Tori Velez

Meet   Tori Velez

Tori Velez, LPC-A, NCC, M.S.

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Hello! My name is Tori Velez, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate. My interest in  mental health emerged around the time I was serving in the military. I noticed that there was a stigma  and fear that floated around reaching out for help and listening to the body when it was saying, “I’ve  had enough”, “I need a break” or “listen to me”. As a result, I’ve witnessed the effects of  servicemembers suffering in silence from the load of trauma and pain weighing down on them daily. I  knew that I wanted to create a safe space for clients to honor their mind, body, and spirit authentically. 

 I graduated with my BA in Psychology through Southern New Hampshire University while serving. Also, I  graduated from University of St. Thomas with a M.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2021. I  have experience with working with adolescents in residential treatment centers and adults in intensive  outpatient programs. Concerns I have worked with consisted of trauma, grief, addiction, mood  disorders, somatic symptoms, self-esteem, sex/relationship related issues, and eating disorders. I have a  passion for working with adults through change, grief, spirituality, identity, and trauma.  

I believe that our body stores our experiences throughout time and can be a helping tool when  integrated in therapy. Observing how your body reacts inside and outside of therapy can unlock parts of  oneself that needs a voice and special attention without judgement. I like to incorporate therapy  approaches such as mindfulness, body-centered (somatic work), expressive arts, and experiential  activities personalized to the client’s needs. Also, I provide Heart-Centered therapy as a gentle and effective approach to reach my client’s root of trauma, disconnection, addiction, and presenting issues. My goal as a therapist is to encourage and walk alongside  my client through their unique journey to true healing. I like to work with client’s through a culturally sensitive and holistic lens. As your therapist, I will maintain a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental  space to explore and connect with your raw, beautiful, and authentic self. 

Want to get to know Tori a little better? Here are 5 fun facts about her!

I enjoy playing video games with my friends on the weekend.

I own 3 large dogs.

My favorite movie genre is horror.

I enjoy cooking and baking vegan meals .

I love collecting crystals and earrings.

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate
  • Supervised by: Kristin King, LPC-S 
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Received training in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy from Wellness Institute

Education

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Southern New Hampshire University

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