I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley.
I am bilingual and bi-cultural (English and Spanish). My main focus when doing psychotherapy is to first sit down with you and find out what may be causing you distress or hindering you from self-growth. The next step would be to create a treatment plan that is right for you. The treatment issues may include such things as depression, anxiety, life and transitions, grief therapy, trauma therapy and several others. Treatment methods include cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved and accredited graduate school, the California School of Professional Psychology. I hold dual licenses to practice psychology, one in California and the other in Texas.
The area of my study was in general psychology, so I was trained to work with adults and children with various treatment issues. The doctorate degree in psychology (Psy.D.) indicates that I am primarily a psychology practitioner. I specialize in mental health treatment and psychological evaluations (or testing). I have been recognized by the National Health Service Corps for my service to the underserved communities.
Dr. Mary I. Gonzales
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist