I am a Licensed School Psychologist whose practice is located in Northfield, a North Shore suburb of Chicago. My specialty is working with school-aged students who are experiencing academic challenges and are in need of learning support. I am passionate about teaching students effective learning strategies so they can maximize their full potential.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Education, I attended Loyola University of Chicago where I completed my Doctorate in School Psychology. It has been a privilege of mine to work with several different schools and districts in Chicago and the northern suburbs as a School Psychologist and Educational Consultant. I have conducted numerous comprehensive educational evaluations to better understand my students' learning strengths and areas of concern. I have been in private practice for over 10 years and take great pride in working with my clients and their families. Prior to starting my private practice, I began my professional career working in the schools as a School Psychologist and Intervention Specialist. Assisting teachers with adapting curriculum for students with special needs, as well as, administering various assessment protocols were among some of my responsibilities. During this period, I was recruited to work for the Hawaii Department of Education as an Educational Consultant for over twelve schools.
As a school psychologist, I have unique expertise in both Psychology and Education. Additionally, I have an understanding of learning and cognition, information processing, psychopathology, as well as child development, and educational foundations. Together, these skills and experiences have taught me to appreciate that students are much, much more that labels, numbers and percentiles. Each student is unique in how they acquire, process, and express information. It is our job, as educators, to provide them with effective resources that will allow them to excel academically.