"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."
Cecilia is a bilingual (English and Spanish) and bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing therapy for the last 9 years. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University and her Master of Social Work in 2009. Prior to opening La Vida Fearless Counseling, Cecilia worked with children and youth who were victims of sexual abuse and also with juvenile sex offenders in Illinois. She has also worked with individuals and families involved in domestic violence. Before moving to Oklahoma, Cecilia lived in Idaho and worked in private practice.
Outside of work Cecilia enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, writing memories about her husband, experimenting in the kitchen, and making beautiful cupcakes. In her spare time, Cecilia also volunteers with the women in her church and finds opportunities to serve in the community.
Hi, I am Cecilia. I am passionate about helping people to live authentic, empowered lives. My style is friendly, warm, encouraging, and engaging. I focus on the strengths and resources of my clients as well as the things that they are currently doing right as a way of enhancing and developing ways to heal and grow from the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy.
I specialize in children, teenagers, and family work. I have helped many individuals navigate different challenges including sexual abuse and trauma. I also work with individuals with issues of depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, grief/loss and pornography addiction. I am trained in a method called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and use it to help those who are struggling with traumatic memories and/or PTSD live a full life and leave their past behind. I use a client-centered approach, based on what will be most beneficial to each individual or family.
I also have a teenage boy at home and I have experienced the death of my beloved husband. I combine many personal and professional experiences to help you get the most out of every session. I would love an opportunity to talk with you and to support you as you go through life’s challenges.
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