A professional home for members of the Chicago psychoanalytic community
Credentials:MSW, PhD, LCSW
I help people address a broad range of mental health challenges, but have a special interest in academic and work-related struggles. I believe effective clinical work requires continuous learning and have completed ongoing training in LGBTQ affirmative, trauma informed, and multicultural practice. I find contemporary self and relational psychology helpful in understanding what gets between people and their goals, and have pursued training in this area at several institutes around the country. Before becoming a psychotherapist, I led several education non-profits and oversaw public affairs for a University of Chicago public policy center focused on children and families.
After nearly two decades helping large organizations in the non-profit world make the changes they needed to feel more effective, I decided to help individuals because I think change is an enriching part of life. I like helping people overcome concerns that keep them from embracing change. Using supportive exploration, I will work with you to understand why you feel stuck and unable to move forward. As a social worker, I pay particular attention to the communities and cultures you live in, and I especially enjoy working with the special challenges faced by immigrant families. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and as editor of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society’s month electronic newsletter. I earned my social work degree at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and completed the distance learning certificate clinical program of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. I earned my PhD in history at Columbia University, and my BA at Harvard College.
Services Offered:Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Populations Treated:Adults, Adolescents
Insurance Accepted (In-Network):Blue Cross Blue Shield