Practice Specialties

  • Career Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sex and Intimacy Christian Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Teen Christian Counseling

About

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience. I have worked full-time and part-time at Moody Bible Institute's counseling center since August 1997. I have also met with private clients in Chicago and Oak Park since 2007.

I provide individual therapy to teens (12+), college students and adults.

My areas of expertise include:
~ self-harm ~ suicidal ideation
~ eating disorders ~ anxiety/panic attacks
~ depression, inc. post-partum depression
~ sexuality struggles: in singleness or marriage, infertility,
~ Same sex attraction
~ transition/adjustment issues ~ singleness
~ women's issues: including pornography
~ faith & spirituality struggles ~ grief ~ parenting
~ relationship issues
~ ThirdCultureKid transitions

I counsel couples who want pre-marital counseling and am certified in Prepare-Enrich. (Www.prepare-enrich.com)

I am available to offer workshops to youth groups, college students or women on stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders or infertility.

I find it a privilege to walk alongside people on their journey towards healing.

For interested clients, I charge the typical rate for experienced Licensed counselors, but also have a sliding fee scale, for those in ministry, are college/grad/med students & need.

I am covered by the following insurances:
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Multiplan (PHCS)
Cigna Behavioral Health
Humana/ChoiceCare
Optum Behavioral health (UnitedHealthcare)

Available appointments are:
Downtown Chicago
~Mondays 9-3

Oak Park office:
~Monday 3-7; Tuesday 3-7; Wednesday 9-9

My education includes:
MA in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary, 1997
BA in Psychology from Taylor University, 1994
Certification in Prepare-Enrich

Why I Became a Professional Christian Therapist

I enjoy learning about individuals and their stories. When you come meet with me, it will be like you are having coffee with a good friend, who is listens, engages, and empathizes with you over your struggles. We may laugh & cry together. Talking with me is like communicating with a real person, not just someone who reflects your emotion or thought.

I know it is hard to find a good Christian counselor. So I try to understand where you are at with your faith story (even if it's non-existent), bringing prayer and Scripture when needed, but also a non-judging perspective to help guide you along the way. This is not a bible study or accountability session, but a time of bringing your struggles to light & ultimately to the foot of the Cross.

Client Payment Information

  • Accepts insurance
  • Client rates are on a sliding scale

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