Professional Awards & Trainings
Oak Park Health Care Provider of the Year – 2011
Given for outstanding service to the community for mental health needs in children and teens of Oak Park
Villager of the Year – 2011
Given for her leadership in “IMPACT” – a grassroots organization to address the need to educate the community on the issue of teen substance abuse in Oak Park and River Forest
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training – 2018 – Attended by Lisa Lowry & Rachel Olinger
Intensive therapeutic training conducted by Paul Holmes, PsyD with The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago Contextual Behavioral Therapy Fellowship 10/17 – 5/18
Evidence-driven therapy practices for assessment and emotional regulation.
Training Rush Hospital Pediatric Residents
Behavioral symptoms and child therapy models 8/17 – on going
Chicago Parent Magazine Article 8/17
“Back to School Jitters” – Article pertaining to school anxiety in children.
Professional Presentations and Awards
“Helping your child manage Anxiety” –Parent Group (River Forest, IL 4/20/2016)
“The Therapist’s Tool Box: Options for Helping ADHD Clients and their Families” -Thrive Counseling Center-Training for therapists (Oak Park, IL 12/16/2014)
“Helping Students with Attention/Focusing Difficulties” – Loyola University Training for School Professionals (Chicago, IL 3/09)
“Emotional and Educational Needs of Gifted Children” – PAGE Dist.97 (Oak Park, IL 1/08).
“Depression and Bipolar in K-12 Education” – Loyola University Training for School Professionals (Chicago, IL 2/07).
“Parent Support Group and Professional ADHD Panel” – CHADD – National advocacy group for those w/ ADD and ADHD (Arlington Hts. IL 11/05).
“ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment” – Lutheran General Hospital Pediatrics (Des Plaines, IL 8/05).
“Loss… A Family Systems Perspective” – National Hospice Association (Chicago, IL 8/92).