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Mayra Alejandra Nieto

Mayra Alejandra Nieto


11 years of experience

My mission is to be a servant to others by empowering and helping you on your path to emotional wellness. I have helped children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression, mental health disorders, relationship conflict, and parenting concerns; assisted others to heal from acute abuse, childhood and adult traumas. I am also experienced with persons who have migrated to the US from other countries and the barriers that are encountered with those changes. Whether it be acute crises', life surprises, circumstantial stressors or complex traumas; let me teach you new skills or sharpen the ones you already use to either decrease, eliminate or change negative behaviors or unwanted symptoms. I have worked among many different populations and settings (non-profit organizations, state and government facilities, public education, and now private practice) and have learned to navigate through different challenges and with those experiences I have become a person who is compassionate to unique needs and desires. If there is an area of concern that I'm not able to assist you with I will be honest with you and seek assistance or refer you to a better qualified professional.

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

First session will involve a bio-psycho social intake; collecting information about your current medical and mental health ie. medications, employment or education, current symptoms and if time allows assessment of current symptoms. A risk assessment is also completed in the first session and if needed a safety or crisis plan is completed. Discussion for future sessions and treatment plan is also begun. The first appointment can also include psychoeducation about the presenting symptoms and/or treatment. This information varies as time allows-most importantly it is a time for you to provide me with information on the presenting symptoms and what you want out of therapy. It is also equally important that we begin to build rapport during this meeting; am I a good fit for you?

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, Habit Reversal Treatment, Art Therapy Techniques, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy techniques, Christian Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Grounding Techniques, Trauma Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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

Anxiety, OCD, Adjustment to new situations-family, relationships, employment, education or phase of life; Faith/Spirituality, Navigating the emotions with Infertility. Depression and Self Esteem, Balancing work and life.

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