I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida (LMHC). I also currently have a credential as a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC). I have a BA in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Counseling and a MPS (Master of Professional Studies) in Art Therapy and Creativity Development. I have experience working with life transitions, interpersonal development, addictions and anger-management. Mostly, I've developed an expertise in coping mechanisms through my current work. Therapy and counseling should be a judgement-free zone! My experience working with those using sexualized coping has allowed for expansive knowledge and understanding of topics we can often find 'embarrassing'. I find myself to be a person-centered therapist who tries to assess what methods best suit each client, individually. My methods are wide spread, as I have experience working with cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and Art Therapy practices.
My background in Art Therapy offers new perspectives into the therapeutic environment. Because we use verbal and written language to communicate on a daily basis, using a creative modality to communicate can eliminate pressure and fear of judgement. Creating something visual offers deeper insight for both the client and counselor. Sometimes, we can't find the exact right words to describe how we're feeling or what we're going through. Sometimes, we just need a place to unload all the gunk we shouldn't be carrying with us throughout our days. Plus, making art is enjoyable! This goes along with my motto of making progress fun! Using visual expression can help to unblock and clear the way for the good stuff.
Counseling and/or therapy should be the client's process. I like to create an environment where we are working together in an effort to meet the goals you have established, and creating a trusting therapeutic relationship. My role is to help guide you toward some insights about what's at the root of how you're feeling, not to give you the answers. That way, you can make informed/educated decisions about what will be the best choices, and be able to make similar decisions more confidently later on.
Learn more about Art Therapy practices we can use in session on instagram @paintyourprogress
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
FL LMHC MH17274
Written on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Jocelyn for 1 month
Jocelyn has been very good for me. I appreciate her ability to listen and offer advice
Written on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Jocelyn for 2 months
Great listener and makes it easier to open up.
Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Jocelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem
In the few sessions I’ve done with Jocelyn she’s been very supportive and helpful in my needs. Anytime I need anything she has a quick response. First time using this service and I didn’t think I’d feel comfortable but Jocelyn makes it feel at ease. I definitely recommend this service and her as a counselor. Best choice I’ve made, it’s very convenient.
Written on Feb 19, 2020 after therapy with Jocelyn for 2 weeks