I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern. Much like doctors, counselors have to fulfill a period of residency following the completion of their education, and during this time, we carry the designation of Intern. I graduated in 2001 with a B.B.A. in Engineering Route to Business (Electrical Engineering/Marketing) from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. After moving to Chicago and working in consulting at a large firm, I realized that I was made for a different kind of work. I was far more drawn to people’s stories and human behavior than I was to technology. I decided to take the leap and go to graduate school. I completed my Master’s degree in 2006, getting an M.A. in Clinical/Counseling psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia.
During my years of experience, I have worked with every age group in a variety of settings – crisis intervention, community mental health, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and inpatient. I believe that my fundamental role as a counselor is to provide you with a safe place to be truly heard, to help you gain insight into yourself, and to teach you new strategies to improve your life. It is my sincerest hope that you will walk away from your first session with the understanding that your issues are more common than you think.
I am happily married to a loving man, with three great kids. After many years of marriage, I know firsthand how hard it can be, and when you add kids, it gets harder. Being a counselor has helped me to successfully navigate the very difficult waters of marriage and children, and it is my deep desire to pass this knowledge on to you.
Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you would like to learn more about how therapy can improve your life.
Supervisor: Sally James, M.A., L.P.C-S., N.C.C