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Values and Approach


I believe that we are not broken people needing to be fixed, rather hurt people longing to be healed. This the core foundation of everything I do.


Because of this I do not  see my clients as damaged or weak, as a set of symptoms or a diagnosis. 


Rather I see my clients as brave, courageous individuals possessing inherent strengths and self agency they can utilize to heal themselves.

I believe therapy should be a collaborative, deeply human experience instead of a cold and sterile process. There will be laughter and tears, moments of breakthrough and moments of silence where we simply share in and observe the pain together. 

I know that trauma creates changes we don't choose, together we'll work to figure what you're wanting for yourself and seek the path forward toward it.  

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Land Acknowledgement:​

I acknowledge and honor the original peoples of the Chicagoland area – the Three Fires Confederacy, Potawatomi, Odawa and Ojibwe Nations, as well as other Tribal Nations that know this area as their ancestral homeland, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Miami, Peoria, Sac and Fox.

PLEASE NOTE: all races, ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, gender identities and ability levels are welcome here. This is a non-negotiable value of BE. Any discriminatory, offensive or oppressive behavior/language will NOT be tolerated.


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