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"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." ~Jack Canfield
Cecilia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and she is also bicultural. Cecilia has been working as a psychotherapist for the last 11 years. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Before founding La Vida Fearless Counseling, PLLC she worked with children and adolescents who were victims of sexual abuse and also with sexual perpetrators in Illinois. She has worked with individuals and families in situations of domestic violence . Before moving to Oklahoma, Cecilia lived in Idaho for 2 years, where she had her own private counseling practice.
OUTSIDE OF WORK
During her free time Cecilia works with the Spanish speaking adult women of her church and participates in service projects. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves playing boardgames (and has to win every time!), hiking, camping, and driving in the country.
A FEW WORDS FROM CECILIA
Hi! I am Cecilia. I enjoy helping others in time of need and help them to empower themselves. My style is friendly, laidback, and enthusiastic. I focus on the strengths and resources of my clients and the things they are already doing well. I believe that people have the power to heal and grow despite the changes and challenges that life gives them. For this very reason I respect all who come for a little of extra help to take their power back.
I specialize in counseling children, adults, and couples. I have helped many individuals as they navigate different challenges such as sexual abuse and trauma. I also work with those suffering with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief, and addiction to pornography. 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 am also trained in the Gottman method to help couples. But most of all, I use a client-centered approach, which is based on what will be most beneficial to each individual.
I also have two teenage boys at home and I have experienced the death of my beloved husband, Anthony. 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 adventures. Thank you for your time!
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