Arbin Memishi is a counselor at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center. He is a first generation American-Albanian, speaks fluent Albanian (Gheg Dialect), and has family ties from Macedonia and Montenegro. Arbin works with first generation American’s overcoming cultural stressors, children and younger teens who are dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression and behavioral issues.
For theoretical approaches, Arbin is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Reality-Choice Therapy. He believes that therapists are the light source during a client’s unknown path, or as Arbin calls it “Der Dunkelheit”; The Darkness. He also firmly believes that clients have the power to make the choice in what path they take as their choices are illuminated from the insight and objectivity the counselor has to offer.
Arbin received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northeastern Illinois University. During his time at Northeastern Illinois University, Arbin was tasked with conducting extensive research, for his undergraduate program, on the use of Military Simulation activities as a coping tool for Veterans with PTSD. He received his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and works at a community mental health center in Chicago in addition to meeting with clients at The Lighthouse.
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