4 Years Exp
4 Years Exp
Hey there , I am a Licensed professional therapist with 4 years of experience working in out patient counseling. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. I use a holistic approach when providing services to my clients. I am skilled in the use of various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ,Solution-Focused therapy and Mindfulness-base Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) . I am passionate about making therapy culturally relevant for all people . I utilize creative strategies , such as music, art , writing expressions, mindfulness practice and yoga.
I worked with a 15 years old who struggled with anxiety, suicidal ideations and attempts,. Due to internalize fear of failure. We Examine where the fear is coming from the messages who ones them and how she has come to claim them. We uncovered Misguiding believes “ This anxiety is what keeps me motivated and on the path to success “ If I manage my anxiety I will loose my edge and settle for mediocracy.” Next we worked on how to develop a narrative that is her own, improving identify and self worth self acceptance and compassionate. She discovered at the end how to talk to her parents and that their love is unconditional, She improve her distress tolerance skills and the anxiety that comes with growing challenges became manageable . Her motivation for A where no longer externally motivated but internally she wanted beat her highest score , and know she tried her best at things.
This is a brave but scary choice to get counseling. It would be comforting to have a road map however there is no road map for expectations in our session. Your process is unique but I am here with you as you uncover your motivations for your actions,. Whether it be positive or negative in nature.
The first session I will meet you. I will gather relevant demographic information , information on your life styles, interest , identifying your specific issues. We might even identify the counseling approach that can work best for you.
I have been interested in the mind , humanity , culture, relationships since my early teens. I wanted to do something that I find meaningful, and enjoyable with my life.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I believe that you are the expert on your story. Therefor there is no cookie cutter expectation regarding your journey and therapeutic outcome. What you can expect from me is that I will meet you where you are at with authenticity , compassion and support as you begin your journey of self exploration , understanding and actualization. I 100% believe in your strengths that you have full ability to overcoming the challenge you are facing and next. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
My counseling style is authentic, integrative, holistic, supportive, genuine, kind, compassionate, perceptive, and curious. My approach combines humanistic, existential and psychodynamic. mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am well verse in the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ,Solution-Focused therapy, Mindfulness therapy , client centered therapy , Acceptance commitment therapy( ACT), narrative therapy and Attachment focus therapy .
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I work with client challenge with mood disorders, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting challenge, Coping with life transition. LGBTQ+1 identity and related challenges, Relationship issues ,Family conflicts, Copinp grief and loss, sexual Intimacy related concerns, poor self esteem issue, Career transitions and challenges, Bipolar disorder, attention deficit , hyperactive disorder ( ADHD), and Challenged associated with acculturation and have multicultural identity. I work generally with all age groups however I am currently focus on working with teens and adults .