Carrie is a licensed clinical professional counselor with a masters degree in human services counseling from National Louis University. She has over twenty years of experience working with children and adolescents.
Depression and anxiety, schoolwork and self-discipline—as well as family crises such as divorce or death—all affect children differently than adults. Carrie’s calm and compassionate manner helps put children at ease as she spends time assessing the problems with child clients and works with them to develop coping skills and solutions. Carrie believes that children communicate and process difficult issues through play. While allowing the child to take the lead, Carrie works to help children (ages 4-12) understand and process their feelings through play and talk therapy. Through self-directed play, children can learn to assume responsibility for and manage their behaviors.
Carrie also works with adolescents to treat depression, anxiety, school-refusal, and issues related to trauma.
Maybe your child is experiencing difficulties at home or at school. Or perhaps you have noticed a concerning difference in your teen’s behavior. You may feel as though you have tried everything and are at a loss for what to do next. Carrie understands that seeking help can be a difficult decision, and she wants to make the process as easy as possible.
Carrie lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and teenage son.