Change is constant, but suffering is optional. Come talk to me.
Miryam Mejia MFC 51905
801 Lighthouse Ave Ste 212, Monterey CA 93940
137 Central St. Salinas CA 93901
831-240-8728 ***Calls preferred. NO texting"
Welcome to Crossroads Counseling. Counseling is available in Monterey and Salinas from an experienced, knowledgeable Spanish and English speaking therapist who uses evidence based techniques in therapy to decrease symptoms of anxiety, anger and depression. Those strategies will not only change your life and behavior, but your brain too. Who wouldn't want a better brain? Fearing change is like having faith that bad things will happen. Therapy can help you prepare for and adapt to the unexpected or embrace the daily grind. Change can be equally thrilling as it is frightening. How do you respond to change? Are you depressed? Or are you stuck? Are you overwhelmed? Talking to someone remains a tried, true and effective method for problem solving, gaining information and emotional comfort. Do you need someone to push you a little or hold your hand? I will do both. You can learn to cope smarter and keep your friends. Anxiety and depression are common reactions to any type of change. Support, solutions and strategies to improve survival skills can be learned. Here’s what you’ll get from me, if you do the work: better communication and time management. These will help caregivers, adults and anyone interested in living a happier more satisfying life. Could your relationships benefit from learning how to deal with change differently? Have you been told you have anger issues? Come talk to me. What would you gain if you learned to cope better in stressful situations? I use practical tools to help people learn how to heal themselves. Learning about the connection between your thoughts and beliefs will help inform your decision-making on actions and behaviors that may be contributing to unfulfilling relationships. CBT will help make you a better partner and employee. Want to learn more? Read on.
Therapist Selection: Counselor by many names. Do your research. If you want insurance to pay check a person's credentials. MFTs : Licensed Marriage Family Therapist can't take Medicare - some take most insurance - ASK first -- MFTS like me teach you new behaviors & give homework to remember to practice those tools and to report better behavior. Deliverables provide topics for conversation. Psychiatrists: They are MDs or doctors who prescribe pills. P is for psychiatrist. physician and pill. LCSWs: Social workers can take all insurances -- They will give you resources, emotional tools and listen. Got Medicare, get a social worker. HOw do I choose ? If you are looking for short term therapy where you can procure tools to use forever CALL MIRYAM. Most insurances and cash accepted by Miryam who works only with adults. IN-network Look at the provider list - pick by location, age group or technique – Specialty Do you have a topic to work on? look for that. Do you know a technique that you'd like to use? Then look at the person's "theoretical oriental" Duration Do you want to go in depth and have unlimited visits aka long-term like years?--- Some providers do that. Miryam is short term or brief and gets results. Population: Some people specialize in kids, tweens or teens- MIRYAM ADULTS ONLY Here’s is what Miryam will ask about and tell you in the first phone call. 1) Give me your insurance info and DOB. 2) My specialties ADULTS, premarital,CBT, DBT to treat depression, anxiety, grief and common relationship problems within self and with your partner 3) Expected commitment 5-10 visits with the option to return to learn something new. 4) 2 locations Salinas on Mondays or Monterey the other days – Flexibility to come to Monterey is good. Can I bring my kids or pets? No kids. No pets. Availability evenings SOMETIMES/weekends always