Therapist Profile

Name:
Mercedes C. Harrison-Hinestroza, M.A.
Professional Title:
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Email:
Location:
7177 Brockton Ave Ste 445 Riverside, CA 92506-2635
Phone:
(909) 809-7847
Website:
Intern Number
AMFT101440
Practicing Since:
2011
Additional Licenses:
IMF 67847
Supervised By:
Avis Cole Attaway, LMFT, MFC 34493
Place of Employment:
Life Source Training Institute

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Bilingual! Spanish/ English We as human beings are the result of the experiences of our lives even from before birth to present. Sometimes, some of these experiences are so destructive that they impact our lives in such a way that we feel trapped, without knowing what to do. In turn, these feelings negatively alter the way we relate to others and ourselves and produce symptoms of depression; anxiety; insecurity; panic attacks; and compulsive, controlling, aggressive or abusive behaviors. All these symptoms are defensive reactions and indicative that something, deep inside us is not well and that we need help. My passion is to help you free yourself from the root of these symptoms so that you can reach your full potential as a human being considering the connections between your body, mind, and spirit. I am committed to providing you with a warm, safe and compassionate environment. In this process, I work with you through the Comprehensive Resource Model or CRM. CRM is a model of advanced therapy for the treatment of traumatic situations (victim of crime, domestic violence, infidelity, abandonment, attachment disruptions or any other type of abuse) that leave us stuck and stunt healthy emotional growth and personal development. I specialize in providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I also teach parenting and co-parenting classes as well as anger management classes. I offer bilingual services in English and Spanish. ¡Bilingüe! Español e inglés Los seres humanos somos el resultado de las experiencias que hemos vivido incluso desde antes de nuestro nacimiento hasta el presente. En ocasiones, algunas de esas experiencias son tan destructivas que impactan nuestra vida del tal forma que nos sentimos atrapados, sin esperanza, impotentes, sin saber qué hacer. A su vez, estos sentimientos alteran negativamente la forma como nos relacionamos con nosotros mismos y con los demás, haciéndonos sentir fracasados y desesperados. Produciéndonos síntomas de depresión, ansiedad, inseguridad, ataques de pánico, comportamientos compulsivos, controladores, agresivos o abusivos. Todos estos síntomas son reacciones defensivas e indicadoras de que algo, en lo más profundo de nuestro ser, no anda bien y que necesitamos ayuda. Mi pasión es ayudarle a liberase de la raíz de estos síntomas para alcanzar su máximo potencial como ser humano tomando en cuenta las conexiones existentes entre su cuerpo, mente y espíritu. Me comprometo en brindarle un ambiente cálido, seguro y compasivo. En este proceso trabajo con usted a través del Modelo de Recursos Comprensivo o Terapia CRM (por sus siglas en inglés). CRM es un modelo de terapia avanzada para el tratamiento de situaciones traumáticas (víctima de un crimen, violencia doméstica, infidelidad, abandono, interrupciones del apego con los padres o cualquier otro tipo de abuso) que nos dejan estancados y no permiten nuestro crecimiento emocional y desarrollo personal saludable. Me especializo en proveer terapia para niños, adolescentes, adultos, familias y parejas. Dicto clases para: la crianza de los hijos y mejoramiento de la relación entre padres e hijos; para padres separados que comparten la custodia de sus hijos; y para el manejo de la ira (individuales/grupo). Ofrezco servicios bilingües en español e inglés.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Schedule by Appointment
Services
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
Insurance
,Victims of Crime Private Pay
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Somatic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Multi-Racial, Hispanic, Latino

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