Maria De Lourdes Ornelas

(MS)

About Me

My name is Lourdes and I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the State of Texas for the past 4 years. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, families and blended families struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. I have clinical experience in treating children with Adverse Childhood Experiences, sexual abuse, suicidality, attachment problems, ADHD, depression, anxiety, Complex PTSD, emotional distress, Bipolar, alcohol and substance abuse disorders.

My personal philosophy is based on a “Humanistic” approach which focuses on “YOU” , the human-being and your positive aspects. I believe that people are essentially good, and that we are the authors of our own life. I believe in a narrative method of therapy because it separates a person from their problem.

My primary focus when working with children and adolescents is to apply a holistic approach and work with the family as a whole to identify the core underlying mental health issues impairing the growth and development of the family dynamics. The Social/Emotional, and Academic development model will be integrated in the treatment planning. Healthy social and emotional development will improve the child’s attitude, engagement and empower him/her to overcome their present life circumstances. The use of various treatment modalities will be applied with the purpose of providing the best quality care and attention

My desire is to build a therapeutic working alliance. It will be an honor and privilege to be a part of your journey of self-discovery, exploration and help you become the best version of yourself. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LPC #77355 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Maria De Lourdes for 2 weeks

She is very supportive and thorough in her exploration of all facets of the situation. She is encouraging and informative.