I have over a decade of experience working in education, social services, and mental health in the Chicagoland area, with the majority of that time spent serving the south side of Chicago.  I understand the range of issues that marginalized and underserved communities face and the impact that structural inequities have on our daily lives.  I am passionate about working with adults and teens from these communities.  I work with my clients to explore their histories and patterns and help them learn new ways to respond to life’s challenges.  It is an honor to bear witness to my clients’ growth in self-esteem, self-advocacy, and empowerment.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in Psychology and African and Afro-American Studies and a Master of Education in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University.  I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor.