Once I have learned more about my clients interests, I enj0y trying new techniques that incorporate a custom approach that utilizes those interests. My counseling style includes setting goals with my clients to best measure their growth in the presenting problems that have been faced and overcome. I have experience working with many different populations including a wide range of ages and clients of many diverse backgrounds.
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. My counseling experience has been in various settings including community mental health, outpatient services and a university counseling center. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist and utilize many different approaches including person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic approach, and existential therapy.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and my large Italian family. I find water elements to be very relaxing so I love to hike and take walks near lakes or rivers. Additionally, I lived in Arizona for twelve years and love to travel there about twice a year to enjoy the beautiful weather and eat fresh fruit off of the trees in my grandparents backyard.
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