Work With Alfonso

Alfonso Israel El

If You Believe Then You Will Achieve

I work with Clients to create a therapeutic relationship and environment that promotes growth and development combined with solution-focused techniques to achieve practical results.

Alfonso Israel El - MA, LPC-S, C-DBT. Licensed Professional Counselor

My training and expertise allows me to work with Clients on replacing judgement with observation and experience reductions in anger, depression, anxiety; and symptoms of PTSD in under 6 weeks, while developing increased and enhanced
confidence in themselves in the process.

Honesty and Effort are keys to experiencing the quality of life that we seek through therapy. My approach for therapy is a solution-oriented coaching approach that focuses on establishing empowering internal communication and a healthy sense of self. If you are on your journey to your Quality World I am here to help develop the skills that will help you achieve your goals.

Sometimes we’re not “ok”; and that’s Ok…

While we are all unique individuals, we all often share a common experience. That feeling of “I’m not ok!” You’re not alone! The feelings of anxiety, frustration in life, anger, depression, or even low self-esteem can lead to feelings of isolation and confusion and cheat you out of the Quality Life You Deserve! Does this sound like You? If so, I want You to know, You’re Ok! You’re Human. And being Human can be hard. It can also be Beautiful!

The Potter’s Wheel…

“So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. (4) But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.” (Jeremiah 18 v.3-4)

Oftentimes our experiences become our IDENTITIES! So often, negative experiences become the foundation of our outlook on life and ourselves, but this doesn’t have to be… Just like the potter, you can decide at any time the expression of Yourself that You would like to see, and begin creating Your Self- Made Masterpiece on the Wheel of Life

Your Own “You”

Your Masterpiece of You on the potter’s wheel begins with “wetting the clay”…reshaping perceptions that do not add inner-peace and beauty to your Masterpiece Your Masterpiece begins where the “old clay” ends. The image that You see in the “marred clay” shaped by anxiety, anger, depression, and/or low self-esteem, is not You! It is a generic image of the actual Masterpiece And just like the potter, You can rework the “clay” (perception, self-image) that you were given, into the Beautiful Masterpiece you envision in your mind and in your heart, as the Real You! The Masterpiece You Deserve.

About Me

I am the youngest of two children born to a single mother. I have experienced life from many aspects. Growing up I faced a lot of adversity. Being without a father or any male role models, I began becoming the statistic that was forecasted for my life. Growing up underprivileged developed anxiety, anger, and low self-esteem. It wasn’t until I hit the lowest point of my young life that I decided to enter into the Army, in order to learn how to become more in charge of my mind and my life. I was stationed in Korea right out of Basic Training and that is where I began to “wet the clay”. I was exposed to a variety of mindsets and walks of life. I was exposed to the concept of how perception influences our emotions. Witnessing Anti-American rallies on one end of the base while defending against attacks on the base from North Korea at the other end of the base opened my eyes to how perception influences behavior. Since my service in the Infantry, I have gone on to become a music artist, a barber, a Little League Football coach, an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, a Licensed Clinical Counselor, a Mentor, and most importantly and what I am most Proud of, a Positive and Active Father to my two Daughters and one Son. Looking back on my Life’s journey, I am Grateful that I was able to find my Serenity and I want to share the tools and philosophies that lifted me out of the state I was in; the concepts and perspectives that developed belief in myself and allowed me the inner peace and mental space to see myself as I determined. No longer am I forced to be just a product of past experiences. Now I know I have the power to “wet my clay” and fashion my thoughts, my emotions, my behaviors, and
my life in a way that creates my Quality World.

Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling

License: Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona

Currently: I offer tele-therapy sessions. I see individual Clients from ages 18 – 65

Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna

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AREAS OF WORK

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Stress

  • Substance Use

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Codependency

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Coping Skills

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Grief

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Men’s Issues

  • Mood Disorders

  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)

  • Parenting

  • Self Esteem

TREATMENT APPROACH/TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Coaching

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Eclectic

  • Existential

  • Gestalt

  • Integrative

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychoanalytic

  • Reality Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Trauma Focused

CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Teens