18. Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
PSICOLOGO EN INGLES. ENGLISH - SPANISH.
Individual, couples and family therapy in San Isidro, Lima, Peru, South America.
Luis Venegas Chalen is a practicing psychotherapist, mental health counselor and licensed clinical psychologist. He provides psychotherapy for individuals, family therapy, marital counseling and coaching on relationship and family issues to couples, married partners and parents.
I am an active member of the Official Professional Association of Psychologists of Lima Peru, registration number 13706.
Individual psychotherapy is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client in problems of living. It aims to increase the individual’s well-being.
Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change and that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships.
Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. The relationship involved may be between members of a family or a couple, employees or employers in a workplace, or between a professional and a client.
Couples therapy is a related and different process. It may differ from relationship counseling in duration. Short term counseling may be between 1 to 3 sessions whereas short term couples therapy may be between 12 and 24 sessions. An exception being brief or solution focused couples therapy. In addition, counseling tends to be more ‘here and now’ and new coping strategies the outcome. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.
Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
Psychological evaluation or mental examination is an examination into a person’s mental health by a mental health professional such as a psychologist. A psychological evaluation may result in a diagnosis of a mental illness. It is the mental equivalent of a physical examination.
Cyberpsychology or e-therapy encompasses all psychological phenomena that are associated with or impacted by emerging technology. Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behavior in the context of human-technology interaction. However, mainstream research studies seem to focus on the impact of the Internet and cyberspace on the psychology of individuals and groups. Some hot topics include: online identity management, personality types in cyberspace, transference to computers, addiction to computers and Internet, regressive behavior in cyberspace, online gender-switching, online counseling, e-therapy, etc.
Coaching is a method of directing, instructing and training a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop specific skills. There are many ways to coach, types of coaching and methods to coaching. Direction may include motivational speaking. Training may include seminars, workshops, and supervised practice.
Please contact me if you would like to find out more about my solutions focused approach to individual therapy, counseling, family and couples therapy. If you choose, we can discuss how my methods as a licensed clinical psychologist, counselor, coach and psychotherapist with years of clinical practice in individual counseling and couples and family therapy, can be of help to you.
I offer convenient appointments from my psychology and psychotherapy practice in San Isidro, Lima, Peru.