Michelle Ruiz Deal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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Michelle Ruiz Deal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC


Location

Offers online therapy

AMA Behavioral
14603 Huebner Rd,
#3505
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 361-2727

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Website
Announcement icon Hello! To increase flexibility, I am offering telehealth through Doxy.me for clients.
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Today's social climate has changed the definition of what our "normal" is. The rapid changes are requiring adaptability and flexibility; yet, with so many unknowns and lack of control, anxiety is at an all-time high. Our mental health is more important today if we are going to be flexible. Issues are cropping up that did not exist before with our mental health. Existing issues remain with an added layer stress. Let's deal with new and existing issues together. I believe that you are doing the best that you can; maybe an outside person can lend a different perspective and lead you to positive change.
My foundation is with anxiety, mood and personality disorders, and PTSD. I consider myself a behaviorist; I believe that there is a strong connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I use CBT and DBT in my practice; I have trained and actively use Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Exposure and Response Prevention
I am a firm believer that you have the most knowledge about yourself; I see my role as a guide to help you use your knowledge to find resolution for your major issues. Reaching out for help for is a strength worthy of celebration. It's also the first step in regaining control over your issues.
Creo firmemente que las personas están haciendo lo mejor que pueden y, a veces, la ansiedad, el estrés o el trauma se interponen en el camino de la vida. Puede preguntarse: "¿Qué hago o a dónde me dirijo para solucionar los problemas?" Buscar ayuda es una fortaleza, y el primer paso para evitar que la carga controle su vida. Ese es mi rol, ser tu guía a través del camino para aliviar la carga. También te ayudaré a dejar de lado los juicios que te impongas.
Tengo fuerza con el estrés, la ansiedad, la depresión, y los trastornos de personalidad. Tengo experiencia con CBT y DBT y entreno en las habilidades de DBT. También estoy entrenada a trabajar con trauma y uso exposición prolongada (PE) para trabajar con individuales que tienen trastorno de estrés postraumático de combate, infancia, y trauma sexual.
Soy creyente de que tienes más conocimiento de ti mismo; Veo mi función como guía para ayudarle a encontrar una solución para sus principales problemas. A veces le ayudaré a procesar, otras veces proporcionaré entrenamiento y otras veces proporcionaré nuevas herramientas. La asociación que formamos es clave para traer el cambio.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110 - $150
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Texas / 77004
  • School: Texas A&M San Antonio
I have been trained by several institutions in evidence-based therapies for OCD and PTSD including ERP, PE and CPT

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: IOCDF
  • Member Since: 2020
  • Certificate: BTTI / ERP
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Michelle Ruiz Deal's Groups

DBT Skills

We are always doing the best that we can, but sometimes we need additional help managing our lives. This group is focused on developing our ability to regulate our emotions, manage ourselves during extreme emotional situations, set boundaries and communicate effectively, and stay present in the here and now. This group is currently conducted through a telehealth platform, doxy.me which can be used on smartphone, pc, laptop, tablet or Mac.

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Out of Control with Anxiety

Wow! Changes are coming fast and frequently with today's social climate. It's hard to feel like you are in control. It's even more challenging because we have had to redefine what "normal" and "safe" mean to us. Let's address anxiety by identifying what and when it comes on, how it affects us, and how to cope with it. Also, let's redefine our new "normal." This group is currently conducted through a telehealth platform, doxy.me which can be used on smartphone, pc, laptop, tablet or Mac.

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Location

AMA Behavioral
14603 Huebner Rd,
#3505
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 361-2727
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Crisis Response Planning
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Multicultural
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021
Michelle Ruiz Deal, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio

Michelle Ruiz Deal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC