Children and Adolescents:
In my work with children and adolescents, I adopt a collaborative approach with families, schools, and individuals to enhance the therapeutic process of the child. I am a strong believer in understanding the system in which a child resides to make a well-informed treatment plan. I strive to create a fun, hopeful, and safe environment for each client, while highlighting each individual’s strengths.
I utilize a relational approach and greatly value the therapeutic space. I take into consideration social factors that affect each person and examine the power struggles that impact them as a result of these factors. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy to help build skills and manage stressors.
Family Therapy and Positive Discipline Parent Educator
I also provide family therapy and parenting support. I understand each family through a systemic lens, honing in on relationship patterns and the complex interactions in each family unit.
I am a certified positive discipline parent educator (CPDPE). Positive Discipline is an approach that helps teach important social and life skills rooted in respect and encouragement for both children and parents. It is a firm and kind parenting approach that allows children to feel capable and have a sense of belonging and significance.
My office is located at 1010 Jorie Blvd, Suite 246, Oak Brook, IL 60523