Beatriz Gonzalez, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Beatriz Gonzalez

Beatriz Gonzalez


4 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hello, I am Beatriz Gonzalez and I am a Latina LCSW. I specialize in trauma-based work utilizing short and long-term case management/counseling services. I have worked with individuals and families to provide specific intensive case management and behavioral health services. I am bilingual in Spanish/English and enjoy working with a diverse population. I have years of experience working with adults and adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions, relationship, grief, and other stressors. I am aware that beginning the therapy journey can come with a variety of mixed feelings and emotions, but DON'T WORRY! During my work, I always put the client's needs first and will work alongside you at the pace you are comfortable with. I strive to help my clients foster awareness and gain insight into their inner emotions. My hope is that clients will gain a new outlook and feel empowered to make changes. I believe therapy can be effective when it is built on a relationship of trust, acceptance, and commitment to change. I employ evidenced-based professional counseling methods and invite individuals to integrate their own perspective, values, and goals into each session. If you are seeking healing and hope that will last, I would be honored to help you on your journey.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

When working with individuals, my primary focus is to build rapport and a strong relationship. Therapy can be a very vulnerable experience, which is why I find it important to ensure the space is shared among individuals who value trust. I am to challenge clients when needed and provide a space of trust, growth, and reflection. I offer a space where you are able to choose your focus while being validated, reassured, educated, and challenged when needed.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

During my work, I like to incorporate a variety of CBT, ACT, and mindfulness work. I believe there is an important mind-body correlation. My approach is trauma-informed and patient-centered. I like to work alongside clients and aim to work on their terms, which is why I like to incorporate tools and exercises from different modalities when necessary and aim to help clients progress in their treatment.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have extensive experience and enjoy working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, BIPOC and LGTBQ+. I aim to offer a non-judgmental, safe space where the therapeutic relationship will allow you to work alongside me and know more about your, your life, and begin a healing journey.

About Beatriz Gonzalez

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