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Lidia Atencio, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am a counselor licensed in New Mexico with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including family issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is based on ‘Unconditional Positive Regard.’ This style focuses on accepting and supporting people exactly as they are, without evaluating or judging them. I believe that people should be treated with respect and compassion without being judged. I will help you create goals to meet your unique and specific needs.

You have shown courage by taking this first step towards change. I am here and ready to help you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lidia Atencio. 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.

Lidia is warm, supportive and knowledgable . She always has relevant resources to share. Validating and always encouraging to stay empowered, she is very positive and pushes me to look forward with hope. Thank you, Lidia!

Written on May 21, 2024 after therapy with Lidia for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Very attentive, I feel like she cares, good empathy, soothing voice

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Lidia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Lidia is attentive, understanding, asks great questions that help me gain insights about myself. She has helped me process my emotions and set some goals that I’m working on now. I would highly recommend her!

Written on Mar 20, 2024 after therapy with Lidia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I worked with Lidia for two months now and during that time, I’ve seen a drastic change in my life. The resources and words that she shares have helped me and challenged me to better myself and my outlook on life. Every session with her is full of compassion, understanding, and attainable feedback.

Written on Nov 23, 2023 after therapy with Lidia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Timely, attentive to my issues and needs, conversational and professional. She helped me sort through my emotions and thoughts in a positive and productive manner

Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Lidia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Lidia was very easy to talk to and understanding of my needs.

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Lidia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes