Isabel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor. During her career Isabel has worked as a School Counselor for Chicago Public Schools, a Youth Services Counselor, and a Mental Health Counselor. Isabel has focused on ADHD and behavioral struggles, adolescent identity development and adults in life transition. She is has been trained to deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia by Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D using his program developed at Harvard Medical School.
Isabel believes that there is no secret ingredient to living a good life. Her approach in therapy is to guide and encourage each individual to take the small daily steps that will set them on the path they desire. Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed practices Isabel embraces holistic methods to mental health and believes that taking care of your mind, body and soul come as a package deal.
Isabel earned her Masters Degree in Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. Isabel grew up in the Traverse City area and returned with her husband to raise their two children. She loves reading and yoga. She has been meaning to get back into running since the birth of her second child…. any day now! And she is actively working through her nacho addiction.