Interview with Aziza Aremo, MA, TLLP
Aziza Aremo, MA, TLLP is a Limited License Psychologist (TLLP) practicing at our West Location in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aziza is passionate about working with adults and young adults dealing with a wide range of mental health concerns. Contact us to schedule an intake appointment with Aziza.
1. What is your specialty?
Humanistic – I focus on Client Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
2. What made you want to become a therapist?
During my childhood I witnessed family members suffering with mental disorders, with no credible help due to stigma within the family and the culture. I believed that it was my duty to help change my past and educate others on help for themselves or families struggling with mental illness.
3. What can clients expect when they first come to therapy?
A therapist who is focused on listening to the needs of the client and developing a plan together to help the client with their goals. I am an open therapist who is non-judgemental and focused on the needs of the client.
4. What is a typical therapy session like with you?
During sessions with clients I am dedicated to being an active listener, engaging, open and calm to aid clients in feeling comfortable during the session. I meet my clients where they are and give each person space to share their story.
5. How have you seen therapy be helpful to your clients?
I have observed a positive change in clients’ symptom reduction and significant gains in their overall well-being. Most clients are able to understand education on their issues, and use the information to allow the interventions to help with their goals.
6. What do you think are the most important considerations when looking for a therapist?
I believe it is important to find a therapist who understands various theories and offers an open, non-judgemental therapy space to help the client feel comfortable in sharing their issues. Finding an individual who is diverse, accepting of different experiences and ready to work with you at your pace is very important.
7. What do you hope your clients walk away with?
My hope is that my clients will walk away with the tools needed to help them with healthy coping skills and the capacity to continue to maintain their therapeutic goals. Many of my clients come to me without a plan and cannot see a positive future – I want to at least give them an installation of hope to move them to a healthier part of their lives.
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