Hello, my name is Jasmin Rodriguez, LCSW. I have been providing therapy to children ages 5 to 18 for about 3.5 years. I have experience working with children in the foster care system, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I enjoy utilizing CBT and exploring how our thoughts impact what we feel, and helping find ways to challenge thoughts. I also utilize a modality to help individuals process trauma. I also enjoy working on different coping skills.
Throughout my experience, I have worked with children between 5 to 18, but within that group, I have worked the most with 9 to 16-year-olds. I am open to any conditions but have worked the most with depression, anxiety, and trauma.
My communication style
I like to discuss communication during the first session, and I allow the space for clients to communicate as much as they need to. I feel that working with me is enjoyable as the clients feel like they are in charge of their session.
My journey to mental healthcare
I always knew I wanted to be in the helping profession, and I wanted to do direct services. I felt a passion for therapy and mental health the moment I began internships. I see myself doing this as my career.
My goals for you
I like to first build rapport with clients and have that guide us in treatment planning. I usually have clients share what their desired goals are, and we see how they align with my clinical observations.
My first session with you
During the first session, clients should expect me to review intake paperwork as well as review limits of confidentiality. Additionally, I utilize the first session to build rapport and get to know my client more.