Therapist:

                                                                                        

Juan Carlos Ortiz, MS, LPC-Intern, NBCC

/ Supervised by: Christie Melonson, LPC-S/

 Education:

  • University of the Incarnate Word, 2012, Bachelors of Arts in Psychology 
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, 2016, Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 Clinical Experiences:

  • UTSA Sarabia Family Counseling Center 
  • UIW Counseling Services
  • The Center for Health Care Services
  • Counseling Link
  • Family Violence Prevention Services
  • San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

 My Counseling Approach:

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"As we all know too well, life can be completely unpredictable! I say control the controllables and by that I mean your well-being and mental health." At times you just want to be heard and that is exactly what I provide. I am along for the ride, but keep in mind you are in the driver's seat and ultimately only you can pick your final destination. I truly believe in the power of the 'here and now' and believe that you can consciously make efforts to reach happiness, whatever that happiness may look like for you.

My experience lies in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  I have worked with at risk youth, victims and survivors of abuse, the lgbtq community, onset and first episode of psychosis, and couples/families managing major life transitions.

My goal is to form a supportive alliance with my clients that in turn affords them the strength and courage to design the life they desire.  I typically gravitate toward Cognitive Behavrioal Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Center Therapy; however, I also believe in meeting my clients where they are in their journey and tailor services to meet their needs.  Ultimately, my role is to support, empower, and facilitate!

Areas of Clinical Interest and Focus

Abuse

Anxiety

Bereavement Support

Caregiver Support

Coping Skills

Depression

Grief and Loss

Individual, Family, Couples and Groups

Life Transitions/Adjustments

Parenting Concerns

Relationship

Stress Management

Self-Esteem

Trauma

                            Lesbian/gay issue