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About Colibri Counseling

At times life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting. During those times, we can benefit from the support of a professional to help us cope with life and it’s challenges. Counseling is a process of growth and self-discovery. 

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We would like to help you on your journey toward growth, healing and self-discovery.  We are here to listen to you, guide you and support you. Through our collaborative work you can build skills, enhance your mood or anxiety, better understand yourself, find your voice, feel better, enhance your quality of life and advance towards your full potential. For this to happen we offer an accepting, compassionate, and affirming space where you can share your story and where you will be genuinely listened to, feel safe, supported, and  empowered to take charge of your life. 

We operate from a strengths-based perspective and will focus on solutions by building on your existing strengths. Our practice of counseling is intentional and based on science. In counseling we will address your individual contexts within the communities you belong to and the wider society, and your relationships to those communities and society. In my work with individuals from marginalized communities, our approach is one that pays attention to human potential, interpersonal relationships, and understanding individuals’ contexts. We believe that stigma, oppression, racism, and power dynamics are often responsible for much of our distress and psychological symptoms, and therefore it is beneficial to address these topics in counseling. 

Our goal is to help you better understand yourself, gain useful skills to better cope with life challenges, solve some of your challenges,  overcome obstacles, reach your full potential, and ultimately feel better.

Populations and Areas of Expertise

Throughout our experience, we have collaborated with individuals from a wide range of communities, including:

  • Immigrants

  • Individuals living with HIV

  • Kink community members

  • Latino/a/x individuals

  • LGBTQ+ individuals

  • Non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals

  • Those involved in non-traditional and open relationships

  • Public figures

  • Organizational leaders

  • People of color

  • Those practicing polyamory

  • Members of various religious communities

Additionally, as bilingual counselors, we are proficient in providing counseling services in Spanish. Our primary areas of focus include:

  • Emotions

  • Identity

  • Life experiences

  • Relationships

  • Self-improvement

  • Addictions

  • Sex and sexuality

Below, you will find some examples of areas and concerns we have addressed in the past. 

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Emotions

  • Anger

  • Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and Fears

  • Sadness, Depression, Guilt, and Loneliness

  • Trauma and PTSD

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Identity

  • Gender Identity

  • Masculinity and Being a Better Man

  • Race and Ethnic Identity

  • Sexual Orientation

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Life Experiences

  • Adulting

  • End of a Relationship

  • Grief and Loss

  • Living with a Chronic Health Condition

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Relationships

  • Couples and Other Intimate Relationships

  • Family Conflict

  • Non-Traditional Relationships

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Self Improvement

  • Career Enhancement and Coaching

  • Motivation and Drive

  • Personal Growth

  • Self-Esteem

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Sex and Sexuality

  • Quality of Sex Life

  • Sexual Functioning

  • Concerns about Sexual Desire

  • Non-Traditional Practices (Eg. Kink, BDSM, and others.)

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