Counselor / Therapist in Dallas, TX

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Michael Salas, LPC, LCDC

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If you are living with anxiety, depression, or a substance abuse problem, I can help. Deciding whether or not to seek out a therapist or counselor can be a difficult step to take. If you considering participating in therapy, I recommend you seek a professional opinion to see if you can benefit from participating in this.

Maybe you are having a difficult time finding motivation to get tasks done each day. Maybe you are having a difficult time in you relationship. Whether you are working through individual issues or issues in your relationship, counseling may be able to help. Some people who have anxiety have difficulties with change, while others have difficulties with social situations. Together we will look at the triggers for your anxiety and find ways to cope with these triggers, and even make many of them disappear.

In individual counseling, I can help you analyze your thinking in a way that allows you to change it. With cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, you will be able to challenge and change the thoughts that are leading you to feel more negative emotions. We will also look at situations in your life, and find solutions to these situations so that you can handle similar ones in the future with less stress.

In couples counseling, we will look at the dynamics in your relationship that are leading to problems. Maybe you have difficulties communicating. Maybe your sex-life is struggling and lost some of the passion that it used to have. I can help you break down these issues so that they are more understandable and manageable. Many times the issues that have made the relationship toxic can be handled with some simple interventions. Other times more extensive therapy is needed.

I specialize in helping individuals who live with Asperger's Disorder. I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy to help these individuals with communication, their anxiety and depression, and their relationships.

Finally, I also specialize in working with individuals who are part of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. I understand the relationship dynamics that can take place in couples counseling, as well as individuals issues such as coming out and dealing with discrimination. Therefore if you are lesbian or gay, you can feel comfortable in knowing that you have a safe place to go to. If you are part of the transgender community, I can help you with finding ways of expressing the gender with which you identify.
I have been in the human services field for over 10 years. I have provided therapy and counseling to individuals and couples with issues relating to depression, anxiety, and addictions. I describe my style to people as "gentle, yet firm." I will help you look at issues, and encourage a calm, comfortable environment for you to talk about your life, your concerns, and your relationship. You can discuss intimacy issues, your problems with alcohol or other drugs, or your fears. However if there is an issue in your thinking, I can help you identify this as well. I will gently confront you about problems in your thinking so that you can best change this. Call or contact me today to learn more about how counseling or therapy could help you with your current problem.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Master of Arts in Counseling
Special Training in Compulsive Gambling Counseling
ASI and CASI trained
SASSI-3 Trained
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, Paypal
3500 Oak Lawn Ave
Suite 260
DallasTX 75219
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