My Approach to Helping
Hello, I am Harold Gonzales. I'm a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida with specialized training in various therapeutic modalities. For the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of working with adolescents and adults who were struggling in one or more areas of their lives. My therapeutic style is centered around respect and empathy. My aim is to help you alleviate your pain and become more aware of your feelings and patterns of relating to yourself and to others. I use an integrative approach to understand your life experiences and how they have led to your feeling unhappy, lost, or confused, and ultimately seeking therapy.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy begins with a relationship built on trust. But progress in therapy takes more than trust, it takes learning the skills of clear thinking and healthy relationships. By practicing these skills with someone you trust while you talk about your concerns, you can learn how to increase your happiness and decrease your suffering. Call me today to schedule a free 20 min consultation.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Seeking therapy is not a sign of weakness. I believe that going to therapy is a sign of recognizing our struggles and exploring them rather than avoiding them. It takes an incredible amount of courage to reach out for help when you need support. I can't think of anything more valuable to yourself and to the relationships you have than to invest in your own well-being. There is nothing more rewarding than doing your inner work and receiving its endless benefits.