About Me

Hello/Hola! My name is Juan Olivera, and I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with 4 years of experience working with many different clients, ranging from youth to adults. Much of my experience is working with youth and adults regarding anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), adjustment to change, and emotional regulation. I have worked with child/adolescent abuse, individuals on probation, college-aged students, and counseling at a residential treatment center. I am also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing), a newer treatment for trauma.

I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2016. Shortly after, I earned a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Tyler in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. While in graduate school, I was a member and vice president of the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society. I was awarded a national fellowship from the NBCC Foundation for Addiction Counseling, specifically with minority populations.

My approach to therapy is primarily relational CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). What does that even mean? Well, it means that I first and foremost value the relationship I have with my clients. The CBT portion means that I focus on how our thoughts, feelings, actions, and bodily sensations are connected. CBT allows us to see how these things influence each other, and ways to begin changing individual components, such as unhealthy thinking and/or unhealthy behavioral patterns. I also borrow components and techniques from other approaches, such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Psychodynamic therapy. My approach is flexible and tailored to each individual because I do not believe that any two humans are identical. My goal is for us to figure out how to best meet your therapeutic needs.

I am a native to Fort Worth, Texas and am from a Hispanic/Latino origin. I am definitely more on the extroverted side and love outdoor hobbies such as kayaking, camping, grilling, and just being outside in nature. I like to sing karaoke and enjoy hanging out with my loved ones.

Not all therapists are a one-size-fits-all. We all have different personalities, backgrounds, and specializations. I hope that you find the right therapist for you. Thank you for considering me.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #82382 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Juan Olivera. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.I. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Juan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

It was really easy it is to talk to him and open up!

Work with me!