Caryn considers it a privilege to work with adolescents, adults and seniors in individual, couple and family therapy. She finds it extremely rewarding to be a part of the transformative process that takes place when people actively engage in therapy. Caryn’s style is both pragmatic and integrative, meaning that she draws upon a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and family systems therapy, and uses what’s most likely to be effective in each person’s unique situation. Caryn is compassionate and hopes that above all, her clients know that she cares.
Caryn has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings including a therapeutic day school, a community mental health center, and a social service agency. Prior to coming to Meier Clinics, she was in private practice in the Fox Valley area.
Common treatment concerns Caryn works with include:
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Conflicts/Issues, Marital Problems, Infidelity, Parenting Struggles, Self-Injury, Emotional Dysregulation, Sexual Abuse, Grief and Loss, and Difficult Life Transitions.
“Therapy is a big deal. It takes humility, courage and strength to get better. And like most things in life, the more you put into it, the more you’ll likely get out of it. I strive to provide a safe, caring and respectful space for people to explore, to heal, to grieve, to learn, to change and ultimately to become better human beings. For in my mind, therapy at its best provides not only relief from symptoms, problems, and pain, but also opportunity for transformation. A chance to discover and embrace the true person you were uniquely created to be. “
Caryn received both her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1991. She recently joined Meier Clinics in January 2016 and works at the outpatient clinics in both Wheaton and Geneva.