A professional home for members of the Chicago psychoanalytic community
Credentials:MA, MSW, LCSW
I am an adjunct and doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work. My research focuses on patients’ experience of psychoanalysis. I am also a candidate in training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.
I have experience both with people wanting to try therapy for the first time and those who have engaged in previous therapy and are now looking for an approach that focuses on long-term sustained change. Some patient’s find medication helpful. I work in consultation with psychiatrists when medication is indicated.
Every patient enters therapy with a unique set of needs. I tailor treatment to address individual needs and goals. In addition, I work with patients to manage distressing feelings and to understand the origin of problems. By working in this way therapy opens patients to a positive emotional experience which in turn transforms how patients live their lives. Therapy is an investment in the future and my commitment is to assist patients in living a life of vitality.
I work with patient’s with a range of issues from depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. I specialize in serious mental illness with a particular focus on psychosis.