Child Specialist, Divorce Coach
1866 Sheridan Rd Ste 305
Highland Park 60035
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is certified as a Collaborative Coach and Child Specialist. I have a private psychotherapy practice and am also employed as a school social worker by the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL). My area of specialization consists of working with special needs children and adolescents who struggle with a myriad of cognitive, developmental, medical, emotional and behavioral challenges, including autism spectrum disorders. I work on an individual basis with the children, as well as with the parental dyad and family unit. In the event of divorce, I am committed to facilitating in the creation of a cooperative co-parenting relationship for the benefit of both the parents and children.Through my work, I have gained extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex, often chronic needs of these challenged children, available community resources, as well as the financial and emotional stressors experienced by their families, including the repercussions of divorce. My work has fostered strong diagnostic skills and insights, an understanding of marital and family dynamics, including communication and conflict resolution styles, as well as effective case management and writing skills. Additionally, my work in the field of special education is predicated upon a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach, which translates well to the collaborative practice of family law.