I received my Master’s of Science in Art Therapy with a concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Through graduate studies, I was fortunate enough to work with women experiencing substance abuse issues, individuals experiencing homelessness, and clients seeking treatment through private practice. In my clinical career, I work full time at a community agency with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life and have gained skills in practicing from a trauma-informed perspective. I am open to working with a variety of clients (ages three and up) and have special interest in working with women, children, and the LGBTQ+ population. I work in individual, family, and couple’s therapy sessions. I have been trained to use art therapy and traditional talk therapy interventions and aim to increase my skills in mindfulness practices and other expressive therapies (including play, sand tray, and movement).
In my life outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my partner, family, and friends as well as visiting new and loved places. My interests include reading, video games, movies and television, exercise, and art. I am a practicing artist and participate in shows as often as my schedule allows. I utilize art making for self-care, personal growth, and as a way of connecting with others. I volunteer with a local LGBTQ+ organization and am grateful for opportunities to connect with others in such a meaningful way. I love animals and currently have two cats (a mother and son duo). As being a therapist has changed the ways I look at my daily life, I read as much as I can on different therapeutic theories, techniques, and different types of research to help myself in growing both personally and professionally.
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Portrait Health Centers
4615 E. State Street, Suite 202
Rockford, Illinois 61108
P: (847) 868-3435