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This is the space for you to blossom and grow in your authenticity.  Life experiences can lead to a mind set of both healthy and unhealthy thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Some experiences can lead to anxiety, depression, and a history of trauma responses.  There is hope; you can blossom into the person you desire to be.

Join the movement for personal growth and social change.

A BEAUTIFUL SPACE TO FLOURISH & THRIVE.

Thanks for joining!

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Empowerment

The challenges in life are never easy, yet we are stronger for them.  Our resiliency and strength are the result of our experiences, roles and responsibilities which in some capacity have helped us blossom into the lotus we are destined to be.  As we maneuver through this life, or resolve is tested.  We can bend, but we don't have to break.  Let's discovery your empowerment, resiliency, and strength.

RESILIENCY+ strength

get the help you need

It can be challenging seeking therapy services; I'm glad you did.  By giving yourself permission to engage in mental care is not only a form of self-care, but also self-love.  My goal is to help you achieve both. Find healing and peace by aligning in who you authentically are.  I offer services to help address anxiety, depress, grief, stress, with a specialty in addressing trauma.  I take a holistic and organic approach, coupled with evidence based treatment interventions which allows for a client-focused experience that brings resolutions.


Our collaboration will include addressing ABCS (Agreements, Boundaries, Compassion, and Shame); allowing for permissions to engage in activities that will shift negative mindsets, to experience growth and discover your authenticity. 

 
 

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Individual Therapy

Life in all of its beauty can present challenges.  You may find yourself feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from the stream of stress and worry. The expectations of others has you feeling weighed down.  There is hope.  
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-compassion and esteem, its okay to want to help. 

If you are in need of trauma therapy; wanting to address trauma responses, let's work together to begin your healing journey.

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trauma therapy

Life experiences can overwhelm our brains and bodies, leaving us to feel hopeless and helpless.  We can address trauma ourtside of the traditional talk therapy approach by implementing treatment modalities such as EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS, and TF-CBT. 

Schedule your consultation to discuss your options.

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COUPLES THERAPY

My Couples Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances, within relationships.  If you are seeking ways to help you talk to each other more, premarital counseling, or even address the trauma of infidelity. I am here to listen and help. Couples therapy will address key components such as agreements, communication, and yes, sex.

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group classes

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles.   Group classes and workshops are centered empowerment and aligning with your authenticity.  I’m confident you’ll find my personalized workshops beneficial and inspirational.

Get in touch to start a group or request a workshop

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LGBTQIA+ AFFIRMING THERAPY

Blossoming Hope provides accepting therapy for individuals, couples, families, and allies of the Queer community.  Our goal is to help your feel accepted, valued, and worthy as you discover and explore your authentic self in a safe and affirming space.

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empowering women of color

BIWOC are worthy of empowerment, peace, and self-love

As Black women, Indigenous women, and Women of Color, we were born with specific agreements and expectations placed on us.  Contracts we never agreed to, that do not align with who we are or what we want for ourselves.  We are worthy of being heard!  We reside in spaces where we encounter misogyny, homophobia, racism, disrespect for our rights to navigate our choices for our bodies.  We are then expected to the "superwomen" cape or be the "strong Black Women."  This is traumatic.  Blossoming Hope provides you with a space to be your most authentic self, with no conditioned expectations.  We see and feel you.  We are here to help.

 

CONCIERGE & Coaching  SERVICES

Concierge service is an exclusive and premium approach to managing your mental health and coaching needs, allowing for your busy lifestyle.  This approach  is not limited by the traditional standards of in-office services.  You have flexible scheduling and greater access to therapy and coaching services that maximizes your time and privacy.  You will have open access to services when you need help via priority scheduling and accessibility, outside of "normal business hours."  Schedule a consult to learn more.

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SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY & EDUCATION

Advocating for social change

I am an educator and speaker on issues that impact our society as a whole, with a specific interest on issues related to women and our BIPOC communities.  I educate and enlighten communities and organizations on social issues such as dating violence, human trafficking, racial conflict, and women's reproductive rights.  Contact me to discuss your event needs. 

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Immigration Evaluation Services

Clinical evaluations can be useful to support your attorney moving your immigration proceedings forward.  A clinical evaluation is an imperative part of the application process to gain citizenship, as well as a valuable tool for applying for an immigration waiver.  If this is something you feel will enhance your proceeding, consult with me.

MEDIATION SERVICES

Helping your work through conflicts and disputes

Mediation is a non-conflict process to respectfully and effectively resolve disputes.  The mediation process is less expensive than time consumed in court negotiations and it puts the control of the outcome in the parties' hands.  Mediation services are provided for custodial , divorce, family, and small claims disputes.

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CLINICAL SUPERVISION

In the State of Illinois, masters-level social work graduates must obtain 3.000 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Those with a PhD or DSW must obtain 2,000 hours.  It is important to assure you are receiving effective supervision that is diverse, address real-world situations, enhances communication techniques and prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and assessments (KSAs) to successfully prepare for your ASWB exam.  Supervision can be provided in a group setting and individually.  

Supervision supports social workers by offering clinical direction, guidance, growth, oversight and support. 

Third party contracting with your employer is also available.  Let's schedule a meeting to explore your needs.  

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THERAPY IS A COMMITMENT

IT TAKES TIME AND MONEY

When you make the commitment to therapy services, you agree to show up and work in session and out.  Part of the helping process is to challenge the mindset and shift perspectives.  This is when change and growth happens.  


Your journey into and through therapy brings empowerment, peace, self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love.  


Therapy is also a financial investment into how you want to show up for yourself and those that matter the most to you.  Give yourself permission to acknowledge your worth and start your growth process.

INSURANCE OPTIONS

Blossoming Hope is an "in-network" provider with several carriers.  We can also work with your if your insurance is out of network.  If you are planning to use your health benefits, it is important you verify your mental health benefits with your carrier, so you can understand your coverage prior to your appointment.  Be sure to check with your insurance as some carriers require pre-certification before the first appointment, or they will not cover the cost of services.  Please see below a list of in-network providers.

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS

Accepting:  Blue Choices Programs
PPO, Preferred, Options, and Professional Blue

OPTUM/UNITED HEALTHCARE/UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
 

Accepted Insurances

CIGNA PPO
Accepted

MEDICARE, TRICARE, AETNA
Pending

There are time when insurance representatives misquote benefits.  If your insurance does not pay for services, you are responsible for the full contracted rate.  You are responsible for the payment of services, not your insurance company.

 

If your insurance is OON, get in touch today and find out how I can accommodate your situation.

CO-PAYS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF SERVICE.