Supervised By Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S
Therapy is a supportive space to work through overwhelming feelings, personal blocks or old wounds that interfere with our daily happiness or ability to connect. This work also offers the opportunity to learn more about your habits and patterns of responding to the world, helping you to grow your confidence and resilience in the face of life’s obstacles.
I practice therapy with a warm, creative and curious approach. Along with my social work license, I am a registered yoga teacher and certified meditation teacher. I incorporate mindfulness and body awareness in my work, as I feel the body holds wisdom for addressing emotional stuck points. Additionally, I believe that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes and that bodies do not need to be free from pain, chronic illness or disability to be helpful in our therapeutic work together.
When addressing substance abuse, I’m experienced in both abstinence and harm reduction approaches. So whether your goal is to achieve and maintain sobriety or to reduce negative consequences without stopping completely, I can help. I’m passionate about helping clients gain clarity over this area of their lives by exploring and resolving the underlying causes.
As a member of the queer community, I am proud to offer therapy to individuals and couples who may be seeking a therapist who advocates for similar identities. Additionally, I aim to continually grow my cultural humility and awareness to provide affirming, effective therapy to clients of all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
I earned undergraduate degrees in the arts and humanities from the University of Texas. I worked in arts and social justice nonprofits in Chicago before earning my Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. My experience includes working at National Alliance for Mental Illness Chicago and Amita Behavioral Health Addiction Services where I delivered in-person and telehealth therapy, trauma-informed yoga, art therapy, and meditation training to clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, please contact me at the email or phone number listed below. I’m happy to provide a complimentary consultation to answer any questions you have about the therapy process. I look forward to hearing from you!
My specializations include complex trauma, anxiety, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, self-esteem, body image, and substance abuse. I’m a trauma-informed provider, which means your therapy will move at a pace that feels safe and sustainable for you.