Hi, I’m Destiny Rodriguez.
I currently work as a Crisis Counselor for 988: The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and off the clock I am now in my last year of graduate school to complete my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science with a Concentration in Children’s Mental Health from the University of South Florida in 2016. From there, I knew I wanted to continue on a path that allowed me to pour into myself and others, professionally and prompted growth.
I aim to provide a safe and judgement free space for those who may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Along with that, working together with my clients to find coping strategies that may work best when it comes to processing those feelings is something I look forward to incorporating.
In addition to working with individuals to process their feelings of anxiety and depression, I would like to extend that same care and compassion to all I encounter– and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a counselor intern, it is my goal to ensure that those who may be going through a difficult time feel seen, heard, and validated in their experiences.
I couldn’t be more grateful to be joining Helping Moon Counseling team as a Student Intern. I’ve always had a passion for all things mental health + wellness, recovery + advocacy and overall just providing the safe space I once needed for others.
My favorite quote says “Head towards the light. The dark has no place here” and it is something I hold close to me as a reminder that there’s hope in the promise of tomorrow and light ahead.