I am a proud Latina who has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in TX.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
We often don't notice it but when we become adults we realize that we tend to carry our parents' trauma, whether that's racial trauma, immigration trauma, or even abuse trauma. I understand that there is a significant amount of mental health stigma and being the first in the family to speak of it may feel like you're going against the grain. My experience working with historical/intergenerational trauma will be at your own pace and without judgement.
My personal experience with immigration issues inspired my dedication to migrant communities. I have worked in different roles and locations with clients dealing with immigration issues. So rest assured that you won't have to explain what your status is and what it means to be undocumented in the US because I know and I get it. I also offer immigration evaluations to help support asylum cases.
I offer Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) to clients who understand what the modality entails. If clients are interested in getting more information, I am happy to provide that in our sessions. EMDR is not for everyone and is handled with great delicacy.
Clients like to see and understand what is going on with their mental health and CBT allows that in a very simple way. While I use CBT techniques, I also integrated with other modalities.
Culture matters! So I will take my time to understand who you are and what values you hold. At the end of the day, the client is the expert on their life and I will respect all views and values.