Motivational Interviewing with a Cultural Lens by Fyre & Grace
- Identify how to elicit change talk from clients while maintaining cultural focus
- Hands-on training in skills in how to talk to clients in a neutral, empowering way, reducing defensiveness and reluctance
- Examine and evaluate current strategies in navigating uncomfortable
conversations around trauma and its effects with cultural humility and
understanding of the client’s individual cultural framework
Mirakel is a social justice gender equity community psychologist and intersectional feminist. Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and living in Houston, Texas, Mirakel has dedicated her life’s work to the healing of trauma survivors and empowering womxn,
particularly Latinx womxn. Her speciality is domestic violence and sexual assault trauma intervention, including childhood sexual trauma and sex trafficking. She earned her master’s degree in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and is currently working on her Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston. In her regular job she is a Social Adjustment Services Bilingual Case Manager at YMCA International Services, working with refugees, asylum seekers, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and Victims of Trafficking to access benefits and services to meet basic needs and set them on the path to residency and eventual citizenship. Mirakel’s passion project, however, is her business, Fyre & Grace, where she is a bilingual emotional support mentor and shadow work guide, helping sexual trauma survivors go from surviving to thriving by releasing guilt and self-blame, and moving into empowerment and self-acceptance. Administered under her alias, Star Sombreluz, Fyre & Grace serves English- and Spanish-speaking survivors attain their best lives with humor, grace, and passionately empowered kindness.