Charlottesville Empowerment Counseling and Wellness Services

Isis Garcia-Rodriguez, M.S.
Doctoral Extern 
Pronouns: She/Her

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Isis (e-seas) is a Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has two years of supervised experience providing psychotherapy online and in-person. All of her work at Charlottesville Empowerment will be supervised by Dr. Tasha Nadasdi. Isis is committed to providing services that honor her clients identities, experiences, and values.

 

Isis takes a client-centered and integrated approach to therapy, in which she works with each client to determine what type(s) of therapy work best for them. She is most influenced by relational cultural, feminist, and decolonial frameworks. Isis's goal as a therapist is for clients to feel empowered in themselves, increase feelings of positive self-regard, and an understanding of how social contexts may impact their emotional and physical experiences. She understands that healing is a journey, not a destination.

 

Isis aims to provide trauma-informed, culturally humble services to all her clients. She has a particular interest in working with clients who are bilingual, Latine, or have been impacted by the social context of immigration and migration law/policies. 

Isis works with a variety of concerns, and she is working toward specialization in:

  • Culturally-based trauma

  • Childhood trauma

  • Identity concerns and exploration

  • Attachment issues

  • Sexual concerns

  • Life transitions

  • Pre-, peri-, and postnatal experiences

Isis currently lives in Richmond, VA where she enjoys taking hikes, reading books, and going for early morning walks with her three dogs. You can always find her enjoying plant-related memes and astrology accounts on social media