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Adika Counseling Anxiety EMDR Depression Rockville, Maryland
Mon. - Fri. 12pm-7pm. Providing virtual therapy to District of Columbia residents only. Accepts Aetna, MultiPlan, United Healthcare  CareFirst/Anthem/BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna Insurance only.

Luis Ocampo, LGPC

A Spanish and English speaker from Asuncion, Paraguay who also identifies as a gay male, I work with members of the LGBTQI+ and BIPOC community as well as individuals who fall outside of those groups and have awareness of their privilege(s). Because mental illness affects those of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds, I collaborate with diverse clients to explore the psychological impact of young adulthood and related issues, emotional safety in relationship, discrimination and identity, abuse and shame, grief, guilt, concentration and cognitive challenges, perfectionism and avoidance, sadness, self-worth and more. The clinical presentations I have knowledge of and/or training working with are anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD tendencies, bipolar disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sleep Wake Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and Somatic Symptom Disorder.

I also work with clients on issues related–but not limited– to the Intersections of sexual orientation and gender identity, assimilation and acculturation related to immigrant experiences, gender identity, race/ethnicity, age, health factors, socioeconomic status and psychological wellbeing. I take into account how cultural norms, ethnic and cultural background psychologically affect marginalized people and minority clients and their mental health.

My therapeutic toolbox emphasizes tools and interventions that range from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Compassion-Focused Therapy.  My clients and I work together to identify strategies to help them accept and be compassionate with themselves; determine how to be in relationship with other or terminate relationships; develop intimacy in relationships; explore and manage sexuality, gender identity; process the impact of roles and expectation; manage ADHD; regulate themselves in distress; manage grief and loss in all it's forms; resolve past and ongoing trauma; navigate life transitions and process and resolve discrimination, stereotyping and more.

To aid in clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment/intervention, I use culturally sensitive assessment tools and evidence based clinical interventions such as evidence-based treatments like culturally sensitive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). which posits that human emotions are generated from our beliefs, analysis, perceptions, and reactions to life situations. In that case, my clients work to identify where there might be some faulty perceptions stemming from old emotional wounds or past lived experiences (that are valid) and then learn skills that give them the tools to identify irrational beliefs and gain the ability to replace them with more effective and rational cognitions that are rooted in the present.  I also use  Motivational Interviewing to enhance the client’s understanding of their behavior change, guide resolution of any ambivalence by considering  pros and cons, and motivate the client to accomplish attainable and sustained goals. My therapy approach is also at times trauma and/or solution focused and aims to improve clients' ability to understand and manage strong, intense emotions that "come out of nowhere," We work together to uncover the past and how it triggers reactions and responses in the present. In so doing, we resolve issues from the past and what emerges is a person who ids able to be regulated, consciously present, safe and  able to respond appropriately to present situations. 

I received my Master of Arts in Clinical mental health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I'm certified by the District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling to provide clinical assessment, diagnostic and therapy treatment under  supervision. 

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