PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Dr. Del Rio is trained in couples and family therapy, with a specialty in clinical mental health counseling. His experience is vast, and it includes individuals, couples, families, and groups of various backgrounds and with diverse clinical needs. He has taught and supervised future mental health professionals over the past 18 years. He is a national certified counselor, a licensed independent mental health practitioner in Nebraska, and a licensed professional counselor in Illinois.
His clinical experience includes anxiety, depression, grief, adaptation, trauma, life changing events, and existential issues. With couples and families, his clinical experience focuses on their common and tenable goals for therapy, including: sexuality, relationship satisfaction, healing, grieving, and any other systemic life task that may be important to systemic clients. His commitment is to preserve respect for human diversity and individual human dignity.
Dr. Del Rio is interested in essential features of human nature and aspects of human development. He applies classical philosophy to his understanding of today's axial period. His research focuses on spirituality, sexuality, virtue ethics, process groups, clinical supervision, and couples and family therapy. He is the author is the Spiritual Typology Inventory, a non-religious taxonomical assessment of human spirituality. This inventory is based on Dr. Del Rio's theory: Hylomorphic Attitudinal Spirituality, a tautological "substance" explanation of human ontology.
His approach to therapy is primarily Rogerian, and systemic (structural, generational, emotional, and solution focused). But it is his client/patient needs that determine the approach he must follow. For example, there may be people who need objectivity and accountability, or there may be others who wish to delve into early experiences; and he adjusts to the needs of his patients.
He views therapy as a collaborative process that empowers people to live meaningful lives. He is happy to provide video therapy to people who may need it. His experience teaching graduate students to become mental health practitioners keeps him current on ethics, and best practices. He brings this wealth of experience to each therapeutic encounter, and he is ready to listen to you.
Dr. Del Rio understands how anxious people may feel when beginning therapy, particularly with a new clinician. He welcomes clients openly and spends time discussing anticipations clients may have, and how therapy works: people make sense of their experiences, and make choices to improve their experiences or relationships.
Additional areas of focus: Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Best counselor I have ever had
Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have found Dr Del Rio’s thoughtful empathetic positive approach to therapy very helpful and recommend him unreservedly.
Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue