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    Making the Connection Together

Our Team

Exceptional Community Entrepreneurs in the Field of Social Work and Psychology

Julieta Perez, MSW, LCSW, LPHA, CADC 

 Bilingual Clinician
Certified Expert in Trauma and Attachment 
Parent Capacity Assessor
Domestic Violence Educator
School Social Worker
Founder of RIMYA services in Chicago, IL has had 16 years experience with Children and Family Services.

Ms. Perez has implemented parenting support/educational groups and youth leadership programs within the North, West and South side of Chicago with great success.

Ms. Perez goals are to deliver quality outpatient/supportive services for youth and adults, enhance awareness of mental health and trauma within the communities.

Ms. Perez is a strong advocate for children and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services, youth, adults and families in crisis, and court involved youth within Chicago Public Schools. As well as, child/parent attachment, trauma informed trainer and practiced as an Adjunct Professor at NEIU.


Member of the Brain Injury Association in Illinois and NASW

Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)

Illinois Association of School 

Social Workers


Ginelly Abraham, M.Ed., DT


Bilingual Consultant

(Developmental Therapist) 

Ginelly Abraham has worked over 12 years with young children and their families in school and social service settings. She holds an Illinois early childhood special education teaching certificate and currently works as an educator in the field of early childhood special education.

Ginelly has experience working with children diagnosed with autism, children who have difficulty with self-regulation, aggressive behaviors, difficulty  with transitions, cognitive delays (including receptive/expressive language delays) and children with medical needs (i.e. feeding tubes,seizures).

Ginelly‚Äôs goals are to provide services for young children the help them achieve school readiness and enhance/develop skills that will help them become lifelong learners.


National Association for the Education of Young Children-NAEYC Member

Tonya White, M.A

RIMYA Clinician 

Clinical Trauma Professional

Domestic Violence Educator

School Social Work Assistant

Elena Kneeland, LCPC

RIMYA Clinician/Supervisor

Clinical Trauma Professional 
Clinical Supervisor 

Jeneve Valentin-Chavez, MSW

RIMYA Clinician

Exceptional Community Entrepreneurs in the Field of Social Work and Psychology

Josefa Infante

RIMYA School Supportive Services

Christina Battle, B.A.

Social Worker Assistant/Consultant

Youth Special Needs Consultant

Trauma Informed Professional

Clifton Burns, Jr., LCPC

Clinical Trauma Professional
Social/Emotional Groups Facilitator
Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Wheaton, IL Provider

Meet Our RIMYA Interns 2019-2020

Tara Thompson, NEIU Master Level 

Sara Catalan, NEIU Bachelor Level

Tricia Butera, Depaul University Master Level

Lilian Boachie, Depaul University Master Level

Keeton Phillips, Depaul University Master Level