Headshot of Areli Guajardo, LCSW
Areli Guajardo(she/her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Texas

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

Do you want to make meaningful and permanent changes in your life? Are you struggling with life stressors, adjusting to changes, problems in relationships, grief/loss, low self-esteem, symptoms of depression or anxiety? Is trauma affecting you today? Buscas hacer cambios significativos y permanentes en tu vida? Tienes dificultad manejando situaciones estresantes, adaptarte al cambio, problemas en tus relaciones, perdida/duelo, baja autoestima, sintomas de depresion, ansiedad o algun trauma?

A bit about my approach to therapy

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I graduated in 2015 from The University of Texas in El Paso. I am currently Licenced in Texas and New Mexico. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)and it is the primary modality that I use, however, I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

What you can expect from our first session

Sessions are tailored to the client's needs and what they are seeking from therapy. During our first visit, an assessment will be completed, we will start building rapport as well as a care plan which will include the client's goals and objectives. Clients will take away skills and tools to use on their day-to-day to cope with their symptoms and stressors. Clients will be able to process what is underneath those symptoms and behavior and develop healthier ways of thinking.


Areli's style is

Open-minded
Challenging
Warm

Insurance carriers Areli accepts

Aetna
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Areli

MSW (Master of Social Work) at University of Texas at El Paso
License type: LCSW
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latinx
Languages: English and Spanish
Works with: Adolescents and Adults
More specialties: Anger Management, PTSD, Grief, Loss, Stress, Relationship Issues, and Women's Issues
Modalities: Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processing (CPT), EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Strength-Based