I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I received my doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in 2006. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from The University of Michigan in 2001.
I take a compassionate, collaborative, and integrative approach with my clients. I strive to create a comfortable and inclusive therapy environment. My therapy approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and insight-oriented treatments. I utilize a Health at Every Size approach to my work with clients with eating disorders, striving to challenge diet culture and instead working toward intuitive eating and size inclusivity.
I work with adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns including eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders. I also have extensive experience treating those with school and career concerns, new college graduates, and people facing life transitions. I also enjoy working with people around identity development and with clients on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. I have worked with many clients dealing with infertility, perinatal and/or postpartum depression and anxiety, and parenting challenges.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my spouse, my two girls, my dog, and two cats. To relax, I like doing the daily crossword puzzle, taking walks, and baking with my girls.
In addition to being licensed in Illinois, I am also credentialed under PSYPACT to provide telehealth in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. I will be licensed to practice telehealth in the coming months in: Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Phone: (224) 212-0591
I want to know your story.
Biographies and autobiographies were always my favorite genre to read as a child, so no wonder I became a Clinical Social Worker. Venturing into an individual’s life, and understanding his/her/their own personal story is a gift I’m given each day I get to go to work.
What I am most passionate about is working with individuals who are struggling with the relationship with his/her/their body, food, and self-worth. This topic has been the focus of my training and professional life for nearly a decade. Working at Eating Recovery Center Insight Behavioral Health, provided extensive training in higher levels of care with emphasis on disordered eating and mood and anxiety diagnoses. In addition, further study at Evanston Hospital’s Chapman Center to earn the certified alcohol and drug counselor certification (CADC) provided even more exposure to patterns that often appear in family milieus and where shame often perpetuates the cycles of maladaptive behaviors.
Spreading the radical and refreshing message of deprogramming diet culture, calling out fatphobia, and weight stigma is my mission as a therapist. Using a foundation of concepts from Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating, individuals have broken the cycle of disordered eating and self shaming and moved towards freedom from worrying about self-worth tied to the number on the scale or the size of their pants.
In addition to my passion of healing from diet-culture, disordered eating patterns, and substance abuse, I’ve worked as a antepartum and postpartum social worker. Parenting is a wonderful and difficult journey and requires its own support for those going through it new or experienced. Does it ever get easier?
When I’m not listening to your story I enjoy time with my husband and children and can almost always be found outside, on the yoga mat or chatting with my besties near and far.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Public Relations from The University of Dayton and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago.
Phone: (224) 622-0464
Navigating the complicated world of nutrition as it relates to our overall health and well-being is nothing short of overwhelming. My mission as a dietitian is to help those who struggle with eating disorders sort through this abundance of nutrition information and not only understand the miraculous way food works to help nourish our bodies, but to foster a positive and normalized relationship with food while moving away from the toxicity of diet culture.
I am a Certified Eating Disorder Registered and Licensed Dietitian with 20 years of experience helping adults, adolescents and their families recover from eating disorders. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University in 1993 and went on to complete my dietetic internship through Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. Most recently, I earned my CEDRD (Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian) certification through the Illinois Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of settings including long term care facilities, hospitals, and corporate wellness venues. My favorite of these, by far, has been my work in the behavioral health community! I have extensive experience at the residential, partial hospital and intensive outpatient levels of care and currently serve as the Clinical Nutrition Manager for the Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center in Northbrook, IL.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family including my tenacious Yorkie named Dexter, cooking, baking (yes, I eat chocolate!) and getting outside to enjoy the immense beauty of nature. If it weren’t for my many strong ties to the city of Chicago you would find me living out west, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, enjoying all that the Centennial state has to offer.