The teenage years are a challenging time. Many new stressors present themselves to both the teenager and the parents. I have worked with many teens overcome different stressors and changes that accompany this time in their life. I work closely with the parents, as well, in how to guide their teenage child in coping with the multi-dimensional facets of psychosocial stressors that are both common and unique to the family dynamics as a result of the above.I live and work in a very diverse, multicultural city and have had many encounters with people from diverse economic, social, racial, and ethnic/cultural backgrounds. Our city is renown for its "international" flair, cuisine, music, theater, and art. My fluency in Spanish and English has allowed me to serve many local and visiting guests and clients. I look forward to sharing my skills and experience with you as a way to better serve your needs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW12469 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Rafael is a kind, patient counselor with a warm heart & smile. He is intuitive & knowable. I enjoy talking with him, even through tears. He acknowledges my feeling and keeps me focused on the moment at hand. I am grateful to have him with me on this difficult journey I find myself walking. I trust there will be a light in my darkness.
My son looks forward to his sessions with Rafael . I notice a positive change in his life.