Centro Esperanza began in 2017 as a counseling, group support and mental health education program for the Spanish speaking community in collaboration with NAMI Fox Valley. Samaritan provides the Spanish language counseling services to the Latino community, as part of this collaboration. NAMI provides the support groups and education.
The purpose of Centro Esperanza is to help Latino adults, children and families in our community have access to effective, high-quality, culturally appropriate mental health treatment and support. As a result, they become mentally healthier and better equipped to parent and raise more resilient and successful kids. In the end, the whole community benefits.
Moves to establish a robust Spanish speaking counseling program Centro Esperanza have been made to reduce barriers and grow impact in the Latino community.
Spanish language counseling is being offered to the Latino community within the Fox Valley area at Samaritan’s Menasha and Kaukauna Centers – located close to the heart of our region’s Spanish-speaking neighborhoods.
Centro Esperanza services are detailed in Spanish here.
Dr. Tracy Siebers, Ed. D., LPC (Clinical Director)
When walking toward goals in life, individuals, couples and families often encounter challenges that can be difficult to manage and that create conflict. I enjoy collaboratively working with my clients to develop coping skills and tools to be more successful in meeting their goals. I seek first to understand each unique person and their desires from counseling. If my client seeks to integrate their spirituality and faith into the counseling process, I welcome the opportunity. I am a bilingual English and Spanish therapist and serve children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing concerns with depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral problems, cultural adjustment, mindfulness, trauma and borderline personality disorder.
Catalina De Luna, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Hola! My name is Catalina and I am a bilingual resident therapist. I speak English and Spanish fluently. I am working on Portuguese as well. In the therapeutic process, it is a team effort between my client and I to work together to attain their goals. My focus is bringing about positive healing environment for my client to overcome their adversity. I work with adults who struggle with abuse, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, anger management, relationship issues, and alcohol and drug dependency. I utilize various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. I will be seeing clients at the Menasha and the Kaukauna location.
I understand that life happens and everyone has their struggles. There is no shame in asking for help from others.
¡Hola! Mi nombre es Catalina y soy una terapista bilingue. Hablo inglés y español. También estoy aprendiendo hablar en portugués. En el proceso terapéutico, es un esfuerzo de equipo entre mi cliente y yo para trabajar juntos para alcanzar sus metas. Mi enfoque es crear un entorno de curación positivo para que mi cliente supere su adversidad. Trabajo con adultos que luchan con el abuso, la ansiedad, la depresión, control del enojo, las problemas de relación y la dependencia del alcohol y las drogas. Utilizo varias técnicas terapéuticas como la terapia cognitivo-conductual, la terapia conductual dialéctica y la atención plena. Veré clientes en Menasha y en Kaukauna.
Entiendo cosas pasan en la vida y cada uno tiene sus luchas. No hay ninguna vergüenza en pedir ayuda a los demás.
BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH CLIENT BENEFITS SPECIALIST
Stefany speaks Spanish and English. She works with both Centro Esperanza and Samaritan Counseling clients helping choose a therapist, answer questions and address concerns about services, scheduling, fees and payment options.