Suicidal Ideation Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Brandon Roberts
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78254  (Online Only)
I have spent over a decade gaining experience in the human service field, working with trauma survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, suicidal ideation/behaviors, elderly, veterans, people faced with turning points, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA+ populations.
Everyone has a unique story with varied challenges, trauma, and coping strategies. I adapt my practice to meet clients where they are and work with them to improve distress tolerance skills, interpersonal relationships, and emotion regulation. My practice is client-centered, strength-based, and focused on building resilience while we progress toward positive change.
I have spent over a decade gaining experience in the human service field, working with trauma survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, suicidal ideation/behaviors, elderly, veterans, people faced with turning points, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA+ populations.
Everyone has a unique story with varied challenges, trauma, and coping strategies. I adapt my practice to meet clients where they are and work with them to improve distress tolerance skills, interpersonal relationships, and emotion regulation. My practice is client-centered, strength-based, and focused on building resilience while we progress toward positive change.
(210) 985-9587 View (210) 985-9587
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Cynthia Chi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78240  (Online Only)
As a physician-turned-counselor, my clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention.
If you’re struggling with a mental health challenge, trying to manage stress, processing a life issue, or working on personal growth and wellness, collaborating with a counselor can help! For those who'd like to understand themselves and others better or are ready to make a change, I'm here to help you take the first step and to guide you along the way - and my services are available online to any adult Texas resident. I enjoy helping clients to strengthen their identities, develop resilience, and honor their values.
As a physician-turned-counselor, my clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention.
If you’re struggling with a mental health challenge, trying to manage stress, processing a life issue, or working on personal growth and wellness, collaborating with a counselor can help! For those who'd like to understand themselves and others better or are ready to make a change, I'm here to help you take the first step and to guide you along the way - and my services are available online to any adult Texas resident. I enjoy helping clients to strengthen their identities, develop resilience, and honor their values.
(210) 982-0737 View (210) 982-0737
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Sara Blevins-Ranes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78253
My special interests include trauma-focused care for children and adolescents, identity formation, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
Life can oftentimes feel overwhelming and if you have wished for an instruction manual or 'how-to' guide, you are not the first, nor will you be the last. My approach works to help you better understand how best to navigate the world around you, especially if the world was not built with you in mind. Together, we can develop the support, structure, and safety that you deserve while going through life. My practice is neurodivergence-affirming and queer-positive. I strive to foster an environment where you can belong, instead of one where you have to fit in.
My special interests include trauma-focused care for children and adolescents, identity formation, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
Life can oftentimes feel overwhelming and if you have wished for an instruction manual or 'how-to' guide, you are not the first, nor will you be the last. My approach works to help you better understand how best to navigate the world around you, especially if the world was not built with you in mind. Together, we can develop the support, structure, and safety that you deserve while going through life. My practice is neurodivergence-affirming and queer-positive. I strive to foster an environment where you can belong, instead of one where you have to fit in.
(830) 623-6353 View (830) 623-6353
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Stephanie Duran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258  (Online Only)
I specialize in crisis stabilization, substance use treatment, and have extensive experience working with patients in a forensic setting, who suffer with chronic mental illness; including suicidal ideations, depression, anxiety, mania, and psychosis.
Do you need more than just a friend to talk to? Wondering if counseling may be the answer? Telling yourself you should be over it by now? Worrying that you'll always feel this way? I will listen to you, encourage you and focus on teaching you rational self-counseling skills. I want to learn what you want out of life and help you achieve your goals. I believe it is important to have a genuine, open, trusting relationship with my clients. With an integrative approach of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and reality therapies.
I specialize in crisis stabilization, substance use treatment, and have extensive experience working with patients in a forensic setting, who suffer with chronic mental illness; including suicidal ideations, depression, anxiety, mania, and psychosis.
Do you need more than just a friend to talk to? Wondering if counseling may be the answer? Telling yourself you should be over it by now? Worrying that you'll always feel this way? I will listen to you, encourage you and focus on teaching you rational self-counseling skills. I want to learn what you want out of life and help you achieve your goals. I believe it is important to have a genuine, open, trusting relationship with my clients. With an integrative approach of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and reality therapies.
