I'm Alina. I'm a Latinx therapist that is passionate about helping people heal. I would love to get to know you!
Therapist in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Andrea Santiago, LCPC, NCC
I have worked with individuals struggling with addiction at various levels of care that include residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and a halfway house. Through these experiences I increased my understanding of the various stages of addiction and its impact on afflicted individuals.
I have been trained in EMDR in order to provide clients an additional treatment modality that caters to individual needs. This additional training allows me to treat individuals who have experienced trauma, assisting them in working towards alleviating distress associated with traumatic memories.
I have utilized CBT tools and exercises with many individual on various afflictions, due to its uniqueness in being able to address many presenting issues and effectiveness. Implementing the structure that CBT provides can also vary based on the individual client's needs in therapy.
With the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training I have received, I have become passionate about working with individuals who have endured a traumatic event.
With my specialized training in becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate their recovery journey.