I want to welcome you! You’re in the right place! I’m Heshima Mance and I am excited to serve you as a team member of Phoenix Rising Counseling & Guidance, LLC. After years of working within my passion of advocating for families, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to creating an environment where families, individuals or couples are in a setting of trust.
One of the paths to understanding our therapeutic strategies is building rapport and relationship to set the tone for active listening and opportunity to speak freely. Therapy with me will encourage empathy and valued change. Each therapy session will allow us all to be ourselves and create an environment of encouraged open communication.
Chicago is my hometown, the southside is where it all began. My professional experience has included parent education, family assessments, and individual and group therapy. I have also created and facilitated group therapy with teen parents within the Chicago Public School system, as we know that specific population has a separate set of needs.
As my passion for this population grew and my knowledge in this area deepened, I received several administrative promotions which allowed me to advocate for programs and resources for families in need. My skills as a therapist allows me to support those surviving trauma, challenging relationship connections, facing crisis, and emotional regululation.
Therapeutically, our sessions will be inclusive, client-centered and will offer a safe space. Here, you will be able to express your therapy needs, while working toward your therapy goals. Once we establish where you are in your journey to healing, we will begin to discover different areas that make you the unique person you are.
As we collaborate to learn more in-depth of your therapy needs, the plan for change will begin. Understanding this, I’m consistently informed of the diversity aspects that has a direct effect on what makes you, the one and only. I look forward to sessions with you, your children, or spouse as we work together to begin the journey that will connect you with your therapy mission.
Who I Serve
Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
Self Esteem/Self Worth
Trauma informed and strengths based
Thank you for visiting our space!! While we would love to service all we are only permitted by our licensing boards to service individuals, families and couples in the State of Illinois. Thank You!