(832) 990-1382 View (832) 990-1382
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Julia LeClair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked with people who have experienced hardships in their relationships with one or multiple partners, identity, career transitions, continuous thoughts of suicide, and severe symptoms of their mental illness.
There are many times in our life when we do not feel or think we are cared about or understood. It can be disheartening as it feeds into our negative self-talk and impacts multiple relationships. It isn't necessarily the "fitting in" part that gets to us...it's the "who is going to accept me for me, with all of my emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle choices?" Whether it's the people we love, the career path we chose, the trauma we have encountered, or who we have become, we are all just trying to improve our situation while still respecting who we are as individuals.
I have worked with people who have experienced hardships in their relationships with one or multiple partners, identity, career transitions, continuous thoughts of suicide, and severe symptoms of their mental illness.
There are many times in our life when we do not feel or think we are cared about or understood. It can be disheartening as it feeds into our negative self-talk and impacts multiple relationships. It isn't necessarily the "fitting in" part that gets to us...it's the "who is going to accept me for me, with all of my emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle choices?" Whether it's the people we love, the career path we chose, the trauma we have encountered, or who we have become, we are all just trying to improve our situation while still respecting who we are as individuals.
(361) 264-4489 View (361) 264-4489
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Gillian Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78257
Are you looking for a counselor who provides real-world support and skills instead of fluff and platitudes? Do you have grief that's anticipated, traumatic or complicated? Are you looking for suicide-prevention counseling? I specialize in working with individuals experiencing THE.
A trellis is an open framework of intersecting parts, designed to support life until it can grow independently and thrive. This is also what I believe about how counseling works. This therapy won't be a magic wand, and I can't do the impossible. What I can do is offer that open framework to support you through your hardest seasons until you're ready to continue growing on your own. I believe in using evidence-based interventions, innovative research, and compassionate support in the raw to weave together a trellis for your wellness.
Are you looking for a counselor who provides real-world support and skills instead of fluff and platitudes? Do you have grief that's anticipated, traumatic or complicated? Are you looking for suicide-prevention counseling? I specialize in working with individuals experiencing THE.
A trellis is an open framework of intersecting parts, designed to support life until it can grow independently and thrive. This is also what I believe about how counseling works. This therapy won't be a magic wand, and I can't do the impossible. What I can do is offer that open framework to support you through your hardest seasons until you're ready to continue growing on your own. I believe in using evidence-based interventions, innovative research, and compassionate support in the raw to weave together a trellis for your wellness.
(830) 521-5168 View (830) 521-5168
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Gloria Tijerina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78211
I am a licensed therapist with over 25 yrs experience with adults, the elderly, teens, couples, families, the chronic mentally ill, and the military. I have been in private practice since 2001, and previously worked at partial hospitalization day treatment clinics doing individual and group therapy. I served as program director of an inpatient psychiatric unit in a local hospital. I have a working knowledge of anxiety disorders including PTSD, depression and suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, marital conflict and relationship issues, crisis and trauma, grief issues, sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, and Christian counseling.
I am a licensed therapist with over 25 yrs experience with adults, the elderly, teens, couples, families, the chronic mentally ill, and the military. I have been in private practice since 2001, and previously worked at partial hospitalization day treatment clinics doing individual and group therapy. I served as program director of an inpatient psychiatric unit in a local hospital. I have a working knowledge of anxiety disorders including PTSD, depression and suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, marital conflict and relationship issues, crisis and trauma, grief issues, sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, and Christian counseling.
(726) 227-0588 View (726) 227-0588
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Taofeeq Awesu
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78252  (Online Only)
I'm an empathic licensed professional mental health counselor with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to at risk diverse population. My unique and diverse backgrounds couples with my multicultural experience helping in crisis intervention, suicide risk evaluation, diagnostic evaluation, psychometric testing, case documentation and biopsychosocial assessment. I work with my population using proven and evidenced based approaches. I am trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapist with an advanced integrated therapies tailored to meet each client strengths and abilities.
