Ileana is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with ARISE Psychotherapy Services, who provides individual psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Ileana brings experience, empathy, and a passion to help others into all of the important work she does. Among other areas, Ileana works with those struggling with all forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and managing life transitions.
Ileana’s draws from different therapy models in her client-centered psychotherapy approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Ileana believes it is essential that the folks she works with feel safe, respected, and heard in order to be able to engage in effective psychotherapy work, and always ensures she is promoting this type of environment. Ileana's passion for helping others create the positive changes they are looking for in their lives is unmatched, and evident to all who work with her.
Ileana received her Master’s of Social Work from Rhode Island College. She has worked in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults for over eight years. Ileana is a fluent Spanish speaker, who welcomes all clients looking to improve their mental health and overall well-being.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
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Rhode Island College, Master of Social Work , 2017
Rhode Island: ISW03030