Fredelyn Calla, LCPC, ATR-BCLicensed Clinical Professional CounselorBoard-Certified, Registered Art Therapist
Kapwa Art Therapy & Counseling is an older Filipina-American art therapist in Chicago who loves the tea and talking shows, movies, books and music with you, but will process the deep questions and thoughts about yourself and your POV.
My clients will be meeting a short, middle-aged Filipina who simply wants to hear your story as a person who identifies as Filipino/a/x or other AAPI heritage. I grew up on stories from my lola, my friends, my millions of books and horribly outdated '80s sitcoms and movies. You can expect humor, patience, reflection and silence. I try to constantly educate myself and work towards liberatory, diversity, equity and inclusion practices. I try to be an active member of many Asian, Filipino and BIPOC therapist communities and take my allyship of LGBTQIA and physically, medically and financially challenged communities seriously.
I see my values as holistic, intersectional and self-empowering, so I enjoy working from that approach. I believe the personal is political and the political is personal. I believe that my clients are always capable of more than they think and I hope they learn the "courage to be imperfect." Creative expression is natural to all of us, whether it's in shapes, colors, sounds, words or movement. This, along with rest, stillness, compassion and joy are forms of resistance, as well as love for self and for all.
Office Addresses: Virtual Only
Areas of Practice:
- Intergenerational trauma
- People pleasing/sense of self
- Major medical illness, such as cancer
- Social justice
Language spoken: English
- United Healthcare