As a counselor, my passion is walking beside you through the journey of self-discovery. I work with parents who feel lost and at times, hopeless in their parenting abilities and families struggling with trauma. Other counseling issues I can help with include personal development and emotional difficulties. My goal is to offer an outlet of hope. I do this by providing a judgment-free zone where my client can explore skills, strengths, and resolve emotional difficulties.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to counseling. Therefore, I offer different approaches based on your unique preferences. What is holding you back from reaching your true authentic self? Let's explore together. I have training in the following approaches:
Raising children is a tough job! I believe parents work very hard to do their best for their children. Sometimes, it can mean holding everyone else together while we break ourselves apart. At times you might question your parenting abilities. I offer support through the tough days of parenting. We can also work together to help you learn new skills to make those days a bit easier.
At some point, we may each experience some form of trauma. Some of it might be related to our childhood or the nature of our childhood relationships. Moving past trauma is not easy, but in a safe place with an empathetic heart, we can get through it together. I use evidence-based tools to help ease trauma symptoms and heal old pain.
Sandtray therapy is a different way of expressing our inner experience. The process of creating a miniature world gives us a way to express our thoughts and feelings without words. The limited space of the sandtray helps us to feel more in control of our experiences. Sandtray Therapy bridges the connection between our conscious and unconscious mind. This can help us to help make meaning of our experiences and allow inner healing. Sandtray therapy is for all ages.
Como consejero yo le puedo ayudar a encontrar un nuevo camino hacia la sanación emocional. Hablar de nuestros sentimientos y problemas personales puede causar sentimientos de miedo y duda. Parte de mi trabajo es proteger su identidad y mantener su información de forma confidencial bajo la ley. A veces nos podemos sentir solos y que nadie nos entiende, tal vez se encuentra trabajando mucho y cuidando de todos a su alrededor pero se olvida de lo más importante, de usted mismo(a). La consejería es un lugar donde uno puede venir a desahogarse, aprender nuevas maneras de lidiar con el estrés y entender nuestras emociones. Es un apoyo honesto, sin juzgar y con las mejores intenciones para usted, su salud y su familia.
More About Juan
Juan Chapa has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Sandtray Therapist, and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
Juan was raised in a Mexican American migrant family and learned the valued hard work in the cornfields of Minnesota and Michigan. He finds his passion for helping others from his own experiences and his journey towards healing.
Juan has two dogs Bailey (English Bulldog) and Thanos (American Bully) and enjoys jogging and spending time out in nature. He is fascinated by neuroscience and human development. Outside of work, he enjoys reading and learning more about these topics.