I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with 15 years of experience. I received my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a year of General Clinical Fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. I then served as a staff member at The Family Institute’s Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic for three years.
Prior to becoming a marriage and family therapist, I worked at The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In this role, I provided care and support groups to help patients and their families cope with the extensive challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease. It was here that I saw firsthand how working within relationships can bring about profound and far-reaching changes for patients and their loved ones.
My training and work experiences lead me to open my private practice in 2009. Since then, I completed advanced training at The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and received certification in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. This postgraduate training expanded my expertise in treating deeper issues of selfhood (i.e., trauma, attachment, and self-esteem). I have found this training invaluable in helping individuals and couples achieve lasting growth and transformation.
My private practice has allowed me to follow my passion of supporting people through infertility, pregnancy loss and perinatal mood disorders (i.e., postpartum depression). In developing this specialty, I completed my Mental Health Professional Certificate in Infertility from The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as, an intensive certificate training in perinatal mood disorders from Postpartum Support International.
People come to me when they need support coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, difficult choices around perinatal genetic diagnosis, postpartum depression and anxiety, birth trauma, and “just not feeling like (them)selves.” Couples can especially benefit from having a trained marriage therapist facilitating communication, intimacy, and healthy conflict through the up’s and down’s of family building.
I am also the Founder of The Women’s Health Professional Group which is a group of professionals in Chicago who work in the broad field of infertility. Our group consists of professionals who work in the fields of psychology, advocacy and education, public health, yoga and meditation, and wellness coaching.
Mental Health Professional Certificate in Infertility from The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Certificate from Postpartum Support International
American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Mental Health Professionals Group