Peggy is a licensed clinical social worker with over twelve years of experience in the field. She received her masters degree from Loyola University Chicago with a focus on children and families. Her experience and clinical interests include working with adolescents, young adults and families on issues around life transitions, trauma, anxiety and depression, as well as with youth who exhibit behavior problems or problematic sexual behaviors.
She is trained in several evidence-based models of therapy, and believes strongly in utilizing proven and evidence-based strategies in therapy. In her clinical work, Peggy utilizes a solution-focused, strengths-based approach. Her treatment is founded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and structural and strategic family therapies. She is trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB-CBT).
Peggy would describe her therapy style as warm, humorous and strengths-focused.
“My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients. I view therapy as a collaborative process where we seek to increase insight into life patterns and dynamics in order to reach goals. I believe that a key to success in the process is honoring and utilizing the expertise of the individual in their own unique life experiences.”