Isabel Zepeda, M.A.

Andrea Barrios

As a therapist, I have provided individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have also completed my clinical internship at AFG Guidance Center, where I have been trained extensively in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, and peer and family relationships. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs and developmental stage of each client, while integrating their strengths and interests into the session. Additionally, I consider working with the whole family vital in helping children and adolescents navigate their mental health challenges.

My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, respect, and empowerment. I integrate strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I also understand that some of these modalities may be culturally bound, and I aim to keep the client’s intersection of cultural identities in mind when working with them. I believe that my clients have the internal strengths and resiliency to achieve their goals. Therapy is a safe place to learn coping skills, process difficult experiences, and foster meaningful relationships. I consider it a privilege to listen to client’s journeys while helping them grow into the individual that lives a healthy, fulfilling life.