My name is Jocelyn and I am a qualified mental health professional from Chicago, IL. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Art Studio. I currently work for a non-profit organization doing what I love most- connecting with people! In my work, I offer counseling services to individuals, couples, and families through an agency I hold near and dear to my heart. I do hope to open my own practice someday and that will take me some good time, but I will get there! Yes, I am a qualified mental health therapist and yes, I went through all that schooling to get to this point.. but please do not take me too seriously. I am just an average person who has been through some stuff in life, learned from it, and have now dedicated my time to help others do the same. Why? Because it is important to me.
Life can be fun and exhilarating; travel, music, food, fashion and love! Life can also be cruel and challenging; oppression, mental illness, adversity, medical issues, and hardships and loss are unfortunately also a part of it. Self care, mental health, and emotional well-being matter to me both as a clinician and as a human being.
I love getting to know people, hearing life stories, and connecting on a deeper level. The beauty of life to me is how unique human beings truly are. Our personal life experiences have shaped each and every one of us. Everyone is unique in their own way and I am a strong advocate in EMBRACING that. Again, I fundamentally believe that there is beauty in it. I believe that every individual has the potential to flourish, thrive, and grow. I also believe and know that we need to choose to do so and put in the hard work to make it happen.
My mission is to awaken hope and possibility in you. I am so happy that you are here and I hope to create content related to everyday life topics, self-care, well-being, and mental health. I want to create a space where we can rejoice and celebrate the joys of life, while also creating space to hold hope through the hardships of life.
Don’t lose hope; I am here to help you hold it. There is no better time than now.