Let’s be real. Everyone has problems, and no life is devoid of problems. Perhaps this will be your time to figure it out. What can be done to reduce the quantity of your troubles.? I am here to support, bear witness to, & empower you to do just that.
How, you may ask? Let’s start with my age. 60 years old. You may be shocked that I actually told you my age, but I think of it a positive observation. I have been through many valleys and stood on mountaintops. I have raised a family. I have been divorced. I have been heartbroken. I have felt extreme joy. Just like you, I am an individual seeking to understand, and teach individuals the basic tenets of healing.
I combine a variety of well researched, and clinically proven therapies such as Internal Family Systems, EMDR, person centered psychotherapy, somatic psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Attachment Theory.
If you like we may discuss each, and then formulate a plan forward. However, if you are confident that you know the way forward, yet really could use someone who will listen and not offer instruction/recommendations, then I am still here for you.
My education consists of : BA / Addiction studies; MA /Psychology; MA /Somatic Psychology; Ph.D. / Philosophy & Depth Psychology & chemical dependency counselor. I am licensed in the state of TX and CA as an MFT, and in TX as an LCDC. Lastly, I am a certified Ketamine integration coach. If you have received Ketamine therapy and have NOT had the opportunity to integrate your experience, I will assist you in that growth process.
I have experience in helping clients overcome the impact of stress and anxiety. I also assist people in discovering what can be done about their addiction, unproductive coping mechanisms, trauma, abuse, and difficulties connecting deeply with those you love.
Lastly, my healing philosophy is that Jesus Christ is the healer. He uses people, so this is why I became a psychotherapist. I have no greater privilege, than witnessing firsthand, how God heals people. The first step is the hardest, because it involves showing up in a space that is unknown. Take the chance. Do it for yourself and see what happens.
Additional areas of focus: Attachment Issues, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Sex Addiction
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 89841
TX LMFT 202774
VA LMFT 0717001944
She is flexible, well attuned to my needs. She is knowledgeable, and kind.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Amazing therapist. Highly skilled in the latest techniques. Received immediate relief within 2 sessions and was looking forward to many more. Would love to stay with her but she has a family situation that required me to seek a new therapist.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd