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. Just like an intricate art piece, the process is not always pretty and fast but it is always worth it.
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, Mexican immigrant, woman of color.
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. Much 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 as well as the co-occurring mental health struggles that often follow. My recent work experience in the last 3 years 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 my mission is to provide culturally responsive and accessible mental health care for marginalized communities.
ACTIVISM BURN OUT
ANXIETY (EXPOSURE WORK)
STRESS AND CAPITALISM
GRIEF AND LOSS
NAVIGATING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Individuals from diverse backgrounds that include those who identify as...
Social service providers
*Please note that I am currently ONLY working with adults 18+.
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 a unique and valuable individual. My practice is rooted in social justice and I am intentional about anti-oppressive ways of healing. My approach is very individualized and I aim to meet the person where they are at. I consider the systemic issues and take an intersectional approach to addressing the impacts on the person's mind, body, and spirit.
I am trained and experienced in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My training and professional qualifications serve to inform my practice. Though my approach is tailored to the individual based on the individual's needs, lived experience, 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 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.
SCHEDULE A FREE 20-MIN CONSULTATION
I offer a free 20 minute phone consult prior to scheduling a session. For scheduling use the contact form here. You can also text or call.
*A limited number of sliding scale spots are available for students and those experiencing financial hardship.