I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. I completed my Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers in Skokie, Chicago, and Joliet, as well as a residential substance abuse / dependency facility in Chicago. I have extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. A signifcant focus for clinical skills has been treating clients with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma-spectrum disorders, crisis intervention, substance abuse / dependency, relationship issues, and schizophrenia. I have facilitated groups on effective communication, coping skills, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with adult populations. I utilize empirically supported therapeutic interventions, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My approach to therapy is focused on values, workability, and collaboration with my clients as I often incorporate mindfulness and flexibility to help clients achieve their goals. I am also proficient in psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults. I am currently a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
Currently, I am the founder of the Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health
I am an associate psychologist for Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C.
I am currently an adjunct professor at:
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,
University of the Rockies
I am originally from California and currently live in Evanston where I enjoy watching and participating in sports.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University and my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I have been working in the field of mental health for the last 12 years. I have experience with diverse populations, in various settings to include, community outpatient, group home, schools, and private practice. My experience includes helping my clients properly cope with severe life challenges that stem from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, trauma, substance abuse, parent-child relationships, crisis intervention, just to name a few. My experience also extends to facilitating women, parenting, adolescent, and drug groups on utilizing effective communication and coping skills. My style of therapy is shaped from my education, self awareness, and life experiences…all which have allowed me the opportunity to work with various people of different cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, lifestyles, and ethnicities. I take time with my clients focusing on the psychosocial and biological aspects of their lives to formulate the best therapy approach to help them reach their goals. I provide an accepting and non-judgmental environment so that my clients can express their inner thoughts regardless of what those inner thoughts may be. I am currently a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a contributor to a New York health and training facility for individuals and couples, and also an expert panelist for couples events and mental health discussions in Los Angeles, Chicago, and surrounding areas. I am also a Resident Counselor on VH1's television series, "Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn".
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois, I earned a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University. I have clinical experience working in community mental health, schools and hospital settings and have worked effectively in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate patient care. I am bi-cultural and provide therapy in english or Spanish, I work with families, couples, children and adolescents to develop skills to live healthier and more functional lives.
I take a warm, holistic and relational approach considering the mind-body connection and family-oriented framework and incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, and family systems. Areas of interest include trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, family/social conflict and life transitions. I am currently an ICA Member, Illinois Counseling Association and NBCC Member, National Board for Certified Counselors.