Catalina Ortiz

(LMHC, MFT, NCC)
Therapist Catalina Ortiz Photo

About Me

Hi my name is Catalina, I am a mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist licensed in Florida with over 7 years of experience. I have worked in mental health clinics and private practice providing counseling, psychotherapy and psycho-education for adolescents, adults and elders with culturally diverse clients in Miami and Qatar.

I believe encountering emotional obstacles in life is not only what makes us human, but also what allows us to transform and grow into wiser individuals. As humans, we know emotions by contrast; we can only know what it is to be happy if we have ever experienced sadness. Therefore, if you are going through a difficult situation, remember you are in a moment of growth and you have in your power the opportunity of being enlightened. Let me accompany and guide you in the search for your inner strength and help you discover that the control of your life and emotions lays within you.
You are the expert in your life, hence my role as your therapist is to support and encourage you from a non-judgmental perspective. I will also help you discover useful resources that you can put into practice immediately to overcome what is affecting you.

Each and every one of us is unique, therefore therapy should also be a completely individual experience. There is no universal solution for every problem, so my priority is to discover what works for you and together find the right answers to achieve your goals. Some of the interventions I use are: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychological Astrology.

I am here for you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Depression , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH14381 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Catalina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Catalina is the best! Very supportive and ask good questions to help you get clarity. She has help me so much and I would highly recommend her.

Written by L.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Catalina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Catalina has been the best therapist I've ever had and has helped me so much with my treatment. She is such a great listener and always leaves me feeling so good about myself after the session. I would 100% recommend her to anyone going through difficult family struggles. Additionally because I come from a strict Islamic background, I was scared that it would be difficult to find a therapist who understands my home situation but actually Catalina completely gets it, and it makes it so much easier for me to communicate then because I don't have to go through the effort of describing every detail. Just this alone was one big hesitation I had towards doing therapy but now I am a huge pioneer of advocating therapy for everyone and this is because of the great help I have recieved from my therapist Catalina. 10/10 best therapist!

Written by S.E. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Catalina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very professional and supportive. Helped greatly with immediate issues and continued to help with others.

Written by J.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Catalina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Really glad I started counselling, it really helped to have someone separate from my life to talk to and having someone who understands and listens really helps. Really recommend Catalina she’s really easy to get along with and really makes you feel like you’re in control of your life.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Catalina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Catalina is a great counselor!

Written by M.E. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Catalina for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is the perfect therapist for me. Non-judgemental and asked me great questions to help me understand my life in a different way. After speaking to five different therapists in my life and having little success with each of them, I feel that Catalina brings a degree of expertise and kind understanding that allowed me to say things I had never said to anyone aloud.
Thank you Catalina!