Veronica Lynn Becerra
Veronica Lynn Becerra is a graduate-level Clinical Intern working under the supervision of Michael Senko, LCSW-C. She is currently obtaining her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Pennsylvania Western University. Prior to pursuing a career in the mental health profession, Veronica obtained her bachelor’s degree in both graphic design and fine arts from the nation’s first HBCU, Cheyney University. For the past few years, she has worked at Cheyney University as an Academic Success Coach where she assists young adults in navigating through new life transitions, overcoming the fear of failure, developing time management skills, developing coping skills for social anxiety, and addressing topics of perfectionism and lack of motivation.
Veronica enjoys utilizing a holistic, non-judgmental, person-centered, strength-based approach to therapy and is also open to utilizing aspects of CBT as well. Veronica incorporates art activities throughout her sessions to help clients safely explore their emotional state and convey feelings that they may be struggling to verbally express. Through the therapeutic process of creating art, Veronica strives to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their emotional state, while also providing a safe and non-judgmental space to address their fears, vulnerabilities, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. She has a passion for working with adults, couples, and groups. She is also open to working with clients through a Christian lens, upon request.
Specific areas of interest include relationship or marital difficulties, stress management, trauma, sexual addictions, grief/loss, anger management, career counseling, spirituality, finding purpose, increasing self-awareness, and understanding identity. She believes that through the act of creation, an individual can not only begin to heal from their past, but also rediscover themselves so that they can grow and live authentically.
In her free time, Veronica can be found taking long walks in nature, creating art, or reading about ancient mythology. She is also a competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and coach. She enjoys competing in tournaments and supporting her teammates.