I'm an empathic licensed professional mental health counselor with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to at risk diverse population. My unique and diverse backgrounds couples with my multicultural experience helping in crisis intervention, suicide risk evaluation, diagnostic evaluation, psychometric testing, case documentation and biopsychosocial assessment. I work with my population using proven and evidenced based approaches. I am trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapist with an advanced integrated therapies tailored to meet each client strengths and abilities.
(210) 981-4273 View (210) 981-4273
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Theresa Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78213
Low self-esteem can lead to self-harming behaviors like cutting, promiscuous behavior, or suicidal thoughts.
Are you looking for affordable, low cost therapy? There is no need to sacrifice quality of service due to a tight budget. Feelings of overwhelming sadness or nervousness don't have to be a part of your daily life. I have extensive experience assisting clients with managing the symptoms of depression and anxiety. These issues may leave you feeling exhausted and with low energy in spite of a good night's rest. You may be irritable or on edge, snapping at co-workers and loved ones. There is help and hope. I counsel individuals and families of all ages.
Low self-esteem can lead to self-harming behaviors like cutting, promiscuous behavior, or suicidal thoughts.
Are you looking for affordable, low cost therapy? There is no need to sacrifice quality of service due to a tight budget. Feelings of overwhelming sadness or nervousness don't have to be a part of your daily life. I have extensive experience assisting clients with managing the symptoms of depression and anxiety. These issues may leave you feeling exhausted and with low energy in spite of a good night's rest. You may be irritable or on edge, snapping at co-workers and loved ones. There is help and hope. I counsel individuals and families of all ages.
(210) 899-5410 View (210) 899-5410
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Kelly Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78266
I have worked successfully with individuals dealing with suicidal thoughts.
I focus on providing a non-judgmental and understanding environment for adults and older adolescents. I feel as if everyone needs a place to express themselves freely. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with a variety of issues such as major life transitions, self-esteem issues, trauma recovery and mental health issues. I take a team-work approach to counseling and believe it takes work by both the client and the counselor to create change.
I have worked successfully with individuals dealing with suicidal thoughts.
I focus on providing a non-judgmental and understanding environment for adults and older adolescents. I feel as if everyone needs a place to express themselves freely. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with a variety of issues such as major life transitions, self-esteem issues, trauma recovery and mental health issues. I take a team-work approach to counseling and believe it takes work by both the client and the counselor to create change.
(210) 791-0903 View (210) 791-0903
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Lauretta Akpoyoware
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78247
My goal as your therapist is to guide you to identify your inner strengths during the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in everyday life problems, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addiction and adjustment issues. I have experience working with people from all walks of life, and assisting individual clients, couples and families experiencing relationship issues. I currently provide individual therapy services to clients experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health, substance abuse, and PTSD utilizing a client centered, solution focused approach to assist clients in therapy.
My goal as your therapist is to guide you to identify your inner strengths during the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in everyday life problems, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addiction and adjustment issues. I have experience working with people from all walks of life, and assisting individual clients, couples and families experiencing relationship issues. I currently provide individual therapy services to clients experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health, substance abuse, and PTSD utilizing a client centered, solution focused approach to assist clients in therapy.
(210) 981-6738 View (210) 981-6738
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Yesenia Vasquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, C-DBT, CTMH
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78247  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a bilingual/multicultural counselor with experience working with individuals with mood disorders, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, women’s issues, codependency, and family of origin dynamics and issues. I have also worked with individuals struggling with life transitions that bring bouts of anxiety and depression. I have over ten years of experience working with individuals navigating the journey of grief, PTSD/trauma, and those who experience suicidal ideation, self-harm and difficulties with coping.
I am a bilingual/multicultural counselor with experience working with individuals with mood disorders, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, women’s issues, codependency, and family of origin dynamics and issues. I have also worked with individuals struggling with life transitions that bring bouts of anxiety and depression. I have over ten years of experience working with individuals navigating the journey of grief, PTSD/trauma, and those who experience suicidal ideation, self-harm and difficulties with coping.
