I am a licensed professional counselor in Michigan with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, academic and personal counselor, and life strategist. I am a musician who has played in working rock bands for the last 16 years I have worked with clients who have experienced career disillusionment, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career challenges, general anxiety and social awkwardness, and feelings of emptiness. I have also worked with many who have experienced and survived physical trauma and/or emotional abuse, as well as severe and persistent mental illness.
My therapy style is sincere, person-centered, authentic, and interactive. I have primarily served BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and Bilingual (Spanish) persons navigating many issues including immigration (both documented and undocumented persons), complex systems of oppression and discrimination, and intercultural issues. I've also worked with persons who are in adulthood traversing early and mid-life changes and problems of everyday life.
The cornerstone of any human interaction is mutual respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and focusing on those will help us move toward self-awareness to improve how we face and address the challenges of this ever-changing world. My therapeutic approach combines relational cultural therapies with strengths-based, narrative, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapies. We will work together to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and goals for growth and awareness.
Taking the first step toward leading a more fulfilling and gratifying life takes courage. You are taking that step by reaching out and seeking a thought partner to work through the areas you are most ready to address, and I am ready to work with you towards finding more of your inner power and strength.
I look forward to hearing from you so we can get started on your personal journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401006780
Gloria is amazing!
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Gloria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Gloria has been a Godsend for me. She is very easy to talk to and has great insights to share. I look forward to our calls and always feel better afterward. She is wonderful!
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Gloria for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Gloria is awesome. She’s honestly a God send and I really appreciate her.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Gloria for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I am beyond grateful to have met Gloria. I’ve struggled with understanding my self worth as an individual, and Gloria has helped me immensely with recognizing, understanding, and appreciating who I am. The tools I am learning are ones I think everyone could benefit from. Although the road to self love is a long and bumpy one, Gloria has shown me extraordinary patience and kindness. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Gloria for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She has been great, very helpful whenever I have a concern, and always lets me know that I can message her whatever I need to
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
She is amazing and has help me so much
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 6 months