You’ve been through quite a bit in life. What’s beautiful is that you keep going, keep striving, and you keep looking forward to the life you want to live. You are open towards what life has to offer, and flexible towards what changes. What’s hard is that you feel stuck. You’re not as passionate as you once were, don’t have the energy you once did, and you don’t feel like yourself. Life seems to be moving around you while the hurtful things in life keep you back.
But you’re here because you want to transcend your trauma and break free. You’re ready to heal.
I would be honored to support you in your healing process.
Here’s how we can work together
Together we’ll revisit themes, go into your fears, and reflect on how your fears and hurts impact you. If you’re open to trying new and different approaches to healing, and willing to take actionable steps each week towards healing, I'd love to work with you.
I am empathetic, compassionate, flexible, and open to different opinions, views, and lifestyles. I am a good listener and am able to effectively communicate with others. I am a trauma survivor with lived experience, who will not judge you if you are struggling. Instead, I allow myself to meet you where you are, and offer a safe space for you to share when you feel ready. My background in Yoga, meditation, Pilates, and nature connection provides multiple pathways to explore yourself and your minds/bodies/and spirits in ways that create connection to yourself and the larger world around you.
My experience as a Hispanic/Latina woman of immigrant parents allows me to connect with those who may feel like they don't belong here or are caught in two different worlds. Being a career changer helps me understand what it means to start over, while also bringing with me what I loved and cherished about the past into the present. My love of animals and understanding of the unique relationship that exists between people and animals, brings comfort to pet parents who may feel alienated when they experience strong bonds with their pets and/or intense grief when their pet dies. Being a caretaker for for my now deceased father and my mother gives me insight into the complex experience of caring for myself while caring for someone I love. Overall, I am an open and empathetic individual with varied life experiences, multiple pivots, and many failures, so others feel that I identify with them and know what it's like to struggle and get back up again.
What it means to me to work anti-oppressively
Working anti-oppressively means we will work together, with you taking the lead, to pursue paths that acknowledge multifaceted and interrelated/intersecting experiences of oppression that have acted on your life. Their is no self-blame here, but there is self-examination and reflection in order to better understand who you are, how you got here, and where you want to go. We will openly acknowledge and discuss structural inequalities, how they have impacted you, and what can be done to address their impacts. This will all be done from a space of openness and an understanding that people can and do change, and that while social structures are limiting and must be considered, we can work together to affect positive change across all levels of your life (interpersonal, community, systemic, etc). I will acknowledge my privileges and ask you clarifying questions to better understand your unique experiences. You are the expert in your life and have much to teach me and the world.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) which means I can conduct therapy in the state of Massachusetts. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have a Master's Degree from Rutgers University and work under the supervision of Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW.
I am comfortable working with the following approaches:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Body-based approaches
I enjoy working with the following populations:
- Survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence
- LGBTQIA folks
- Immigrants (particularly those of Hispanic/Latino descent)
As a staff member at Healing Well Counseling, I am committed to training in trauma and ongoing learning in anti-oppressive approaches as I work with people with marginalized identities.
I would love to meet you. If you're interested in working together, you can schedule a session now, below.
What happens next?
After you've scheduled your intake session, someone from our office will connect with you to confirm your details and respond to any questions. If it's a good fit, they'll send you paperwork for you to complete before our first meeting.
Looking forward to connecting with you soon!
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