About Me

I am a licensed clinical therapist with a practice in Lakeview. I offer therapy services to adults, both individuals and couples in the Chicago-area and online therapy services to individuals in New York. I received my master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. I have extensive training in cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal and supportive therapies in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings.

Each person enters therapy with different life experiences and a unique story to tell. I utilize an integrative approach of traditional therapies, as well as evidenced-based treatment to ensure you receive the therapy that's best for you. We will work collaboratively to build a strong, healing relationship. This is one of the most important factors in predicting successful therapy outcomes. As a therapist, I provide a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment for you to heal and to grow.

Through our work, we will utilize varied strategies to ensure that you achieve your goals and develop a more balanced outlook on life. We're in this together!  

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

As a therapist who specializes in the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, I work with women experiencing challenges across the entire reproductive life story, including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, depression and anxiety. I draw on existing strengths and resilience while also providing new skills to aid in healing and recovery.

While parenthood is supposed to be a happy time in your life, it may not always feel this way. Along with the joy that accompanies pregnancy and the birth of a new baby, there are also stressful experiences that generate anxiety and pervasive feelings of incompetence and loneliness. I specialize in maternal mental health from mild parenting stress and worry to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I will support you through this challenging time in your life and guide you in your quest to feel like yourself again.

I understand that conceiving, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum changes can make you feel out-of-control. I get that there is an urgency to retrieve your lost sense of self. I am with you that you are too tired, too distracted and too overwhelmed with your new baby to think about yourself or your own mental health. Even making this initial phone call to ask for help may feel like too much. But I also know how important it is to get you back to feeling like yourself again and as quickly as possible. I have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate this inherently complicated time. Together, we will come up with a plan for symptom relief and get you in and out of the office as soon as you start feeling better.  Treatment is available and it works.

Take this mental health quiz which screens for common stress before and after pregnancy.  I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see how I can help you.