Luis is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Latino Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University, and M.A. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Luis considers counseling to be the key component in understanding the underlying issues surrounding our emotional well-being. Clients can expect Luis to meet them where they are with empathy and intuition. He has experience working with clients across gender, ethnic, generational, and religious differences. His practice is informed by his faith and he believes spirituality can be a vital piece of the therapeutic process when a client is open to the concept.
Luis enjoys working with couples who are struggling in their relationship, whether it's a need for deeper emotional connection, sexual satisfaction, healing from an affair, or other problems keeping them from a happy relationship. In addition, Luis works with men and adolescents/young adults dealing with a variety of issues including anger, career, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and spiritual concerns.
It is Luis's desire to help clients move beyond their present struggles and develop a healthier, holistic perspective on their lives. He is dedicated to creating supportive yet empowering relationships that allow his clients to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to continue the process of healing. Though not limited to these areas, Luis's work has led him to focus on:
- Adolescent Concerns and Behavioral Problems
- Multicultural Counseling
- Couples and Marital Counseling
- Men's Issues - Sexual Addictions (e.g. Pornography), Anger, etc.
Further, Luis is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich Assessment, a valuable tool for pre-marital work.
In his free time Luis enjoys blogging, reading, and spending quality time with his beloved wife and daughters. He is also currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Counseling at Governors State University and working on his dissertation, titled Adult Attachment and Forgiveness of Infidelity in Latino Romantic Relationships.
Luis also sees clients at these partnering church locations: