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What is Psychotherapy / Counseling?

Psychotherapy, also known as counseling, is a collaborative treatment process between a therapist and a client. It is grounded in open communication and a therapeutic relationship to address and manage mental health issues, emotional challenges, and psychiatric disorders. Through various therapeutic techniques, psychotherapy helps individuals understand their feelings, confront challenges, and make positive changes in their lives.

Meet Our Therapist:
Pearla Fraire, LPC

At TMS El Paso, we are proud to have Pearla Fraire, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as part of our dedicated team. With her extensive experience and compassionate approach, Pearla specializes in helping individuals overcome a variety of mental health challenges through evidence-based therapeutic modalities.

Therapy Modalities Including:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital issues, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is one of the world's most widely used therapeutic treatments. Unlike traditional forms of therapy that take time to analyze problems, pathology, and past life events, SFBT concentrates on finding solutions in the present and exploring one’s hope for the future in order to find a quick and pragmatic resolution of one’s problems.

Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy employs a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in sessions, such that in the process, they discover their own solutions. This approach fosters a supportive environment where clients feel heard and understood, promoting self-discovery and personal growth. By focusing on the individual's strengths and capabilities, it helps clients build confidence and develop effective coping strategies.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with trauma-sensitive interventions to help individuals process traumatic experiences, develop coping skills, and build resilience. Research has consistently shown the effectiveness of TF-CBT in reducing trauma-related symptoms and improving overall functioning.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices, including present moment awareness, meditation, and breathing exercises. Using these tools, the mindfulness-based therapist teaches a client to be in the here and now as well as break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a decline into a mood-disordered state.

TMS El Paso offers Mental Health Therapy Specializing In:

Major Depressive Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Stress Management and Reduction

Current and Past Trauma and Abuse

Motivation, Self-Esteem, and Confidence

If you are struggling with any of these,
you may be a good candidate for mental health therapy.

Benefits of Mental Health Therapy

  • Improved Emotional Regulation: Can help improve how you deal with negative emotions, making it easier to manage stress and anxiety.
  • Increased Resilience: Can improve factors of resilience, helping you bounce back more effectively from life’s challenges.
  • Symptom Reduction: Studies have shown that effective therapy leads to an overall reduction in symptoms of mental health conditions.
  • Psychoeducation and Coping Skills: Psychoeducation and coping skills are long-term benefits of mental health therapy, equipping you with tools to manage your mental health independently.
  • Enhanced Interpersonal Relationships: Improvement in interpersonal relationships is correlated with reduction of symptoms through therapy, fostering healthier and more supportive connections with others.
  • Increased Self-Esteem: Therapy can help build self-esteem and self-worth by addressing negative self-perceptions and promoting a more positive self-image.
  • Goal Setting and Achievement: Therapy helps you set and achieve personal goals, enhancing your motivation and sense of accomplishment.
  • Reduced Risk of Relapse: Ongoing therapy can reduce the risk of relapse in conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse by providing continuous support and strategies for maintenance.
  • Improved Problem-Solving Skills: Therapy enhances problem-solving skills, enabling you to approach life’s challenges with confidence and creativity.
  • Greater Self-Awareness: Therapy increases self-awareness, helping you understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors more deeply, leading to personal growth and development.

Understanding Your Insurance's Coverage

Some insurance providers offer coverage for therapy. Our team will work closely with your health insurance benefits, manage any necessary pre-authorizations, and ensure you are fully informed about your coverage and costs prior to your appointment.

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