Francisco Almagro

(MD, (Cuba), Psychiatric, Specialist, (Cuba), MHC, (EUA))

About Me

I have been a mental health counselor for almost 30 years, in Cuba, my country and in the USA. As a psychiatrist, I specialized in medication management, and individual, group, family and couples counseling. I've published articles and books on family and couples therapy. I have been working in a crisis intervention service for several years. After that, I worked at a community mental health service.
My therapeutic style is eclectic. I use various techniques that fit with the case and the current problem. I often practice cognitive behavioral, narrative, conflict resolution and client-center techniques. To treat families and couples I usually proceed with the systemic-constructivist model. For individual cases and couples and families I establish the necessary rapport. In a few sessions, customers often make great progress. Empathy, unconditional acceptance and humor are important issues in my work.
Having studied and worked counseling in various cultural environments allows me to better understand the dynamics of customers.
After I approved credentials in the USA, I have worked in individual counseling with children and adults for over 12 years. I have been professor of clinical psychology in Cuba and in USA. I currently deliver a behavioral analysis as lead analyst for children and young people with autism and other disabling mental conditions.
My work with a teenager necessarily includes the family. In this way, in reality the service offered is from a family counseling, although the interview and work with the young person may be individual at some point.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH10407 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Francisco for 3 weeks

Excellent counselor, very pleased with his work

Written by J.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Francisco for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Excellent listener. Fair in his assessment. Very sincere.

Written by H.E. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Francisco for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Francisco is a doctor, but also a friend. Talking with a sincere professional like him it is just something good... Manny thanks.