Adolescents (11-18), College (18-21), Young Adults (20-30), Adults
Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem, Stressful Life Transitions, Relationship Issues
Hello, my name is Adrienne. If you work with me, I promise to give you gentle empathy, encouragement and tools to embrace change. If you’re feeling discouraged, lost or struggling to find meaning, you are not alone. Together, we’ll work through the pain, discover what matters most, and create habits that reflect the life you want to live. I will create a judgment-free space to explore your feelings and concerns with kindness and tools to empower you to navigate and thrive through the challenges of life.
I bring more than four years of clinical experience from the community mental health field at Kenneth Young Center and Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare. My experience in the community mental health field has deeply enriched my therapeutic skills as a counselor. My passion and empathy come together by finding people’s unique abilities and strengths to cope with life and build supportive relationships. I am excited to be part of Inspire’s warm and compassionate approach to counseling, fostering inspiring connections and personal growth. I would be honored to support you on your journey to enjoy your life and live fully.
Adolescents & College-Age
My path to becoming a therapist began during my own counseling experience during my adolescent years. I attended Boston College which emphasized the importance of service for others and recognized how important the relationship is part of service. In these formative years of college, I was deeply inspired by the work both myself and my therapist accomplished during my own process of healing and growth. I then dedicated my life to do help others in their healing and growth. I am a real person who strives to help others in this life, and wholeheartedly believe as therapists we are real people supporting real people.
As part of my passion for helping kids and adolescents, I was an AmeriCorps Member and Teacher Aide for an entire year. It was there I was able to see how serving can make such an impact on kids. Not only does the impact happen in the moment, but it also lays a path for a brighter future.
I can personally attest to there is not just one right path to a successful career or life. Like so many other young adults, I explored many different professions before finding my true passion as a therapist. During AmeriCorps, I was had the experience of teaching and education as a tool to empowering youth. I then explored the world of law. After graduating college, I spent four years as a Paralegal at a law firm in Chicago. These experiences have enriched my life and knowledge that I use today in my counseling sessions. They also have shown me my true path to my own success and fulfillment as a therapist.
I love helping others find their path, with navigating early years of career, independence, relationships, finances — there are so many new factors when finding your way in this world.
My clinical experience includes supporting adults and adolescents with various mental health disorders as they confront the difficulties of living in a modern world. From this, I have learned the value of providing an eclectic approach to counseling—one that combines person-centered and behavioral therapies in respect to each individual’s needs.
With a person-centered view, I believe every individual is naturally resilient and carries unique strengths that allow them to adapt and grow from adversity. Let me say genuinely that you are capable of more than you know. In the pursuit of self-acceptance, we will develop a deeper understanding of who you are and what is most important to you so that you may go confidently toward your goals.
From a behavioral framework, I draw on concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to carefully look at the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. With growing self-awareness, you will learn to make mindful changes that will help you accept what is difficult, turn toward healing, and begin living again. No matter the challenges you are going through, together we will find a way.
When I am not seeing clients, I like to relax at home with my fiance and our two cats, Bart and Huckleberry, or spend time with our well-loved families and friends.
I feel inspired by art, nature, poetry, and music, and I enjoy going for very long walks outside!