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Carmen Gomez-Abreu

Carmen Gomez-Abreu


29 years of experience

I have been a Psychotherapist for the past 29 years, I consider myself "seasoned" and not old. My favorite saying is "Trust the Process". I am Hispanic and Bilingual, I treat everyone with the upmost respect and like for you to feel comfortable as it will be easy to talk about what is happening. I specialize in Individuals, couples, Substance abuse and end of life. I sometimes say it gets worse before it gets better, as we have to deal with the difficult issues we have swept under the rug in order to be able to move forward and see things from a different perspective. Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Solution focused therapy.

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

I like for the first session to be information gathering, where you can provide me some background information about yourself, in order to understand what is happening and then we can work together to see how to move forward and work together towards our goals.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I tailor my approach to the needs & preferences of each individual client. Some of the treatment methods & tools that I may use include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This is a popular treatment that focuses on helping individuals id and change negative patterns of thinking & behavior. Solution-Focused Therapy: This is a goal-oriented treatment that helps individuals id & work towards achievable solutions to their problems. Motivational Interviewing: This is a collaborative treatment that helps individuals explore & resolve ambivalence about making changes in their lives. Mindfulness-Based Approaches: These approaches involve teaching clients mindfulness techniques to help them become more present in the moment. I may also use other tools and techniques as needed.

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

I have a strong foundation in various treatment approaches & a wide range of expertise. Some areas that I consider to be my biggest strengths include: Mental Health: including but not limited to depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, Bipolar, loss & grieving Family dynamics: I have a strong background in family therapy & enjoy working with individuals & families to improve communication & strengthen relationships. Active listening: I strive to be an empathetic & non-judgmental listener & use my active listening skills to help clients feel heard and supported. Substance abuse: I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders, co-occuring Practical solutions: balance a focus on long-term growth while make positive changes

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