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We Are Vibrant Women Wellness Counseling

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

At Vibrant Women Wellness Counseling (VWWC) our mission is to bring the good news of God to the brokenhearted, to set them free from their emotional and or other forms of bondage, thus we are guided by Isaiah chapter 61 verses 1-4.

Our Vision

Our goal is to support women as they go through life’s challenges. By addressing areas of mental, physical, and spiritual health, we work to strengthen women’s resilience amidst their challenges, to foster the development of vibrance in their lives.

About Vibrant Women Wellness Counseling Services and Counselors
About Vibrant Women Wellness Counseling Services and Counselors

Women go through unique challenges that may be overwhelming, at times. Those challenges may include role strain that women take on, such as: mate, worker, parent, and family member, among other roles. While tending to different roles, it can be easy to lose sight of caring for one’s own well-being and wellness, resulting in feeling exhausted and burned out with little left to give.

Our staff are Christian believers that incorporate spirituality into their work. Using spirituality as a positive coping method is embraced and encouraged, reminding women of God’s love to help them persevere. However, while staff encourage the use of spirituality, they recognize that not every woman receiving services from VWWC may identify as Christian or desire to have spirituality addressed in their treatment, so women’s preferences are respected with regard to whether or not spirituality will be incorporated in their treatment.

We encourage women to focus upwards to develop hope in God that He is able to help them through whatever they encounter.

Through the comfort that we ourselves have received from God, we comfort the women that come for help at VWWC.

In addition to psychotherapy services we also provide

Mental Health Wellness Providers at VWWC

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Dr. Fazeeda Rahman

Ph.D., LCSW

At VWWC, Dr. Rahman oversees the day to day functions and is also a practicing therapist. Her area of expertise is women’s issues and provides integrative care that supports women’s optimal mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Regine Petigny LMSW

Regine Petigny

Licensed Master Social Worker

Regine Petigny specializes in supporting adult women in need of assistance with depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and or relationship challenges. Regine uses empowerment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and insight oriented therapy to support women in believing that change is possible despite the difficulty of their circumstances.

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Teena Walker

MFT-LP

Teena Walker is a marriage and family therapy therapist that combines her academic and life training to support women, couples, and families.Ms. Walker specializes in  helping couples experience improved communication, forgiveness, and the development of shared goals in their relationships through utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused, and Bowenian family therapy principles.

Katherine Liaw Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Katherine Liaw, Creative Arts Therapist

LCAT

Katherine is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who has worked with adolescents, adults, and elderly. She specializes in working with people who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, and life transitions, and she guides them through the creative process of art making. She uses person-centered and CBT approaches in addition to art therapy to foster creativity, decision-making abilities, and emotional well-being.

Rita

Rita Enwezor

MHC-LP

Rita specializes in assisting clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and trauma. Her understanding of spiritual and psychological warfare in human existence provides clients the opportunity to express and speak on issues of deep emotional pain experienced in the past and the present, that keep them stuck at a crossroad of life without certainty of how to move forward. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT] to assist in bringing solutions of peace, tranquility and hope in the therapy journey.

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Jessica Yoon

LMSW

Jessica Yoon is passionate about working with families and individuals, and specializes in clinical pediatrics. With a dedicated focus on supporting clients navigating anxiety, depression, and family dynamics, Jessica employs a gentle, trauma-informed approach. She is particularly attuned to the complexities and nuances of religious and family trauma, as well as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) experiences.

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Heather DeStefano, Ph.D.

MSW-candidate

Dr. Heather’s experience extends over 20 years in the mental health and coaching field. Heather holds multiple certifications along with a PhD in Psychology, including Master Certified Life Coach, Empowerment Mindfulness and Relationship Coach. Dr. Heather has worked as a suicide prevention/crisis intervention counselor while advocating for children in foster care. Dr. Heather’s feminist theory and person-centered approach helps her understand clients’ experiences through a gendered lens, empowering women by considering their social, cultural, spiritual and political factors influencing their lives.

Morgan Morrison

Morgan Morrison

MHC Intern

Morgan Morrison is a mental health counseling intern who specializes in women's related issues, particularly in supporting women experiencing difficulty in the postpartum period of motherhood. She integrates aspects of the mind body connection factoring in the contexts of race, gender, and oppressive systems. Her eclectic client-centered approach to treatment includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Katherine Rivera

MHC Intern

Katherine is a mental health counselor intern who loves to support women. She specializes in working with mothers of all ages to work through the changes and stages of motherhood. She helps clients to feel encouraged and empowered in their daily lives. Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a feminist theory approach, she helps women to identify and work through cultural stigmas that have contributed to their mental health concerns.

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Carolina Medina

MHC Intern

Carolina Medina is passionate about supporting and holding space for women from diverse backgrounds facing different transitions in a holistic way. She focuses on the mind, body, and spirit and believes that resiliency can be fostered when our mental, physical, and spiritual needs are nurtured. Her multicultural, existential person-centered approach caters to embracing language and culture in her sessions.

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Julia Keusenkothen

Administrative Assistant

Julia, our administrative assistant handles all things billing and scheduling. Julia is happy to assist in the background to address client needs and concerns.

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