About Me

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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #103171 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Juan for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I feel really lucky that I can continue working with Juan, learning from him and with him for few more weeks. He offers an incredible gift of deep compassion, acceptance and wholehearted presence. He cares to understand, asks questions, and listens. Juan is a kind, gentle, sensitive, incredibly intelligent person who offers these virtues generously as professional qualities.

Written by B.E. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Juan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

He's a wonderful counselor. Not only does he take his job seriously, he also cares for his patients individually and with the utmost concern.

Written by E.V. on Jan 25, 2019 after counseling with Juan for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

After having used better help with Juan for a few months now, I can say I surely won't be stopping any time soon. I travel a lot for work and wouldn't be able to be in therapy otherwise. I've gotten so much out of it too, and have suggested it to multiple people who were having a hard time finding a therapist who have gone on to use the service as well!

Written by N.Y. on Dec 31, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Juan is one of my favorite people ever as he has played a pivotal role in my growth over this past year. The way he accepted me and gave me the chance to dig deep and identify root causes to the soothing techniques he's taught or refined for me has been truly heartfelt. I look forward to spending 2019 working with Juan and capitalizing on his compassionate and authenticity!

I'm only still using BetterHelp because of Juan and my use of the app is directly tied to Juan as my Godsend!

Written by M.A. on Dec 20, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Juan is fantastic about asking revealing and useful questions, and employing exercises that are leading to really important discoveries around my inabilities to move on.

Written by J.O. on Dec 15, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by J.O. on Dec 15, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

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.

Written by V.Y. on Dec 07, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I like Juan. Looking forward to more sessions!

Written by T.I. on Dec 04, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

He’s personable and kind-hearted. Funny and professional. I feel comfortable talking to him about things I rarely admit to myself.

Written by A.R. on Dec 04, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Excellent and skilled compassionate therapist. Highly recommend him to anyone seeking to make real change in their life.

Written by P.H. on Sep 29, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties

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!

Written by R.A. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem

Juan is very kind and passionate.

Written by D.A. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, self esteem, and career

It's great that Juan is such a great listener, it helps me more than he knows.