I am a Mater's Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Student Intern at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have a Master's Degree in Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and completed a one-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Throughout my academic studies, practicum, and career as a Hospital Chaplain, I've had the opportunity to work alongside a diversified clientele that has shaped my ability to be understanding and empathic. I have experience helping others address grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, family systems, post-traumatic stress, and more.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most valuable aspect of the counseling experience. To reform and reshape negative cognition that impacts feelings and subsequent behavior that may be distressing for clients. I use Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-centered, Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods to help clients alter their narratives and gain new perspectives.
I am passionate about meeting people at the crossroads of life and helping them cross to the other side. I am a goal-oriented counselor that works in conjunction with each client to tailor their counseling experience to address current issues. Through the use of an integrative approach, we can accomplish wellness in everyday life.
Rabeea Baloch, M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern
I'm currently pursuing my M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling at Lamar University. I am currently under the supervision of Mrs. Keyonne Spencer, LPC, CCATP and my university supervisor Dr. Brandé Flamez, Ph.D., LPC, NCC.
I believe every human being deserves respect, honor, and dignity regardless of race, sex, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. I also believe that mental health is as important as physical health. I am passionate about providing mental health care to all populations and advocate for their rights.
I believe the client is the person who is in complete control and in charge of their life and their goals. My main focus is on the Person-Centered approach for counseling; However, I may also use other modalities if needed CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, or alternative therapies in my sessions including but not limited to mindfulness interventions and Expressive Art therapy interventions.
My Therapy style is motivated by the American Counseling Association's code of ethics. I respect the diversity, values, beliefs, and culture of my clients and do not impose my values or beliefs onto them.
I strive to use my knowledge and expertise to create a comfortable, open, respectful, understanding, and non-judgmental safe space for you. I will work with you to help you set your goals and reach them effectively and collaboratively.