GLORIA FELICIANO, MDiv, MSW, LCSW


Therapist

Pronouns: She / Her
Locations:
Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Acculturation & Immigration
  • ADHD & Attention Issues
  • Alcohol & Substance Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Personality Disorders (Antisocial, Borderline, etc.)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal & Postpartum Depression
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • School Issues
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

PHILOSOPHY

I take a client-centered focus in therapy; meaning I believe you are the expert of your experience. As a trauma-informed therapist, I think it is important to meet you where you are with the recognition that healing and growth are not linear. I approach this by building a strong therapeutic relationship. This relationship develops into a trust where you and I can work collaboratively for you to make the desired change you’re seeking.

THERAPY WITH ME

Clients can expect warmth, compassion, realness, and a collaborative non-judgmental approach to building and prioritizing a positive therapeutic alliance. A strong therapeutic relationship allows for the creation of a safe space to begin a path of healing, growth, and hope. As a trauma-informed and culturally humble clinician, my aim for a client session is to meet each client where they are to ensure that the client feels comfortable and supported while doing the work of therapy. Successful therapy is like wayfinding. It’s seeing where you’re going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been. This happens in partnership together as client and therapist.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License No. 149024345)

Degrees:

  • MSW, Loyola University Chicago
  • MDiv, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • BA in History & Theatre, Knox College

Certifications:

  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Phase 1 Training

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule, Premarital, Separation/Divorce)

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Motivational Interviewing, Object Relations, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Pastoral Counseling, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Play Therapy, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Systems Theory / Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy.