Jose A. Gonzalez

Jose A. Gonzalez

Professions: Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MA, LPC - 19107
Secondary Credential: MA, LCDC - 5729
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 12344
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6801 McPherson Rd. Suite 213
Laredo, Texas 78041 - United States
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For the past 21 years I have been assisting many members in our community and surrounding areas with an array of mental health issues confronting them and their families. My therapeutic approach focuses on showing you how to change your life by helping you derive a new sense of who you really are, who you want to be, and acquiring the necessary skills to make the desired change in your life a reality. I help you accomplish this by providing you with detailed resources and information on how to change aspects of your life that are keeping you from being where you want to be.

There are two lives for all of us, the life we live and the unlived life within us. The unlived life in so many words has to do with our inability to unveil our true potential and live a fuller and happier life.

My approach to counseling borrows from cognitive behavioral, reality, existential, biomedical, and solution focused therapeutic models. I utilized a system approach in my work with couples and families. I'm also a strong believer in mind and body medicine.

Together we can find an approach that is beneficial for you to help you get your needs met.

Email or Call Jose A. Gonzalez at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12344

More Info About My Practice

While family and friends can help you feel better or even provide good advice for change, this is not counseling. Counseling is a professional relationship between a qualified and licensed mental health professional and you that is base on therapeutic principles, structure, and techniques. Counseling is much more than talking about your problem.

If you are experiencing distress in your life, struggling to cope with challenging situations, feel stuck, and unsure of what to do, or simply searching for meaning in your life, this may be a good time to seek counseling.

Don't let emotional problems hold you back. You do not have to suffer alone. My clinic offers a wide range of counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and the entire family. My practice takes pleasure in having collaborative working agreements with various medical providers in our community who are essential to formulate a more effective plan of action, ensure continuity of, and utmost results from treatment.

Come see how I can help you and your family. I'm also part of most insurance networks and accept:

-Blue Cross Blue Shield
-Coventry
-Humana
-Cigna
-Mercy Health Plans
-MHN (Mental Health Network)
-PHCS
-UHC (United Behavioral Health)
-Unicare
-Edna Insurance
-Accept Medicaid
-Workmens compensation insurance
-Referrals from attorneys with a LOP
-and referrals from CPS

We are also providers for:

-Home Land Security
-And Most EAPs in the region

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

The mental health services I provide consist but not limited to:
Mental Health (MH) Evaluations such as:
 Pre-surgical Mental Health Clearances – for major medical procedures or surgeries
 Bariatric Mental health Clearances for major bariatric surgery
 Mental evaluation needed for Immigration and Naturalization
 Mental evaluation required by Home Land Security
 Mental Health (MH) Evaluations to enter work hardening programs or chronic pain programs
 Mental Health (MH) Evaluations for adoption
 Mental Health (MH) Evaluations for CPS.

I also specialize in working with:
 Injured patients or workmen’s compensation patients having difficulty adjusting to trauma from injury
 Post-traumatic accidents or events
 Anxiety and Depression
 Anger Management
 Grief and Loss Issues
 Relationship, Marriage, and Family problems
 Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Addiction
 Eating and Food Addictions
 Impulse Control Issues
 Self Harm,
 Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Concerns
 Sexual Disorders
 Weight Reduction/Control
 Gender Identity Issues
 Behavioral Pain Management
 Children and Adolescent Issues
 Vocational/Career Counseling
 Stress management
 Biofeedback,
 Hypnotherapy,
 and other forms of treatment.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with people struggling with Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Addiction, Children and Adolescent, Parenting Issues, Anger Management Issues, Couple, Marriage & Family Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Impulse Control Issues, Self Harm, self Esteem Issues, Sexual Disorders, Gender Identity Issues, Behavioral Pain Management, Vocational/Career Counseling, and Stress management.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Journal Therapy
  • Lifespan Integration ©†
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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