Reviews of Avant-Garde Counseling and Coaching Center
Mrs. Dulce Torres is extremely personable and caring and has been my go-to counselor for several years. She has helped me understand and learn/practice coping strategies related to my ADHD, helping me also face stigma and feelings of disappointment and inadequacy since high school. She has guided me through anxious thoughts and started to help me understand the irrational negativity I cast on myself, further leading me to reorganize those thoughts more constructively. She has also challenged me find and start to love myself in spite of the daunting expectations that come with being a first-generation, Latina woman in an overwhelming Hispanic family. I trust Dulce with the scariest symptoms of my anxiety, the saddest thoughts from my depression, my deepest frustrations with my ADHD tendencies and learning disability, and the questions about my culture that shake my core. As a person, she is warm, kind, funny, and always excited to see me. As my coach and counselor, she is focused on my progress and what I have to say and is very humbly professional, actively participating as I process my thoughts and behaviors and learn to change them. She holds me accountable when I set goals for myself and encourages me through difficulties. Dulce is very, very knowledgeable about ADHD and its implications and has much to offer in the realm of understanding and treating its symptoms. However, she is also incredible at working through other issues that may or not be related to ADHD but weigh on us from time to time; this has been particularly important for me as I have found healing in more areas than one with her as I have grown out of adolescence and into adulthood. She has shown me her enthusiastically serving and gently compassionate heart through my tears and laughter for years, and I know she will continue to lend her solidarity, expertise, and measured but apparent affection where ever I go, for as long as I need it. I would give her 10 stars if the other 5 were available here. Highly, highly recommend.