As much as possible, I tend to match the style of the client without losing my feeling of being genuine. The first session is extremely important because it is the opportunity to make the client comfortable, learn about their struggles, bond with them over an issue or something in common, leave them with the knowledge that ;things do get better.
My style is to be direct and on-point in helping clients meet their goals. Utilizing workbooks, hand-outs, anything that helps the client to connect and move forward. I also have them check reality frequently to see how they have changed in the last 2 weeks, month, 3 month, etc.
Rapport is a key component in evoking change. In my experience, I have worked with brilliant therapists who could really formulate a theory and deliver a powerful ending message. I have also worked with the not so brilliant, but incredibly genuine and caring clinician, and those were the therapists that kept clients and saw results.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Issues within a marriage. Can include issues related to trust, intimacy, communication, infidelity, parenting, or conflict. Can also include discussion related to separation or divorce.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
A debilitating anxiety associated with the intense fear of being in situations or places that might cause panic like crowded rooms, long lines or other situations or places that might cause panic.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, 12028
TX, LPC, 12028
Degree: Master of Science; Subject Area: Counseling Psychology; School: Our Lady of the Lake University
I have 33 years as a LPC in Texas and have worked in many different capacities and in different settings. I owned a geriatric psychology services business for 14 years; was the Director of Intake for privately owned psychiatric hospital for 8 years; have worked as Clinical Director for community mental center serving the lower SES population. Experience with different cultures, ages, and populations have provided a sound framework for providing excellent clinical services.
6746 Spring Front Dr, San Antonio, 78249, TX