workshops to continue to ensure a high quality of care to individuals dealing with trauma or other anxiety-related disorders.
Within the realm of trauma, I am specifically interested in individuals who may meet a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociation, Attachment Issues, and other Complex PTSD. I additionally work with individuals who struggle with boundaries, toxic or abusive relationships, or who are having difficulty emotionally regulating. I strongly believe in the mind-body connection and believe that successful therapy is holistic and incorporates physiological, cognitive, and neurological healing.
When I am not working as a therapist you can find me working on a home-improvement project, outdoors with my dog Ozzy, trying out a new recipe, or spending time with my husband. I absolutely love my job, but if I wasn't a therapist I would probably be a chef or a meteorologist.