Therapy - Remote/Online

Who Do I Treat?

If any of these experiences sound familiar, I may be the right therapist for you.

College and Graduate Students

Balancing the stresses of life and school can feel overwhelming! You’re a high achiever, your involved in many different extracurricular activities and you are eager to be successful. Others may describe you as a perfectionist and this may help you succeed but it is also stressful and anxiety provoking.

Relationship concerns may be frustrating you and you need a space to process this and learn to deal with them. You may be set on your career path but you might be confused.

Early Career Professionals

You graduated and you are finally working. Maybe you are in your dream job or maybe a starter position. You’re ambitious, hard working and probably anxious too. You likely take on multiple roles in your life, that you may or may not have time/energy/resources for.

You worry more about others than yourself. You’ve thought about going to therapy for a while but haven’t found the time. You may be struggling with work-life balance, stress management, time management or career satisfaction. You may need to set some boundaries and prioritize yourself as much as you prioritize your work, life goals and relationships.

People questioning if they are struggling with addiction

Have you ever gotten too happy at happy hour? Have you ever wondered if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Dr. Hover can help assess, identify next steps and in many cases provide on going therapy to help you manage your alcohol or drug use.

Areas of Specialty

Some of the following will come up in my work with this population and influence the materials I read and trainings I attend to more learn about.

  • Burnout Prevention & Management
  • Boundary Setting, Prioritizing Self-Care
  • Anxiety Management
  • Interpersonal/Relationship Counseling
  • Self-worth, Recognizing “You Are ENOUGH”
  • Career Counseling & Assessment
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Adjustment to Phase of Life Changes

Dr. Hover is licensed in Illinois and in New York. Check out my bio below and on Psychology Today or follow me on Instagram @bigpicturepsych to learn more about me.


What to Expect in Therapy

A note from Dr. Hover

A lot of my treatment is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) informed. I focus a lot on values work or understanding “your why” and being able to tolerate and accept all emotions, even the uncomfortable ones (watch Pixar’s Inside Out to get an idea of what I’m talking about here). BUT I would not describe myself as a CBT therapist.

Most of my therapy consists of helping you gain insight, recognize patterns, reframe some thoughts and core beliefs and then help yourself (with some help from me at first) with your new found me you won’t be able to unsee it! This style is a little less structured but equally as challenging because I encourage my clients to lean into the discomfort with curiosity so you can learn from it and then see bigger changes.

I like to use humor in my work because sometimes we need to be able to laugh to get through hard times. I’ve been told I ask good, thought provoking questions that help my clients think about their experiences in a way they’ve never thought of before. Sometimes seeing things from a different perspective can make all the difference!