Cecilia Briseno is a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed clinical social worker supervisor with experience in a variety of issues. Cecilia received her BSW and MSSW from the University of Texas at Arlington. It was during her graduate internship that she studied the model of therapy that she still uses today, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Following the completion of her Master’s program, Cecilia went on to study Marriage and Family Therapy in a doctoral program at Texas Woman’s University, which helped her to broaden her knowledge of SFT and family systems. Cecilia enjoys working with families, couples, individuals, and children struggling with various issues. Her various life experiences have helped her grow as a therapist, including working with foster children as they transition into adoptive homes, living abroad in Italy, and caring for her father through the last stages of cancer.
Cecilia’s experience lies in working with families struggling with various problems, including parenting, family conflict, and life transitions. In addition, Cecilia helps families struggling with immigration issues and provides hardship evaluations explaining the turmoil they face when separated from their loved ones. Cecilia also specializes in grief and loss, including the death of a loved one, which is usually the most painful to overcome, however, also including the loss of anything important to us, such as loss of a marriage, friendship, pet, job, or health. By first having her client’s paint a detailed picture of their desired future, Cecilia is then able to help them explore past and present successes, no matter how small, in order to start attaining the future they desire. The beauty of this approach is that this process often times helps the client to see that they are closer to their desired future than they realized, increasing hope and motivation.