About me

If I had to pick three core elements to describe my therapeutic approach, they would be warmth, cultural humility, and honesty. When meeting clients initially, I endeavor to establish comfort and ease. With a foundation of emotional safety, we can explore issues more deeply and understand their root causes and origins. I primarily use a trauma-informed psychodynamic lens, which means increasing insight into our unconscious experiences while honoring individual uniqueness, cultural nuances, and complexity. We may also explore and process dynamics that show up in our therapeutic relationship in order to help you better understand your relationships with others and improve these relationships, including the one with yourself.

I enjoy working with BIPOC individuals (especially those that identify as AADPI and South Asian), first- and second- generation immigrants, LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals, men’s issues, and those with religious and/or spiritual backgrounds. I’m also interested in therapy with couples and intimate unions. I incorporate psychoeducation about trauma, relationships, and cognitive and emotional processes in order to empower clients and offer relief. I also draw from Adlerian, existential, and family systems theories. Additionally, I may incorporate behavioral tools from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and techniques from psychodrama.

I am currently a fellow at Chicago Counseling Collective, where I see clients in person and virtually, and the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. I received my Master’s in Counseling from Northwestern University and have two years of clinical experience at The Family Institute working with clients from a range of backgrounds and presenting issues. I feel honored to do this work and I look forward to working with you.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 071.009897

License State/Territory: Illinois

Additional Credentials:

Please note that the above license information is for my supervisor, Dr. Stephanie Dykema, Ph.D.

Insurance Plans: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person


First- and second- generation immigrants

Therapists in therapy

Men’s issues

Religion and spirituality

Depression and anxiety

Life adjustments

Grief and Loss

Couples and intimate unions

Polyamory/open relationships

Familial Issues



Stress Management

Mood disorders

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