I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I obtained my Bachelors of Science from Iowa State University and went on to obtain my Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa with a focus on family-centered practice. I have experience in residential and outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment as well as case management in the healthcare setting. Through work and educational experience I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults and families with concerns related to personal growth and change, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and various traumas. I take a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to the therapy process and have a particular interest in mindful and holistic approaches to caring for oneself, utilizing resources available within and to the individual in order to take positive steps toward resolution and growth.