Dr. Margarita R. Paredes is a bilingual psychologist based in Austin, Texas. She received her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology with a minor in sexual abuse. She has over 20 years of experience with children, adolescents and adults. Having worked in multiple settings such as hospitals, schools, mental health centers, Dr. Paredes collaborates well with providers to provide the most effective care.
Her approach and therapeutic framework stems from her belief that relationships can heal. She combines both a systems and dynamic approach to provide services that are relevant to clients and can build on their strengths. Dr. Paredes has worked with clients who have a history of trauma and chronic pain as well as depression and anxiety. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist, she can reach and provide services to the Latinx community in a culturally sensitive manner.
Dr. Paredes's style is engaging, active, and practical. When clients first start therapy, she works on establishing a safe and comfortable environment in order to help facilitate growth and vulnerability. This approach supports clients in being able to move forward into the present and future without bringing their past trauma into their current life. Dr. Paredes provides both in-person and remote therapy sessions.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
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Years of Experience: 22 years
Margarita R. Paredes, PsyD, Owner, 2001 - Present
Vida Clinic- Pecan Springs Elementary School, Child Psychologist, 2018 - 2020
Maimonides Hospital-Child and Adolescent Outpatient , Psychologist, 2017 - 2018
Illinois School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 1999
Brandeis University, BA, 1994