Giselle believes you are the expert of your own life in which you have all the answers and she is someone who will help you sort through all that has buried those answers. She is your soundboard to help you rediscover your own voice, beliefs, and messages that may have been lost during adversity, toxic relationships, and hopelessness. As you learn about yourself, Giselle learns with you and provides you with the tools to gain confidence, insight, and belief within yourself that you, and only you, can choose how you want to live your life. She believes every single person is unique in their own way and that’s why it is so important for her to take each step with you during this journey to understand your perception of the world, how you learned certain messages, and what turns led you to where you are today. To gain a better understanding of her value of identity, she believes two people in the same household can experience a traumatic event together at the same time and still have different thoughts, perceptions, and emotions. This is how she is able to see you, hear you, and appreciate your authentic story that no amount of textbooks, trainings, or guides can amount to. When not in the office, Giselle feels her best when she is out in nature and appreciating the beauty our planet has to offer, which leads her to hiking with her husky often! She values spending quality time with family and friends. She makes it a priority to travel and explore so she can learn more about other cultures, reflect and appreciate her own life, and grow both personally and professionally.
Education and Certification
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychology Bachelor of Science, Counseling Psychology
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
Since I was a young child, I have felt a deep sense of empathy. It was and still is a very natural instinct of mine to sense and understand the emotions of those I am in the presence of. Before entering the field, I felt it was necessary for me to seek my own therapy and to understand myself on a deeper level. I learned about my own barriers, self-defeating thoughts, how to implement healthy boundaries, how I was impacted by introjection and projection on a daily basis. I recognize how challenging life can be without learning and accepting your story, which leads you to learning and understanding how you have the choice to rewrite your story. My own experience, education, and training has helped me gain a genuine and deeper understanding and value of self-awareness to live a fulfilled life, which I hope to teach others how to discover their true self.