Haley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana University and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Haley has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in healthcare, schools, private practice, and community mental health settings.
Haley has extensive experience in helping children and adolescents facing challenges with anxiety, emotional regulation, attention and school-based issues, as well as behavioral problems and family conflict. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based approaches, as well as creative interventions and non-traditional forms of therapy, such as technology, social media, games and music. Haley believes immersing herself in the child or teens’ world, in an effort to connect and provide successful therapy.
Haley is also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She prides herself on her ability to address marital distress and the underlying issues within relationships. She helps couples who are struggling to cope with life-cycle transitions, including parenting issues, family-of-origin conflict, infidelity, and separation or divorce. She guides couples to restore the balance within the relationship. Haley gives them tools to learn healthy communication and conflict-resolution skills, develop intimacy, and emotional awareness in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Working with children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, parents, and families, Haley has experience treating the following:
- Behavior Disorders/Oppositional Behaviors
- Depression and self-harming behaviors
- Social and peer related challenges
- Difficulty with executive functioning/school related difficulties
Family/Couple Relationships issues:
- Parent-child conflict
- Couples issues, including communication difficulties, intimacy, and anger management
- Family of origin issues
- Life-cycle transitions including marriage, parenting, divorce, grief and loss
Haley is an in network provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO Site 145.
I believe that change occurs through a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship cultivated by understanding and unconditional support. I use a warm and direct approach, as I believe clients enter therapy in search of strategies and practical solutions to remedy their problems and address emotional burdens.
I work to help my clients gain insight, develop an understanding of negative patterns, and repair and build lasting and meaningful relationships. I recognize the importance of creating a safe space to explore negative core beliefs, maladaptive coping strategies, and underlying issues affecting individuals from achieving balance and peace.
For me, there is nothing more rewarding than witnessing the transformation that occurs when clients feel supported to navigate difficult emotions and tackle their problems.
Haley is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.