Maria De Lourdes Ornelas

Therapist Maria De Lourdes Ornelas Photo

About Me

My name is Lourdes and I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the State of Texas for the past 4 years. I have worked in diverse and multicultural settings with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, State and Federal probation court mandated clients. I have provided treatment to persons with childhood adversities, sexual abuse, Attachment problems, ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional distress, Bipolar, alcohol and substance abuse disorders.

As a counselor, my personal philosophy is based on a “Humanistic” approach which focuses on
“YOU” , the human-being and their positive aspects. I believe that people are essentially good, and that they are the authors of their own life. I believe in a narrative method of therapy because it separates a person from their problem.

As a Counselor, my delivery is warm and interactive, as it includes traits connected to narrative and person-centered, such as curiosity, dignity, respect, and unconditional positive regard. Yet, I am also direct, which is often associated with therapeutic models very different from narrative therapy. I will strive to build a trustworthy rapport and encourage the client to draw their own conclusions and decide the path they want to take in resolving their issues.

Finally, I am aware of my readiness to help is strong because I have made it an important part of my work to practice self-care and to not allow the challenges of this field diminish the passion that drove me to this work in the first place. Jointly, the client and the therapist will mutually set goals in order to achieve the desired outcome.

You are the most important person in this relationship, let’s make it work. It will be an honor and privilege to be a part of your journey of self-discovery, exploration and help you become the best version of yourself. I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LPC #77355 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Written by T.A. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Maria De Lourdes for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s phenomenal. My CPTSD has been magnificently reduced. I feel like a new person!! Somebody give this woman a raise!!!!