Welcome to My Practice
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families who feel stuck, or somehow blocked, from living how they want to live. For over 15 years, I have been supporting children, adolescents, and adults to explore the world as they experience it and experiment with other ways they would like to relate to their circumstances, others, and themselves. My expertise is in listening to your story, understanding what is important to you, and empowering you to pursue the change that is most meaningful to you. Thank you for visiting.
Unfortunately, I am not able to take on new clients at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like referrals to other practices in the area or would like to be put on my waitlist.
"... the purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free."
Determining a Good Fit
How to Tell If Therapy Is Likely to Be Helpful for You
The 3 most important factors about whether or not you have a beneficial experience of therapy are:
Having a trusting relationship with your therapist
That your therapist offers a framework for how to help you, and that they are specifically trained in that approach
That the therapist's framework makes sense to you and fits with what you think you need in order to change
My style is naturally semi-structured. I generally offer a "big picture" framework for understanding what we will be doing and then simply ask you to describe your experiences. I do not place much emphasis on diagnosis. I have found that therapy looks so wildly different for people with the same diagnosis that it does not have much impact on your experience. Instead, I am more interested in how your concern has been troubling you, as well as how it has worked well enough to stick around.
Landmarks & Reference Points
To the northwest: N. Greenwood Ave (small shopping plaza with Lou Malnati's, FedEx, Ace Hardware)
To the southeast: Touhy Ave (Pickwick Theater, Park Ridge Library)
From I-294: Less than 10 minutes from Touhy Ave East exit; about 10 minutes from Golf Rd exit
From I-90: About 15 minutes from Cumberland exit
The building is on the southwest side of the street. Parking and the main entrance are in the back of the building. My office is on the 3rd floor, to the right off of the elevators.