Fernando Romulo, Intern

As strangers to each other, I believe counseling is a collective process between therapist and client to create a space of honesty and vulnerability. To help foster this, I approach therapy in a non-judgemental, warm, and empathetic way. As someone who is passionate about learning, I not only want to acknowledge our social, cultural, and religious differences, but I want to take the time and effort to understand how they have shaped your self-concept and worldview. I welcome humor and free expression in order to help you relax during this major life decision of choosing to heal.

 

Healing is never a linear process and so I strongly encourage self reflection and accountability to when we make mistakes. In order to best support you, we can work to identify your strengths and your areas of potential growth in order to create realistic solutions to your life challenges. I believe in holding space during moments of crisis and offering unconditional support to my clients.

 

My experiences as a transformative justice facilitator working with LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and adults inform my work as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Adler University. I have experience working with people impacted by community violence, gender violence, depression, grief, anxiety, and identity issues. As an advocate for social justice I was awarded a National Fellowship with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) for my internship year of 2019-2020.

 

On my leisure time I enjoy hiking, reading, spending time at parks, and cooking.