I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist whose work is informed by Attachment Theory, Modern Analytic Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology. I am a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society (IGPS), and Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work (ISCSW). I have guest lectured at Roosevelt University and the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, often leading demonstration groups for graduate students. I am extremely invested in my own professional and emotional development, regularly receiving consultation from seasoned clinicians.
I grew up in the Chicagoland area prior to receiving my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, followed by my Master’s Degree from Tulane University. I have been practicing Zen Buddhism since 2009 and teach various forms of meditation in the Chicagoland area. Growing up, I spent much of my time playing basketball, exploring new music, spending time with family, and creating relationships with my friends who remain the closest people in my life.
I place a high value on self-care and strive for a healthy work-life balance. Outside of my clinical practice, I meditate daily, travel often, attend plenty of concerts, and am passionate about physical health. I surround myself with individuals who are curious, playful, reflective, and passionate.