I am a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over ten years of experience working in therapy and social services.
After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Masters in Art Therapy in 2004, I spent some time in Milwaukee working with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, serving families and children in foster care.
When I returned to Chicago, I worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings, primarily with children and adolescents with trauma histories. During my tenure at Maryville Academy, I worked in the inpatient acute psychiatric unit as the Lead Expressive Therapist, providing group and individual therapy, supervising expressive therapists and student interns, and facilitating assessments.
Currently, I am an Adjunct Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Master of Arts in Art Therapy (MAAT) program.
The roots of my clinical approach are humanistic and client-centered, but have also been informed by evidenced-based practices of cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
A resident of Oak Park for over seven years, I enjoy gardening, going to the Farmer’s Market, cooking along side my partner, and making art with my two young children.