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Hector Ventura

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Men's issues-Imposter syndrome-Immigration Psychological Evaluations- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Anxiety - Depression-

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Professional statement

Hector Ventura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Tampa Bay, FL. He works with diverse populations, with a focus on Hispanic men’s mental health. Many of Hector’s clients come in with feelings of imposter syndrome due to being 1st generation professionals. Many of his clients also deal with cultural stigma regarding mental health, because their culture views this as taboo or a sign of weakness.

Hector is particularly passionate about serving the Hispanic population. As the son of Salvadorian immigrants he can empathize with the family dynamics of immigrant families. Hector has done training with the Immigration Evaluation Institute to provide psychological evaluations for immigration cases. Hector also has advanced training in the area of diversity, equity, & inclusion with the University of South Florida.

In-terms of therapeutic approaches, Hector has done extensive training with Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which helps clients define the outcomes they want to achieve in life & the pathways to progress towards those outcomes. In session, Hector focuses on exploring the best pathways to reach your goals. This approach supports clients to overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & relationship issues.

Regarding experience, Hector received his Masters of Social Work degree at The University of Texas at Arlington & has been in the field since 2015. He has gained experience at Moffitt Cancer Center, Teladoc, The Neuropsychiatric Institute & other community mental health services. This enables him to provide trauma-informed care & cultural humility to clients. Hector offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions, and welcomes new clients to his online practice.

Message to clients

Hector’s style is down to earth & action-oriented. When a client first comes in, Hector provides a safe space where you can share your story & formulate your goals. Hector is dedicated to providing a relationship that is empathetic, down to earth, & action-oriented. Prior to starting sessions, Hector likes for clients to know that therapy is a 2-way conversation. Moreover, the onboarding process consists of completing intake forms so you can familiarize yourself with Hector's practice policies. Its also a way for him to gather information about your bio-psychosocial history.

That being said, Hector believes that therapist shouldn't push an agenda in-session or just listen the whole appointment. Therapy is an experience where you work together towards the goals that the client formulates. The same way people work with a personal trainer or coach, a therapist can provide accountability & support in your mental health journey. Hector wants his clients to know that the journey is just as important as the destination.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Arise Connections, LLC, Manager & Psychotherapist
Teladoc, Psychotherapist
Moffitt Cancer Center, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Neuropsychiatric Institute, Psychotherapist

The University of Texas at Arlington, Masters of Social Work, 2016


Florida: SW16339 - Texas: 107655 - Virginia: 0904014328 - Utah: 13384465-3501 - Connecticut: 58.013824


English, Spanish


Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence

Immigration Psychological Evaluations - An immigration psychological evaluation is a process in which a licensed psychotherapist assesses the psychosocial well-being of an individual seeking asylum, facing deportation or dealing with another type of immigration case. The purpose of such evaluations is to provide information that can be used in court that can help a person's case to potentially remain in the U.S.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

We offer immigration evaluations for hardship & assulym cases. We also provide private practice consulting to psychotherapists.


  • Aetna (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT, CT)
  • AvMed (in-network in FL)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in TX)
  • Cigna (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT, CT)
  • Florida Blue (in-network in FL)
  • Harvard Pilgrim (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT)
  • Optum (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT)
  • UMR (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in FL, TX, VA, UT)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (55min)
  • Couples sessions:$150 (55min)
  • Immigration Psychological Evaluation$1000 (180min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

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