Hello. It's my pleasure to welcome you. My name is Marcos and I’m a psychotherapist and life coach with one goal: to help you take action and create the change you desire in life.
What I do. As a life coach, I guide you through an actionable approach that I created from 12 years of practicing solution-based therapies. Couple’s therapy/relationship coaching is my specialty, but I’ve also successfully helped clients apply the approach for career transitions, relationship issues, loneliness, and social anxiety.
What to Expect: The process is like learning to drive. As long as you’re committed to the program and want to sit in the driver’s seat, I guarantee a patient and willing instructor by your side.
What Happens Next. My approach is unique, and I’m confident you’ll see progress soon. The first step is to schedule a meeting and that can be done via in person, Skype, or a phone call.
Anxiety - Anxiety is a normal reaction to the fear of loss; real or perceived. It can be a loss of a job, a relationship, money, status, or health. Anxiety often occurs because we believe we can't handle the loss. We can often find the root of our fears, and with therapy develop the resources to handle the loss.
Depression - Depression is a normal reaction to loss, real or perceived. As mentioned above, it can be a loss of almost anything. When we loose something, there is an adjustment period where we realign our lives. A depressed person needs support through this adjustment period and in therapy, the non-judgmental, trusting relationship with the therapist offers a holding environment.
Relationships - Anxiety and Depression, as described above can strain family and friendships. Then, the relationship can become the fear of loss or the object of loss. Therapy is a relationship between a therapist and client, and our relationship will mirror other relationships. In the safe environment of the therapy office, you will learn how to manage frustrations, communicate effectively, and set boundaries for healthy relationships.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the therapy of choice among most psychotherapist. CBT has been shown to work on most problems including Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship issues. In CBT, we will identify the thoughts that are driving your emotions, the emotions that are driving your behaviors, and your self-destructive behaviors. Then, we will work to change the way that you think, which will cascade and change your emotions and your behaviors. Each of the 3 phases (identification of thoughts, disputing the thoughts, development of new thoughts) takes some time, yet the results are immediately visible to you, your family, and friends.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness based psychotherapy. The aim of ACT is to experience the fullness and vitality of life, which includes a wide spectrum of human experience, including the pain that inevitably goes with it. Acceptance (not the same as approval) of how things are, without evaluation or attempts to change it, is a skill that is developed through mindfulness exercises in and out of session. ACT does not attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings (as in CBT), but to develop a new mindful relationship with those experiences that can free a person up to be open to take action that is consistent with their chosen values. Thus, values clarification is a key component to ACT.
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