Luis Puertas

LPC, LMHC
Therapist Luis Puertas Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that has experience working with individuals that present symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. I have experience in working with adult and families that present an array of challenges and difficulties from communication to relationship issues. I obtained my bachelors and masters degree at Florida International University in Miami, FL. I have provided therapy to individuals from an array of cultures and family dynamics. My therapeutic modalities include cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and family dynamics.

I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to grow and find meaning in their life. Structure, discipline, and self-compassion are at the forefront of therapeutic growth. If you made this is far, then you can continue to go further!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH19046 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LPC #0017137 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Luis Puertas. 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 C.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I’m grateful to be so well matched. Although Luis and I are completely different in age, gender, etc., he is so relatable. He has made extremely helpful suggestions and guided me through understanding some pretty difficult issues. Highly recommend.

Written by A.L. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Outstanding individual. Helpful, insightful, and really listens

Written by T.I. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 5 months on issues concerning grief, and career difficulties

Luis is amazing. He listens to my concerns without interruptions would come up with a solution. He also suggests practicing mindfulness and self-care and that is very important in this atmosphere. I really appreciate his knowledge and also his suggestions for my mental health to thrive.

Written by J.A. on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Luis is more than just a voice on your phone or a face on your screen; he is a person with incredible knowledge and is excellently skilled in applying it. He can translate what you need to know, understand, and apply to work best for you and your way of thinking. He will challenge your way of thinking and help you reach for those steps that seem too high. I can not recommend him enough. Thank you so much, Luis.

Written by B.L. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 1 month on issues concerning adhd

Luis adds so much perspective to how I view conflicts, challenges, and setbacks. Wish I started with Luis years ago.

Written by D.I. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Luis has been of great help for me and within a couple of sessions we hit the nail on its head. I really appreciate the time and effort he put into our conversations, he is super communicative and understanding, yet also challenged what I was saying. Luis really has a great understanding and view of the psychology behind certain human thoughts, feelings and behaviours and that taught be a whole lot about life and myself. He recognises certain patterns very quickly and immediately comes up with tools and tricks, which is something that has been very helpful to me. Definitely recommend sessions with Luis, a real professional who knows what he is talking about.

Written by M.I. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Great therapist. Makes you question yourself and encourages you to look deeper inside. And he has a way to lighten the mood and not make it feel like too much like a therapy. Also, he has long pauses and his voice can make you cry or laugh (just joking haha).

Written by M.A. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Luis has been such a great help to me. He's kind, welcoming, and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone interested in seeking therapy. I was very nervous to start but he has made this such a wonderful experience. It has helped me so much.

Written by R.O. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Luis is incredibly professional and honest with me. He accommodates for me whenever needed and he tries to help me understand what I can do to achieve my goals. It's very refreshing to work with him.

Written by D.E. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been with Luis for a while now and he has this way of pushing you without putting any pressure on you. He has helped me in so many ways. Thank you Luis.

Written by N.E. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Luis is great and i would recommend him to anyone

Written by L.U. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I am happy with this therapy. Luis asks me so many difficult questions that amaze me and help me understand myself better.

Written by L.O. on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Luis always helped me with mental health issues
I really appreciate all his efforts in resolving my relationship issues and my anxiety

Written by A.N. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Luis is great and his personality aligns with mine.

Written by H.A. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Luis for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He takes genuine interest In trying to help you.

Written by R.U. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

He's cool, a good therapist.

Written by C.A. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love working with Luis, he listens and checks in and offers me great techniques to work with that have become so helpful in my everyday life. I am seeing such progress and feeling it day after day.

Written by A.N. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts

We absolutely love working with Luis, we are seeking family counseling for a blended family. He is fair and makes sure all parties needs are addressed. I didn’t feel like one side was addressed more than the other. Thank you Luis for helping mend a broken family.

Written by K.R. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Luis is awesome. Easy to talk to and listens well to my experiences and helps uncover what's under it. I look forward to the insights he has.

Written by J.E. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve only had one session with Luis, but he is easy to talk to, he listens very well, and he makes me feel comfortable to open up. This is my first time doing therapy too. I was nervous. But after the first session i feel like this is good. :)

Written by L.O. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've found Luis to be extremely helpful, patient and kind in helping me deal with my problems. He has gently nudged me when I need a boost and been extremely good at helping me come up with solutions to any issues I'm facing.

Written by M.A. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and adhd

Luis is very professional and understanding, considering that it was my first therapy experience he helped me to open and it will be easy to continue with therapy, Regarding the therapies I'm very satisfied with progress in my behaviour.

Written by J.U. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Within 10 minutes of meeting him I felt that all of my fears of therapy went right out the window. Such a great human and is extremely easy to speak with.

Written by Z.I. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Luis knows his stuff. I’ve had two sessions with him and have already had improvements in my life. He listens very well and offers actionable steps, and is willing to go the extra mile for his client when it is necessary. He digs deep and asks uncomfortable questions (this is very good, trust me) and really understands you. He’s the first therapist I’ve had (having been skeptic so beforehand) and he has exceeded my expectations. Would happily recommend him!

Written by A.Y. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Luis has been an amazing support for me to cope with difficulties in my personal life. Very grateful to be able to have this support to better understand myself and my needs.

Written by S.T. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Luis provides consistent support through our sessions. He listens well and offers invitations for growth and reflection.

Written by S.Y. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

My sessions with Luis came at a critical point for me, and I am happy to say they've been incredibly helpful. He's direct but non-judgemental manner made hard topics easier to address head-on, which I really needed and appreciated. Luis helped me navigate these obstacles that I am facing. I am currently still having sessions with him but I am really happy to have him as my therapist.

Written by S.T. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I am very happy with Luis and our sessions. He’s great at his job, and is helping me work through past trauma.

Written by B.E. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Luis has been extremely helpful to me. he isn't afraid to tell me the things I need to hear even if they are uncomfortable and he has a fantastic way of trying problems that I didn't realize we're related together and we've made a plan to solve multiple things at once which really helps get to the roots.

Written by P.E. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coaching

Luis is the best therapist I've had in a long time. He's easy to talk to and really listens to what I have to say. He also offers great input. He's been very helpful, and I'm in much better place than I have been thanks to him.

Written by E.R. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Luis is an excellent therapist. I found him to be kind, knowledgable, and easy to talk to. I recommend him without reservation.

Written by P.H. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Luis is the best. The. Best.

Written by K.E. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Only therapist to really help me for real. Literally the goat of therapists. If you get matched with him, you are extremely blessed!!!

Written by A.S. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Been working with him only for 2 weeks but he’s very listening and he understands my problems. He sees things that I don’t even know about myself or didn’t know how to put it in words. He’s also patient and helpful and he encouraged me to seek help from him more often through messages. He’s a great therapist.

Written by J.O. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

He’s just beyond amazing! I’m so happy I was matched with him! Beyond grateful

Written by S.É. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coaching

It has been great; no offense to the NHS but this is far far better, the counselor I was matched with is really nice, and will comment which I really value and appreciate. The fact that he comments and asks questions makes me feel like I’m talking to a friend rather than a therapist which is precisely why I’ve already recommended it to 2 of my friends.

Written by M.A. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Punctual, candid, good listener, understands the challenges and tries to help. Highly recommended.

Written by O.S. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Someone I feel excited to talk to ahead of our sessions. Fantastic counselor.