I am a non-binary pansexual fem presenting queer multiracial therapist. I am driven to work with and am familiar with populations that have been marginalized in our society and culture. This includes but is not limited to LGBTQ, Polyamory, and Kink communities as well as individuals that are living in a multiracial home and existence.
Living on what feels like the border of society is stressful, even more if your close family and loved ones don’t accept who you are. I want to provide a safe space to address the unique and regular concerns of individuals that are unheard.
I provide motivational talk therapy, CBT, and I am certified in basic EMDR therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. My goal will be to empower you so that eventually you reach the point of coping without intervention from myself. This doesn't happen overnight; it is a process that takes investment from both of us to make small changes that will create a long-standing difference.
I became a therapist due to a desire to help those who have survived trauma, to demonstrate compassion and provide a non-judgmental space. Showing individuals that they have value and are valued. We all deserve a space to be safe, express our concerns and be validated.
I look forward to seeing if we are a good fit for each other.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180012475
Pyol has been very helpful and is smart and has good input when needed. They are also very good at guiding the conversation and making sure that we are covering the topics that I have addressed and not going to off the point.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Pyol for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Pyol is a consummate expert and a true professional - I don't think I'd be having the same extremely productive therapy experience without her.
Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Pyol for 7 months
They are very understanding, and quick to offer support. They push when appropriate and assist in not only understanding myself but also help provide ideas and concepts that can help me better my mindset or situation.
Written on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Pyol for 5 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and family conflicts
Written on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Pyol for 2 months
I have been seeing Pyol for about six months now and find our time together extremely helpful. Pyol is an excellent listener and is caring and warm as well as very knowledgeable and professional.
Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Pyol for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Pyol has been extremely helpful and affirming in all of our sessions. I especially appreciate all the tangible advice Pyol provides to help me better communicate my, and respect other's boundaries. This is my first experience with therapy, and Pyol has made it very easy for me to open up and interrogate my feelings, however difficult they may be.
Written on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Pyol for 1 month