As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years, I feel strongly in people’s ability to make positive changes in their lives. I believe we all learn from the adversity we face and there is a possibility for growth with every obstacle. People strive to make connections and feel they need to be heard and empathized with. I believe my experience as the mother of five children has opened my eyes to different needs of parents and young adults alike. I have had two children who faced medical issues and believe that along with my experience in health care I can better serve those facing that struggle.
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago in 1997 and received my LCSW in the year 2000. Over the course of my career I have worked in an inpatient setting at a major medical center conducting discharge planning and crisis intervention. I have worked with patients and families in crisis dealing with medical issues. During my time in a non profit setting, I have helped grow programs serving individuals and families with cancer. I have conducted support groups and also have helped young adults cope with change and crisis during these times of unrest. During this time of change and crisis, I have seen young adults who have had to adapt to change that they never could have anticipated.