Building Rapport

This week Julie and Chrissa are joined by Soraya Villela, a Heart and Solutions BHIS Counselor and Supervisor for Mason City, Ankeny and Ames. While working toward her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Buena Vista University Soraya studied abroad in the Dominican Republic where she had the opportunity to work with Niños del Camino, Kids of the Street.

Soraya believes that all individuals deserve a life worth living and she desires to help as many people achieve that as she can by helping them set goals, celebrate accomplishments and make memories.

To start behavioral or mental health services in Iowa, with a provider like Soraya, call Heart and Solutions at (800) 531-4236.

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Soraya VillelaSoraya Villela

Every individual deserves a life worth living and my goal is to help families and their children achieve this through setting goals, celebrating accomplishments, and making memories.