Lourdes Araujo

(LMHC, MS)

About Me

Couples struggle with stress and anxiety related to parenting, step-parenting, career, homelife, intimacy, and communication. The lack of or incorrect communication skills can affect the relationship and release adverse outcomes such as separation or divorce. In Couples Therapy, learning the right communication skills and relationship education can bring success to the partnership. Couples often react emotionally and defensively, making it hard to stay in a relationship. Trauma, loss, or difficultly with family-of-origin issues can hinder a relationship. Working together as a couple can improve relationships by learning and practicing skills in each area of the relationship, and it starts with developing trust and acceptance for times in the past. In our couples counseling sessions, we will learn skills to improve emotional regulation, deepen conversations, increase emotional knowledge, and communication to reduce conflict and build up a positive connection. Build-in holistic support in the relationship and learn to heal and love again. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH18113 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by V.S. on Oct 15, 2020 after counseling with Lourdes for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

She is great