Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, LCDC, SAP
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a combination of substance use treatment and individual and group mental health therapy experience that I have gained over the past ten years. I have assisted individuals with addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, grief/loss, and self-love through this process. An important part of the work that I do is helping individuals experience relief from past trauma and abuse while learning coping skills to help them navigate difficult situations and experiences in their daily life. I am here to support you. Contact me for your initial consultation.
Are you a high-achieving, almost always an over-thinker, most of the time perfectionist, that struggles with slowing down or relaxing? Are you really hard on yourself? Do you feel like you're being crushed by your responsibilities? Are you reading self-help books and unsure of where to start or how to move forward? The clients I work with answer yes to most of these questions. In session, I create a space to explore, understand, and cope with Type "A" tendencies, anxiety, childhood traumas, and conflict with family or partners. I teach skills that provide relief, while also guiding clients through self-exploration and understanding.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have twenty years experience providing social work services. I am currently a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I am a graduate of the University of North Dakota. My areas of expertise are, immigration,child welfare and foster care, I am an interactive therapist and use solution-focused, brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, individual therapy. My therapeutic approach is to provide support; help clients effectively address various personal life challenges. I use active listening and in a compassionate manner; I enjoy assisting people realize their potential and helping them reach their goals,
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC, NCC, EMDR
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Brownsville, Texas. I was born in Texas, but was raised in Mexico, where I practiced as a medical doctor for several years before moving to Texas 20 years ago. I am bilingual & bicultural, and having worked with children, adolescents & adults for almost 20 years in the TX education field, I can tell you that my experience & professional studies, allow me to serve my clients with compassion, understanding, genuine care, and without judgement or bias. In my practice, you will find a safe & supportive environment, where we can work together on your journey towards inner peace, healing & growth.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, BA, CCH, CBH
What do clients say? "Awesome, just awesome!" written by M.E. on April 4, 2022;" ...my expectations were far exceeded from our first conversation...he has a knack for treating me like a human being and listens while offering suggestions..written by K.R. on April 3, 2022; "Over a short period of time Joseph was able to get to know me and provide helpful insights. He is a kind man with a charming sense of humor. " Witten by M.A. March 2, 2022. Furthermore, of the past 1,359 sessions with feedback, 96 percent were rated as "useful." While not every client will find me "awesome," it's fair to say you will likely find our work useful.
I continue providing consultation, psychological testing and forensic services. Dr. Pinkerman has been an Expert Witness in capital murder cases, personal injury, child custody and competency cases in Family, State and Federal District Courts in Texas and Michigan. In August, 2015 I completed a six day course in Death Penalty Mitigation issues with the University of California Santa Clara.
I believe everyone has the ability to make positive change. I look at counseling as a partnership where together we explore and build on the strengths you already have within you. I enjoy being a place of support for people who have survived trauma or are experiencing anxiety, depression, or life changes. Asking for help can be hard, but getting help can be a beautiful gift to yourself. I also enjoy mentoring counselors entering the field and supporting them along their journey.
I've been working as a therapist for several years now and I find my vocational pursuits diversifying into a more holistic perspective of how human beings heal. I work with people where they are and I'm interested in what my clients bring with them that they're able to use in our collaborative effort to work for their better health. We are dynamic as human beings and a static solution is rarely satisfying or helpful. I consider my "approach" to be eclectic. I'm open to using what we need to in order to help you move in the direction you'd like to with particular problems or any perspective you might need.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S , LCDC
My view of counseling is simple, and based upon three core principles: authenticity, (being true to oneself), honesty, and growth. A foundation of truth is solidified by meeting you where you are in your journey. This is accomplished by providing a nonjudgmental ear, and a supportive, safe presence. My goal is for you to feel heard as well as empowered by knowledge and skills to recognize your worth and embody change. I prefer working with adult clients who are ready and willing to put in some real work toward change and self-improvement.
