I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a master’s degree in counseling with specialization in clinical mental health counseling from Northern Illinois University (NIU). I have worked with adults, adolescents and children in various settings including but not limited to schools, courtrooms, home-based therapy, substance recovery programs, juvenile detention centers and more.
I believe that “life happens.” However, how do you respond to the things that happen in your life? Are there any patterns that you recognize? Are there any things that you would like to change?
I offer myself as well as others several things: hope, encouragement, a safe space, compassion, empathy, and time to speak freely and openly without being judged to foster an environment of empowerment for self-exploration and self-identity as a response to life happening.
We have so many experiences that have brought us to this exact moment and time in our lives. However, would you consider unpacking that story with Olivia to determine where you would like to go next? Maybe we just need to unpack this knapsack or bag in order to repack with all the essentials for our next journey.