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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

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


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, 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 A.N. on Dec 13, 2018 after counseling with Juan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

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.