My name is Lisa Arce and I am a licensed therapist located in San Antonio, Texas. I have my Bachelors of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
I am passionate in helping individual adults, and couples gain the tools they need to become empowered and accomplish their goals in a safe and confidential environment. As a counselor, I believe that you are the master of your own story and you can choose where to go and what to leave behind. I believe in the power of choice and together we can explore how you would like to live your life and problem solve any obstacles you may be encountering.I utilize an integrative, holistic approach that incorporates a variety of techniques and concepts.
I am primarily a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, but I do incorporate a multitude of techniques. CBT is a time limited therapy that focuses on the "here and now" rather than childhood experiences. This does not mean that we will not talk about our past, we definitely will. It just means that we will be more focused on what we can do now to help us live a more healthy and balanced life. In CBT, we will examine the relationship between our situation, mindset, thoughts, emotions, behaviors and physical reactions. CBT trains us to automatically questions whether our thoughts are rationale or factual. This helps to slow down our reaction time and helps us to feel more stable emotionally. It gives us more control over how we feel due to our thoughts influencing our feelings and our feelings influencing our behaviors. CBT is ideal for people who are solution focused, have clear set goals and would like to gain practical techniques and coping skills to utilize.
Often times we find ourselves beating ourselves up, believing we should be able to solve our own problems. Starting that never ending cycle of negative thinking "What's wrong with me" ?!?! Seeking professional help is a bold, compassionate and smart decision. It takes self-awareness, work and commitment. It means confronting challenges and working to overcome them.If you want to to work hard and to let go of your false ego that screams at you “you can’t”. I can help! Let's work on learning how to see challenges and obstacles as goals now, instead of impossibilities. I am excited to bring new perspectives and counseling approaches to help you in beginning your journey to living a more balanced and holistic lifestyle.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
LPC #72969 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Lisa has been great. She touches base often, sends helpful info, and maintains a great response time. The app is very easy and convenient to use.
Lisa has been extremely understanding and has offered me so many great perspectives on what I'm going through, I'm so grateful for her expertise and for giving me the tools to get a grip on my anxiety. I also appreciate how she's always on time for our sessions, even a little early, and sends me resources throughout the week to work on. I highly recommend.
Lisa is amazing in every way. That’s all I have to say!
Lisa has shared great insight with me by including articles and essays which have proved helpful in my quest for self improvement. She has provided much needed food for thought.
Lisa listens carefully, helps you make connections, give great guidance and tools to help you move forward, and is invested in your growth. She's great!
I think Lisa is really understanding and helpful. She has good resources she shares and is patient and kind.
Lisa is an incredible counselor. Her style is great, and she provided me with a handful of tools that I can apply in everyday life and professional situations. Besides the weekly sessions, she provides you with extra material so I easily worked on myself for appx. 3-4 hours a week. Great counselor, great experience, really thankful for how engaging and focused our work together was. Thank you!
I genuinely look forward to my chats with Lisa. She’s great to talk to, easy to connect with, really insightful & has plenty of resources she’s happy to share. She’s been a big help!
Lisa is really understanding with me and my issues. I can talk openly and also occasionally repeat myself without feeling overbearing or like a burden. So far I already notice a more positive thinking pattern after only a few weeks of counseling. Lisa has given me different tools to understand me and my thinking better and navigate both in a more positive way.
Lisa is kind and insightful, she has guided me through some difficult decisions and times, while helping me to develop skills to better manage my anxiety.
Lisa has been fantastic! She has provided some great resources and responds so quickly. I have nothing but great things to say about the way she has helped me.
Great counselor! Always very responsive!
Lisa is amazing!! She's available even outside of her scheduled hours. Any time I've needed more she was quick to realize this and schedule a video chat. She is so real and relatable. Highly recommend her.
Lisa is great! She listens and advice you with good things. They helped me!
From day one of using BetterHelp, Lisa has been so beneficial and really a key person in helping me get to where I’m at today. I thought I’d need years of counseling, but really after 3 weeks so far, I can tell a huge difference in myself and my life. I owe that to myself for doing the work, but also, Lisa for all of the tools, information, insight, and really just being someone to listen when I so badly needed someone. I am forever grateful to her and this experience. I could tell just from my first chat session that she was a great fit for me and had the professional experience. She is very easy to talk to and take advice from. I was always able to send a message to her when needed outside of my video sessions. You can tell she has a passion in helping others and I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist.
Lisa has been great, very attentive and responds in a timely manner. I have been able to express my feelings and she provide guidance. She has given me an open forum to say what I need to which has been so important for me to get past this experience I am in