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1830 Sherman Avenue
Suite 203
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Telephone (773) 609-0644
*Telehealth appointments also available

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Clinical Practice

Welcome! I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist, and I work with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy settings in my independent practice. With a wide range of experience and expertise, I help people work through challenges in their lives such as:


  • depression, sadness, grief, loss

  • loneliness, social isolation

  • anxiety, stress

  • shame and its behavioral manifestations

  • anger and difficulty managing it

  • trauma and crisis, including PTSD, childhood abuse and neglect, etc.

  • personality disorder diagnoses

  • bipolar disorder diagnoses

  • self-injury, suicidality

  • alcoholism, addictions

  • family, couples, and other relationship conflict

  • sports psychology, sport-performance difficulties, injuries, "off the field" troubles

  • atypical and disordered eating patterns

  • gender and/or sexual identity struggles

  • stressors related to oppression, exclusion, xenophobia, racism

  • parenting

  • death and dying

  • aging parents, caregiving

  • medical illness, chronic pain

  • dementia and other brain-related illnesses

  • physician fatigue/burnout/stress

  • life-stage transitions


I work collaboratively and non-judgmentally, and I integrate theories and practices from psychodynamic, attachment, relational, family systems, humanistic, mindfulness, dialectical-behavior (DBT), and cognitive-behavior (CBT) studies into my work in order to provide sound and long-term healing and change.

Experience, Training, and Memberships

My clinical work experience prior to beginning my private practice in 2016 includes:

  • The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois - staff therapist: individual, couples, and family therapy

  • Independent Private Practice in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California - individual, couples, and family therapy; Stanford University Medical Center physician wellness referral panel

  • Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California - social worker: psychosocial assessment and treatment in lung transplant and adult Cystic Fibrosis programs

  • University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute in San Francisco, California -  primary therapist: individual and group therapy and case management in psychiatric partial hospital program (PHP)

  • McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Belmont, Massachusetts - staff clinical team manager following internship/training year: individual and group therapy and case management in psychiatric partial hospital program (PHP)

  • Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts - instructional assistant: Learning Resources for Student-Athletes department

  • Volunteers of America in Boston, Massachusetts - intern/training: therapy and social work in substance abuse halfway house

  • Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois - clinical research coordinator: dementia- and aging-related psychology and research


Additionally, I continue to refine and grow my knowledge and skills by consistently attending consultation groups with other mental health clinicians as well as workshops and trainings in the mental health and substance abuse fields. I hold active memberships in:

  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)

  • Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (CAPP)

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN)

Education and Licensure

My educational background includes a:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College 

  • Bachelor of Science in education and social policy from Northwestern University - major in human development and psychological services

I hold an active license in clinical social work (LCSW) in the state of Illinois.  I continue to be licensed in clinical social work (LCSW) in California as well, though that license is currently inactive.


Clinical Supervision and Consultation

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed teaching and training graduate students and clinicians in social work, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.  I currently provide consultation to clinicians and medical professionals who need professional expertise, growth and guidance around their work as well as clinical supervision to therapists seeking licensure in Illinois.

Other Practice Information

My office is conveniently located downtown Evanston and across the street from Northwestern University.  Both the Davis Street Metra and CTA stops are four blocks away. I offer weekday, daytime appointments with limited evening availability. 

*I also offer telehealth sessions

My practice is self-pay, and I am not currently "in-network" with any health insurance plans. If desired, I will provide the necessary paperwork so that "out-of-network" benefits from the insurance plan may be accessed.

I look forward to speaking with you about how I may help! Please call me at (773) 609-0644 to talk further or to schedule an appointment. 

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