Not only do I identify as a Christian but I am also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor or LMHC in NY state who has a variety of experiences counseling people in some of the toughest times of their life. My ability to connect with others and to make them feel safe is a God given gift and I dedicate my life to helping people heal and grow through their trials.
I've recently been working with clients who are terminally ill and are planning for the end of their life. As a Christian, I often feel that God called me to do this work and leads me to the people he wants to speak to everyday. I've talked to people in complete despair, people who have come to terms with their life ending but still fear the future and I've even talked to caregivers who are caring for a sick loved one. We often talk about their troubles, fears and how they feel God is in the midst of their situation every step of the way. Also a lot of times I reach clients and am put in a position where I am able to pray for them; something that clients often appreciate and welcome when I ask if it's ok to do so. These experiences have shaped how I use my faith to connect with others and sets me apart from a traditional counselor.
I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery, please feel free to reach out to me. I'll leave you with my favorite bible verse; it definitely encompasses our life that not only relies on God but our faith to be able to continue to do so: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3: 5-6 NKJV).
Who knows, maybe God directed our paths to cross today! I look forward to hearing from you and have a wonderful and blessed day!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties
LMHC #0076341 (Expires: 2022-02-01)
I am so grateful for Shakira. She is awesome.
Ms. O'Garro is a dedicated counselor who is very attentive and shows concern every time we communicate.
She is very patient and understanding. She has literally brought me to tears (healthy heartfelt crying lol) with her words of wisdom. Definitely glad I was paired with her and look forward to my growth in the future.
She's a kind and lovely person. She's very accommodating and genuinely wants to help.
Shakira has been supportive and open-minded in helping me to refocus and make progress with my life.
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