(956) 253-1460 View (956) 253-1460
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Marissa Mata
LPC-Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228
Waitlist for new clients
Creating a safe space for individuals has always been an important objective for me and my philosophy as a counselor. I’m deeply passionate about mental health and hoping to help normalize the stigma of asking for help. Assisting clients rediscover parts of themselves they may be unfamiliar with due to experiencing trauma, loss or other life experiences is a main focus of mine. I can help by facilitating a space which allows you to be vulnerable and free of judgement. Please reach out if you are experiencing discomforting emotions, thoughts and feelings of anxiety, depression, self-harm, stress or suicidal ideation.
Creating a safe space for individuals has always been an important objective for me and my philosophy as a counselor. I’m deeply passionate about mental health and hoping to help normalize the stigma of asking for help. Assisting clients rediscover parts of themselves they may be unfamiliar with due to experiencing trauma, loss or other life experiences is a main focus of mine. I can help by facilitating a space which allows you to be vulnerable and free of judgement. Please reach out if you are experiencing discomforting emotions, thoughts and feelings of anxiety, depression, self-harm, stress or suicidal ideation.
(210) 972-8776 View (210) 972-8776
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Jessica Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78229
My specialties include suicidal ideation/self harm, children in the child welfare system, and sexual abuse.
I am an LPC Associate, supervised by Miranda Solis, LPC-S. I have worked with teens who have been in partial or inpatient hospitalization, teens currently in the child welfare system in the group home setting, and children and families following an outcry of abuse. A big part of working with this population is working with their parents, so I could be a good fit if your child has experienced any of these events. I also have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and bipolar disorder. My age range is from age 8-80.
My specialties include suicidal ideation/self harm, children in the child welfare system, and sexual abuse.
I am an LPC Associate, supervised by Miranda Solis, LPC-S. I have worked with teens who have been in partial or inpatient hospitalization, teens currently in the child welfare system in the group home setting, and children and families following an outcry of abuse. A big part of working with this population is working with their parents, so I could be a good fit if your child has experienced any of these events. I also have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and bipolar disorder. My age range is from age 8-80.
(210) 767-9183 View (210) 767-9183
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Duane Snape
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78209
I have a passion for working with children, and teens dealing with self-esteem, abuse, bullying, depression, suicide, and partner relational issues.
The most important choice you will ever make is not one you made yesterday, but the one you make today. Tomorrow is in the future, today is now, choose today. The time is now. I empower people to achieve personal, professional, and spiritual growth in their lives. Committed to helping others change their lives by exploring personal strengths. I am a Licensed therapist with over 25 years of mental health experience. Much of this experience was gained during my service in the United States Army serving veterans and their families faced with a wide variety of mental health challenges.
I have a passion for working with children, and teens dealing with self-esteem, abuse, bullying, depression, suicide, and partner relational issues.
The most important choice you will ever make is not one you made yesterday, but the one you make today. Tomorrow is in the future, today is now, choose today. The time is now. I empower people to achieve personal, professional, and spiritual growth in their lives. Committed to helping others change their lives by exploring personal strengths. I am a Licensed therapist with over 25 years of mental health experience. Much of this experience was gained during my service in the United States Army serving veterans and their families faced with a wide variety of mental health challenges.
(210) 361-6324 View (210) 361-6324
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Rachel Saenz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78229
Throughout my years of practice I have helped clients work through their grief journey in relation to all types of death from homicide, long term illness, suicide, sudden death, and pet loss.
Hello, my name is Rachel Saenz and I am passionate about helping people through their grief journey and helping them move through their feelings while also providing a safe space for them to express their thoughts. The majority of my practice focuses on grief/bereavement, trauma/PTSD, C-PTSD symptoms, anxiety, depression, and pregnancy/postpartum issues. My approaches include person centered therapy where you are met with unconditional positive regard and a safe space. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help challenge all the troubling thoughts running through our minds.
Throughout my years of practice I have helped clients work through their grief journey in relation to all types of death from homicide, long term illness, suicide, sudden death, and pet loss.
Hello, my name is Rachel Saenz and I am passionate about helping people through their grief journey and helping them move through their feelings while also providing a safe space for them to express their thoughts. The majority of my practice focuses on grief/bereavement, trauma/PTSD, C-PTSD symptoms, anxiety, depression, and pregnancy/postpartum issues. My approaches include person centered therapy where you are met with unconditional positive regard and a safe space. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help challenge all the troubling thoughts running through our minds.
