Hello! My name is Cami Beauregard.
I am currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University. That sounds pretty intimidating when reading it in writing. But, when I step back and take a look inside, I remember -- I did not find my way to Northwestern overnight. Like many things, it was a custom-made path that had a lot of bump and turns. There were many paths that led me to where I have chosen to be today. My passions have only begun to be revealed. I realize now that it was okay to feel a bit helpless along the way. It’s in the wondering that you begin to see a strength, a match, and some growth into an expectation for yourself. It can become a mission.
When I was young, I had epilepsy. And for a while, I let the diagnosis become me. Through the practice of meditation, yoga, sleep patterns and support from others, I overcame the affliction. Despite being seizure free for years, the scars still remained. I wanted to “forget” this period in my life; I was plagued by the curiosity of how things may have been different if I never had those seizures.
I allowed myself to live in this space of “what ifs” or “if only” until I found yoga and psychotherapy. At a time when I needed to learn to understand my own mind, the power of these practices allowed me to breakthrough my fears and begin the healing of my personal relationship with myself. I found a little miracle in the reflection of a mirror and on this path I now find myself walking. Becoming a clinical mental health counselor was important to me to help others be inspired and find deeper meaning and enjoyment of their authentic being. In my vocation, I want to help cultivate gratitude, build community, strengthen from the inside and enliven a commitment to personal growth for others just as I was once helped.
So, why work with me? Why is my personal experience relevant to you? Will I be able to help you and understand the path you are on and the choices you have made to put you there? Am I as capable as a licensed counselor to help you? These are all real and valid questions.
We are all unique and perfect in our OWN way, but we are wired neurologically to question ourselves, to question what we choose to do, and to question others. Decisions are difficult to make, and we become a collection of those choices. In working with me, I want to help you see that you are worthy and capable of love and belonging. You have all the "right" decisions within you, and it takes deep work to discover and trust.
Together, we can learn to examine the struggles in decision-making and blossom to positive outcomes. I have a unique personal experience base, and when matched with my professional training, I have the empathy and understanding to help guide you in seeing your truth. I am excited to build on a valuable foundation to help you on your path to empowerment and achieve the change you are seeking in your life.