About

As a daughter of immigrants and Latinx woman, decreasing the stigma of mental health is very important to me. Taking the first step is always the hardest; it takes strength and a lot of vulnerability that, as humans in an individualistic society, we are not used to being confronted with. I collaborate with clients to create a  special space where you will be heard, understood, and respected. I understand that healing is not linear and there will be a lot of ups and downs. I am very honest in the process of therapy and will allow you a space just for you; your own “dance floor.”   As your therapist, I can  help you cope with the emotional and physical symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, conflicts, and change to “life stressors” or just “stress”. I will work with you to develop additional resources to add to your toolbox. I will work to help you tell your own narrative; you are the expert of your own life.   The BIPOC community has often been shut out from conversations of mental health. I  can provide you with space of security, and help  heal the internalized stigma around mental health often present in BIPOC communities. Helping young people navigate around a wide variety of presenting concerns and providing them with a secure and dependable space to process difficulties, is an important part of my work as a therapist. My ideal client is someone who is open to change and comfortable with being challenged. I will first and foremost utilize an anti-oppressive, non-judgmental and person-centered approach, understanding that affirmation of a client's identity is critical to helping that individual live a more authentic life.   Using an eclectic approach, I use a wide variety of modalities including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths Based, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I also have experience in the non-profit sector and have gained experience with multiple populations.   In my free time I enjoy spending time with my spouse and my 2 rabbits as well as reading and dancing for fun. I also enjoy reading and traveling to new places. I collect the Starbucks coffee mugs from the different places I have been.   I accept BCBS PPO, Cigna, Aetna, United/UMR and offer self-pay options. Email would be the best way to contact me.

Licenses
  • License
    LCSW
  • License Number
    149.021099
  • State Issued
    IL
States Licensed In
  • Illinois
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Identities
  • Therapist Pronouns
    They/Them/Theirs
  • Therapist Gender
    Female
  • Migration Background
    Child of Immigrants
Cultural Identities
Office Details
Practice Details
  • Therapist Languages
    English Only
  • Services For
    Group, Individuals
  • Client Age
    Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Young Adults (18-25), Elders (65+)
Session Rates

$120-130

By appointment only
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  • Tuesday

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  • Wednesday

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  • Thursday

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  • Friday

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  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    Closed

  • July 19, 2024 4:12 pm local time

Location
    latinx therapy

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