Multicultural Counseling in Batavia, IL
Are you tired of not being able to just be yourself?
Maybe you're a first-generation Latinx individual struggling to connect with yourself? You may be struggling to acclimate to several cultures feeling like "you are not from here or there." Or perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed being primarily responsible for your family as an English speaker who navigates between cultures. You may be frustrated with microaggressions at work, or simply struggle with imposter syndrome. Perhaps you're feeling insecure and lost.
Whatever it is that you’re experiencing, you’re beginning to notice the impact of this in every facet of your life:
Increasing tension between you and your family
Struggling to connect with your coworkers
Feeling insecure at work
Straining to balance multicultural issues and your career
Grappling to be the parent and/or partner that you want to be
Grieving the loss of your identity
Multicultural Counseling can help.
It may feel impossible now, but you can feel confident embracing yourself and your values. You can gain clarity about who you are and who you want to be. And we can help you get there.
Multicultural Counseling can help you:
Identify the root cause of the problems you're experiencing
Learn coping strategies to manage your stressors
Understand and embrace the multicultural complexities impacting your life so that you can define your own expectations and values for yourself
As a multicultural therapist, I understand the influence culture, race, ethnicity, religion, geographic background and other factors outside of the majority have on how we approach life and view the world. As we work together, you can trust that your experiences, values, and beliefs will be respected and valued. I will help you through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. My approach to Multicultural Counseling comes from a place of compassion and nonjudgment: believing that as humans we are entitled to all of our emotions. I understand how challenging it can be to navigate your way in today’s world.
It’s time to feel more confident.
We can help you get there.
Q. What are Multicultural Counseling sessions like?
A. Beginning in our consultation call, we will take the time to learn about how your concerns are impacting your life and how you'd like things to change taking into consideration your culture, values, and beliefs. We will then work with you in a warm, caring, and non-judgmental way to help you develop greater insight into your thoughts and feelings. Then we'll help you gain clarity in what it is that you want in your life and how you can change your actions so that you can experience a rich and meaningful life that aligns with your values.
Q. How do I know if Multicultural Counseling will work for me?
A. While no therapist or treatment approach can guarantee results, We have helped many adults like you and have a greater understanding of how easy it can be to drift off course and how hard it can be to cope with life's many challenges while living in a society not designed for multicultural individuals. Coupled with our understanding and compassion, we also have the skills and expertise in proven treatment approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Q. How long do I need to be in individual therapy?
A: Individual therapy may take 12-16 sessions or longer, depending on the type of concerns. Sessions are typically held weekly for 55-minutes. A few ways that We are able to help you is by:
Using proven, evidence-based individual therapy approaches to address your unique concerns
Administering questionnaires to measure progress over time
Checking in with you on a regular basis to ensure that you feel your needs are being met and that you are experiencing improvements
Q. How do we get started?
A. Call to schedule an initial consultation by phone so that you can get your questions answered and get an idea of what our work will look like. If we both feel we are a good fit, then we’ll schedule your appointment.