Joan Marianne Sotelo, MA, LMFT, LPC

marriage therapist, Sugar Land TX


Thanks for visiting this page, here is a little bit about me so that you can get to know me.

I am from Mexico City and have been in the states for the past 15 years. I love both my Hispanic and American cultures, and of course, I am fluent in English and Spanish.

I obtained my bachelors in Psychology at the University of Houston and my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and the University of Houston -Clear Lake. Since then I have spent my time learning and training more in depth to work with couples and adults that are searching for personal growth. I also completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which I now use as my primary away of helping couples. 


I specialize in working with couples who want to have a fulfilling and healthy relationship by helping them improve their way of communicating and repairing their emotional bond. 


I also specialize in working with individuals who are struggling to overcome insecurities and anxieties, and want to develop a stronger confidence in themselves.


My focus is to help my clients reach their goals by exploring the challenges they are facing, gaining a deeper understanding on the emotions that are hidden behind the constant struggles, and identify solutions that bring about lasting positive changes. 



Credentials and Training 


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor LPC 

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

  • Therapy model that focuses on helping couples get out of a negative cycle in their relationship and create a positive pattern of communication, as well as a stronger bond and unity in the relationship. 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) 

  • Treatment that is clinically proven to help children and adolescents overcome traumatic life experiences .