Adolescents (12-17), Young Adults, Adults, Women, Men
Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, Identity Development, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Grief & Loss, Family Conflict, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Meredith grew up in Michigan and spent five years in Minnesota before she found her way to Chicago for her master’s program. She is a true Midwesterner and loves being back closer to her family.
Meredith is open-minded, empathetic, warm, and welcomes a bit of humor into the room. She strives to create an environment where you not only feel heard but also understood. She looks forward to helping her clients feel empowered in their own lives and in the counseling room. She values taking a collaborative approach to therapy and knows that every person has a different unique life story that influences their wants, needs, and goals.
As a research assistant at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital during her undergraduate career, she spent her days reading about the traumatic experiences of veterans. It was through this experience that Meredith realized she wanted to become a therapist to help create therapeutic change on an individual level. During this time, she also discovered her passion for working with trauma survivors. Meredith values helping her clients process and heal from trauma with an empowering and strengths-based approach.
During college, Meredith sought out therapy for her own experience with trauma. She understands firsthand how scary, uncomfortable, and vulnerable it can be to ask for help and share these experiences with someone. That’s why she focuses on the various parts of your identity and your values to walk with you on your healing journey. She also utilizes mindfulness techniques to help you stay grounded throughout the process and go at your own pace.
She loves helping clients recognize their resiliency, boundaries, and self-worth. She sees therapy as a tool for self-exploration that can improve balance and restore a connection in life. She is also passionate about working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, identity development, and grief.
In her free time, Meredith enjoys staying active by practicing yoga, playing volleyball, and taking long walks while admiring the architecture of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Meredith is a huge foodie and loves to try out new spots with her friends and family.
As a dog lover, she recently started walking dogs and she never passes up on the opportunity to pet a furry friend. She hopes to one day have her own pup that can join in on sessions! On gloomy days, you can find her indoors doing a puzzle or watching any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
To contact Meredith directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 919-9096 ext. 52.