Hi! I’m Sable.
First, a little about me.
I have been a helper since a young age. I’ve always been fascinated with people’s stories and have always believed in the good of people. Some of my earliest memories are of advocating for others.
The “spark” of passion to work with those who have experienced loss, crisis, and trauma began in my undergraduate Victimology class. I didn’t know it then, but it was that class that propelled me forward to my practice today.
Along my journey I experienced my own trauma. My first daughter died during childbirth and I suddenly found myself on the other side of the couch. I know firsthand the experience of walking into a room with a stranger, and the courage and vulnerability it takes to do so. My experience has rooted a strong meaning in me. It has strengthened my intuition, compassion, and desire to provide my clients with a sacred space to be seen for who they truly are, heard for what they are truly saying, and validated without fear of judgment, punishment, or abandonment.
In my spare time I enjoy chasing my living daughter around, spending time with my husband, wishfully cheering for the Chicago Bears, wandering the aisles at Target, and tracking down pizza comparable to Chicago’s “tavern style.”
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
Areas of Expertise
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss
- Pregnancy and Parenting after Loss
- Crisis Response
- Grief and Bereavement
- Women’s Issues
- Improving Work/Life/Family Balance
- Self Care Improvement
- Life Transitions (Motherhood, Fatherhood, Empty Nesters, Young Adulthood)
Treatment Modalities and Theory:
- Trauma Informed Care
- Mind/Body Techniques
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Solution Focused
- Humanistic and Person-Centered Approaches
- Internal Family Systems Theory
- Attachment Theory
Licenses and Education
- Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Supervisor (LCSW-S) #60728
- Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker #149014910 (inactive)
- Masters of Social Work, Aurora University, 2009
- Bachelors of Social Work, William Woods University, 2008
Areas of Specialized Training
- Perinatal Mental Health (Certification in Progress)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Trauma Treatment
- Critical Incident Stress Management
My Philosophy and Approach to Your Care
One of the most basic principles of Social Work is that of “Person in Environment” which alludes to the fact that people are not separate from outside influence but instead rely on their environment, or their own village, to contribute to the person’s sense of self. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a sense of belonging is only second to our basic needs for food, water, and safety.
When we struggle in our life we turn to our “village” for help, validation, and motivation to keep moving forward. I believe strongly that the therapeutic relationship – the relationship between you and your therapist – is crucial to your achievement in meeting your goals. I will be your partner in meeting your goals and strengthening and building your own village. We all need a village. It would be my highest honor and privilege to be part of yours!
You bring a unique and valuable experience into my practice; my job is to facilitate and guide you as you self-discover. In my practice, you will receive cutting-edge treatment with a solutions-focused emphasis to unveil and heal the answers you already have within you. I celebrate all of the incredibly hard work that you have done so far on your journey; and I will walk with you, step by step, gently encouraging your continued growth.
My approach to the counseling experience is warm, inviting and collaborative in nature. I use a body-centered holistic approach to counseling uniquely tailored for each individual. I strongly believe that “health” encompasses mental and emotional health alongside physical health and wellness. I strive to support people achieve what healthy looks like for them, and I believe that every body is a good body and every one deserves to feel good in their body.
I realize it is difficult to reach out to ask for help. If you will consider taking this step, I commit to being present with you and offering you a place of safety and compassion to work through your life challenges.