What to Expect

What to Expect

First Appointment

Your first appointment is an initial behavioral health assessment.  Your therapist will meet with you so that you have a chance to explain your concerns.  She will also ask you questions to get to know you, and to understand your situation.

50-Minute Therapy Session

This is a traditional counseling appointment session, and it is often scheduled weekly until you have made the progress you wanted.  Appointments do not have to be weekly.


Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.

Safe Environment

I have an accessible, beautiful space. Make yourself some coffee and relax. You come in one door and go out another. The counseling room is a cozy and private space; and I am on a floor of many professions; no one will know who you are here to see.

Caring Therapist

I am licensed in the State of Illinois and have over 17 years of experience as a mental health professional. I will take great care in assessing your situation and getting to know you. You can expect to be helped, or I will be certain to find someone who can!


When a person seeks out counseling, they’re ready to begin exploring how much progress they want to make. We are here to help you maximize on this opportunity and see your own, individual potential. I love seeing you make progress, feeling happy, and being thankful for counseling!

Intake Paperwork

Please download and complete each form below prior to your first appointment. ALL forms must be completed in advance.