I Support the Latinx Community by Celebrating Heritage and Healing Mental Health
Learn About Me & How I Can Help
Dolly Tovar, MSW
Bilingual Psychotherapist Intern
Hello, my name is Dolly. I am a Bilingual Psychotherapist Intern at Latinx. Traumatic events and life stressors take their toll on people’s minds and bodies. We all need a little help as we make sense of and work through them. Therapy gives us a way to heal and reinvent ourselves. As a Latinx woman of color and immigrant, I understand how important our culture and language are and their role in how we process the world around us. It is who we are.
You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone, I Am Here to Help
To me, therapy is like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where a one-of-a-kind piece is not abandoned just because it is slightly worn or broken altogether. The piece is still unique, so it is worthy to be mended and made whole again with gold lacquer. We are the same, we experience emotions and thoughts of needing mending or sometimes feeling broken because of the deep pain caused by certain life events. But we are worthy of healing and just like in Kintsugi, can find renewal with every piece of ourselves.
Congratulations on reaching out because it is a major step. I am here to listen and to help.
Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me
I immigrated as a young person from a border town in Mexico and have never forgotten the courage it took for my family to leave and start a new life immersed in a new language and culture. I am a proud product of the Chicago Public Schools. I also have worked as a teacher for many years serving as a bilingual/bicultural specialist and I have helped many young people learn English while maintaining their native language within the Latinx community. I believe in paying it forward.
As a Latinx professional, I know how difficult it is to make one’s way through one’s work environment and still, be true to oneself.
From years of experience working with young people and their families, I understand that everyone is unique. Finding a therapy modality that fits your needs is important. That is why my practice is from a Person-Centered approach where you and I collaborate to find what life strategies and interventions are right for you. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I work with school-age children, teens, young adults, professionals, and adults.