Lina Lewis-Arevalo (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

I help adults with anxiety, worry, fear, shame, and poor self-image to overcome and triumph over difficult or abusive childhoods.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA


About My Clients

Have you ever found yourself saying or doing something, in frustration, anger, or fear, and afterward thought to yourself: “Why did I do/say that?! That’s not me!” For some of us, early life experiences (abuse, neglect, witnessing violence inside or outside the home, racism, feeling wrongly-gendered) have left us with sensitivities that can be triggered by situations or people, and we find ourselves lashing out at others or ourselves.

My Background and Approach

Using Mindfulness-based therapies, we will work together to explore the roots of these triggers; the sensitive, hypervigilant “parts” that cause us to react in ways that seem inexplicable and out of character to our present-day selves. We will learn to identify and befriend our younger "parts" and recognize the roles they play in our lives. Because I want to be the most effective I can be with my clients who have been carrying their pain for years, I am constantly studying different aspect of trauma counseling, reading texts and taking workshops and courses from leading experts in the field on topics such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, the Polyvagal Theory, and Attachment Theory. All of these help me better understand how to help my clients understand the roots of their behavior and strategize how to help them heal.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

What makes me excited about counseling is the prospect of helping clients to discover and embrace the True Selves that they have been burying due to trauma, or criticism, or fear of rejection. We are meant to flourish, to be creative, inventive, connected beings, and I love helping people to rediscover those parts of themselves they may not have connected with since childhood. My passion for therapy is rooted in my own healing, through Mindfulness meditation and Yoga. Throughout my teens and into adulthood I allowed Anxiety to rule my life and lead me into deep depression and a sense of hopelessness. I couldn't improve my life because Anxiety convinced me I would fail. I can tell you from my own experience that Mindfulness practice is truly transformative. **I want to create a space where people feel comfortable to have uncomfortable conversations, about Race, Gender, Sex, etc. Click here to schedule your free consultation:

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 200/session


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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Princeton, NJ 08540

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