No matter where you are now, you do NOT have to stay there. I collaborate with clients to develop skills, self-awareness, and gratitude.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in San Antonio, TX
Supervised by Scott Peters, Ph.D., NCC, LPC-S
I provide a welcoming environment to explore issues such as gender and sexual identity and expression, coming out, queer joy, acceptance and rejection, family issues, and coping with prejudice and discrimination.
You do NOT have to live with constant worry and tension. Together, we can identify the root causes of your anxiety, change beliefs and behaviors that contribute, and learn effective coping strategies that will lead to a more positive experience.
I provide a welcoming environment to explore issues such as gender and sexual identity and expression, pride, coming out, queer joy, acceptance and rejection, family issues, and coping with prejudice and discrimination.
I believe we are hardwired to seek affirming and intimate bonds with others. Conflict with parents, partners, children, siblings, and extended family can cause significant stress and unhappiness. I can assist in developing communication skills, healthy boundaries, conflict resolution techniques, and relationship scripts. The goal is to establish relationships with others that are fulfilling and allow for personal growth.
Cognitive behavior therapy is based on the concept that our cognitions, behavior, and emotions are inherently connected. To change our emotions and mood, we need to address our beliefs about ourselves, other people, and the world as well as the actions we take and do not take. Together, we can learn more adaptive ways of thinking and behaving.
Solution Focused Therapy emphasizes your strengths and resources as well as specific goals for therapy. We will work collaboratively to develop your strengths and sources of joy, utilize your strengths, and call on your sources of support to achieve your specific goals.
As we go through our life, we build a narrative of our experience that frames how we perceive our decisions and relationships. Sometimes, these narratives are overly negative, narrow, or biased. I look forward to revising your narrative to one that is more inclusive, positive, and optimistic.