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Antonio Cordero, Ed. M., LPC

Therapist | Licensed Professional Counselor

Antonio is Brainspotting trained (phase 1 and 2) and specializes in counseling for clients with a history of trauma, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. He also has a specialization in sport and performance psychology providing evidence-based interventions to enhance overall work output. In addition, he is trained in CBT, DBT, and Polyvagal Theory, and works from attachment-based, IFS, and EFT informed approaches in conjunction. Antonio is bilingual in Spanish and sees teenagers (15 years old and up), adults, and couples.

 

Antonio is an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He is a Boston University graduate with an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology and a specialization in Sport Psychology. His training has incorporated individual, family, and group therapy, as well as sport psychology workshops and consultations to athletes. Currently, he provides individual and family therapy to teenagers, adults, and couples, and works with athletes, performers, and professionals through an evidence-based and culturally sensitive approach. 

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Antonio is bilingual in Spanish and has extensive experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, a history of trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. He also has a passion working with clients on a variety of challenges including life transitions, cultural changes, men’s issues, career decisions, performance enhancement, identity exploration, anger management, relationship concerns, and interpersonal difficulties. Antonio serves the LGBTQ+ community and welcomes clients of all backgrounds to his practice.

Antonio uses a relational, holistic, and scientific-based approach to support clients through the therapeutic process toward self-understanding and empowerment. This includes taking a deeper look at the client’s thoughts, feelings, actions, family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and past experiences. Antonio is a Brainspotting trained therapist - a mindfulness-based processing modality to help gain insight into life experiences, reduce emotional and physical distress, and enhance performance. He has received specialized training in CBT, DBT, and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), and utilizes Narrative, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, and Polyvagal Theory concepts to inform his interpretation of challenges brought forth by his clients and identify plans to overcome such.

 

Antonio believes in mutual collaboration between therapist and client to create a safe and dependable partnership that can provide clients with a solid foundation to make decisions and evaluate changes in their lives. He provides clients with time and space to reflect on issues and takes an active role in supporting his clients reach their goals. 

 

Antonio was born in Mishawaka, IN and was raised in Costa Rica. He grew up there until he moved back to the U.S. for his undergraduate studies at University of Southern Indiana and Franklin College, where he graduated with his BA and became a four-year NCAA college athlete playing for the men’s soccer team. Antonio currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan and enjoys watching sports, exercising, trying and cooking new food, hiking through nature, and getting to know new cities and national parks. He loves nature and his favorite places are the mountains and the beach, which he frequents with both friends and family.

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Have you focused so hard on achieving success, that you neglect to examine your own needs? Do you recognize that trauma from your childhood still impacts how you engage with the world today? Are you seeking a therapeutic space that acknowledges you as a whole, complex person while you work towards your goals? As your therapist, I feel passionate about empowering you with tools to live a full, cognizant, and rewarding life. As a Boston University Counseling graduate with a specialization in Sport Psychology, I work with clients committed to both well-being and performance optimization. My extensive training in Brainspotting for trauma, CBT, DBT, and Polyvagal Theory gives me integrated, evidence-based tools to address performance, trauma, addiction, mood, and anxiety concerns. In our therapeutic work, we will develop an authentic relationship that balances challenges and support as we establish a collaborative partnership tailored to your goals and needs. I will work hard at building flexible, comfortable, and intentional plans of action to guide and encourage you as you pursue your unique therapeutic goals.

- Antonio Cordero, Ed. M., LPC

Professional Credentials...

  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, specialization in Sport Psychology, Ed.M, Boston University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Franklin College

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC - Michigan

  • Associate Professional Counselor, APC - Georgia

  • Brainspotting trained (phase 1 & 2)

  • United States Soccer Federation D Coaching License

Sport Psychology Experience...

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

Sport Psychology Intern — Swimming and Diving

Conducted group sport psychology workshops. Guided and supported athletes seeking sport psychology services. Built rapport with players, coaches and administrative staff. Facilitated individual sessions with athletes and coaching staff to maximize performance.

  • Wheelock College, Boston, MA 

Sport Psychology Intern — Men’s Tennis

Conducted group sport psychology workshops. Guided and supported athletes seeking sport psychology services. Built rapport with players, coaches and administrative staff. Facilitated individual sessions with athletes and coaching staff to maximize performance.

  • Wheelock College, Boston, MA 

Sport Psychology Intern — Women’s Field Hockey

Conducted group sport psychology workshops. Guided and supported athletes seeking sport psychology services. Built rapport with players, coaches and administrative staff. Facilitated individual sessions with athletes and coaching staff to maximize performance.

  • Berkmar High School, Lilburn, GA

Sport Psychology Consultant — Track and Field       Conducted group sport psychology workshops in specific areas including goal-setting, arousal regulation, and imagery. Guided and supported athletes seeking sport psychology services. Built rapport with players, coaches and administrative staff.

  • Boston English High School, Boston, MA 

Coaching and Sport Psychology Intern 

Guided and supported students facing academic and behavioral challenges. Built rapport with students and administrative staff. Facilitated individual and group sessions with students. Developed, designed, and led a soccer group implementing culturally sensitive interventions to increase socioemotional development and strengthen academic success.​

Concentration In...

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Personality Disorders

  • Life Transitions

  • Expats

  • Multicultural Issues

  • Men’s Issues

  • Young and Seasoned Professionals

  • Career Decisions

  • Performance Enhancement

  • Identity Exploration

  • Gender and Sexual Issues (LGBTQ+)

  • Minority Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Anger Management

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Spirituality

  • School/Academic Issues

  • Adolescents Young and Middle Adults, Couples, & Families

  • Children 4-12 (Brainspotting only)

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Antonio offers counseling sessions for residents of Georgia & Michigan living in Cumming, Gainesville, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Savannah, Macon, Augusta, Athens, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint and all areas in between.