Graduate Practicum Intern
Has an event in your life caused you to feel distressed, overwhelmed, or confused? Are you living with a chronic illness and feel as though you have no control over your own body and no one seems to understand? Have you experienced a life transition or event that has left you lost in your feelings? Having personal experience in these areas, I understand how it can feel as though life is happening all around you and you’re just standing in the middle thinking, “What is happening?” While life can be beautiful, in the midst of that beauty lies many different forms of grief and trauma, and the feelings and emotions that come with it.
Making the decision to go to therapy is not easy. However, it is one of the most courageous and rewarding things that you can do. I would love to walk beside you along your healing journey, providing a supportive, nonjudgmental, and safe space. You are free to be yourself with me and I will meet you where you are with a listening ear and empathy. I tailor my approach to your needs, utilizing different theories that include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused brief therapy. I also believe strongly in integrating theology with theory if you would like a Christian counseling approach.
Fredricka graduated from Governors State University in Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and minors in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently completing her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Fredricka has worked in public and social services for over 20 years and has volunteered with her church for over 17 years. Her work and life experience includes helping women, men, single mothers, teen mothers, persons previously incarcerated, and those experiencing life transitions. In Fredricka’s off time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, son, family, and friends.