(210) 903-5842 View (210) 903-5842
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Crystal Gee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78233  (Online Only)
I am well-versed in treating clients that suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and behavioral disruption, grief, anger management, mood disorders, ADHD, and suicidal ideations.
My name is Crystal Gee, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have worked in the Human Service field for over 19 years. I've spent 9 years working in the Mental Health field where I trained and became an Evidence-Based Practice Mental Health clinician specializing in Emotional and Disruptive Disorders with certifications in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Seeking Safety and Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). I use a Cognitive behavioral and integrative approach to help clients reach their treatment goals.
I am well-versed in treating clients that suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and behavioral disruption, grief, anger management, mood disorders, ADHD, and suicidal ideations.
My name is Crystal Gee, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have worked in the Human Service field for over 19 years. I've spent 9 years working in the Mental Health field where I trained and became an Evidence-Based Practice Mental Health clinician specializing in Emotional and Disruptive Disorders with certifications in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Seeking Safety and Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). I use a Cognitive behavioral and integrative approach to help clients reach their treatment goals.
(210) 361-9263 View (210) 361-9263
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James Denning
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217
I went from being suicidal and depressed to completely content and happy.
Does life feel really "heavy" right now? Have you been too strong for too long? You do not have to live this way. You do not have to accept a “new normal”. Depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress can be managed and hopefully eliminated from your life. You can love your life again or maybe for the first time. I utilize traditional talk therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy to find the root cause of the problem and address it at the source. My approach is to teach you the how and the why of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress and then work together to figure out how to help you live your best life possible.
I went from being suicidal and depressed to completely content and happy.
Does life feel really "heavy" right now? Have you been too strong for too long? You do not have to live this way. You do not have to accept a “new normal”. Depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress can be managed and hopefully eliminated from your life. You can love your life again or maybe for the first time. I utilize traditional talk therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy to find the root cause of the problem and address it at the source. My approach is to teach you the how and the why of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress and then work together to figure out how to help you live your best life possible.
(210) 405-4341 View (210) 405-4341
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Melissa Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78248  (Online Only)
I have worked at various children’s shelters and at a psychiatric hospital with clients with CPS backgrounds, adoptions, unaccompanied immigrant children, suicidal & self-harming behaviors.
If you or someone you love is seeking therapy services, I can help by guiding you or your loved one to identify the issue(s) and find the inner strengths to start your journey to heal and thrive.
I have worked at various children’s shelters and at a psychiatric hospital with clients with CPS backgrounds, adoptions, unaccompanied immigrant children, suicidal & self-harming behaviors.
If you or someone you love is seeking therapy services, I can help by guiding you or your loved one to identify the issue(s) and find the inner strengths to start your journey to heal and thrive.
(210) 864-1570 View (210) 864-1570
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Antoinette R Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229
Over the course of my career, I have assisted clients overcoming depression, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal and homicidual ideation, PTSD, dual diagnosis involvong substance abuse, and other mental health challenges.
Greetings! My name is Antoinette Allen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about therapy and enthusiastic about internal healing. Any individual can benefit from the power of therapy as it helps us to face the challenges of this life and helps us to grow. In my career I have served in various settings such as a residential treatment centers, School settings, foster care and adoption, safe shelthers, psychiatric hospital and private practice. I have served all age groups. I have provided individual, family, and group therapy for over 10 years. Looking forward to being of service!
Over the course of my career, I have assisted clients overcoming depression, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal and homicidual ideation, PTSD, dual diagnosis involvong substance abuse, and other mental health challenges.
Greetings! My name is Antoinette Allen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about therapy and enthusiastic about internal healing. Any individual can benefit from the power of therapy as it helps us to face the challenges of this life and helps us to grow. In my career I have served in various settings such as a residential treatment centers, School settings, foster care and adoption, safe shelthers, psychiatric hospital and private practice. I have served all age groups. I have provided individual, family, and group therapy for over 10 years. Looking forward to being of service!
(210) 361-5033 View (210) 361-5033

Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.