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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.


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...

March 14, 2015

Relationships were so much simpler when we were kids.  We would go ask someone “do you wanna be my friend," he will give you the answer and that was it. It was that simple!  The problem is that level of sincerity and genuine communication get’s a little complex with social norms and expectations.  In our adult life, we wi...

December 6, 2014

There is not a right time to begin or end a relationship. For the most part, it is very nice to start a relationship before the holidays. The gatherings, gifts, traditions and all the holiday activities make it so simple to start off a relationship with the right foot. The problem begins when we are trying to end a relati...

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