You’ve been feeling overwhelmed. Work feels stressful and you’re not happy in your relationship. The stress feels like a crushing weight on your chest. If you’re being honest with yourself, there is anger bubbling under the surface. It feels like you’re stuck.
You’re a nice person. You’re a good person. You don’t want to be mean but you feel like you are being taken advantage of in relationships. So, why does it feel so isolating and lonely every day?
Your family and community tell you prayer is the answer to improving your mental health. Your friends encourage you to go to therapy. You’re not sure if therapy is the answer to help you feel better, but something has to improve.
Breaking Down Stigmas and Welcoming All
Many individuals I work with are the first in their families to seek out therapy, and the weight of stigma has often prevented them from seeking help sooner. I believe in breaking down this stigma by comparing mental health to general health. Just as any other organ in the body can experience issues, the brain is no different. I’m here to help you understand what’s happening within that organ, fostering a holistic approach to your mental well-being.
I take pride in my Latin identity and am an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQI+ communities. My native language is Portuguese, and I find joy in speaking it with my clients. I understand the unique challenges faced by immigrants and emphasize that you don’t have to conform to society’s predetermined criteria.
In the therapeutic healing process, I embrace and encourage the inclusion of religion and spirituality. Your unique experiences and beliefs are welcome here, and I strive to create an open and non-judgmental environment to support your mental health journey.
Transformative Brainspotting Therapy: Healing Trauma Beyond Words
I offer Brainspotting therapy, a unique approach that helps clients access and process trauma. This method is particularly valuable for those who prefer not to discuss past distressing experiences verbally. Brainspotting delves deep into the subcortical brain, addressing trauma, and its effects. It shares common ground with emerging therapies like somatic experiencing and EMDR, making it a potent tool for individuals dealing with anxiety, substance use disorders, PTSD, and grief and loss. By tapping into the brain-body connection, Brainspotting empowers the body’s natural healing resources, offering a transformative path to healing beyond words.
Take the first step toward profound transformation and healing at LMV Counseling.
Therapy with me looks like:
- Open and honest conversations about challenging issues, infused with respect and even a touch of humor.
- I don’t shy away from dark humor when it can lighten the mood and make the process more comfortable.
- A relaxed, pressure-free atmosphere, where you’re not expected to perform, achieve rapid progress, or complete homework assignments.
- I’ll share valuable insights about how our bodies react to stress and effective strategies for conquering
Let’s start your journey to a stress-free, pressure-free life. Contact us and get started today.