When I first began my journey into social work I was often asked,“Why do you want to be a social worker?” The answer is quite simple. I wanted to be a social worker because I have a passion and need to help people. Here at Lincolnshire, I am enjoying my role as the Social Services Director, which provides me the opportunity to know our residents and their families.
I have been involved in long term care since 2006 after receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University. I took on the title, Director, in 2013 after receiving my Master’s Degree in Counseling.
My primary goal is to provide an environment of compassion and support to help my clients and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. I assist clients coping with dementia, depression, anxiety and mental illness and I believe in treating the whole person and tailor my guidance to meet each individual’s needs and treatment goals. I recognize the importance of staying abreast of the latest research and findings. Therefore, I am continuously seeking to gain more skills and broaden my education.