Hi, I’m Jorge!
My Journey To Becoming A Therapist
As a first-generation graduate who faced the struggles of immigrant parents in a new country, I have undergone many barriers and obstacles faced by immigrant families. From language being a major barrier to not knowing how to navigate higher education post-high school, I have lived the struggle of a first-generation college graduate trying to live the American Dream my parents brought me to America to experience.
Growing up and being told that therapy was for “the crazy” and to “just get over it” made me feel isolated and like there was something wrong with me that I could not control. This was not something that I felt comfortable talking to my parents about because it was not a common practice in my family to talk about our feelings. It was at my lowest points in my life where I felt completely out of control that I wish I had someone who could help me understand what I was dealing with and how the anxiety and depression that I was dealing with did not make me “crazy” but human. It was this very realization that led me to pursue counseling and being that voice for the Latinx community and be able to extend mental health services to individuals and families.
It is my passion to help those individuals strive to understand and appreciate their whole self and accept and love themselves for who they are, regardless of the travesty and turbulence that life has thrown at them.
Meet Your Therapist
Path to Healing and Growth Through Connection
Age Group: 10 & up
Specialities: Trauma-Focused Care, Grief Therapy, Mood Disorders, Transitional Periods, TF-CBT & Cognitive Processing Therapy
Seeing clients on Sundays only
Location: In-person & virtual
Private pay: Superbill given to you to receive reimbursement from your insurance
Accepting New Clients
The professional stuff
My Professional Background
I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lamar University. Through my professional experience, I have trained and worked with families who have experience some of the most devastating traumatic experiences. I have worked with children, preteens, teens, and adults who have been through sexual abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence within their family. I have worked with both victims of abuse as well as non-offending caregivers and siblings. Working with these families and being a part of their healing journey as someone they can trust and rely on has been fundamental to their treatment. I have learned in my experience how trauma affects us all differently and how important the role of the therapist is in ensuring clients feel safe, respected, understood, and heard.
Here are some of my qualifications:
- Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT
- Rostered in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Trained in Trauma & Grief Component Therapy (TGCT)
- Trained in Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT)
- Trained in Multidimensional Grief Therapy (MGT)
Let’s Discover How We Can Help
Start feeling better and having more energy. Contact us to be book an appointment with Jorge. We'll arrange a phone call where you can discuss your thoughts, and together, we can explore how we can provide assistance.
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