Life is full of adjustments, transitions and letting go. My goal in therapy is to accompany people in their journey towards these changes and to provide a safe space for them to heal, grow and discover who they are to thrive in life.
I help clients incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives to reduce stress, and anxiety and to help them live a life of greater compassion, health, peace and well-being. In therapy, I consider each client as unique and customize each session depending on what is best for the client. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction).
I work with individuals who are experiencing a variety of difficulties including, anxiety, perfectionism, PTSD, self-esteem, anger, communication and boundaries. I also specialize in the college-age population, athletes, performers and Asian-American experiences. I speak Tagalog and I have first-hand experience with the issues that exchange students experience, college counseling, and sport psychology.
Aside from being a LMHC, I also have a master’s degree in Sport Psychology and Exercise Performance Enhancement from Barry University in Miami, FL. After graduating from Barry University, I gained experience in Sport Psychology by working with professional golfers and hockey players. I also was a competitive hockey player and represented my country in international competitions from 2017 through 2019. I was an alternate Capitan for the 2017 and 2018 Filipino Women’s National Hocky Team. I’m currently involved with several competitive / recreational hockey leagues.
I incorporate CBT, ACT, and mindfulness in my sport focused sessions.
Christel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, License # MH22216