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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’s 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

Crystal Murdock, M.A., PhD(candidate)

RIMYA Clinician

Clinical Trauma Professional 
Parenting Educator 

Jeneve Valentin-Chavez, MSW

RIMYA Clinician

Exceptional Community Entrepreneurs in the Field of Social Work and Psychology

Vita Harris, MAPC, LPC

RIMYA Clinician

Vita Kay Harris received her Master’s in Pastoral Counseling in 2011 from Loyola University.  Pastoral counseling incorporates the best of psychological theory, therapeutic services and the riches of contemporary theology, which allows the client to infuse God and faith into their therapy and healing process.  

The majority of Vita’s experience has been with adolescents, working as an educator, for the past 20 years in Chicago Public Schools. As Lead Teacher of a small learning community, she provided career and individual counseling to adolescents, young adults, and adults.  

In addition, her faith based work has been conducting bi-monthly group sessions with teens and young adults as a trusted ministry leader at Apostolic Faith Church. She has also had experience with counseling men, married couples, women, and troubled adults.

Christina Battle, B.A.

Case Manager/Consultant

Trauma Professional

Domestic Violence Educator (in Training)

Social/Emotional Groups Facilitator 

Clifton Burns, Jr., LCPC

Trauma Professional
Social/Emotional Groups Facilitator
Sex Offender Treatment 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