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Belinda Arriaga M.S. LMFT, renders her clients with empathetic support and encourages them to bring courage and mindfulness to their problems and goals. She believes that individuals have unique stories and as such, she tailors each session according to the clients’ specific needs.

“Meanings are not determined by situations.

We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.”

– Alfred Adler

My Story

Belinda Arriaga is a child of first-generation immigrants and has been exposed to diverse challenges of acculturation as a result of transitions and new environments. Belinda is a bi- iterate and bicultural psychotherapist that specializes in problems that affect the individual, couple, and/or family when generations within the household have contrasting cultural understandings and transitions. When working with couples and families, she explores their cultural differences to find their strengths.

 

Belinda Arriaga is a Licensed Marriage and Family (Lic# 204073) in Texas.  Belinda received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Minor in Psychology from California State Dominguez Hills University in Carson, California. She received her Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Family, Couple, and Individual Psychotherapy, as well as, certified for Psychology Services for Spanish Speaking Populations from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.  She also has specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and Family Therapy Integrative Behavioral Health Training (FTIBHT).

 

In addition, she is a board member of the San Antonio Association of Relational Therapists since 2022, member of PSI CHI the International Society of Psychology since 2018, member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 2017, and a member of the American Psychological Association since 2022. 

 

She has experience working with children through play therapy, as well as, working with adolescents, couples, and families in refugee camps, crisis centers, homeless shelters, elementary and middle school, and in private practice.  She has interned for the Health Texas Clinic, Community Counseling Service, Haven for Hope, Driggers Elementary Counseling, and the Rape Crisis Center.

 

In addition, she has extensive knowledge in immigration procedures and offers detailed and extensive immigration assessments for various immigration procedures.

 

She has experience working with cross-cultural issues, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mental health diagnostics, grief, couples counseling, multigenerational family conflict, life transitions, and trauma within the framework of assessments and individual and family psychotherapy.  Belinda’s approach is both relational and collaborative. She utilizes techniques from evidence-based theories including solution focus therapy, collaborative therapy, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

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210-957-1668

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