You are not alone in your struggles. I will support you, guide you and encourage you as we work together to affect change and enhance personal growth. Because we all heal best in context of relationships that are nurturing, our reflections and interactions within a safe supportive environment will help inform and evolve your relationships outside of therapy.
We’ll reflect not only on the source of your challenges, we’ll explore your reactions to them, and discus ways to work through your conflict so you can transform your pain into a source of greater personal strength and success. We’ll look at ineffective coping and behaviors that may have served you in the past, but are now barriers to healing.
I specialize in helping people gain a greater awareness of their choices, attain understanding of their present circumstances, and transform fear and anger into forward movement and action. To help you realize your potential, we’ll look not only to the past but also to the future so that we can arrive at creative solutions that can help you develop alternative ways of dealing with challenging situations.
If you’re ready to take flight from internal constraints, achieve your goals and live more authentically, please contact me to arrange an initial appointment.
• Doctorate in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago
• Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago
• B.A. in behavioral sciences from the Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, Israel
I’ve worked with individuals from all walks of life and in a variety of settings. I began my career as an army social worker, and an officer in charge of women’s affairs. I served as a branch director of a headhunting and vocational recruitment agency. Subsequently, I worked for the local diplomatic mission to the Midwest, supporting the local Israeli community and diplomatic staff on issues related to immigration and acculturation. I served as a Clinical Supervisor at a child and family welfare agency, and a Clinical Supervisor and Co-Director of training program in psychology at a non-for-profit recovery program. I am a past member of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago.
• Loss and grief counseling
• Self-image and identity issues
• Relationship issues
• Life crises and transitions
• Survivors of trauma and complex PTSD
• Group Therapy
• Private practice in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois
• Currently consulting for local businesses and companies
• Adjunct Professor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Teaching graduate courses on theory and practice of counseling and group psychotherapy.
• Clinical Supervisor at the inner city transitional program of the Chicago Christian Industrial League. Co-director of the training program in psychology, supervising members of the professional staff and graduate doctoral students in psychology. Assessment and treatment services to individuals recovering from substance abuse, trauma, incarceration, and homelessness. Consultation with program directors and management’s.
• Clinical supervisor at the Jewish Children's Bureau. Special needs adoption coordinator, clinician, and consultant to early childhood programs.
there is no better time than now.
• Depression and Anxiety
• Trauma, Grief and Loss
• Self-Image and Identity
• Health Concerns and Illness
• Career and Work decisions
• Work/Life Balance
• Cultural and Immigration— Related Challenges
• Relationship Concerns
• Premarital and Marital Challenges
• Separation and Divorce
• Family Therapy and
Focused and Condensed:
2–3 hour sessions
• Impaired Professionals
• Clinical Supervision
9933 Lawler Avenue #324 Skokie
155 N Michigan Ave #721 Chicago