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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.

 
 

September 19, 2016

I was invited to participate in a morning talk show to talk about children's use of Internet and electronic devices.  I didn't think much of it and began preparing by reading a couple of current articles on the subject, without realizing how important this is to the modern parent.  

During the interview's break I...

June 12, 2016

Many people seek therapy because they are experiencing trouble resolving a particular situation. In most cases, people already know what the problem is and in fact they may already know what they need to do about it.  With this in mind, why do we abstain from resolving our problems if we know what we have to do?

Some years...

February 13, 2016

For some reason February the 14th is a day in which we willingly or unwillingly think and evaluate our relationship status.  Some people affirm that they couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day; others have a firm belief that it is only a marketing strategy and others really get into it and make it a memorable event ever...

November 2, 2015

We all have that friend that tends to weaken our ability to abstain from culinary pleasures.  You go to a restaurant together and stuff your mouth with all sorts of foods like there is no tomorrow, nothing under 1200 calories of course. The waiter comes to your table and asks “did you save room for dessert?”  You stare at...

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...

April 5, 2015

Have you ever been in the middle of a meeting or in front of a group of people and you feel a strong need to fart? The truth is that this happens way more than what we’d like to admit. Excuse me mister but farting is just flatus expelled through the anus caused by digestion and excess of air so what does this have to do w...

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