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Gerardo Puga, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression
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About me

I take a client centered approach to therapy. It is important to me that my clients and future client feel comfortable with me, the rapport is my priority as it leads to a strong therapeutic alliance. I take a non-judgmental stance and the client is always the expert of his or her life. I have 20 years providing mental health services with various populations. I have extensive experience treating depression/anxiety disorders, personality disorders, addictive behaviors, self esteem issues, sexuality and relationship issues. I utilize various theoretical orientations to address and conceptualize clinical issues.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 51224


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Gerardo has a clear sense of what God asks of us as his children. He provides ways to handle stress and the disingenuous realities under God's will.

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Gerardo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management