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Isabel Serna

Advanced Clinical Resident

My name is Isabel Serna. I use the pronouns she/her/hers, and I identify as a Latina woman of color. Coming from a biracial Hispanic family while also being raised within American culture, I understand the various identities and intersectionality one can have and how this may impact one’s mental health. 

It can be challenging to understand who you are and who you want to be with stressors of school, work, relationships, your family, or even societal pressures and expectations of yourself. In our time together we can unpack who you are, and who you want to be and collaborate on the goals you hope to achieve from therapy. 

Going to therapy for the first time or even for the hundredth time can be scary. I commend you for taking this step in wanting to heal and work through the challenges you may be facing. In our sessions I will create a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe space. I apply a holistic lens and integrate a person-centered approach with methods such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and challenging negative thought patterns. 

It would be a privilege to get to know you and work with you on your journey towards healing. Together let’s build self-awareness, learn new skills, and continue your journey of personal growth. 

I am currently continuing to pursue my education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from NYU. I am also a clinical resident here at Odile Psychotherapy, where I will be clinically supervised by Odile McKenzie, LCSW. 


Isabel Serna
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