I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and sexuality . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TX LPC 79064
Very thoughtful perceptive and kind individual who gently guides you to greater self awareness and mental health I highly recommend him as a therapist
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Marcos has been incredibly attentive and proactive at offering solutions and support.
He is very respectful and has an interesting insight.
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Marcos is very engaging and creates space for me to express myself fully. He offers me very useful advice on how to approach things that I feel stuck on. It’s really making the difference for me.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Mr Villareal is understanding, thought provoking and direct. Great therapist!
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief
He’s helping me find a better understand of what my morals, beliefs, and boundaries too. I’m glad he’s taken me under his wing and helping me heal
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and bipolar disorder