Chanel De Freitas




About Chanel

Chanel De Freitas is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She previously worked as a special educator at Strategic Learning and Special Education Institute in Trinidad and Tobago.

Chanel values a systemic approach and believes in the power of understanding each individual’s story, experience, and critical incidents that have shaped them. She strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic alliance which has a supportive and empathic space in which clients can feel heard and validated.

Chanel has experience in working with adults and adolescents in treating various anxiety disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depressive disorders, and life transition issues.

Chanel is also passionate about working with international students who struggle with cultural transitioning and homesickness. Her international background allows her to appreciate and enjoy working with a diverse population.

Chanel employs an eclectic approach to her work, utilizing Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Person-Centered techniques. She believes in customizing a unique therapeutic approach based on each client’s personal needs. She aims to foster a deeper understanding of the self in order to achieve self-acceptance, personal insight, and growth regardless of life stage or background.