Congratulations on taking the first step

Deciding to get help is a big decision.

‘I should be able to do this by myself.’

‘What if I don’t like my therapist?’

 ‘My problems aren’t that big compared to….’

I’ve heard all of these concerns and more. The fact is, if you’re here, reading this, then trust your instinct and get help. We can’t compare our pain to others peoples. Your pain is real, your feelings are valid. We all need some extra support from time to time.


Anxiety, addiction, trauma, depression, life changes, stress, grief, feeling overwhelmed-all of these are reasons to reach out. If your struggle is interfering with your daily life. It your quality of life has been impacted. If friends and family are feeling the effects of whatever it is you are trying to manage-it’s time to get help. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to feel peace. You deserve to live a full life.


Therapy works and you can get better. I work with a wide range of adults in the Champaign Urbana area. Below are some of the mental health issues I help people with.

(217) 731-4638

206 N. Randolph

Suite 505B

Champaign, IL 61820

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Trauma Therapy

Trauma can be a one time incident such as a sexual assault or coming home from Iraq. It could be a car accident or a tornado. Trauma can also be years of emotional abuse or neglect. Living with a physically abusive partner or surviving a narcissistic relationship with a parent or significant other. Trauma might be growing up in an alcoholic home or the loss of a parent. As an EMDR attachment-focused trauma therapist, I can hold safe space for you and help you heal from all of your wounds.

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