I decided to be a counselor because I’ve always been fascinated by human behavior and the reasons why different people react differently to the same situations.
Throughout my personal and professional life, I’ve heard similar stories, fears, and doubts from people that come from all walks of life, including myself. “My life is going to be ruined if I don’t accomplish X task.” What will others think of me?” “Am I enough?” It can be hard to stop these types of thoughts, especially when it’s the way your brain automatically reacts to everything. I know this from personal experience.
In my own mental health journey, I’ve worked on learning how to let go and enjoy the blessings and challenges life throws at me instead of trying to control this unpredictable world. I’ve learned that there’s power in letting go of control, in not letting my trauma dictate how my present self reacts to stressful situations. As Carl Jung says, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
My goal as your counselor is to help you reconnect with your inner self, develop your self-confidence, and to empower you to explore different ways to transform your life. Using a combination of psychoeducation, positive psychology, mindfulness and CBT, I will teach you techniques to help you recenter yourself when the events in your life begin to overwhelm you.
More About Esme:
I enjoy reading just for fun, especially books from Latin American authors. I like to draw and paint my own version of this world, and I really enjoy playing with my dog. My favorite foods are coffee and dark chocolate, and I also enjoy cooking and sharing with friends when I have time.
Masters in Education Counseling and Guidance at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Bachelors in Bilingual Education at The University of Texas Brownsville
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified School Counselor
Women, Men, Pre-Teens/Teens, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Family Relationships