Mina has gained therapy knowledge and experience in a Christian Counseling center, a children's home, a busy managed care office, and in two eating disorder units as the family therapist for individuals and groups. She has developed private practices in Cambridge, England, upscale Denver, small town Nebraska, and now in San Antonio.
From psychology and art therapy classes at the University of Texas at Austin, to an MA at Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies, and an MS at Texas Woman's University in Marriage and Family Therapy, Mina has developed a style of counseling in which the individual is understood and respected in the context of the important relationships surrounding them. Personality, communication, relational patterns, forgiveness, boundaries, developmental life stages, parenting, and life goals are areas which are commonly explored in therapy in order to resolve difficulties. Research has shown that problem solving is an important task of therapy, but creating an environment of mutual understanding and validation of each person's perspective is what individuals primarily need for successful relationships. Mina will work with you to help create the types of relationships, reach the goals, and successfully navigate the life stages that you desire.
She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a member of the San Antonio Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a member of the Alamo Chapter of Texas Association for Play Therapy.
Mina O'Connell ReachesSan Antonio TX