Psicoterapia en Español
La vida a veces nos trae situaciones problematicas que se nos salen de las manos, y en un pais nuevo, puede ser dificil encontrar en quien confiar o como recuperarse de ellas.
Pedir ayuda es algo positivo.
Creo en el poder de una relacion flexible, de confianza con tu terapeuta, para asi poder hablar, procesar y hacer sentido de lo que te esta sucediendo, y recuperar el control de tu vida.
Ofrezco un espacio lleno de empatia, sin prejuicios en donde puedas explorar los problemas en tu vida y encontrar una manera de salir adelante.
Nacida en Guatemala,obtuve un B.A y licenciatura en psicologia clinica. Tengo sobre 13 anios de experiencia en psicoterapia para adultos y niños en Guatemala, desde las modalidades Cognitiva-conductual y terapia de juego en cuanto a niños, y psicodinamica contemporanea e integrativa para adultos. Tambien he trabajado con personas con dificultades de aprendizaje, autismo, entre otras.
Mi motivacion para ofrecer psicoterapia en español es el hecho de la dificultad que pueden encontrar personas que se mudan a un pais con una cultura distinta y un idioma distinto. Este simple traslado puede ser complicado y un problema para adaptarse.
Contactar con servicios de psicoterapia podria ser mas complicado aun, por la barrera del lenguaje emocional que puede darse, tornandose dificil darse a entender en su segundo idioma.
Por este medio quisiera ofrecer la oportunidad de contactarme para poder tener una conversacion en nuestro idioma nativo a manera que entre los dos podamos encontrar la mejor forma de comprender tu situacion actual, para que puedas disfrutar mas de tu vida.
Counselling For Students On Counselling and Psychotherapy Courses
Having gone through the process of training myself, I know how important it is to find the right therapist to get you through the challenging but overall rewarding experiences that the counselling/psychotherapy student will encounter during their training.
I am also aware of the expenses of training, sometimes paying for supervision, as well as paying for therapy from approved therapists in our area.
It can be overwhelming to feel “raw”, exposed and vulnerable, constantly examined by self and others (in settings such as workshops, supervision and personal development groups), as well as feeling that we have every mental illness that we are studying!
It can also be a challenge to contain ourselves from trying to counsel everyone we know with the skills we are acquiring, which will pass in time…
Seeing clients for the first time can also be a challenge, and having counselling ourselves will help us develop the empathy and skills necessary to see things “from the client’s perspective” as well as to develop the abilities that will allow us to help effect positive and lasting effect in ourselves and our own clients.
Personal therapy therefore gives us insider’s knowledge as to what our client might be experiencing when they first meet us and what they might face as their therapeutic process moves forward with us as their therapist.
I encourage everyone that is studying or planning to study counselling to get personal therapy, as it has been extremely helpful to my personal development as well as my professional development and success with my clients.
Counselling Young People (16+)
I’ve chosen to work with young people aged 16 and up. There are different things to take into account when working with children younger than that.
When working with young people under 16, the cooperation of the parent(s) or carer(s) is essential for the process to fully work. Parents and carers are the main models in a child’s life, including the counsellor they will be seeing and trusting with their feelings and difficulties in expressing what they might be going through. Therefore, input and support from parents is essential.
As adults, we have learned, through better or worse circumstances, how to work out what we are feeling, how to address it – by seeking counselling ourselves or by talking it through with those closest to us – and work through it to regain balance in life. As such, we are in a great position to support our children and young people to do the same, understanding that their life experiences are not extensive yet, and are learning to do what we already know how to do, to a greater or lesser degree.
It is important to be aware that some young people, particularly those 16+, might not want their parents involved in their therapeutic process, which relates to the Gillick Competencies:
“parental right yields to the child’s right to make his own decisions when he reaches a sufficient understanding and intelligence to be capable of making up his own mind on the matter requiring decision.”
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