I am an experienced and innovative Licensed Social Worker. I have over 15 years of working with adults who experience wide-ranging mood disorders. I am kind, innovative, versatile, motivated, energetic and compassionate. My passion for therapy started at the age of 26 when I became a licensed foster parent. Seeing the number of children in the system with needed a home, love and care but also needed an advocate for services. During that time I also found myself locating resources for tenants that were displaced due to home not being compliant with the City of Chicago Housing Codes. I have always had a passion for assisting others and helping others. Professionally I have worked as Paralegal, Case Manager for women and children under the age of 1, Community Support Specialist specializing in assisting adults who are diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness maintain independent living. I have also worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist and Program Specialist II by assessing individuals who reside in nursing homes to experience independent living in our communities. Personally I am a mother to two young men 20 and 15 year old. My oldest who I have I had the pleasure of being mom to since he was 6 weeks old. He is now 20 years of age and he was the driving force behind me returning to school and obtaining my Master’s in Social Work in 2008. My style to therapy is being an active listener and having an open dialogue. I like to be direct and respectful. I believe in helping others find their inner strengths and effective problem solving
skills. I strive to help others verbalize their concerns and find their self awareness I hope to assist others with incorporating healthy changes in various areas of one’s life. I specialized with assisting adults and families who may have concerns with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Stress, Family Conflict and Life adjustments.
What is your area of specialization and how long/how do you work with that population/issue?
Methods? I believe I use a combination of CBT, DBT and Interpersonal therapy.
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I love to laugh....I find humor any situation.
A fun fact - I love sneakers and purses. I also love tools and appliances LOL its a weird obsession.
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