Psicológica Karen Weber

Karen Weber
Clinical Psychologist

Psychotherapy for Adults, Teenagers, Family and Couples.

ANKU – Nutrición de Reyes

Ecuador 1494 Col. Lazaro Cardenas
C.P. 48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Teléfono: +52 (322) 365 1598

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About Me

My belief is that all healing begins with a reconnection to self. By a sensitive companion of an emphatic and humanist professional, we are able to grow and develop a more balanced life that leads us to self-love and to be able to have more meaningful and authentic relationships with others.

My approach is from Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among others.
Growing up in the border city of Tijuana, gave me a bicultural perspective of life, traditions, and education. Also having the experience of work in a multicultural environment for a couple of years in Royal Caribbean provides me with respect and knowing different mindsets and cultural contexts that help me to grow as a person and psychologist.
Later got married and moved to Barcelona for a couple of years, then come back to Mexico and decide to live in this beautiful city of
Puerto Vallarta since 2010. Where I became a mother and learned (still learning) so many new things about myself, relationships, and human behavior.
In 1996 I studied the Degree in Clinical Psychology at CETYS Universidad campus Tijuana. Where I had a good training base that included humanistic therapies, psychodynamic therapy, systemic family therapy, and behavioral therapy.

In my growth and learning process, I completed the Master in Human Development at the UIA Universidad Iberoamericana with a focus on person-centered therapy of Carls Rogers. Since then I have taken many different courses on different themes couples therapy, eating disorders therapy, enneagram, psychological first aid, Bach flower therapist. Also a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist from the Beck Institute of Philadelphia. I’m in a continuous process of formation because we never stop learning.

Academic Background

-Bilingual English – Spanish, TOEFL CETYS UNIVERSIDAD, Tijuana, B.C.
-TBC Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, THE BECK INSTITUTE. Online.
-Bachelor of Clinical Psychology at CETYS UNIVERSIDAD, Tijuana, B.C.
-Master in Human Development (Humanist Psychotherapy Person-Centered approach by Carl Rogers) UNIVERSIDAD
IBEROAMERICANA DEL NOROESTE CAMPUS TIJUANA, B.C.
-Diploma in Vocational Orientation CETYS UNIVERSIDAD, Tijuana, B.C.
-Bach Flower Therapist CAHE, Tijuana, B.C.
-Eating Disorders Professional Program: Therapy Techniques for Eating Disorders and Addictions for Women. AVALON, MEXICO CITY.
-Couples Therapy IPSPH, INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONALS OF HEALTH FOR HUMAN PROMOTION (IPSPH), TIJUANA, B.C.
-STEP: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. Systemic training for effective parenthood ALFA OMEGA, TIJUANA, B.C.

Experience in Psychotherapy with Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Family, and Vocational Guidance.

Experience

APLAÜDE CENTER
Psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples, and family, also parenthood and vocational orientation.

HUMANIST EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CENTER (CAHE), TIJUANA, B.C.
Humanistic psychotherapy, thanatology, and Bach Flowers therapy; individual therapy for adolescents, adults, and couples, as well as parenthood and vocational orientation, workshops, relationships, time management, among others.

CETYS UNIVERSIDAD, CAMPUS TIJUANA
A psychologist at the department of psychology for teachers and students.

UNITED BORDERS PRO SALUD, TIJUANA, B.C.
Social and voluntary service for several years. Providing psychological support and sexuality talks to low-income communities: spaces for young people in marginal neighborhoods, orphanages, CERESO Social Readaptation Center, the migrant’s house, universities, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools, among other communities.

A representative of Mexico through Mexfam (Mexican Foundation for Family Planning, A.C.) at the International Sexuality Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001.

INSTITUTO CUAUHTLATOHUAC A.C., TIJUANA, B.C.
Coordinator of the psycho-pedagogical department for 4 years.
Middle school principal for 2 years.

MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SECURITY IMSS, TIJUANA, B.C.
Psychology practices: individual and couples psychotherapy.

CAOP AT CETYS UNIVERSIDAD, TIJUANA, B.C.
Psychology practices: individual psychotherapy for children and adults.

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The psychologist is a professional specialized in behavior and human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Her work is carried out with people who are in a difficult moment in their life or who face a problem that they do not know how to solve. The psychologist has assessment, diagnosis, and treatment tools to help solve these problems and also to prevent future ones, helping people with resources and strategies that will make them feel more stable and strong in day-to-day life.

