Lighthouse Counseling Services
"Where Hope Iluminates The Darkness"
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My name is Rhyavan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having received my Master of Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work. I have several years of experience providing individual therapy to the following populations. Sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and foster care involved youth,
I like to tell my clients to think of therapy as a navigation system. You put the destination in the GPS and the GPS guides you in the right direction. Think of me as your guide. My approach to therapy is individualistic. Though clients may be experiencing similar difficulties the approaches utilized must be tailored to fit the client’s needs. In addition, it is a strong belief of mine that you
MUST MEET THE CLIENT WHERE THEY ARE.
Maybe this is your first time engaging in therapy. Maybe you have a history of engaging in therapy, but have not found the right therapist. Well, no need to look any further because I am the therapist for you. As humans we are all a work in progress and it's important that my clients know no matter what they are struggling with WE ARE ALL LEARNING TO NAVIGATE THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE.
Many of my clients are new to therapy and I like to normalize their anxious feelings while also allowing them to have a space where they feel comfortable enough to express their skepticism. With my approach I like to incorporate techniques from therapy interventions such as CBT, TF-CBT, MINDFULLNESS, CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY, and DBT. Giving the client options to explore what works for them.
I can't wait for you to join me on this road trip of self-discovery.
"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone."
Lighthouse Counseling Services is a mental health private practice. Our goal is to reduce the stigma of mental health in communities of color by providing culturally competent mental health services. People of color should have access to quality care like any other individual, especially in this current climate.
We strive to create a space where one can express their feelings without feeling judged. At the end of the session you will leave feeling validated and most importantly knowing that you matter.