Aurora Moreno (she, her, hers) is a current Social Work Master’s student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She also received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and studied in the Writer’s Workshop Program. She is invested in working with individuals of all identities. As a student, Aurora is exploring her clinical interests, seeking work with:
- Women’s issues
- Emotional health
- Exploration of identity
- Sexuality, sexual concerns, and adjustment
She is interested in the exploring narrative and one’s lived experience on the path of self-exploration and recovery, utilizing the healing relationship between narrative and recovery, utilizing narrative therapy. The Dulwich Centre, a ‘key home’ of narrative therapy work, provides insight into this therapeutic lens: “Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counseling and community work, which centers people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives” (“What is Narrative Therapy”, n.d.). Narrative therapy uses voice, storytelling, and metaphor to help individuals find empowerment and wellness on their own terms.
In addition to exploring empowerment through narrative, Aurora also believes in the integration of social justice within integrative practice in order to provide support for the whole person, including their experience of identity, relationships, community, and environment. She is dedicated in exploring and addressing barriers in accessing services in order to provide integrative healthcare to all individuals, regardless of race, gender, identity, experience, or circumstance.