About Querencia Counseling Services
" A Place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are the most authentic self"
?There is a purpose in life for us all. We each have our values, principles, and standards that often with awareness or without, lead our behaviors and our actions. During our most challenging times and with the many life changes we encounter, our established value system may not fit into our current life journey and path and we may begin to feel lost and confused. Moving forward may seem impossible. Life challenges may make it difficult for us to embrace our purpose, or build ourselves up. We may become stuck, caught in a power struggle with our emotions, trapped in our discomfort and chaos because this is “what feels safe” or this is “just how it’s been” and this may no longer benefit us. Together, we can work at creating some healthier changes to return you to the quality of life you deserve.
?While many factors may be contributing to our current way of dealing and coping with daily life stressors, including past trauma, grief and loss, poor self-acceptance, mental health challenges, and now the current pandemic, we still each have a purpose and deserve to feel and be safe. Together, we will work at unraveling those emotional power struggles, and your resistance to changes, through acceptance and vulnerability. We will work towards releasing your inner strengths, and your resiliency and using your narrative and healthy values to empower you to overcome barriers and obstacles and find healthier alternative ways to cope with life’s stressors, especially those situations and stressors that we oftentimes wish were within our control. We will do this at your pace and start where you are at.
Therapy is not a one size fits all. I practice from a person and family-centered approach. My practice consists of various therapeutic and treatment modalities, including a strengths-based model. We will work together at catering these therapeutic approaches to what fits your needs and wants accordingly. I value deeply the therapeutic relationship and connection and believe that authenticity, empathy, and honesty are important aspects of quality therapy and treatment. I truly believe that you are the expert in your own life, the true storyteller. I believe that your narrative and voice are worthy of being listened to and heard. And at your request and comfort, if necessary, we can work together to rewrite your narrative and re-create a new meaning and life purpose.
I have a passion for learning about you through your narrative and journey. I have a passion for learning and walking on all paths of diversity! I welcome you as you are, where you are, and for whom you are! Together, we will learn to begin establishing your individuality and uniqueness and your own space of strength, your safe place, your querencia, as you deserve!