​​Healing Practices to Transform Your Life...

​  Mindful Healings, LLC

Private waiting area

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

~World Health Organization

Treatment office at 5901 N. Cicero, Chicago

Why Holistic Psychotherapy?

It takes great courage to seek assistance for whatever challenge you may be facing. In our society, we are taught to "grin and bear it" and that facing obstacles builds character. Depending on our culture, we may have been raised by parents who did not encourage, or support, the expression of feelings. When emotions are denied, or suppressed, they find a way to express themselves - either through emotional symptoms, like depression and anxiety, or physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches, and other pains. If not addressed, all of these suppressed feelings build up and may turn into a chronic health condition like hypertension.... The good news is that it is never to late to change the course of our health! 

Every person is different, so every healing plan will be different. I was fortunate to be trained in a range of psychology modalities including systemic therapy, family therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapy. Over the years, I have integrated these theories into an approach that at its foundation is relational and flexible. 

The majority of my practice focuses on teens, young adults, and adults. I believe that at times it is very helpful to include members of the extended family in treatment, especially when there is an issue that affects the entire family. I an experienced practitioner in and teacher of play therapy, and for ten years worked primarily with school-aged children in therapy. 

I have served as an expert witness in legal proceedings related to child sexual abuse.

"Caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body. In fact one cannot be healthy without the other."

~Sid Garza-Hillman

Psychotherapy in Chicago

Family therapy

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Individual psychotherapy

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