Maria Winsborough

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LMA

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Maria Winsborough, MA, LPC, NCC, LMA, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio
(210) 321-9839 Website

Maria Winsborough

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LMA

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Location

Luminous Counseling Center
1132 West Blanco Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78232
(210) 321-9839

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The clinical approach I use to counseling is targeted to attend my client's needs. My preference is the Psychodynamic approach where the client and I explore the origins of their psychological discomfort and use the insights to the healing process incorporating changes in the present. Some clients however come to counseling with a sense of urgency, a need to work objectively in a specific problem with the aim of a faster solution focused to their crisis, and in these cases I support and stay present with the client's needs.

I create a non-threatening atmosphere for the therapeutic process. Respecting the client's pace I work with the client's empowerment, exploration of choices, congruence of feelings and behavior, exploration of creative ways, stress reduction, coping skills, awareness of personal needs/self care and finding meaning in their experiences.

I experience psychological healing, besides traditional psychotherapy, practicing authentic movement, meditation, yoga, writing, dancing as a celebration of joy, working on my dreams and staying in touch with my inner wisdom. I offer these services as classes as well as tailoring them to individual sessions at the client's request.

Eu trabalho com clientes motivados para crescer e se desenvolver psicologicamente. Esplorando formas de comunicacao, modos de lidar com dificuldades, traumas, mudancas, nos entramos juntos num caminho de recuperacao. Alguns problemas sao resolvidos mais rapidos, outros sao mais profundos e leva mais tempo. A minha filosofia e' no entanto respeitar o ritmo do meu/minha cliente e nao forcar o ritmo individual. Eu acredito que ser puxado demais cria mais trauma ou so' se encontra uma solucao temporaria, as vezes so' por um desejo de satisfazer o terapeuta. E quero que meus clientes aprendam a se ouvirem profundamente.

Ouvindo as necessidades do cliente eu ofereco uma variedade de tecnicas selecionando as que o cliente se identifica e se sente confortavel. Encorajando mudar a visao arcaicament intrincada na psique, expressao com arte, exercicios de relaxamento, sugestoes de "deveres de casa" para ligar uma sessao a outra. Mas o cliente e' livre para seguir ou nao.

Se sentir a vontade e' necessario da parte do cliente e do terapeuta. Eu encorajo um clima relaxado e educo casais e familias a se comunicarem num clima de tranquilidade. Eu acredito que as relacoes e mesmo as emocoes dos clientes se tornam mais centradas quando eles incorporam tranquilidade. As emocoes, lagrimas, curiosidade...sao bem vindas e exploradas.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Texas at San Antonio
  • License and State: 65636 Texas

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Community First
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • MHnet
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Laban Institute of Movement / Certified Movement Analyst
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Location

Luminous Counseling Center
1132 West Blanco Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78232
(210) 321-9839

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Art and Movement/Dance exploration
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Stress Reduction/Relaxation/Mindfulness
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Intermediate Spanish and Portuguese
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Authentic Movement
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relaxation/Stress Reduction
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Yoga/Meditation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Maria Winsborough, MA, LPC, NCC, LMA, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio

Maria Winsborough

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LMA