Richla joined our team in April! She brings experience, creativity, and more specialization to our team. She is trauma informed and currently splits her time working at Center and for an intensive outpatient treatment center in the North suburbs of Chicago.
Some things to know about her:
Richla also enjoys meeting new dogs! She has a secret hobby of taking pictures of other dogs. Maybe one day she'll have her very own. ;)
Richla is a graduate of DePaul University with a Master's in Community Counseling. Much of her experience is with trauma survivors, specifically in the LGBTQ community. She also has experience with addiction recovery. She currently works for an organization providing Intensive Outpatient Therapy for eating disorders as well as mood/anxiety disorders.
Richla believes in building a therapeutic relationship with her clients that is genuine and authentic. Her goal is to normalize the human experience which includes pain, suffering and the desire for connection. She help individuals find that connection through self exploration, while also observing their interpersonal relationships and their connection with the world around them. She believes a fulfilling relationship with the self and others can help people maintain emotional well-being and this model benefits those seeking relief from long term emotional distress.