Hi, my name is Connie and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 12 years. My expertise is in self-esteem and confidence building, motivation, and the re-connecting of individuals with friends, family, and/or other support persons. I have had the privilege to assist clients of all ages with diverse backgrounds who struggled with a variety of concerns like depression, anxiety, stress, burn out, relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflicts, loss, and physical or emotional abuse.
My life's passion is to get to know people exactly where they are in their life and walk with them towards their dreams and aspirations of who they want to be. I believe we are more than what happened to us. Our scars may tell us where we've been, but they do not determine where we're going. I am very much solution focused and teach problem solving, conflict resolution, and goal setting strategies. I believe in mutual respect and utilize assertive communication and reflective listening skills to increase our understanding and empathy for others. I am trained in suicide prevention, trauma processing, and mediation and I am familiar with self-injurious behaviors, eating disorders, and domestic violence issues.
Although I incorporate principles from a variety of treatment approaches, like CBT, REBT, Family Systems Perspective, Existential and Reality Theory, I nevertheless prefer the person centered approach to counseling and believe that the answers to our problems are already within us. We sometimes just need an outside perspective to recognize our strengths, talents, and gifts that can help us overcome any obstacle.
In my opinion, every event, mistake, circumstance, hardship, or tragedy in life is really just one of the pages in our book, but does not represent the end unless we let it. I am looking forward to walking and talking with you, so you can write the next few pages the way you want to.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LMHC #MH16474 (Expires: 2021-03-31)