I am deeply passionate about working with the college population and am thrilled to be spending my doctoral internship year working with the great students at NIU. I love working with young adults, especially college students, as I believe this is such a rich, exciting and sometimes challenging period of life. I like to work collaboratively with students to help them identify and meet their goals in therapy. I feel fortunate to have such a rewarding job and find that I learn and grow from my work every day.
When I am not at work I enjoy staying active, cooking, crafting, watching a long list of television shows (and always looking for suggestions!), cheering on my home team the New England Patriots and exploring all that the Chicagoland area has to offer.
I am currently a doctoral intern, completing my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Florida State University. I love working with the college population and hope to continue my professional work within a university setting. I utilize a strengths-based perspective when working with my clients and believe in utilizing existing abilities to overcome challenges. I conceptualize my work through a cognitive behavioral framework, utilizing cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and solution focused modalities. I also find that contextualizing client’s experiences through a systems framework is especially helpful and relevant within the college population.
My clinical areas of interest include eating disorders and body image concerns (my current area of specialization), substance use concerns, anxiety, depression as well as working with adults with developmental disabilities.
Doctoral Intern, B.A.