MA, Licensed resident Counselor

Proficiencies

Specialties
&
Trainings

  • Trauma
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Adult attachment issues
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Neurodivergence
  • Anxiety
  • Treatment-resistant Depression
  • Complex trauma / PTSD
  • “Resistance” in clients (fear of treatment buy-in)
  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Families
  • Parents
  • EMDR
  • Eating disorders

Sirena has received an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and has nearly 10 years of professional experience with clients from all walks of life. She additionally has her certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling, a BS in psychology, BSW in social work, and is actively working towards her PhD in Counseling, Education, and Supervision. Sirena has worked in a myriad of different counseling realms, including work with children, adolescents, adults, geriatric clients, families, couples, residential facilities for individuals with severe mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and eating disorders; and the complex array of concerns that overlap these diverse individuals.

She approaches counseling from a Gestalt and narrative-based approach to support a client’s inherent capability to support healing on an innate level. Sire is also informed in CBT, DBT, and ACT based therapies. Sirena is skilled in challenging historical means to survive, and walk with clients as they thrive in areas of resiliency, life struggles and challenges, and creating their own narrative through the application of therapeutic goals, trauma work, and integration of healing.

Sirena approaches therapy from a servant leadership approach, meaning serving clients from an array of diverse backgrounds and the importance of inner advocacy work are key to therapeutic work with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, or intergenerational family issues.