I strive to empower individuals to be in tune with their deepest truths and to relate to life in a more authentic way. By providing a warm and accepting style, I hope my clients feel safe to express what matters to them. My therapeutic approach is strongly influenced by more than 10 years of dedicated mindfulness practice. Through such practices, I have come to understand the value of becoming curious about our present mental state. I believe paying close attention to our experience is fundamental in developing emotional resiliency. Thus, I utilize mindfulness and somatic approaches in supporting people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. In doing so, I trust that our ability to welcome our experience creates possibilities for healing and being emotionally stronger.
I have over 6 years of experience working in multiple mental health settings with people of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, and various mental health conditions. I welcome people from all walks of life, and have worked with a wide range of clients.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. My educational background includes two masters in psychology.
I specialize in:
- Help with emotional regulation skills
- People with depression and anxiety
- Individuals with mixed cultures or of immigrant descent
- Men looking to enhance their emotional intelligence
- People who want to integrate their spiritual practice with daily life
- Individuals struggling with substance use and other repetitive behaviors
- Mindfulness and Somatic Psychotherapy
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMFT #103171 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
I would just quickly like to say that Juan has been very helpful during a difficult period. I would recommend him to anyone as he listens and also offers great insight. There is so much more to say. I will need to continue to sing his praises in future reviews.
Juan is a very observant listener who isn't on here to mess around with people. He will give you an honest, unbiased opinion and will provide you with self-awareness techniques to work on your problems. It’s really up to you if you want to get better.
I have been working with Juan for 18 weeks and it's been a journey. Reaching out for counselling was motivated by a desperate need of support and professional guidance. I was determined to do all the necessary effort to work through my situation and felt very aware that there's just so little that I see from my own narrow point of view, clouded by overwhelming emotional circumstances. I felt out of control, stuck in a circle of blame and resentment, emotionally unavailable for myself, unforgiven, and unable to stay with discomfort of my own feelings. Deeply inadequate. I was matched with Juan through system and I approached the counselling hoping to find a person who will be at least able to hold space for me, so I can do the work. My humble expectations were met more than accurately. I received support, amazing, welcoming human energy, meeting with softness the hardest edges of my habitual armour. I received depth and insight of intelligent mind and kindness of sensitive heart. I received light yet firm support that allowed me to open up completely, to feel safe about my weakness and to experience the beauty of vulnerability. I felt I can fall apart in company of someone who supports my growth and accepts various stages of it as necessary. Juan is a powerful man, gentle and strong in his therapeutic approach. It's a great companion for a personal journey.
I like Juan. Looking forward to more sessions!
He’s personable and kind-hearted. Funny and professional. I feel comfortable talking to him about things I rarely admit to myself.
Excellent and skilled compassionate therapist. Highly recommend him to anyone seeking to make real change in their life.
Juan is amazing! He helped me through a tumultuous and overwhelming period in my life that included relationship, family, and career issues. Under his guidance I experienced several breakthroughs, which have stayed with me permanently. I feel so much stronger and optimistic - deeply grateful!
Juan is very kind and passionate.
It's great that Juan is such a great listener, it helps me more than he knows.