Moerani Roya, MA, Lpc-Associate
Supervised by Dr. Chi-Sing Li, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Meet Moerani Roya:
Exploring Your Personal Journey
There are many ideas about what counseling or therapy is, but in my experience, therapy is different for everyone. We all come to counseling with unique strengths, weaknesses, needs, histories, traumas, and personalities. However, those many pieces of who we are often get tangled up and lost underneath the noise as we balance our roles, relationships, families, jobs, and the many pressures of life. When did you last have the opportunity to safely explore all parts of yourself without fearing judgment? I am here as your counselor to provide that safe place for you to be acknowledged and accepted in all your complexity; let’s embrace, discover, and untangle your voice together.
Empowering Your Healing Journey
From my own experiences, I understand how scary it can be to trust a therapist, especially if trust has been broken before. You might have learned from bad experiences that you can only trust yourself because you can’t count on others to listen, care, or fully accept you. In our counseling sessions, I hope to gently and consistently enable you to feel safe, be yourself, and take up the space you need. I will adjust my pace to what feels right for you, meaning we won’t dive into things until you're comfortable and ready to take that leap. Seeking therapy shows that you’re ready to try something, speak up, and change something about your life. Whether it’s ongoing stress, things from your past, feeling stuck in where you are, or just trying something new - it’s my goal to encourage you towards a future that feels right to you.
My Therapeutic Approach and Experience
In session, I tailor my counseling approach to each individual client. For example, our individualized counseling session may include exploring your values, reviewing family and personal history, processing past or ongoing events or trauma, practicing acceptance, committing to your needs and values, investigating and challenging thought patterns, receiving encouragement, practicing mindfulness, learning new coping skills, learning about the nervous system and trauma recovery, writing, and expressive arts. Additionally, I am experienced working with teen and adult survivors of sexual/domestic abuse of different gender, sexuality, religious, and racial backgrounds.
I am trained in EMDR therapy, which was originally developed to treat trauma and PTSD symptoms. Further, EMDR is highly effective for many issues including anxiety, phobias, depression, and panic. You can read more about trauma and EMDR here. I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Chi-Sing Li, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S.
We may be a good fit for counseling if -
- You’re someone who wants to feel safe talking to someone about anything
- You struggle to accept yourself as you are or as you’ve been
- You’re currently feeling stuck or blocked somehow
- You want to work through past trauma and heal
- You have triggers come up and you want to work through them
- You’ve been hurt by people you should be able to trust
- You have tricky relationships with family or parents
- You want to be able to talk through difficult religious or spiritual experiences without judgment
- You want to feel more in control of your life
- You want to reclaim your own voice and identity
- You have difficulty with attachment
- You struggle with anxious thinking
- You’re grieving things from your past or present
- You’re a perfectionist