Helping you heal from trauma in a holistic manner using effective approaches

"Trauma compromises your ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection." -Stephen Porges

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

As EMDR Certified Therapist my practice focuses on helping adults recover from the distressing, often debilitating biopsychosocial sequelae of trauma exposure, whether it is a single event or chronic in nature as it is the case with complex PTSD. There is a wide range of symptomatology that results from trauma exposure, which is to say that it is not limited to PTSD; these include, but are not limited to, dissociative disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and addictions. I mostly practice such approaches as EMDR therapy, IFS, IFS-Informed EMDR, and attachment-, somatic-, and mindfulness-focused interventions to help people heal from trauma in a holistic, long-lasting manner.

Human beings have an intrinsic need to share compassionately with others, to understand them, and to be understood. We also have a need to understand ourselves. This is essential communication that is at the core of collaborating with others in a manner that we can enjoy and respect our differences and our similarities.

About Hector Pereles

As an engineer turned counselor, I am all too familiar with personal change; this has propelled me to go pro and help others. As an undergrad student I noticed my passion toward psychology which later in life I have manifested.

In my work as Professional Counselor, or therapist, I go beyond listening: I may educate, challenge your problematic thinking styles, teach skills, practice them in and between sessions, and more. I am also certified in scientifically proven effective therapies like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to access and heal the mind at its unconscious level. Typically, this brings much quicker, longer lasting healing than just talk therapy.

You are not what happened to you; you are what you choose to become. Allow me to be the therapist who can help you throughout your path of becoming.

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Keep reading: Don’t lose hope just yet!

It can feel like the world is closing in on you. Self-help has not accomplished much, and neither just talking about “stuff” to therapist(s) and/or friend(s). Perhaps, after some time, you find yourself back to square one: Not getting the results that you wanted or had expected. “Talking about stuff” can be helpful, yet it is not a “cure-all” and has several limitations.

Life is more than surviving.

Thrive, don’t just survive! Change is possible: Symptom relief and deep healing are real.

Learn to manage your mind, emotions, and problematic habits instead of them managing you. There are healthier ways to relate to yourself and others. Rewrite those negative past events and narratives that constantly intrude in your mind as they’re stored as distressing memories. Work on reducing symptoms—not just managing them. There are newer methods to access the unconscious mind and the body to help uproot and reduce such trauma-related symptoms as PTSD, dissociation, anxiety, and depression – even addiction. Trauma does not have to be a life sentence!

How do you know if therapy is right for you?

Sometimes reaching out for help is the most important step toward living a life filled with endless possibilities. Even if you have tried therapy before, there are a variety of modalities that can be used – and I’m different from your last therapist!

By not investing in change, there more that you risk in your life (health, relationships, peace of mind, etc.). Use the resources of time, money, and personal effort in therapy to achieve long-lasting improvement in your life.

You have not given up: The desire is there inside for something better!