Hi and saludos! I am Ari Mendez. I am originally from Guatemala and came to this country in 1981 when I was only 18. When I started going to college, I signed for a business career and soon found out that it was not my path. Little by little, as I got a bachelors and then a masters in social work, and as I grew up personally and professionally, I realized that I have an ability and enthusiasm for helping people.
My approach to helping: I believe that all of us are evolving energy entities, each of us having rich composition of elements in our physical, emotional and spiritual domains. When these elements are not in harmony, there is pain that manifests in all the domains, physical, emotional and spiritual. This is a very uncomfortable experience, bringing a lot of frustrating behaviors that create a life in which we feel stagnant and forget who we are.
My role as a therapist: My role as a therapist is that I help you look at this dissonance and walk with you back to your harmony. I do this through an eclectic use of the skills that I have been trained on, such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Use Treatment, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Prolong Exposure and Lifespan Integration. Logo 4: Services I provide: I use these skills through individual, couples, and groups interventions for adults and late teenagers.