Alice Solis, MA, LCPC
It is when we tell our story that we begin the journey of understanding and connecting to our true authentic self. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I earned my Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University, Chicago. Since then, I worked in community mental health for more than 10 years. I worked with children, adolescent, adults, and older adults in various settings such as school, group home, and the community. I also have experience working with at-risk children and adolescent.
My approach to therapy involves effective and practical mind-body connective techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and insight-oriented practices to help my clients explore how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected; as well as how having such insight can help my clients gain more control of their responses to stressors and emotional triggers. I help my clients explore the connection between their mind and their body to allow them to be their authentic self while processing their difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I enjoy working with individuals experiencing various life transitions, depression, anxiety, work/life balance, self-esteem, BIPOC mental health, and stress- management.
As a woman of color, I feel strongly about the importance of understanding cultural sensitivity in order to create opportunities of awareness, growth, education, and change. I value diversity and cultural competence while understanding the importance of providing a safe space that has zero judgment, contains empathic listening, and also has unconditional support and acceptance. I am also committed to providing a safe space that has an integrative approach to exploring emotional, social, behavioral, and cultural well-being. I aim to collaborate and encompass empowerment and advocacy in order to help my clients reach their individualized goals.
When I am not supporting my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, nature, cooking, watching movies, camping, and listening to audio books.
Esperanza Rivera- Intern
Esperanza Rivera is a recent graduate of Concordia University Chicago, where earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology. Following her undergraduate studies, Esperanza will continue her education by pursuing her passion to help others with the clinical support and care they need by acquiring her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Following her Master’s, Esperanza plans to utilize her degree to focus on becoming a clinical therapist specializing in assisting both teens and young adults, along with opening a drop-in center providing mental health support and resources.
Esperanza’s mission is to educate and empower individuals who struggle with managing their mental health by normalizing mental health resources and awareness, while also erasing the barriers and stigmatisms surrounding discussions of mental health.
Some of her primary interest include reading, traveling, and volunteer work