Carlos Velazquez III

LCSW

About Me

My name is Carlos Velazquez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years experience. As a clinician my goal is to help you discover who you really are, what it takes to be fulfilled, and how to live life to its fullest. The type of therapies I feel are most effective are called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

What is CBT? CBT is based on several core principles, including:
1. Psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking.
2. Psychological problems are based, in part, on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.
3. People can learn better ways of coping with their problems, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.
4. CBT is based on the simple idea that your thoughts and not external events, create your feelings.

What is DBT? DBT provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas.
1. Mindfulness focuses on improving your ability to accept and be present in the current moment.
2. Distress tolerance is geared toward increasing your tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it.
3. Emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in your life.
4. Interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow you to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.

Before you decide on working with me, I want you to be fully informed on what I can and cannot do. I can provide you with tools and techniques to:
• Learn how to recognize your unhelpful thinking patterns that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.
• Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.
• Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.
• Learn to develop a greater sense of confidence in your own abilities.
• Face your fears instead of avoiding them.
• Learn to calm your mind and be more present minded.

What I cannot do is provide letters/documents related to:
• A formal diagnosis
• Emotional Support Animals (ESA)
• Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Medication recommendations
• Exceptional Education recommendations
• Government or court related matters

All journeys begin with the first step, and you have done that by searching for help. It is often the toughest step to take, but it is well worth it. I look forward to working with you.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LCSW SW10661


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carlos Velazquez III. 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 J.E. on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Carlos has helped with practical tools to rewire ways of thinking has been a great listener and overall appreciate his time. Thank you Carlos

Written by B.R. on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Carlos is very kind and caring. He listens to me and understand what I am trying to say. He is very well versed in CBT and DBT, and has greatly helped me understand and try to solve the problems at the root of my depression. Thank you Carlos for listening to me, helping me, and teaching me to see my thoughts and feelings more accurately.

Written by P.R. on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carlos is an excellent therapist!

Written by M.I. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Fantastic experience with Carlos, very knowledgeable, non judgmental and provided practical advise / thought provoking insights.

Written by D.E. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I feel comfortable in the space Carlos has created for me to examine the issues that are presently important to me.

Written by P.A. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

I have worked with Carlos for about five months. From our very first session he was compassionate, understanding and very easy to work with.

Carlos helped me develop skills to work on controlling my anger. I was able to use the different skills immediately. Carlos helped Taylor our sessions to help me get the most out of our work together. Carlos is also my first and only therapist on Better Help. Carlos made sure to address other concerns outside my initial set of circumstances that I brought to our sessions.

I highly recommend Carlos Velazquez III.

Written by C.H. on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Amazing counselor.

Written by J.A. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties

Carlos is very empathetic and sympathetic towards what I’m going through. He helps guide me to better thinking and habits to help in my life struggles. I’m very grateful for him!

Written by M.I. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Carlos for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve only had Mr. Velazquez as my counselor for just under a month now but already I can tell that he is a very understanding and open person who I’ve felt comfortable talking to in the first few times of chatting. I look forward to having more calls with him.

Written by M.I. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Carlos continues to be incredibly encouraging. He is a listener who offers expertise and discernment from a heart of compassion. He is very kind and offers permission to think gracefully towards yourself in your given season to process. He also provides you with confidence building solutions and new challenges to help you grow in emotional strength and endurance. I feel that I understand the way I think and process so much more clearly than I did before therapy with Carlos.

Written by N.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carlos is a great Counselor! Easy to talk to, he listens closely and offers insight on matters on a personal level.

Written by A.N. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He quickly helps to set meaningful and manageable goals towards positive progress. I already feel less stressed and more focused on things that can provide meaningful and sustained change.

Written by V.I. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carlos is the best! Always listens to my concerns and focuses on giving me tools not only to get pass whatever is going on right now, but also so I can manage any kind of situation or trigger better in the future too. I am strong and Carlos helps me see that whenever I can’t.

Written by E.S. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carlos listened attentively and offered helpful suggestions and solutions. Thank you

Written by D.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Carlos has been very helpful in my sessions, good listener and makes it a habit to send me worksheets and or videos that directly apply to my life. I didn’t expect Carlos to be such a good support for me but he’s really been helpful and I am very glad to be here and trusting the process.

Written by G.U. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Carlos is a great counselor. I could not ask for a better listener and therapist. He made it so easy to talk about everything I was going through. Great experience!

Written by K.R. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Listens and helps rationalize things. Gave me some great info

Written by A.L. on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Mr. Velazquez has been a great listener. Helped me in my times of need and responded in a timely manner. I will continue to reach out and refer people to him and better help.

Written by B.R. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Very nice and listens

Written by T.I. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gives great insight! Always there when you need him, ready to listen.

Written by K.I. on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

He is an amazing counselor and human being. He has helped me a lot so far and really keep looking forward to my sessions with him. He is an wonderful professional!

Written by E.B. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

It's been a joy having Carlos as a counselor. He is very knowledgeable and wise. Love the notes ad homework he gives too!

Written by J.E. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Carlos is an excellent listener and really cares about his patients. His feedback is very constructive and insightful - not only does he share his own perspective, but he provides the necessary tools to help cope and work on improving whatever the issue might be.

Written by D.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

I just feel like for once , I’m being listened to . I know I’m difficult and it is a lot. But Mr. Carlos did not run away and I am determined to make the most of his effort to help me .

Written by N.I. on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Carlos is very friendly and helpful when it comes to talking through my emotions and mental health issues. I am enjoying our sessions a lot and look forward to more in the future.

Written by D.A. on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very helpful. Listens and rationalizes.

Work with me!