Olivia Sanchez

(MA, LPC)

About Me

My name is Olivia Sanchez, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 14 years of experience in the state of Texas. I received a Master’s in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2005.

As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situation of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.

By applying complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques, we will unearth long standing behavioral patterns or negate perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

My career in counseling started at a non-profit agency working with child victims of crimes where I addressed various issues from physical and sexual abuse, self-mutilation, and substance abuse.

I later began my work in geriatrics behavioral health working in long term health care facilities where I gained expertise in personality, adjustment, mood, thought and neurocognitive disorder such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as end of life issues.

The geriatrics company I worked for also had an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) division where I worked as well and acquired strong short-term Solution-Focused Brief Therapy skills counseling various populations on issues of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital/couples, end of life and psychotic disorders.

I then began a private practice in Garden Ridge, Texas 8 years ago where I currently work addressing many of the same psychological issues that I have gained expertise in.

I have strong interpersonal skills, work ethic and problem solving abilities and consider myself a Person-Centered psychotherapist. I have a rich spectrum of expertise in a variety of areas and consider myself an eclectic, Client-Centered psychotherapist tailoring my treatment modalities based upon the needs and goals of my patients.

I have also consulted with primary care physicians (PCPs) and psychiatrists when needed, to provide the best treatment possible for my patients. It would be my great pleasure and honor to serve you and your psychological needs.

SPECIALTIES
• Depression, Stress, Anxiety
• Abuse-sexual, physical, emotional
• Addictions
• Anger management
• Workplace stress
• Grief
• Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Borderline
• Social phobias
• Relational/Marital
• Dementia/Alzheimer’s
Years of Experience: 14
LICENSING: Texas License #62715 (Expires 8-31-2020)


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #62715 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.B. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Responds promptly and truly listens. Sometimes I just feel like I'm rambling and she is able to pull out the parts that need to make sense and helps them make sense.

Written by R.O. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties

Olivia is so wonderful and supportive. I came to her in a time of great need and she is helping me address several issues going on in my life simultaneously. I can tell she sincerely cares about me and my well-being. I also like that she doesn't try to push any decision on me, she just helps me figure out possible ways to handle a situation and then reminds me that at the end of the day it is MY decision alone to make. Great counselor.

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love that she checks in on me when I haven’t written her back in a couple days. It makes me feel like she truly cares!

Written by J.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Olivia knows exactly what I’m feeling she inspires me to be a better person ,she understands the dynamics of family and love and no offense but she make me feel that I’m sometimes I’m talking with my late mother

Written by D.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Olivia has been helping me heal wounds of the past so that I can live better for today.

Written by E.M. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It feels natural to have a conversation with Olivia. She is kind and patient. She is a very comfortable counselor to have.

Written by R.O. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Olivia has been extremely helpful in my recovery. She was able to understand my primary concerns and quickly work out an effective treatment method that has done wonders for me. The video calls were very efficient and she remained patient, supportive, and understanding. Highly recommend!

Written by L.E. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Olivia has been incredible. She’s timely, caring, she checks in when I can’t even bring myself to do it. She makes me feel hopeful about my future.

Written by L.E. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Olivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Olivia is great she makes you feel like you’re not crazy for feeling how you’re feeling and I always feel better after talking to her.