Meet the Therapist

My Approach & Values

Essence has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has experience working with adults in various settings. She also has experience working with those with anxiety and depression along with adjustment disorders. Essence is licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Essence uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling. This type of therapy focuses on exploring how one’s thoughts and views effects behavioral patterns and mood related symptoms. Essence strongly believes that a person’s recovery and success starts in the mind. She also believes in eclectic approaches as well to better address each individual client’s needs.

Professional Membership

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association

Treatment Areas

  • Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Women’s Issues
  • Minority Issues
  • Christian Based Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Couple Based Counseling