I am a LCSW, LCDC, and Certified EMDR therapist providing in-person and tele-health therapeutic services across the state of Texas. I offer an eclectic approach utilizing evidenced based, experiential, and client centered therapies while respecting client autonomy and right to self-determination. I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying their strengths to develop treatment plans that accomplish their goals and find solutions to elicit the change they desire. Let's discover your path to healing.
Too busy to leave the office or home? Let's have a Remote Therapy session! Is a parent, spouse, ex, or someone else in your life calling you crazy or too sensitive? My book, It's Not You, It's Them: 30 Days of Hope and Help for the Adult Child of a Narcissistic Parent, is available on Amazon and my website. Are they showing signs of being a narcissist? It's NOT you-it's them, and as a Certified Recovery Specialist to help victims of narcissists, I can give tools and understanding of what's going on. Emotional pain shows up in many forms-depression, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, withdrawal, insomnia, and appetite changes are some.
At CWC Wellness, we focus on each individual's strengths and tailor treatment plans accordingly. Our goal is to provide a neutral, safe space where client’s can feel empowered. Lisa Atkinson is a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional and has previous experience working with adolescents and adults. Alexandra Reyna is a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist and has experience working with children, adults, and families. Together we strive to provide the best mental health services to our community.
I am a good listener and want to understand you. I have extensive knowledge of various counseling techniques and apply this experience in a unique manner to every person I see. I do not judge you and want to develop practical ways to assist you through your current challenges. I focus on helping you develop and understand how thoughts effect action, communication, and emotional reactivity. My goal is to help you find emotional balance, positive self-esteem and confidence to meet your personal goals.
The decision to begin therapy does not make you weak minded or a weak person; it does not mean you have failed, it means you're ready to get better! Everyone has different reasons for attending therapy: anxiety, trauma, family, relationship issues, intimacy issues, gender dysphoria.... No matter what made you take this step know that you are in a safe space where your rights and beliefs are fully validated. As a client focused therapist I will not give you advise but rather help you find your own solutions to the barriers lying in your way that's keeping you from living your best life.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Texas. I have over 9 years of professional experience providing counseling services to individuals, groups, and families. I am an optimistic person and believe in the best in people. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Texas. Then, I became very interested in studying human behavior and decided to pursue a master's degree in Psychology.
Ms. Fidela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas, License #64978. Ms. Fidela was born and raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley next to the US/Mexico border. She was the first in her family to earn her high school diploma, attend college and earn her first master’s degree in Education from the University of Texas. Subsequently earning a second master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in practice with Hispanic children and families from Our Lady of the Lake University.
I provide compassionate and confidential therapy to adults and older adolescents. I am prepared to help in a warm, supportive environment. My goal is to help you, or your loved one, overcome any psychological and/or emotional state you may be struggling with, by providing a safe, caring, and professional environment to promote positive change towards well-being. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and aim to tailor each treatment to meet your unique and specific needs.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MS, NCC
I am a bilingual therapist with over ten years of experience and a graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master in Clinical Mental Health and an ongoing Doctoral program in Psychology. My approach is based on my client's needs. I provide my clients with a compassionate approach to understanding their struggles. I initiated my experience working with victims of domestic violence, then worked for two years with immigrant families and youth suffering from depression, anxiety, family conflict, couples counseling, self-harming, delinquent and defiant behaviors. I bring passion to my work because and relate to all
Life can be difficult at times. Whether you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, or you simply can't pinpoint how you're feeling, talking to a professional may assist you in managing symptoms. You have the right to reach your full potential in life, which includes your right in the pursuit of happiness.
Our goal @ Mariposa Wellness Center is to help guide and connect you to the “Best version of Yourself". As the founder and lead clinician at MWC, my role is to provide you with a welcoming and relaxed environment that lends itself to constructive emotional and psychological therapy and social services. Together, we will discuss your current issues, stressors, values, interests, experiences, relationships and life challenges to identify goals and tools needed to help you transition to a better quality of life that you deserve. Come in and allow yourself the opportunity to start healing and living your best life. It's time.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Laguna Vista are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Laguna Vista then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Laguna Vista, or Child Psychologists in Laguna Vista.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Laguna Vista psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Laguna Vista specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.