He/Him/HisLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Vinny Gonzales grew up in a small town in Central Texas. Growing up in a small town the emphasis on community, family, and hard work were instilled from a young age. Growing up in a mixed race family, Vinny was also able to experience different aspects of culture, and how these can shape an individual. This close knit multi-cultural family that was dedicated to helping others influenced Vinny to help those in need.
After bouncing around with different degrees while at the University of Texas San Antonio Vinny took a psychology course that changed his route completely to a career in mental health. After graduation with a degree in psychology Vinny took some time off working in the oil field before returning to graduate school at the University of Houston Clear Lake to pursue a degree in Family Therapy. Family and relationships have always been a major factor in Vinny’s life so he wanted to try and help people in those areas to create more connection.
Vinny is experienced in working with anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, identity concerns, performance, families, couples, and many more. He will see children as young as 13 years old and adults across their lifespan. Along with adolescents, couples, and families Vinny has a passion for working with athletes and the struggles they have with performance, pressure, and working through adversity.
Vinny likes to use a collaborative approach and meet you where you are. He thinks of therapy as a partnership, and wants you to feel as comfortable as possible. Having someone you can come to and discuss the struggles you are having is difficult. Vinny would like to make the experience as painless and beneficial as possible.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care
Years of Experience: 4 years