My name is Gwendolyn Marentes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has practiced for 12 years. I have worked with a multitude of people from various backgrounds, and ages. I work primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and employ Narrative Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Logos-Therapy accordingly. I feel the most influential piece of a therapeutic relationship is the trust and rapport between client and therapist, in which I work diligently at throughout the process of therapy.
It is my deepest desire to truly hear and understand the struggles of those who suffer from anxiety, depression and grief. It is through my formal education that I can apply my knowledge but it is moreso through personal experience that I can understand, empathize and validate the raw emotions of human experience in times of vulnerability and emotional discomfort.
I strive at offering the individual the respect they deserve while exercising empathy, validation and psychoeducational tools to help individuals cope through these most difficult situations. I believe we can effectively help ourselves once we are taught and empowered to do so.
I invite individuals to meet and explore the possibilities of healing and moving forward from a place of emotional discomfort.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 54024
Gwendolyn helped me connect dots in my life in ways I had never realized. She was always kind, understanding, and patient with me in sessions and over text. I never felt judged or uncomfortable when talking to her. If I could I would recommend her to everyone I know!
Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Gwendolyn is great! She has really helped me navigate through a challenging time in my life. I look forward to our counseling sessions every week!
Written on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 months
Great counselor, very understanding and an overall great support
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Gwendolyn is an absolutely wonderful counselor. She listens when I need her too, but has also provided me with some incredible epiphanies that have really helped my healing journey. She is open-minded, nonjudgmental, and honest and I would recommend her over and over again if I could.
Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She very nice and has a soothing voice and it’s been very helpful to vent to her
Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coach