Audrey ONeal

Bi-lingual Psychotherapist and HeartMath Certified Practitioner
Mental Health Counselor
4 years in practice

About Audrey ONeal

Personal struggles can often make us feel like we are on a sinking ship, but it is possible to make changes and thrive. I am a strong believer that individuals have within themselves the power to change and that change is a continuous part of the life journey. Let’s work together to tap into your strength and resilience to help resolve your psychological distress in order to realize positive changes.

Currently, I am completing a doctorate degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology. I place emphasis on a holistic approach to mental and emotional wellness. My approach is humanistic in nature, strength based and person-centered.As a HeartMath Certified Practitioner, I use tools and techniques to help my clients tap into heart intelligence towards de-stressing

Whether you are struggling to control your emotions, find meaning and purpose in your life, or experience more joy and well being, I can help you release negative patterns of thinking and replace them with more adaptive and empowering thoughts.

Ms. O'Neal is a licensed mental health counselor (pending) under the supervision of Patricio Destvet, LMHC.

Apart from English, I speak Spanish fluently.

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That is unfortunate that you are being verbally abused and that the experience not only impacts you, but also your children.It is understandable that you would be overwhelmed as the stress you experience may trigger depleting emotions. Author, Victor Frankel advised others that in difficult... more

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A feeling of emptiness can cause depleting emotions to emerge. It would be important to identify the sources of emptiness.You may want to try to tap into more regenerating emotions. For example, you might want to think about what brings you joy or situations in which you experienced gratitude... more

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It appears to me that you feel unmoored as a result of the break and the experience has triggered some self- doubt and anxiety. Your lack of self- belief seems to further propel you to seek validation from the person you are casually involved with. One of the ways to find peace within yourself... more

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It is to your credit that you reached out for help on this platform. How to find someone to talk to would depend upon your lifestyle and worldview. Many people reach out to their faith community and others to friends, family, or seek help from a psychotherapist. If you live in a large, metropolitan... more

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It appears to me that you feel as if you have sacrificed your dreams and aspirations when you assumed the roles of wife and mother. Many women place all their energies into raising a family but like you, believe they have not self- actualized in the process. Your efforts and devotion appear to have... more

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One of the ways a diagnosis is helpful has more to do with health providers having a "common language" with which to discuss their patients. Arriving at a diagnosis requires gathering quite a bit of data on an individual which includes observation. I would not recommend self-diagnosing as it could... more

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It's understandable that you would experience anxiety as your job involves a long commute away from home. One of the ways to cope with this situation might be to think about all the good that will come out of the sacrifice you are making to help support your family financially.There may be many... more

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The fact that he has several versions of the story, could indicate the presence of deception concerning the events that occurred.If he expressed that he may have had contact with a prostitute, there may be a likelihood he may have had sex, but you cannot be 100 percent certain. The suspicion alone... more

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Counseling can be beneficial in many ways. For example, a counselor can help an individual identify the sources of their psychological distress and support them in using coping skills.In addition, counselors can collaborate with clients in developing a treatment plan that lays out goals and... more

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Broadly speaking, assessment tools are used to measure the symptoms related to a variety of disorders.Gathering patient data also includes doing an intake interview usually at the first session. The intake interview is a valuable tool as it leads the way to a diagnosis along with other collected... more

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You are having thoughts of an existential nature. I am wondering what could be activating these thoughts.Your thoughts remind me of what St. Katherine ( a Catholic saint)said about living in the now as if we were already in eternity. When thoughts seem to be overwhelming, it could be a sign to take... more

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I doubt that they believe they are wrong as individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) have the belief that they are special and they seek admiration from others. They are also grandiose with a sense of entitlement. As they are also arrogant, it is doubtful they would feel wrong... more

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My condolences to you. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is certainly an emotionally devastating experience particularly in the early stages of grief. Healing from grief can include counseling, but also attending grief support groups can be helpful. Generally, there is no cost for attending a... more

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Just like when you were in school, mistakes are opportunities to learn and refine ourselves. Someone wise once said, mistakes are our teachers. None of us are perfect, and we all make mistakes at one time or another. Don't be hard on yourself, and find a way to practice self-acceptance. Fallibility... more

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It is understandable that you are questioning whether to trust your husband as you learned that he was involved in an incestuous relationship with his sister ,and you believe he hid the information from you for years. I am sensing that you believe he may still be involved with her as they work... more

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