Sandra Stevens is a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health program at National Louis University in Chicago. One of her favorite classes was Cultural Competence, which teaches the trauma associated with racism, classism, and sexism. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Illinois Institute of Art and still engages in art, music, and drama. She has training in psychodrama for groups and families. Sandra also has training in trauma, sexual violence, crisis intervention, de-escalation skills and, Emotion Focus Therapy for couples counseling.
Her approach is Humanistic/Client-Centered Counseling. She focuses on the client’s experiences in the world by different methods, including role-playing. She is familiar with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-based Counseling, and Creative Therapy. She encourages clients to become aware of themselves and their environments while acknowledging their personal experiences.
Sandra enjoys following the clients’ journey through self-revelation, change, growth, and healing. She looks forward to connecting with the client creating a safe place to feel validated and understood.