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Lorena Gonzalez

Lorena Gonzalez

(she/her)

LCMHC
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual

Hello, and thank you for considering me to be your therapist. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Therapist, as well as a clinical supervisor in NC and Licensed Professional Counselor in VA. I have over 9 years of experience as a licensed therapist, and over 18 years of experience in the mental health field, in various capacities. Therapy is my love, and I am very passionate about walking alongside clients on their journey. My therapeutic approach is person-centered with an existential and humanistic focus. I treat trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, and addictions in adolescents and adults. I believe that people can change and grow to their fullest potential when given a safe space to explore what is creating limiting beliefs in their lives and holding them back from seeing the magic in life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

As my client you can expect to delve deep into your thoughts, feelings, and actions to understand how they all affect your mental health and relationships. I use various methods of active therapy to guide you in your journey, including journaling, mindfulness, meditation, positive affirmations, art therapy ad music therapy.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I mainly use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) motivational interviewing, humanistic, and integrative modalities to meet each individual client where they are in their process. When the process evolves and growth is achieved, the modality may change to fit the new need, if applicable.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Compassion and empathy are my greatest strenghts! I know therapy is a process and the journey can be painful. I am not in a hurry and I walk alongside each person at their pace. I want every client to feel safe, seen, and heard every time!

About Lorena Gonzalez

Appointments

Virtual