Hello my name is Mike Emperador, LCSW, LCDC. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and a multitude of issues that include Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol) issues, Relationships Issues , Chronic Illness (i.e., Dialysis, Health Issues) Aging, Grief, Death and Dying, anxiety related issues, with the client , family members and friends. I am glad that you have decided to persevere and seek out services to make your life happier and healthier. Most likely you are exploring BetterHelp to help you through a challenging situation or life event and I am here to help you. My purpose is to aid and help you through counseling and psychotherapy for the outcome of improvement and the goal of a more satisfying and happier life. I am supplying you with information about myself so that I can be of service to you and help you in your situation or dilemma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the State of Texas. I have worked with people from all different backgrounds that struggle with a wide variety of challenges. I have worked with clients that are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Alcohol and Drug Issues (substance abuse), aging, Medical Issues, End of Life, Grief and Family Problems. My clients tell me that I am caring, and nonjudgemental. Honesty is very important in therapy to get the most out of each session.
I can interact and have our sessions through video (preferred), phone conversation or texting if that is more comfortable to you at first. My availability may vary to your needs. Most of my availability will be from morning hours to the evenings. It is most important that one keep their appointments as I put valuable time aside for you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 37383
I've really taken a lot from my sessions with Manuel. He is easy to talk to, follows the discussion where I need it to go, and asks insightful questions. This is my first time seeking therapy, so thank you!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Kind and a good listener
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and adhd
Manuel is a great therapist. He provides techniques that can assist you with your struggles. He provides a clear path to improving your mental health. I would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with mental health.
Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching
Manuel has been extremely helpful for me, we have only ever texted but even with just that he has helped me make many improvements to my life. He always has some kind of advice no matter how bad a situation is. Some problems in life are unavoidable and I feel he helps me deal with them better than I would’ve before.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Manuel is a cool guy and good listener. I enjoy our sessions together
Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes