Mateo Ayala, LPC, obtained his Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M University-San Antonio in 2015. He specializes in depression, trauma, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, anger management, substance abuse, and mental illness.
Mateo gained his experience counseling while working at The Nix Behavioral Health Hospital, contract work at Bexar County Adult Detention Center, SOBA Recovery Center, Starlite Recovery Center, Haven for Hope (CHCS), and Sage Social Services. Trained in EMDR for use on trauma, depression, anxiety, nightmares, and pain.
Mateo uses multiple counseling theories to address difficulties in a personʼs life, such as: Narrative Therapy, Existentialism, Reality Therapy, Stoicism and other philosophies. Understanding that each personʼs path to wellness is individual and thus must be tailored to fit that specific circumstance.
Mateo has experience working with people from the ages of 4 to 93 years of age, varying ethnicities, varying social and economic status, and all kinds of walks of life.