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Gerardo Rosas is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Associated Behavioral and Trauma Specialties, LLC and has been in Private Practice since 2009.  He is a University of Texas at El Paso graduate with a Masters in Counseling Psychology with additional education in Marriage and Family Therapy.  As a  Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Gerardo has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples as well as various special populations.


Gerardo has worked in the mental health field since 1999 with experience community counseling, trauma treatment, foster care treatment, inpatient treatment, and addiction treatment.  He also has extensive experience working in non-profit agencies as a clinician and directing an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility.


Through this blog series, we have explained the key elements of having “being happy”.  We also discussed how the combination of our personal activities, our environment and our support system come together to form a healthy lifestyle and happy living.  Psychologist Martin Seligman explains that happiness is more pronounce...

Our daily living can be summarized in a group of routine choices.  Your mind is saying go to the gym but your heart is recommending an à la mode chocolate brownie instead.  Your alarm goes off in the morning and your mind is telling you get up, but a voice in your mind tells you five more minutes.  Our mind is constantly...

More often than not, human beings have a strong need to be part of something.  We simply like doing things together.  There are communities for everything!  Runners, book readers, bikers, car lovers, collectors, bingo players etc.  There is even an Ice Chewing community!  Yes, people like to chew ice and share their exper...

During our previous blog, Choose Happy Part 1, we discussed the importance of taking care of our personal interests through hobbies.  You may be thinking, Does this mean that having a hobby makes me a happy person?  The answer is NO.  Although having meaningful activities in our lives is vital to our overall happiness, it...

We humans are an interesting kind.  We do not precisely know what we want all the time, but we are always looking for something.  We are pleasure driven creatures and we are constantly seeking things that make us feel good.  Everything comes down to a simple fact: we are always seeking happiness.  Happiness by definition...

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