Marlenne Lizardo, MS, LPC-Associate Supervised by Guillermo Castañeda, LPC-S

Hello there, my name is Marlenne Lizardo. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in TX – Supervised by Gizelle Alvarado, LPC-S & Guillermo A. Castañeda, LPC-S.

Although choosing therapy might be a challenging decision, it is also a sign of strength and a powerful reminder of self love. At times, life can get so tough and overwhelming that you might feel as if you are trapped in a cage with no way out.

One of the bravest things you can do is take a step to understand your own story.

Therefore, I am here to tell you that there is hope, that you are not alone, and YOU REALLY CAN HAVE A LIFE OF ABUNDANCE, PEACE, AND JOY!

As a professional, my goal is to meet the client where they are by following an integrative approach to therapy in which bio psychosocial factors are explored in depth to find the intersections that might influence or increase mental health issues.

In addition, cultural humility, cultural competence, trust and respect are values that guide my conduct in and outside of professional settings.

I believe creating strong, genuine, and enduring relationships is a crucial element in achieving mental health, and overall wellbeing. Furthermore, I am an advocate of mental health and affordable access to mental services for everyone.

I’m passionate about decreasing mental health stigma through psychoeducation and community engagement activities.

It is my belief that even though people cannot always change their environment, they can improve their life quality by working on themselves. Once people decide to work on themselves by exploring within, they can find the necessary skills to remain successful and functional within any environment.

I am well versed in different therapeutic modalities including, CBT, Trauma-focused CBT, REBT, and CPT and the pool of issues I work with is very diverse. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families.

“Therapy isn’t Radio. We don’t need to constantly fill the air with sounds. Sometimes, when it’s quiet, surprising things happen.”
― Mary Pipher

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