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It is my hope that the love, respect, and commitment we feel for our community runs deeper than anything that can divide us.
– Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
Embrace your hero's journey while staying true to your cultural roots!
Are you caught between tradition and thriving as a BIPOC in the US?
Do you yearn to set boundaries without causing chaos?
Imagine living authentically, all while preserving your cultural ties.
Discover how to nurture your community bonds while safeguarding your mental health and personal space.
Don't miss out on this adventure. Contact me today to unlock your potential through therapy!
ABOUT THE THERAPIST
Hi! I am Myra Flor R. Arpin, but please call me Myra Flor [mai-ruh flohr]. Yes, I have two first names, honoring my nanay (mother) and late lola (grandmother), who I draw strength from through their stories of resilience amidst trauma.
I am a licensed mental health counselor associate. I graduated from Seattle University with an MA in Counseling in 2016. I work full-time as a middle school counselor and part-time in my private practice. I also have a BA in International Business from San Diego State University.
Licensed Mental Health Therapist Associate (WA DOH)
MAEd, Counseling (Seattle University)
National Certified Counselor (NBCC)
I OFTEN WORK WITH:
Adult children of immigrants
Emerging adults to millennials
MY THERAPY STYLE AND APPROACH
SOME APPROACHES I USE:
Integrative, humanistic therapy
I approach therapy as a partnership with you as the expert in your life and me as the guide with tools to identify and achieve your goals for therapy.
Because therapy is not one-size-fits-all, we will make goals that make sense in your life, your cultural background, personal beliefs, and lived experiences. In session, I am warm, accepting, and open, and I have unconditional positive regard for my clients.
MY AREAS OF FOCUS ARE:
Family of origin
I love to specialize in working with women of color. We often come from families who never spoke about feelings and emotions and don't understand mental health. Or perhaps we are the only person of color in our workplace. While every woman's lived experience is unique, you don't have to worry about proving yourself to me or spending time helping me understand what it's like to live in a society not built for us. I'll just know.
SHUSH YOUR INNER CRITIC
Are you a perfectionist? Are you afraid of being disliked or feel the need to people please? Do you feel like your brain keeps telling you that you're not good enough? The pressure to be perfect and to always be liked can hinder your personal and professional growth, and negatively impact your mental health, self-esteem, or relationships with others. In therapy, we can process these thoughts you have,learn and practice assertiveness skills, and how to set boundaries with others and yes, even with yourself.
I work with individuals who are in multicultural partnerships, whether it is interracial, neurodiverse, multi-gendered, or any situation where there is a struggle to communicate and work together because of different lived experiences. Together, we can determine what the root of the conflict is, see if there are patterns, and co-create some solutions that are rooted in your beliefs and values.
parenting middle schoolers
As a full-time middle school counselor, I have worked with all types of students and families and can provide unique insight on how to best support your child at home and be their strongest advocate at school. Middle school is a time of rapid growth in children that can be overwhelming for most parents.
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION
Client-therapist fit is so important.
This is a no-risk way for you to see if we’ll mesh.
Contact me to schedule a phone consultation today.
$130 per 60 minute individual session
I do not take insurance. I can provide superbills for possible insurance reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm reimbursement for teletherapy services.