My Approach to Helping
Therapeutic approach: The method and approaches would depend on the client and their needs, but I usually draw most from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Existential therapy, Solution Focused, Person-Centered, and spirituality, and mindfulness. I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are connected and it is important to nourish all three.
I believe in helping and guiding people to emotional stability and empowerment, self-determination, teaching coping skills for stress and negative thoughts and emotions, start the healing process from trauma and abuse, and their ability to take control of their lives. Connecting with clients, gaining trust, developing a genuine therapeutic relationship with clients, providing empathy are the foundations of my counseling. I believe in the therapy process and hope clients will find the strength and potential they already had all along.
More Info About My Practice
Education and Experience: I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP). I have experienced with individuals and in group settings at Domestic Violence and Sexual assault agencies, partner abuse intervention, crisis centers, pregnancy counseling agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. I've worked with the elderly population with Alzheimer's/dementia, men and women in crisis (economic crisis, abuse, homelessness, pregnancy, grief), I have experienced with counseling, case management, and crisis intervention. I have a heart for helping people in need and strive to help people gain emotional stability by providing tools so they have the ability to maintain their emotional health on their own.
About Me: Personally, my perfect day would be filled with close friends, a warm cup of tea, live music, a Christopher Nolan film, a Friends marathon, and all you can eat Korean BBQ. I also enjoy being resourceful by making homemade cards and candles. Waterfalls soothe me and sea turtles are my spirit animal. My faith is my source of strength and hope.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including but not limited to Children, Adolescents, and Adult Individual counseling, Coping Skills, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Self-Esteem, self confidence, Anger Management, Behavioral Management, Bodyself Image, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, CouplesMarriage Therapy, Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Career Counseling, addiction, peer relationships, Geriatrics (Alzheimer'sDementia), Counseling for Caregivers, Bereavement and Grief counseling, Divorce, Communication Skills, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, College and Career Counseling, pregnancy option counseling, post-abortion counseling, miscarriage counseling, boundaries, toxic relationships, self care, mindfulness, crisis intervention, creative coping skills, coping skills for triggers, and eating disorders