Feel joy. Not later. Not when it's deserved. Not only for others.
For you. Right now. Believe.
I have this core belief.
When you are down on your knees, always get back up!
May you always get back up, and find joy in this life that we only live once.
Belief in the human spirit and desire to connect is the reason that I want to tell your story and mine.
My hope for you, is that you experience both light and love in your life.
Always Light. Always Love. Always Learn.
I have a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Dominican University in IL. As well as a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Andrews University in MI.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), in good standing since 2005.
I am a Therapist in the State of Illinois, employed at a private practice. I know I was meant for this work, my goal is to constantly learn as a clinician.
My social work fieldwork was completed at Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center, Michigan (facility now closed). Long-term care clinical charting, assessments and participation in team meetings done for patient care.
My social work fieldwork was completed in the Psychiatric Unit of Hinsdale Hospital, a western suburb of Chicago. Patients had clinical disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder.
For a decade, I had a ring side seat to both the fears and joys that medical students (800 on Chicago campus) and residents (146 Internal Medicine and joint programs) faced at the UIC College of Medicine in Chicago's Medical District.
I'm a Therapist in the State of Illinois, licensed for clinical work. I'm employed at a private practice.
I'm the owner of RHMaldonado LLC. I provide non-clinical Life Coach sessions.