Breakout Facilitator at the 2017 Teen Wellness Conference
Identity & Acceptance
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Exploring the Pieces of Your Identity
This discussion will explore the different parts that compose our identity and how to accept ourselves as we are, even when these many aspects seem confusing or conflicting.
Iria is a Marriage Family Therapist Intern at CHC . She has over 12+ years of experience working with children, teens and parents in a variety of settings and, in the past 4 years, in the clinical setting. Her areas of experience include trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, ADHD, anger management, grief, sexual abuse, and also relational and spiritual issues. Iria’s therapeutic approach blends compassion, cultural sensitivity and humor, aside from strength-based, client-centered, and evidence-based practices. Other relevant influences are humanistic therapies, transpersonal perspective, positive psychology, non-violent communication, self-compassion therapy, creative expression, Improv Theater and Aikido.
She is from Brazil and her experiences as an immigrant provide additional framework, working with diverse populations, including Spanish and Portuguese speakers.
She believes that the path of healing and growth is lighter when one can better connect with oneself and others. She is passionate about working with children and families helping them identify their qualities and strengths, so they can overcome their challenges and bring their gifts to the world.
During her free time, Iria enjoys nature, spending time with loved ones, going on “adventures” and learning something new “just because”.