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Counselor / Therapist

Giselle Lanez, LAC

Giselle Lanez, LAC photo
​Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Anger/Stress Management, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Men’s Issues, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Addiction, Obesity, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Self-Identity, Sexuality/Sexual Identity Issues, Social Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Weight Loss, Women's Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, LGBTQIAA, Cancer, HIV/ AIDS Clients, Veterans, Wellness and Self Care

“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly, growth is a process.” – Rupi Kaur

Seeking therapy is not an easy decision, for this is a process where you expose your most private thoughts and feelings such as fear, shame, and guilt. I provide a safe and comfortable space during your most vulnerable and difficult time of reflecting and discovering yourself. I believe life is too short to live in the past or fear what the future holds, and I will be by your side helping you to learn how to mentally and emotionally live in the present. I believe in ‘practicing what I preach,’ so I will be practicing skills with you in order to motivate you to continue taking care of yourself and becoming the best version of who you strive to be. My practice approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while using mindfulness techniques in order to counteract negative thought patterns and connect the mind and body in a healthy way.

At Johnson & Wales University, I completed a full-time 18-month Master’s in Counseling program where I concentrated in Mental Health and Substance Use/Addictions. I have experience working with children as young as 4, adolescents, and adults within a diverse cultural population. With my education and passion in counseling, I use the valuable skills I’ve learned as well as continuing to learn clinical techniques and skills throughout my professional career.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
License:37AC00382500