Sirena is a Licensed Therapist (LCSW) as well as a Certified Professional Coach and has been in the field of mental health and personal growth for over 40 years. She has the ability to appreciate every client who works with her, and comes from a holistic perspective of mind, body, and spirit in her work. Sirena uses CBT in her approach with clients as well as an eclectic mix of training that she has received over the years as a therapist. She may draw on family systems awareness, attachment issues, stress management, mindfulness, somatic (body) awareness training or training in relationship and couple issues when working with you, and will make it a point to tailor her approach to your needs.
Clients tell her that they feel safe and deeply heard when working with her, and Sirena is well aware of the trust and courage that it takes for all of us to look at the issues that may be in the way of greater joy in our lives. She is good at empowering her clients and reminding them of the personal gifts, skills and awareness that they already have while working with her. On a personal note, Sirena is a musician and a singer, and has a great love of horses, all animals, and nature. She knows it will be a pleasure to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
NC LCSW C005421
She is the best therapist for my needs. Listens, doesn’t judge, advice timely.
Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Sirena for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Sirena has been great so far!
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Sirena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Sirena has been a God-send. She has helped me navigate some of the most challenging times of my life. Thank you.
Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Sirena for 1 year and 8 months
I’m looking forward to further working with Sirena. I hope she likes working with me
Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Sirena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching
Very thoughtful, understanding, listens well and intently which she utilizes in offering advice and counseling towards particular needs and goals.
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Sirena for 2 years on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Sirena offers a valuable perspective and I feel that she really listens to me. She values context and applies that context to my current situations. I enjoy talking with her and the fact that she allows me to work out my own thoughts while serving as a guide, and then seems to synthesize the info I have given her into an action plan. I would definitely recommend her!
Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Sirena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd