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ABOUT

Get To Know Your Therapist

EVA NOLASCO, LMSW

Why did you start your practice?

I wanted to start my own practice to service my community. Working within the community, I have seen a need of having more bilingual providers within the Wichita area.

 

When did your love for therapy begin?

I have always liked helping ever since I was younger. My love for therapy began my last year of grad school when I started my internship at a school. The kids I worked with were resilient despite the trauma they had experienced. I then started to work in community mental health and the enjoyment of therapy grew. I loved when clients would come in and say, “I’ve tried the things we talked about, and they are actually working!”

 

What made you chose to follow this path and specialize in your particular niche?

I have always liked working with people, especially children and adolescents. Children are so fun to work with as you can be as creative as possible and thats where the fun is! I will be starting play therapy training in October to expand my knowledge and better serve my clients.

 

Where can we find you when you’re not in the office?

You can find me on the couch with a bag of Hot Cheetos watching Netflix.

 

What are your hobbies when you’re not working?

I enjoy plants, trying to garden and photography!

Meet Layla

Therapy dogs have been shown to be effective in assisting with a wide range of mental health symptoms. Therapy dogs can help clients from all ages and allow them to fully engage in therapy. Within the therapy room, dogs are able to comfort clients who are resistant to talking about their problems. Therapy dogs have been known to reduce symptoms in clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
Layla is a 6-year-old Labrador mix breed. Layla has a calm temperament and loves to lay around. She is in the training process to become a Certified Therapy Dog. Layla has successfully passed her American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test and is currently attending an advanced class. She will then take therapy classes with Love on the Leash, which involves advanced training and consistent maintenance of obedience training. Upon completion, she will then have to pass 10 community outings where they will measure her performance of temperament, behavior and obedience within all settings.
Layla will occasionally be present in the office while she is in training. If you are allergic to animals please let us know and we will adjust as needed.