She uses a client-centered approach, meaning there is an unconditional regard for each individual’s needs, which are held central to the therapeutic relationship. Through the use of evidence-based and strengths-based approaches, she helps guide clients into practices that better align with their goals of healthy functioning.
Tasha has both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from DePaul University and has worked with clients in both community and school settings. She has a passion for working with individuals who may have struggled to find themselves culturally represented or fully understood by their care providers. She also believes in normalizing experiences that can be so easily hijacked by voices of shame, guilt and judgement, which often lead to distress. Tasha uses an eclectic and comprehensive approach in therapy by integrating various treatment modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral and Humanistic interventions, that best support the treatment goals.
In her spare time, you can find Tasha at home creating; whether cooking a new meal or painting in a journal with old school R&B music playing in the background. On warm Chicago days she enjoys rollerblading with her pit-bull through the forest preserve and listening to audiobooks.
I support people in finding their strengths, building on them, and finding balance and contentment in the emotional, relational, physical, cognitive, and spiritual components of their life. I seek to create a safe and respectful environment for individuals and couples to nurture growth and healing.
I uphold the autonomy within those seeking help. I gently challenge them to courageously face life’s invariable disappointments outside the therapy room and to embrace opportunities to encourage others in their life journey.