Marcelle Abusalbi, MA, LPC
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|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 62798|
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Is your negative thinking holding you back from enjoying the life you deserve? I am a CBT therapist with years of experiencing. CBT is an evidence based practice, meaning it has been heavily researched as an effective mode of counseling. According to Beck, founder of CBT, we are immersed in environments that teach us "basic beliefs" about ourselves (i.e. "I am unlovable"). Beliefs lead to "automatic thoughts" - recycling negative thoughts that effect our mood. Together, I help clients unearth these basic beliefs and negative types of thinking through discussion and outside the therapy room through journals. We work to change these negative thought patterns (there are several subtypes). When we change these patterns we become free from embedded ways of reacting to the world. We take control of our emotional lives!
Email or Call Marcelle Abusalbi, MA, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24959
More Info About My Practice
Clients describe me as "kind" and "warm-hearted." I often bring humor into the therapy room when appropriate. My job is to help you live the life you deserve and get "unstuck" from negative thinking and behaving - and together work towards living a more satisfying way of being in the world. I love my job as a therapist and so enjoy watching clients progress to meet their goals. Counseling is not just a job for me - it it a passion!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am specifically trained to work with issues of anxiety (from generalized anxiety to panic disorder) and depression (from mild to major depressive disorder). I also work with individuals going through transitions or "bumps in the road" as I call them. Examples would be going off to college, going through a break up, etc.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy brings insight - we suddenly become aware of how old habits keep us from living the lives we deserve. Having a kind, open hearted therapist at your side, you may drum up old issues and discover new strengths. Ideally, therapy can help you live the life you deserve!
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I tell people that I get to do my "dream job" every day. The old saying, "do what you love and never work a day in your life" is certainly applicable to me. Since sophomore year at University of Texas at Austin I knew this was what I would be doing. It became my dream job.
Watching clients grow and become more aware of themselves is a gift - hearing their stories of how the world outside the therapy is changing is even more of a gift.
My Therapy Focus
As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist my focus is on your story first and foremost - what brought you into therapy in the first place. At each session I ask about sleep pattern changes, medication checks (if you are on any), and changes in mood. We start out with "thought logs" which I explain in detail at the beginning of the therapeutic process and throughout. There are different subtypes of negative thinking patterns. For example "black or white thinking" or "catastrophizing."
Together we look at which thought patterns you are holding on to and how they are effecting you emotionally. Over time, through talk therapy (bring in what issues you've had that week), and thought logs, we work to change your way of being in the world.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
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