There is nothing wrong with finding ourselves struggling in life. Whether that be due to relationships, career or self esteem, lifes challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to manage all on our own. Finding the right help can be life changing. My passion is to help people find what they are seeking within themselves to improve and enhance their lives and their relationships. I focus on offering trauma informed care that utilizes an eclectic theoretical approach and tailors treatment based on each individual client’s personal needs and strengths. I enjoy working with clients on self esteem building, stress management, anxiety and depression coping techniques and identity issues.
I have experience working in both private and community based practices and engaging with clients from all walks of life. I also understand the deeply rooted cultural stigmas of reaching out for help when it comes to our mental health. I know how cultural, racial and ethnic issues can impact a clients identity, lifestyle and daily functioning. I specialize in cultural and women's issues while continuing to learn about each client’s unique experiences. My goal is that all clients feel empowered, supported and educated through therapy.
I am committed to understanding your circumstances, goals and interests and making the process of treatment as comfortable as possible. Whether you are looking for self discovery, skill building or just a compassionate and supportive ear, I will strive to meet your needs as well as challenge and encourage you to go further.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180012563
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Azra for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Azra is wonderful to work with! She offers great insight on issues, and is very understanding and accepting; very easy to talk to. She also has a lot of great resources that she'll share, and is reasonably responsive to messages outside of sessions. I find her expertise very helpful and have reccomended BetterHelp to many friends because of my experience with her.
Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Azra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd