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Dr. Betsy Puentes, LMFT, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed with 4 licenses in mental health in Texas. I have a Master's in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, plus I have 45 years of professional work experience. I have been helping clients overcome stress, depression, anxiety, motivational problems, low self-esteem, weak self-confidence, career difficulties, and a variety of other sensitive issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have strengths that will assist you in resolving things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am available to assist you in that process.

Professional experience

45yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

TX LMFT 3948

TX LPC 4607


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Excellent therapists

Written on Jul 17, 2024 after therapy with Betsy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Highly experienced and dedicated.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Betsy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Thoughtful and kind

Written on Apr 30, 2024 after therapy with Betsy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I’ve only met one time thus far but really feeling hopeful on my needs being met as well as better mental mindset.

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Betsy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd