NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life
104 S. 2nd Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Marriage and Family Therapist
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist. I am trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) technique for Trauma. I also am a teacher of Mindfulness for stress management/ anxiety/ depression. I work through a trauma lens. I believe that all relationships whether it be friends, family, peers, couples, or in the workplace can be traumatizing.
I encourage participation from more people in a person's life as I believe that healing happens by engaging the whole "system". Clients work collaboratively with their relationships to correct communication errors and find solutions and begin practicing better ways of interacting. I believe that cause of anything is not due strictly to individual problems, but I seek the underlying relational issues a person is having. I am a relationship specialist. I understand how relationships get in trouble, and I know how to help people resolve their difficulties. I understand that each relationship is unique, and I take time to listen to and understand each of your perspectives.
My practice is skill-building and educational. My clients walk out of every session with a new coping skill to use in their relationships. I evaluate problems through indicators of traumatic stress and teach people ways in which to be empowered, self-protective, and self-sufficient. Clients work collaboratively with me to develop the best treatment plan that is suited to their specific needs. I am able to start alleviating symptoms in the first session. I teach practical skills that you will be able to carry with you for a lifetime. If you are hesitant about traditional "talk therapy", you've come to the right place.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Marriage/ Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
People with Disabilities
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy/ Art Therapy
Notre Dame de Namur University, 2009
B.A. Art Therapy
Alverno College, 2007
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
|American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy|
|American Association of Art Therapy|
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||Co-pay or full payment is due at the beginning of each session
||Please feel free to ask any questions. I'd be happy to answer them! I do not believe that therapy needs to be long term. I like to evaluate the current issue and offer you steps to work through it as soon as possible to get you back to living your life again!