Hi, I’m Jade.
My hope is to provide you with a space and relationship that is full of trust and respect. This is will allow you to feel comfortable sharing your past, your current struggles, and your hopes for the future. Reaching out for help is a sign of great strength. I would be honored by opportunity to help you make needed changes that will allow you to have the life that you have always wanted.
We will focus on a few things in the beginning of therapy, such as building a relationship and a space where you feel comfortable, respected, accepted, and supported so you can extend some trust in my ability to help and care for you. We can take it slow, at your pace, so you can develop security and a willingness to open up whenever you are ready.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide a helpful and supportive relationship where we can successfully collaborate on your goals while helping you work through your difficult thoughts, emotions, feelings, and challenges. When we are in session together we can focus on whatever you need and want to work on — the floor will be completely yours. What I mean by this is that you are free to talk about whatever you need to in a confidential space where you will feel heard, cared for, and supported. Working together to problem solve and find solutions, challenge unhelpful beliefs, reduce a distressing issue or concern, develop a greater understanding of yourself, or increase your coping skills are some of the processes and goals we can work towards.
Additional Specialties & Approaches:
- Communication Challenges
- Trust Issues
- Self-Esteem & Negative Beliefs
- New Parents
- Isolation and Social Disconnection
- Strengths-Based Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
- Master of Social Work, Aurora University
- Bachelor of Social Work, Aurora University
Certifications, Credentials, & Specialized Trainings
- Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) – Illinois # 149024726
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Interests, Passions, & Fun Facts about Jade
One of my favorite things to do is spend time out in nature. Whether it is going for a long walk or sitting in the sun, being in nature is something I have always enjoyed and intentionally made time for in my life. I also really enjoy antiquing.
A few unique facts about me are that I am a twin, and I was a dancer on the Bulls Kidz – the team that dances for the Chicago Bulls!