You assist in a series of sessions to carry out a process where I will accompany you and help you realize what you do and how you do it. Working from your needs, fears, or difficulties that you currently live in your life, without ruling out the importance of the past but focusing on the present. The therapeutic work of each session focuses on finding out, together with you, what is happening to him in the present. What has led you to develop a certain behavior or pathology; from suffering or discomfort that interferes in your daily life to depression, anxiety, phobia, etc. The main objective of therapy is to make you more aware of yourself and your environment from an awareness in the here and now with which you access to create new strategies and then obtain the necessary tools to regain the lost balance and self help you.

  • You are somatizing: with tension, nervousness, shortness of breath, tachycardia, dizziness, tiredness, dermatitis, insomnia, gastric problems, headaches, etc.
  • The degree of emotional discomfort you are feeling affects in other areas such as work, academics, family, sentimental, etc.
  • Feeling frustrated with others and believe that everyone is against you.
  • Experiencing a difficult stage in your life: divorce or separation, unemployment, empty nest, illness of a relative.
  • You have suffered a severe shock: the death of a close relative, loss of a baby.
  • Having frequent problems with your partner or family and you want to solve them.
  • You experience eating disorders.
  • Not finding alternatives to faced problems, other than those that have already been tried and you have not been able to solve it.
  • A problem or circumstance from the past is affecting the present.
  • You feel lonely and empty despite being accompanied.
  • Insecurity or fear is preventing you from enjoying relationships with others or with the world around you.
  • The feelings of apathy, anxiety, sadness, or lack of illusion occupy an important part of your time.
  • The duration of symptoms is longer than expected and there is a feeling that they cannot be controlled.
  • Believing that you no longer have the resources to change the negative situation or mood, or that you do not have enough strength to face it alone. Feeling of being trapped or blocked.
  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Psychotherapy has many different methods. Psychologists generally take advantage of one or more methods. Each theoretical perspective acts as a roadmap for the psychologist to understand his clients and their problems and create solutions.

The type of treatment you will receive depends on a wide variety of factors: current psychological research, the theoretical orientation of the psychologist, and what is most appropriate to your situation. The psychologist’s theoretical perspective will influence what happens in his office. For example, psychologists who use cognitive-behavioral therapy have a practical approach to treatment. The psychologist may ask you to do certain tasks designed to help you create more effective skills for dealing with problems. Often this method involves homework assignments. Additionally, the psychologist may ask you to gather more information, such as recording your reactions to a particular situation, as they occur. In contrast, psychoanalytic and humanistic methods generally focus on dialogue rather than action.

The sessions could be devoted to analyzing their experiences in previous stages of your life so that you and the psychologist can better understand the causes of your current problems.

The psychologist can combine elements of various styles of psychotherapy. In fact, most therapists are not limited to a specific method, but instead, combine elements of different methods and tailor treatment according to the needs of each client. The main thing is to know if the psychologist has knowledge in the area in which you need help and if the psychologist believes that he can help you. (http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-psychotherapy.aspx)

Yes, one of the most important aspects of therapy is the trust and confidentiality of the relationship between patient and professional. Confidentiality consists of not disseminating the patient’s data in public or transmitting it to third parties, without the consent of the interested party.

There are psychological problems that completely subside, and there are mental disorders that are not curable, but whose therapeutic objective is to decrease the intensity, frequency, and duration of the discomfort. The main goal is that people know what happens to us, why it happens to us and we have resources and strategies to face problems and discomfort autonomously.

The sessions last 50 minutes and take place in a calm and relaxed environment.
The initial sessions consist of collecting information from the patient in all their areas (family situation, work situation, social support, sleep, food …) to achieve a full understanding of the problem. The following sessions consist on the one hand, in the expression of all the feelings, experiences, thoughts, concerns … of the person and his emotional approach and on the other hand, in the acquisition of guidelines, resources, and strategies that will help to face the day-to-day problems.

In Mexico, the main difference is that the psychologist cannot prescribe because he is not a doctor and the psychiatrist, on the other hand, yes. The psychologist is usually an expert in the psychotherapy process. While the psychologist uses dialogue and restructuring, the psychiatrist often uses more medication to generate improvement.

It will depend on the degree of severity or intensity of the problem, and of course on the choice of each person. If necessary, it is suggested and if the person agrees, they are referred to a psychiatrist.

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