The Family Stress Clinic

The Family Stress Clinic

1641 N. Milwaukee #7

Libertyville, IL 60048

224 430 9804

About Me

My specialty is coping with health difficulties, including those conditions that may involve chronic pain.  As a prior School Social worker and currently a Family Therapist, I notice how strongly our relationships impact us.  Unattended Relationship issues erode our ability to be strong in every aspect of our lives, particularly our physical health.  

Such good news about our capacity to change has been uncovered by the neuroimaging techniques of the last 30 years. Yes, genetics play a role, but is is significantly less than what most people think. Genes are turned on or off in a complex interplay of well...everything. Relationships, life style choices, our own expectations, buried trauma, responses to the physical environment, all make us who we are.  It's unnecessary to be resigned to negative habits and outcomes.  I hope to awaken your curiosity about what cues your body/mind may be giving you.  It has, after all, got you here to where you are now. Where you are now in your life, and also to NOW, as you explore possibilities with an open mind.

 Certifications :

  • Specialized training in chronic pain and insomnia, 2022
  • School School Social Worker, State of Illinois, 1997-2013
  • Discernment Counseling Training, 2017
  • Specialized training in the impact of divorce on children, 2014 
  • Licensed Social Worker, State of Illinois, License # 149.012912
  • Court-vetted Family Mediator, Lake County Circuit Court 2013-
  • Simplicity Parenting Training, 2015 
  • Pioneered the inclusion of mental health professionals in court-based mediation, Lake             County, Il. 2014

  • "More people need to know about Family Mediation. It saved us a great deal of money and time."
    P. W Grayslake,Il.
  • "Everything we have done in the sessions helped me find a calmer way of managing my frustration with retirement."
    H.S., Antioch, Il.
  • "Not getting to see school friends due to COVID made my moods go up and down. Mainly down. Thanks for the all the tools you have taught me. I am less sad and more optimistic."
    W.C. Lake Forest, Il.
  • "You are knowledgeable and caring. I was helped by the plan we made to lessen my emotional issues. I feel like I know what to do the next time."
    S.D, Libertyville, Il.
  • "I thought I could handle my Crohn’s disease without extra help but discovered my fear had started to hurt my family. Thanks for helping us start to talk about it."
    R.A. Libertyville, Il.
  • "I know now what to do when I get close to a panic attack. I am learning to be kind to myself. A big job. Thanks"
    H. U. Lake Zurich, Il.
  • "Thanks for the referral you gave me to ****. Not all Divorce attorneys are so willing to avoid unnecessary delay and expense."
    P. S. Grayslake, Il

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