As life unfolds, it presents us with unexpected challenges that require us to adapt and change. I work with adults who want to address their depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues. I have more than 20 years of experience helping my clients find their path at these difficult times. I help create a safe environment that promotes healing and growth. I strive to be attentive, supportive, challenging, and compassionate; all while embracing the hardships, the losses, and the struggles, as well as the gifts, and the humor in the situations we face. I support my clients as they cultivate self care by being good observers of themselves and their surroundings, by asking hard questions, and by showing compassion as they challenge themselves with different approaches and keep open to new possibilities.
My specialties are ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, psychedelic integration and facilitation, and leading psychedelic and wellness retreats. I am a sub-investigator on the MAPS Phase 3 clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and completed the MAPS therapist training program in 2022. I am also a dosing session monitor on MindMeds Phase 2 LSD clinical trials for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
Institute for Clinical Social Work: PhD
University of Illinois – Chicago: Masters of Social Work (MSW)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certificate of Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training from PRATI
Northwestern University Divorce Mediation & Conflict Resolution Certification
Relationship Enhancement Educator (RET): National Institute for Relationship Enhancement
Recovery from Affairs Recommended Therapist: Beyond Affairs Network (BAN)
Certified Smart Steps Educator: Stepfamily Association of America
Certified Premarital Educator: Pick A Partner Program
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners (ASKP3)
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)