I received my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University in 1993. Immediately after graduating, I was hired by Northwestern Memorial
Hospital's (NMH) Stone Institute of Psychiatry. I worked in Emergency Psychiatry for several years doing crisis therapy and Biopsychosocial Assesments for Hospitalization, Chemical Dependence and Partial Hospitalization programs. At the same time, I began a private practice seeing clients and athletes in psychotherapy which I continue to this day. At present, I continue to work at NMH doing psychotherapy, groups, supervision and teaching. I have had excellent clinical training over the years in various schools of thought and theory.
As a therapist I believe in the power of change and start by listening to my client articulate their goals, wishes and desires. If a client is struggling with articulating their goals, I often suggest writing homework to help clients get more clarity. My strategy depends upon my client's goals and a collaborative approach to the most effective means to get there. Through the therapeutic relationship and client-focused therapy, I have helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals.