I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Texas. Professionally, I have a little over 3 years of experience. I have been a fitness/life coach for over 20 years and I am a veteran with 10 years of service. Therefore, in both positions I have had the honor to provide counseling and guidance to hundreds of individuals in all areas and walks of life. Currently, I work as a mental health counselor at a Behavioral Hospital. Our main focus is to attend to the crisis at hand, utilizing brief and swift psychotherapy. Once patients are stable, I provide psychotherapy or psychoeducation in accord to their main problems or obstacles.
I have worked with patients and clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance/alcohol, and sexual abuse. Been a Hispanic male veteran with personal experience in dealing with mental health, I understand the stigmatization and the cultural sensitivity that is needed to provide support for any and all individuals. Therefore, I get to work more often with patients and their families, who struggle with PTSD and other military related trauma.
I am a Christian and follow Christian principles, therefore, I believe in treating all individuals with outmost respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My counseling style is assertive and direct, but empathic and compassionate, all at once. My approach is eclectic, hence, it is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, spiritual, psychodynamic and positive psychology. I am able and willing to adapt to any form of counseling and treatment as required by the patient or client, in order to meet your specific needs and unique obstacle.
Lastly, I am currently finishing my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Hence, I am constantly learning new ways of improving my skills, knowledge, and attaining more tools to better serve my patients and clients.
I personally understand the courage and confidence that it is needed to accept that one needs help and seek that help in order to better one’s life and improve quality of life, for you and those around you.
I am excited and look forward to providing guidance and effective therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Military and Veterans Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 81880
Miguel is an excellent terapist. He es empathic, he listens and guides you patiently in order to help you achieve your goals, be and live your better version.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Miguel for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Miguel’s strength, in my opinion, is his relationship with God. He is able to talk me through topics from a Christian perspective which is very important to me. He is proactive and has helped me tackle different issues that I struggle with. I’m thankful for who he is and for what he adds to my life.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Miguel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
miguel is super understanding, i ramble a lot but he's able to figure out my point pretty fast n help me stay on track
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Miguel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse
Dr. Miguel is the best and very supportive.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Miguel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Miguel has been really helpful. He listens and helps you figure out what strategies can help in your unique situation.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Miguel for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I really loved how Miguel works with me, he is extremely approachable and you can really feel safe and comfortable with him while keeping everything so professional and at the same time like a friend you can talk to. Would really recommend him to anyone.
Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Miguel for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd