The work I engage in supports individuals and groups from traditionally marginalized and under-supported communities.
Counselor in Morton Grove, IL
I was trained in SFBT while working as a high school counselor. I appreciate that time is a component in counseling and am sensitive to the high cost of counseling. SFBT, while an evidence-based therapy, can also be a great tool to keep costs down for patients that may only be able to afford a certain amount of counseling sessions.
I was trained in CBT and DBT techniques while working as a group therapist for a PHP/IOP. CBT and DBT are both evidence-based therapies that have shown positive therapeutic outcomes for many mental health related issues.
I specialize in cultural competency and responsiveness. I offer workshops to train professional educators and clinicians in this area. I have been recognized for my work in this area and received a 2021 Mental Health Counselor Minority Fellowship through the National Board for Certified Counselors organization.
I specialize in working with clients from racial and ethnic minority (REM) backgrounds. I recognize the trauma experienced in the immigration process, trauma endured when one identifies as part of an REM group, issues surrounding immigration status, and continuous aggressions and micro-aggressions REMs experience while living in the United States. I also take care to understand the nuances of an individual's experience, regardless of their background.
I have spent over 15 years serving marginalized groups in various career capacities. From systemic oppression in education to mental health, I work to empower my clients to better navigate systems of oppression. I also work with professional educators and clinicians to improve their practices through increased cultural competency and responsiveness.
I have been practicing career counseling at a community college for the past two years. My experiences have solidified my belief that career counseling is an essential but underutilized form of counseling for nearly all age groups.