Working with individuals I like to use a variety of techniques in order to customize the therapy. My most important goal is to help you find peace and solutions to your concerns in a most effective, brief manner.
I have been trained in family therapy and various disciplines that will help couples find a more intimate, joyful relationship. In the process of developing a "couples emotional intelligence" there is a process which involves self discovery and learning true connection with your partner. Relationships can be healed!
As an Aging Specialist, I work with older adults experiencing transitions in areas of health, independence and emotional well being. Often there is a need to age in place and identify the best resources to be able to do so. Family decisions also play an important part of providing help. I am able to provide counseling, support and an expertise in obtaining resources to have an integrated, quality of life in the latter years.
Alina Sosa-Perez, LCSW
My professional strength is that I have many years of experience in providing psychotherapy services to diverse ages. I work from the young adult (20's) to the older adult (60+). I have been trained in the cognitive behavioral therapy, mind/body, couples and family therapy, solution focused therapy and positive psychology.
5 Reasons why you should choose Alina
- Committed to a caring, healing approach
- Experienced in providing psychotherapy
- Committed to helping in a brief, effective manner
- Have worked in a variety of settings with diverse individuals
- Trained in various disciplines to be able to provide a customized intervention
Is Counseling Confidential?
Counseling is a confidential process and only with an informed consent from the client can any information be released or discussed. Confidentiality is a very strict rule in psychotherapy.
How long does counseling take?
The number of sessions depends on your presenting concerns. Each person is different and requires a different length of treatment.
Does psychotherapy affect my job?
For the most part, employers are not allowed to ask if you have been in counseling, and future employers will not even know that you attended counseling unless you tell them. There are a few very specific exceptions to this (i.e., if you are applying for a job in law enforcement or for a government agency that requires high security clearance) but you will be informed during the application process in these situation.
What is the process of Senior Care Assistance?
The first step is an in-depth assessment to identify the needs of the client. If there is a need for counseling an appointment will be scheduled. If other services are necessary, a plan of care will be developed and options of care will be discussed including appropriate referrals.
What is the greatest investment in therapy?
The greatest investment is your ability to work honestly and with a true commitment to make the changes for your growth. It includes attending regularly and being on time for your appointments.
Develop your wisdom: Spend some quiet time and stop the mind for a few minutes. Detach from the problem by seeing it with a great amount of distance from you.
Success in a relationship starts with the relationship with you. It is you self-honesty, accountability, maturity, willingness to laugh at yourself and practice non-defensive communication that can make the difference in relationship success with your loved one.
This may be a strange title but it can make the difference between burnout and seeing a deeper purpose when you are a caregiver for a declining older adult.