Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Illinois # 178016393
I am dedicated to creating a safe, collaborative environment where couples can explore the challenges and stressors interfering with their relationship. My goal is to assist you and your partner to heal from the relationship wounds, which have greatly impacted your connection, communication, intimacy, and relationship satisfaction.
I believe empathic communication is the foundation for change in couples. Through in-session exercises and guided conversations, you will begin to notice yourself gaining greater self-awareness of communication patterns, attachment styles, and relational boundaries to reduce the distance between you and your partner. My hope is that throughout our work together, you can experience movement toward greater emotional wealth to break free from perpetual conflicts impacting the quality of your relationship.
I utilize a trauma-informed approach that is person-centered and solution-focused. I integrate emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), psycho-dynamic therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level II).
I’ve worked with couples, families, and individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences that have experienced parenting/co-parenting and family issues, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, crisis, and depression and anxiety.
Coming to see a therapist takes courage but tapping into that courage is the first step towards healing yourself and your relationships.
Services are delivered in English and Arabic.
Supervised by Michael Villarreal, LCPC, State of Illinois #180010064
• Anger Management/Coping Skills
• Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy
• Clients in Distress or Crisis
• Conflict Resolution
• Grief and Loss
• Intimacy Issues
• Relationship Issues
• Young Adult Adjustment & Transition Issues
Our loved ones may be wafting through a range of emotions, grief, sadness, worry, anxiety, despair.
Being on the sidelines of someone in distress can be heart-wrenching. We, in turn, may feel helpless, inept, incapable of supporting our loved ones.
If a loved one is experiencing significant distress or you may feel unable to support their immediate needs, encourage them to seek professional help.
If you are uncertain as to how to have that conversation, contact us, and we can provide tips or resources to support you.
Our therapists receive specialized training, on an on-going basis,to provide the highest quality care with research-based workable solutions to improve the quality of your relationships and your overall well-being.
Semillas Counseling PLLC now offers telehealth sessions to clients as an alternative
to an in-office visit, which can enable you to connect with our clinicians
while reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 or further illness.
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