Gena is an LBGTQIA + who is experienced supporting adults, those of college age, and youth.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in , TX
Supervised by Monica Solis-Hoefl, LPC-S
I provide CBT, strengths based, and positive psychology approaches. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions (such as thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and their associated behaviors to improve emotional regulation. and develop personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
Treating depression is one of my strengths. Therapy directs people to reestablishing sources of pleasure in life and helps them regain a sense of control. And it helps people develop effective coping strategies, important not only in relieving a current episode of depression but in preventing future ones. In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the therapist actively helps patients identify and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to their depressed mood.
I am proficient in the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks. Also known as talk therapy or psychological counseling, psychotherapy involves working with a therapist to reduce your anxiety symptoms. It can be an effective treatment for anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. Generally a short-term treatment, CBT focuses on teaching you specific skills to improve your symptoms.
As part of the LGTBTQIA+ community I respond to this population with compassion and experience. Affirmative therapy is an approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and relationships and addresses the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of LGBTQ clients