Amyra Rodriguez
Amyra Rodriguez
Personal Statement

Life can be tough, full of grief, and stressful, but it can also be hopeful.  I’ve been there and others have walked with me through those hard times.  So my desire is to do the same for individuals and couples who are going through grief, trauma, and other difficult experiences.  Our struggles can make us feel isolated and lonely, but we each have the choice to not go through them alone.  I believe that each life is more valuable than the burdens we carry so taking that first step towards hope by inviting another person to help you is a very courageous one.  It is an honor and privilege for me to work with you on your journey towards healing and growth.

Seeing others overcome personal challenges always brings me great joy.  I especially enjoy working with adult individuals who have been through childhood trauma and abuse.  Cultivating an individual’s resilience, helping them to develop their own identity and voice, and witnessing them free themselves from the negative influences of past perpetrators is one of my passions. 

I love Chicago and have lived here for most of my life.  I enjoy exploring the various neighborhoods, local bakeries, and coffee shops, and learning about our city’s history.  I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends trying out new recipes and playing board games.  Currently, I’m reading my favorite books from my childhood and discovering some new perspectives.

Treatment Areas and Competencies

Adult & Childhood Trauma

Sexual Trauma

Grief Counseling

Anxiety

Depression

Marriage & Relationships Issues

Suicidal Ideation

Life Transitions

Approach to Therapy

I take a person-centered approach to therapy, incorporating a variety of interventions to create a treatment plan that is suited to each client’s needs.  I believe that to be invited into any area of trauma or grief, trust must be earned.  It is sacred ground.  Because of that, I like to be present with where an individual or couple is at, actively listen to their story, progress at their pace, and to collaborate with them at each step.  One of my goals is to make every counseling session a safe place where anyone can feel free to be vulnerable and their authentic selves.  Since healing is a journey, I see my client’s role as the driver.  This is your road and we are in your space.  My role is a navigator for this part of your journey with maps and tools gathered from my studies.  I am focused you and where you want to go sharing my maps and tools and using what is helpful to you. 

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations

Person-centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions

EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFCT)

Attachment Theory

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy interventions

Spiritual Integration

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Moody Theological Seminary
  • BA in Urban Ministry from Moody Bible Institute

Contact Amyra

Meet

53 W. Jackson, suite 510 Chicago 60604

Call

(312) 436-2046

Email

amyra@pneumachicago.com