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THE ART OF HEALING

Healing is an ongoing journey that changes with every new experience and stage in one's life. It is the restoration of health within the mind, body, and spirit. It is non-linear and unique for each individual. It is a constant walk towards wholeness where one continues to build on our learned lessons, strengths, and abilities to thrive. Just like an intricate art piece, the process is not always pretty and fast but it is always worth it.

 

ABOUT ME

Carolina Perez Placencia, MSW, LSWAIC

I am originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico raised in the U.S. since age 7. I identify as a bi-cultural, bilingual, Spanish/English speaking, undocumented immigrant, woman of color and I use she/her/ella pronouns.

 

I completed my bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in family studies at Central Washington University and Masters in clinical social work from the University of Washington. Majority of my experience comes from working with communities of color from different age groups and backgrounds in various capacities for over 10 years. More specifically, with the Latinx immigrant community.  My work with different age groups across the mental health field has allowed me to have a deeper understanding of the different stages of development outside of my academic education. Especially, how trauma transcends through generations and throughout a lifetime when it is not addressed. ​I consider trauma work my specialty and have an understanding of the co-occurring mental health struggles that often follow. My recent work experience has been heavily concentrated in trauma-focused work specific to sexual abuse/assault, while addressing the many intersections of violence that come with it.​ I embrace social justice and multicultural counseling to serve minority groups. My mission is to provide culturally responsive and accessible mental health care.  

 

I WORK
WITH:

Individuals from diverse backgrounds that include those who identify as...

  • Latinx

  • Undocumented

  • Immigrant

  • LGBTQ

  • Gender non-conforming

  • Womxn

  • Men

  • POC

  • Students

  • Social service providers

  • Activists

  • Community organizers

  • Young professionals/in the workforce

Please note that I am currently ONLY working with adults 18+.

 

THERAPY

 

APPROACH

It's a process

I view the facilitation of healing (therapy) as an interactive process that aims to increase your sense of well-being. I believe in the inherent strengths, resilience and creative potential of who you are as an unique and valuable individual. My practice is rooted in social justice and a decolonizing mental health perspective. I am intentional about anti-oppressive ways of healing, and aim to meet the person where they are. I consider systemic issues and take an intersectional approach to addressing the impacts on the person's mind, body, and spirit. 


Some of my experience and trainings include Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Dialectical Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My training and professional qualifications serve to inform my practice. Though ​​​my approach and method is tailored to the individual based on their needs and goals.

It is my duty to make every attempt to create a safe place free of judgement and shame. I believe we are our own healers. Though many times guidance can support the process to tap into our inner healing abilities, by way of dismantling the internalized and suppressed ideals that prevent us from doing so. ​It's a process of growing in your abilities and awareness to care for your mental health. It takes courage, commitment, and honesty with the self to engage in this journey and I am honored to embark on this healing journey with you.

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political welfare."

Audre Lorde

 

SCHEDULE A SESSION

For scheduling use the contact form here. You can also text or call. I offer a free 20 minute phone consult prior to scheduling a therapy session. Each session is $90 for 50 minutes.

 

* I am NOT taking insurance at the moment. A limited number of sliding scale spots is available for students and those experiencing financial hardship.

Renton, WA, USA

425.243.2790