I have been working with children, adolescents, adults and families on the North Shore for 18years. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a specialty in child and adolescent psychiatric issues. My professional experience has been working with children, adolescents, and families to address anxieties, mood disorders, personality issues, and difficult transitions and adjustments to situations like divorce, frequent moves, school changes, behavioral challenges and family conflict.
I offer kids therapy and parents consultation and collaboration to help them face the unexpected challenges that create havoc in their relationships. Teaching kids to develop strategies and coping skills to manage the real stresses in their lives promotes their senseof mastery and competence to flourish, which is essential. Helping kids identify the issuesthat create inner turmoil helps free them to seek positive solutions.
Helping parents understand the experiences of their children and their own reactions in context helps mitigate the chaos that often results when parent and child engage, and improves communication. Helping parents and their kids manage the conflicts related to rules, expectations, and limits, and fears related to managing the world helps restore relationships that go awry.
I also work with adults and couples in a relational context to help them create positive changes in their lives. My goal is to help clients find inner resources to navigate the complexities of their experience to better manage the demands of their lives with greater energy and a sense of mastery and stability.
I have worked in community mental health, inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric services, day treatment programs, at therapeutic day school settings, and in private practice.
Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, CLII
Member International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, IACP
National Association of Social Workers, NASW
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, AFCC
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