Dr. Anthony Montez

LPC

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in Human Services with a specialization in counseling. I work with individuals and couples. Historically, most of my clientele have been adults, followed by adolescents, and then older children. I currently work with adults only.

Most of my therapeutic services involve adult relationship issues. These include adjusting to major life events and various forms of loss including health, divorce, empty nest issues, and intimacy problems. People commonly experience symptoms consistent with depression and anxiety during these life events. Other conditions I work with include attention deficit disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, work related stress problems, adjustment issues, and faith or spiritual issues.

Like most mental health clinicians, I have a rather eclectic approach to counseling in that I borrow from several theories of human behavior and development. However, I gravitate to the existential/transpersonal model in that I'm interested in what the person is experiencing today while considering the concept that people are spiritual beings embodied. I incorporate the cognitive behavioral model and, at times, utilize a more psychoanalytic model exploring the person's childhood experiences within a developmental context.

My personal counseling philosophy consists of three fundamental pillars:

1. Human beings are spiritual beings embodied (Existential/Transpersonal Theory).

2. People served and I are more alike than different. Things important to me as a person tend to be important to all people in general.

3. The people I serve have the answers they seek before treatment begins. The therapeutic process serves to illuminates paths/options and the answers become more clearly visible.

I schedule 8 sessions per day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This schedule enables me to provide 40 sessions per week, each session lasting 45 minutes.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #14233 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Anthony Montez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.N. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 6 months on issues concerning anger management, and career difficulties

Dr Montez, listens and relates different experiences to what you are experiencing. This gives you valuable tools to reflect on, learn, and apply in your daily life.

Written by C.H. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr Montez is great, listens very well and treats the conversation as 2 friends talking, highly recommend

Written by A.R. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

He respectful , listen and so far I feel comfortable speaking with him about my situation

Written by B.I. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

He is very insightful and tells me how it is!! I like the directness and honesty

Written by M.I. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

He has been a shoulder to lean on when my current parent figure is mostly unavailable. Quite possibly the dad I never had

Written by S.T. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I am extremely happy
With Dr Montez. He is respectful. Kind and has helped me more than I could have hoped for.

Written by S.H. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Dr Montez is an excellent therapist. He is good at what he does. He has a hollistic view about the healing process and also gives you great examples of past experiences in a manner in which you can relate. You will change your perception of your circumstances after a few sessions, I highly recommend him.

Written by I.S. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Dr. Montez has a unique style of imparting wisdom using little anecdotes and parables. Those life stories helped me work thru my own life experiences on my own in between sessions. This was my first time trying therapy and he made it feel approachable and laid back like a conversation between friends.

Written by T.A. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and intimacy-related issues

I was ignored by my first therapist 16 years ago, so it was hard for me to trust going back. Dr. Montez has only ever been supportive and kind. I never thought that I would be able to tell someone my full story bringing me to tears and then end up laughing.

Written by I.S. on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Great listener. Honestly it’s like talking to a friend and provides exceptional guidance

Written by P.A. on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Montez is awesome and has changed my life.

Written by J.A. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Montez has helped me tremendously. I was sure to provide as much information as possible via the messaging service before we had our first session in hope that it would give us a good starting point. Dr. Montez exceeded my expectations as this was my first time using online talk therapy. I would absolutely recommend him. His experience as a clinician and seasoned veteran is priceless and he was able to very quickly discern where I was coming from and how to help me approach the issues that I presented to him. If Dr. Montez (he told me to call him Anthony) is assigned to you as the first option, you will be incredibly happy with BetterHelp for the connection.

Written by F.R. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Montez was extremely helpful, understanding and professional. I plan on talking with him in the future. I was surprised at how helpful he was in my situation, how quick he understood what I was goin thru and the great advice he gave me. He earned my trust immediately.

Written by A.M. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Montez has been wonderful at actively listening to my needs and talking me through both point of views in a relationship. He is super personable, makes you feel comfortable, and makes sure to address all your concerns. After each discussion I left with way more clarity and confidence on how to move forward with the topics we discussed. I highly recommend!

Written by J.E. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

very personable and able to relate to expressed issues that come up. provides excellent perspectives and suggestions/recommendations on handling stress and being forgiving of one's self

Written by P.A. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Montez is a thoughtful and kind person with highly technical knowledge and a wealth of experience to draw from. He's given me a variety of ways to communicate and is always availble in a reasonable amount of time and has my best interest as a priority.

Written by A.N. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

He is wonderful

Written by J.O. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 4 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Montez is a great therapist but more importantly a great person. He is great listener and gives even better insight to help navigate my life choices. I always leave his sessions with clarity.

Written by T.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

He is totally awesome! I learned so much from him.

Written by C.H. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Montez is an amazing therapist! He makes me comfortable, and it feels like we're just chatting. In reality, we are getting so much done without me realizing it until later. It's the best way to be a 'patient' for me! I am always confident in his expertise and wise words. He surely knows what he's doing and has already changed my life in many ways. Coming from someone who has always felt like they needed to be 'fixed' when attending therapy... Dr. Montez makes you feel confident and helps you believe in yourself again! I feel capable and ready to take on the world again!!! I am truly grateful.

Written by B.R. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Montez is phenomenal. He helped me through the most difficult time in my life. He is calming, reassuring, and I always left our sessions feeling better about myself and my future.

Written by K.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Montez was a great listener and helped me to sort through some things that were recent issues.

Written by K.E. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I absolutely adore Dr. Montez. I am gaining the insight I need into who I am, and how to shift my perspective of thinking to build the life I want (AND DESERVE). Thank you!

Written by G.R. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He's super sweet and funny. Knows when to made light and to sit in solemn. Smiles a lot and makes me feel...normal.

Written by J.O. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

This was my 1st time ever speaking to a counselor. Dr Montez made it a very good experience. He has been very open honest and easy to talk to I couldn't have asked for a better person to start my counseling journey with.

Written by D.E. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Really appreciate all the help Dr. Montez gave me. Very professional and easy to talk to.

Written by A.R. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I appreciate the availability and expertise of Dr. Montez. We had just a few interactions but I felt relly understood and supported. Very appreciated.

Written by A.L. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 3 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders

Dr. Montez is very perceptive to what's laying just below the surface. There are many times where I don't quite understand a feeling or why I'm feeling that way, and he explains things in a way where I can understand it. He's very kind, has a soft voice, and I definitely recommend him.

Written by K.R. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Montez is great. He is engaging, funny, and highly knowledgeable in his field. His style is conversational and he tells stories to get across his points. He’s not going to give you homework each week but he will leave you with things to think about and help you reframe your way of thinking.

Written by H.E. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Montez really helped me uncover what the source of my issues were, as well as deal with the depression I was experiencing. Thanks so much!

Written by A.L. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am glad I am taking the step forward to self improvement.

Written by C.H. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Montez is WONDERFUL!! He has really helped me the past few weeks and I plan to continue to work with him!

Written by G.E. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

The tools Dr. Montez provides are applicable in so many ways .... I love our sessions, I feel a sense of support and compassion

Written by M.E. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thank you Dr.
for all the help and support you are giving me in this very difficult times.

Written by T.I. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

Dr. Montez is very personable and a great match for me.

Work with me!