Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a cycle of stress and anxiety, unable to make progress in your life? Whether it's pressure from within or external sources, it's tough to move forward when you don't know how to identify your triggers and develop healthy coping skills. I enjoy providing a safe space to explore your inner world leading you to reach your full potential. Let’s work together to break free from that cycle and begin your healing journey.
I utilize a strength-based and person-centered approach throughout the therapeutic process to accommodate your unique experience, needs, and goals for therapy. I use approaches from CBT, Personal Centered, Motivational Interviewing techniques, DBT techniques, Mindfulness, and Gottman Method models depending on your individual needs. My therapeutic style focuses on improving self-esteem and confidence and accomplishing your therapeutic goals.
As a result of my approach, my clients have been able to love themselves again, overcome depression and anxiety and obtain and maintain healthier relationships. Through our work together, my ultimate goal is to help you reach your full potential by developing or enhancing coping skills and support you through any difficult situations you ay experience along the way.
Shakira is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NYS. Shakira completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Childhood Education at The City College of New York, CUNY and soon after received her Master’s degree in mental counseling at The City College of New York, CUNY. Shakira has training in Gottman Level 1 and continues to receive a variety of continuing trainings in trauma informed and strength based practices.
Individuals & couples
Types of therapy:
CBT, DBT, person-centered, Gottman Methods
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Family and Couple conflict, Self-Esteem, confidence and Relationship Conflicts.
More than just my work:
I love finding fun ways to move my body through yoga and learning new exercises. My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio and rum raisin. I love me some sweets and My favorite show is Friends.
“The man that knows something knows that he knows nothing at all” -Erykah Badu
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