GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
Wallace Colvin, MA, MHC
I BELIEVE THAT THERAPY SHOULD BE A COLLABORATIVE, DYNAMIC, AND AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE.
RACIAL IDENTITY + DEVELOPMENT
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
THERAPY FOR MEN
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
Life can be challenging and therapy provides a safe space to explore life’s difficulties. I believe everyone can benefit from extra support to work through things like depression, low self-esteem, or trauma, all of which are part of the human experience. Therapy is about more than just problems and solutions — it’s also about claiming space for yourself, prioritizing your mental health, and learning how to feel empowered in your life. I create a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental relationship with clients where they can share their unique struggles and change any maladaptive thoughts that might be holding them back.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO GIVE CLIENTS A SAFE SPACE TO REFLECT, LEARN AND GROW ON THEIR JOURNEY TOWARDS SELF-DISCOVERY.
WHEN I WORK WITH CLIENTS, WE WORK TOWARDS DECREASING OBSTACLES THAT MAY BE A BARRIER TO REACHING YOUR GOALS. THERAPY CAN HELP SHIFT YOUR THOUGHTS, PERSPECTIVE AND BEHAVIORS WHICH CAN BRING POSITIVE CHANGE TO YOUR LIFE. IN OUR WORK TOGETHER, WE WILL COLLABORATE AND WORK TOWARDS CREATING LONG LASTING CHANGE IN ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
collaboration | lived experience | accountability
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with individuals exploring their racial identity and development, men’s therapy, and therapy with people of color.
My area of expertise using CBT, narrative therapy, and visual art therapy to help people create a new narrative for their life.
WHY DO YOU THINK JUST "TALKING" IS GOING TO HELP ME?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my Masters in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
- I am working to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
- I use CBT, DBT, and narrative therapy with clients, and have a certification in Trauma-Focused CBT.
Likes to cook gourmet meals
Enjoys working out regularly
Loves to travel