INTRO POST ➡️ My name is Sena and I am SOO many things, so I am hoping to break it down for you in this post why I am here and how I can help and inspire YOU.
To start, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I provide mental health counseling for adults that struggle with things like anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, chronic pain and illness, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, adjustment, grief, and more. My approach to counseling is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which involves identity and value development, self compassion, grounding and mindfulness, goal planning and taking action. This kind of therapy can be brief or long term. The outcome of ACT is often clarity in the self, your goals, and an ability to keep your perspective and your calm in the face or emotional turmoil and panic 😌
I am an EXPAT, which means I live abroad. I am an American 🇺🇸 living Chile 🇨🇱, following my husband's work. I always dreamed of living abroad, and after moving I soon learned that you should be careful what you wish for, because it might actually come true! Expat life is just as much a struggle as it is exciting, especially when learning a new language is involved. Because of my unique experience, I have found that I work really well with other expats and world travelers. Since my practice is 💯% online based, it makes it super convenient for this population.
I am a Yoga teacher, as you can probably tell from all of the yoga on my insta feed 😂 yoga and meditation pairs super nicely with my therapy approach which is why I enjoy promoting the practice in my social media presence. I found yoga during a difficult time in my life and it has helped me tremendously with my own anxiety and chronic pain.
I am also an avid environmentalist 🌱 and DIY blogger so you will find some of my passions sprinkled in my feed and stories. When you travel, you can't help but love the natural world and learning the creative life hacks from the cultures you spend time in! .
Anyway... This wall of text is plenty for now. Thank you for reading!! 😋