- Medication Management
About My Clients
My clients are individuals looking for greater self-exploration and seeking inner harmony. They want to be mentally and physically balanced. They want growth and maturation to align with their greater purpose. They're looking for guidance by getting back connected with their inner source through the process of therapy. My clients are looking to be heard, understood, and attended to assuage emotional disturbances, life difficulties, and cognitive dissonances.
My Background and Approach
I have worked as a life skills educator, helping students with cognitive impairments, intellectual disabilities, behavioral issues, and autism with learning and completing activities of daily living, including schoolwork. I have also worked as a mental health professional in Chicago with adults at a group home, helping them transition from mental health facilities to living in the community. During my internships, I've worked at a neuro-rehabilitation facility (Baylor, Scott, and White institute of rehabilitation) and a temporary homeless (The Samaritan Inn) counseling clients. I've worked with a diversity of clients and presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, frustrations, substance abuse, adjustment issues, relationships, motivation, self-worth, traumatic brain injuries, and bipolar disorder, to name a few. I see therapy as an opportunity for the client, with the therapist, to explore experience while approaching and overcoming obstacles for self growth.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My counseling approach is person-centered, so I value the therapeutic relationship first and foremost while being present-minded. I create a warm, accepting, and empathic atmosphere to empower clients to persevere through difficulties and blossom towards their true potential. I also utilize mindfulness, positive psychology, and motivational interviewing within my practice as they are techniques and approaches that resonate the most with me and how I view treating others and helping people. I use the tools that I have to attune better, understand, and facilitate the most growth for my clients. It's my passion to support and encourage others. Counseling is not just what I do; it's who I am. It is key for me to attune myself to the emotional tone, tempo, and flow of the client's expression, and strive to connect with my clients by listening to their inner music and reflecting on what I hear to bring them in concert with their mind, body, and spirit.