Credentials & Certifications

CREDENTIALS & CERTIFICATIONS

If you’re still curious, take a peek at my credentials.

My educational background and professional expertise blossomed from: 
Marquette University & North Central College: BA in Education/Minor in Psychology                                    
Aurora University: Masters of Social Work (MSW)    
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)         
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC)                                                                                                                                         

Certifications:

CCTP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional  

Trauma-focused and Informed Care – Emotional and psychological safety is crucial to explore trauma-related challenges. We will delicately and safely explore traumatic thoughts and events to uncover and heal the impacts of your trauma. You will learn that you CAN heal from toxic relationships without getting that apology you thought you needed. You have the opportunity to regain hope, create healthy relationships, feel empowered, and experience life-long freedom.

C-DBT Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Learn to develop powerful coping skills that incorporate mindfulness to address emotional regulation and healthy interpersonal relationship skills. Change how you manage difficult emotions and deal with unexpected experiences to live a healthy and balanced life in this hectic world.  

C-CBT Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Professional

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Let go of the tug-of-war game with what you think, feel, and how you behave. Part of you knows what you should do, but you kind of just don’t.  Learn how to challenge your thoughts and make choices in line with your needs and value system.

CCATP Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional 

Are you stuck between replaying the past and worrying about the future? Anxiety can be experienced and displayed in multiple ways causing distress, impaired ability to function, and confusion in relationships. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety, panic, specific phobias, social anxiety, and can be present in those that struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD. Anxiety can prevent you from enjoying life and the people in it. We will gain insight into the potential anxiety triggers to avoid and how to bring immediate relief to acute symptoms and find tools to manage anxiety over time.   

Gottman Institute Couples Training Level 1 & 2  

The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.