Arelis Contreras

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2252 Uranus Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88012 US

About Me

Hello,

My name is Arelis, I enjoy my career very much. I strongly believe in counseling and self-care. There is a beauty and strength that rises when we focus on what holds us back and decide to move forward with the purpose of change. I enjoy building relationships and learning about different cultures and religions. I have seen how ones background plays such an influence on ones decisions and psyche. I hope to keep growing on the understanding of culture and influence of environment.




Qualifications

Experience
I am a License Master Social worker with experience with working with active duty and veterans. I enjoy one-on-one therapy sessions, as they build great foundations for significant change. My training consist of PTSD and CBT. One of my favorite things to use in therapy is grounding techniques wish seem to relax and minimize stress and anxiety. I have worked in inpatient and out-patient veteran and activity duty hospitals and clinics for 5 years.
Education
I received my Masters in social work in 2015 from New Mexico State university with emphasis on the influence of culture on person and environment. My bachelors is in Psychology from New Mexico State University. I spend some years at Eastern New Mexico University studying psychology and behavioral therapy. I have trainings in substance abuse, mindfulness, and cultural influence on mental health.

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy