Carlos Encalada, MSW, LICSW, EMMHS, CMHS
Description of Counselor/Practice
I have almost 10 years of experience in social services including the Peace Corps, clinical internships, crisis response, individual and family psychotherapy, and facilitating groups. In my 34 years experience in this life, I continue to develop my own self-awareness in the service of growth. I've studied computer science and clinical social work, participated in meditation retreats, and trained in mindfulness-based therapies that use attention to heal the mind in the service of improved mental health. I use this knowledge and experience to steward individuals to the change they want to see in their lives. I have humbly witnessed others on their journey towards joy, redemption, and meaningful awareness of mind and body through individual, family, and group psychotherapy sessions. Particularly, I understand active problem-solving minds wanting to reconnect with their creative roots.
Soy orgulloso de ser hijo de mi madre Colombiana y mi padre Ecuatoriano, hecho de mis antepasados. Mi familia es bicultural, asi, yo entiendo lo que significa caminar alrededor de diferentes mundos.
RECENT FRAMES OF REFERENCE
Left brain-right brain integration as a hallmark for stable mental health
Being present as powerfully and compellingly different than Doing
Using the body's senses as the strongest anchors for bringing our attention back to the present moment.
INTERESTS THAT HELP BALANCE
Training, playing, and singing Capoeira Angola
The Ancient Game of Go
Daily mindfulness of breath practice based on past vipassana meditation
Mindful Cooking and Mindful Eating