Looking for someone trustworthy who can help? Why just survive when you can thrive. True change & healing comes from deep within & is a process requiring respect & love of yourself. If you are seeking change for yourself or in your relationships, I can help you envision & implement strategies to get you to a better mindset. My empathetic, energetic, motivational style, allows even the difficult topics to be explored. I welcome the opportunity to help you feel good about yourself & those that matter to you. I love the Gottman Method to improve relationships and am fascinated by the unconscious mind. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Hypnosis is the best way to change the self-defeating messages stored in your subconscious. I masterfully blend my knowledge and training into an approach that helps you build skills to manage anxiety, reduce depression, find moments of joy, and to believe in yourself. I am Licensed as a Clinical Social Work since 1991. I received my Masters from Loyola University Chicago. My background includes work experiences in a variety of settings: Mental Health Centers, Inpatient Units, Mental Health Crisis Teams, Partial Hospital Programs and Out-patient Private Practice. I specialize in areas of Anxiety, depression, woman’s issues such as postpartum and menopause, relationship issues, and process addictions (habits that are difficult to change like smoking, eating, spending, gambling) and hypnosis for IBS and Pain control. I am certified in Hypnosis from the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Also formally trained In EMDR, DBT and the Gottman Method.