Psychotherapy goes beyond resolving the presenting problems.
The decision to initiate psychotherapy is not an easy one, but the pain or persistence of the problems leads you to find a solution. It is the opportunity to resolve that vital problems that lead you to ask for help, and to develop new abilities and to acquire new tools that will help you develop a more positive perspective once the psychotherapy is finished.
My approach in Psychotherapy combines different elements of change-based models, brief, systemic, narrative, solution-focused, and cognitive behavior therapies. I collaborate with my patients to use their resources in their social network to implement changes.
Through the therapy, you can learn to identify feelings, use your body signals, identify passive or aggressive behaviors, be more assertive, identify and communicate needs, understand what personality traits that contribute to your anxiety or depression symptoms, be aware of negative self-talk, etc.
Research about the efficacy of psychotherapy has identified that the qualities of the psychotherapist have a lot more weight than the model of therapy as generators of success.
That’s why it is important that:
- The relationship with your therapist makes you feel safe and mutual trust
- You have a consensus about the goals and you work together
- Flexibility of the techniques and treatment according to your characteristics and needs
- A regular follow-up of the process to evaluate the progress towards your goals
Cognitive behavior therapy is applied with significant success to treatment of depression, anxiety, phobias, and obsessions.
My interest as a therapist is centered in working with people and families from different cultures, religions, socioeconomic status, and sexual preference.