Ms. Belinda De Leon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas.
Ms. De Leon attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Counseling, specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2000.
Belinda’s career journey as a mental health clinician began 16 years ago where she worked at an agency that serviced families and children experiencing abuse, domestic violence, and behavioral issues respectively. She then ventured into working with a more specific population; with at-risk youth in a residential treatment facility. It was here that she utilized and improved her skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while enhancing my family therapy skills in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Structural Family Therapy. During her time at this facility, she was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a therapist, she is here to assist her clients through the therapeutic process by checking with the client as to their progress or help identify any barriers that may be preventing a resolution to their issues. Her hope is that people seek help when they find themselves overwhelmed and need support to help them work through their concerns and issues. There are many counseling services for a client to review. She believes in a person’s right to choose whether they want to start therapy or continue therapy with me. She believes in building therapeutic trust which requires both the therapist and client to be honest during the process. It is also important to understand that the process may be challenging for clients and may elicit feelings of unrest. Through the process, the therapist and client can work on those issues in a collaborative manner.
Belinda enjoys spending time with my family, watching movies together, and eating popcorn. We enjoyed going to the movie theaters before COVID-19 changed that pastime. Belinda enjoys spending time with my son as he plays with his many toys and electronic gadgets. Belinda loves watching him grow and improve in his Taekwondo skills. Her family also enjoys going for countryside drives and seeing the different scenery surrounding us.
St. Mary’s University
Ms. De Leon received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from St. Mary’s University
St. Mary’s University
Ms. De Leon earned her Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University
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