I Support the Latinx Community By Witnessing And Holding All Generations And Their Experiences
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Jazline Villar, LCSW
Hello, my name is Jazline Villar and I am a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. I honor building a genuine and therapeutic relationship with my clients, which means that I will individualize therapy so that it can be the most meaningful. My clinical approach is diverse, as I choose from multiple therapeutic modalities and frameworks to best fit my client’s experience, interests, and goals. When working alongside my clients, I like to keep the client’s strengths in mind. My therapeutic signature includes the influences of early experiences, regulation, and relationships. I strive to support clients in materializing their goals, whether big or small, to reach their fullest potential and to maintain or achieve inner peace and satisfaction.
As a part of the Latinx community myself, I appreciate the diversity of experiences and wisdom within our community. I have witnessed individuals and families face their adversities and obtain their dreams within both my personal and professional life. I have witnessed what it can be like to “get stuck” or overwhelmed by stressors and trauma when on a path to success. As a provider, I always consider the importance of past, current, and future generations. In consideration of current and future generations, I bring a special therapeutic attention to children, human and early development, the parent-child relationship, and families. I believe mental health is as important as physical health, and it is always a goal of mine as a provider to help clients feel more comfortable with mental health by exploring their concerns, questions, and curiosity.
You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone, I Am Here to Help
During my professional experience, I have worked with infants and toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I have witnessed states and conditions such as uncertainty, stress, fear, isolation, guilt, shame, anger, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, ADHD, autism, and other emotional, psychological, and developmental conditions. I understand how states or conditions, such as these, can impact our sense of self, our personal life, relationships, school, work, and our feelings or anticipation of the future. I will serve as a witness and holding environment to support your path of healing or growth. I look forward to meeting and being present in this part of your journey with you.
Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me
I was born in the Little Village community. I then resided in the Southwest side of Chicago. I grew up in a Mexican-American, multi-generational, household. I speak English and Spanish. I obtained my Bachelors of Social Work in 2015 from Northeastern Illinois University. After I obtained my Bachelors, I began my career in Early Childhood Education, where I focused on families, diverse learning, and infant/early childhood mental health. I obtained my Masters of Social Work in 2017 from Dominican University. I then began my clinical work with children and families involved in DCFS, individuals applying for immigration remedies due to violent crimes, domestic violence, or sexual assault (U-Visa, VAWA, Asylum), and community members of Little Village community. I also pursued a Post Graduate Certificate specializing in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from Erikson Institute, which I obtained in 2019. Following my work in Little Village, I was a Mental Health Consultant in the Belmont Cragin Neighborhood for center based and home based early learning programs where I supported infants, toddlers, preschoolers, teachers, home visitors, and parents. I also have experience as an Adoption Support and Preservation Therapist, providing support for children and families who were involved in adoption from DCFS foster care or through private adoption. Prior to my role at Latinx Talk Therapy, I was a Bilingual Staff Clinician for a clinic in River North and Little Village. My case management and clinical work always focused on the Latinx community.
I have specialized training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (mental health for children 0-6 years old), Circle of Security (an attachment based parent program), Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents, Adoption, Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.
Areas of specialty include child therapy, parent-child therapy, maternal and paternal mental health, family therapy, nuero-diversity (autism, ADHD, sensory processing), anxiety and depression in children and adults, post traumatic stress in children and adults, immigration and acculturation, trauma across the lifespan, relationships, and personal development. I have a deepened understanding of the importance of culture in the therapeutic process. In addition, I conduct evaluations to support Extreme Hardship Waivers, VAWA, DACA, U-Visas and T-Visas.