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Cely Gonzalez, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues
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About me

I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with about 8 years of experience working as a individual counselor and utilization review coordinator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse from with a wide range of ages starting at 4 to 90 years old.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioral modification counseling, amongst others specific to your needs. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cely Gonzalez. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Cely my has been very respectful and has shown great kindness and patience with me.
She has taught me tools and reminded me of my strengths to help me navigate me.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Cely for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Cely has felt like a good friend that just so happens to have skills in therapy. She has been so kind to me on my journey through therapy. This was my first time participating in therapy and she made me feel welcome and not silly. I would highly recommend Cely to others. Especially person who want to feel comfortable with being themselves.

Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Cely for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

From the moment I had my first session with Cely, I felt an immediate connection that I've never experienced with any therapist before. Cely creates an incredible space for me to openly express my thoughts and feelings, and it's clear that she actively listens and values what I have to say. What sets her apart is her genuine commitment to my well-being; she consistently demonstrates a deep care for my progress and even remembers the details we discussed in previous sessions. Her practice of taking notes during our sessions not only reinforces her attentiveness but also makes me feel truly heard and understood. Cely has been a remarkable source of support and guidance on my therapeutic journey.

Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Cely for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

She is honestly the best. I love talking with her and I love that comfortable and safe feeling I get when I talk to her. She listens to me and I love that she follows along with my erratic story telling

Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Cely for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd