Ruth Velina Villarreal, LPC, RPT, CSAT-Candidate
Bilingual Clinical Therapist,
Velina is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-Candidate) with a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She has enjoyed working with youth and adults in outpatient and school settings for over 10 years. Velina focuses on issues related to relationships with self and others, unwanted behaviors, and trauma. She utilizes psychodynamics with a warm humanistic approach. She compliments the healing process with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), somatic psychology, neuroscience, creative modalities, and of course, humor! She believes the therapeutic relationship to be one of the essential avenues for discovery and growth, and is honored to be a part of her clients’ journey. In her spare time, Velina enjoys making jewelry and succulent gardens for friends and family, indulging at patio restaurants, and relaxing on the couch with her husband and [very spoiled] cat.