My name is Lissette Ayala. I have a Bachelors of Arts from Florida International University and a dual masters in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 10 years. I have experience working in community mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and correctional facilities.
My specialties include working with adults and children experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, parenting and relationship concerns. I also have experience working with trauma, domestic violence and those with PTSD.
My preferred approaches include cognitive behavioral, solution focused and person centered therapy. I enjoy working with clients their own pace. We will work together to set realistic goals that work for you.
Taking this first step of seeking out services takes courage and I'll be here to support you along the way.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #mh12246 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Lisette is extremely accessible and doesn’t make me feel like a “patient.” If I get sidetracked or distracted, she notices and brings me back to reality. Lisette is unlike any therapist I’ve had before. I feel safe and safe to be honest, no matter the feelings attached to what I’m talking about. She doesn’t use all the topical and contemporary jargon and just gets down to the point. Direct. Which is helpful for when you shrouded with depressive or anxious thoughts. She’s always helps me feel better when I’m stuck and ways to make me feel more in control when those moments happen.
Lissette has a very practical and no nonsense approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has a wide range of tools and approaches and keeps me engaged in my work between sessions with thought provoking material surveys and suggestions that support the work we are doing.
It took me a long time to find the right therapist, but she is definitely the one I need in the trenches with me. From being quite lost, Lisette has helped me find my voice and develop the self awareness and care practices I need.
She is truly compassionate and a pleasure to chat with
In the short period of knowing and working with Lissette. I’m starting to see a change. She’s really good and I feel so comfortable talking to her.
Smart, friendly, compassionate, insightful.
Lissette is really amazing. She seems to really listen to what I am saying and is so understanding! I haven't had to over explain anything to her, she gets it right away. She is so intuitive and goes at YOUR pace, she does not push or make things uncomfortable.
I have experience with a counselor in the past for my anxiety and was nervous about going back to someone virtually, but I’m glad I did. Lisette is very kind, compassionate and responsive. In our phone call, she really took the time to understand my thoughts and feelings, and to help me redirect my thinking. She’s quick to respond to my messages as well. It’s really been a positive experience.
Very thoughtful/caring and extremely professional
Lissette has provided me with clarity, validation, comfort & strategies to help me get through challenges in my life. Our sessions are grounding & we discuss specific things I am able to reflect on outside of our session while I implement changes. Even through our phone sessions I can tell she is caring, realistic, compassionate, incredibly attentive, and wants what’s best for me. She’s an absolutely wonderful therapist!
Lisette is extremely responsive and that really helps to feel someone is always there for you. She also explore possibilities and solutions in a very comforting way. I’m very happy to be working with her through some challenges in my life.
Talking to Lissette Ayala has been a huge help to me. She has helped me to get clarity on situations I’ve been worried about or overthinking. She’s also given me helpful techniques to set me up for positive thinking/interactions and relationships in the future, which was my goal of therapy.
My sessions with Lissette have been been a very important part of managing my anxiety and depression. Lissette listened to my concerns and experiences and helped me to recognize the tools I already had as well as helping me find some clarity within myself and my feelings. I was really unsure how I would feel about online counseling but I am pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I felt.
Lisette is an amazing therapist, she makes you feel like nothing else matters during the sessions. She gave me a framework to get my life back on track - it's working. I am mentally stronger and healthier after only a few sessions, I'm so grateful to work with her and continue with her on my journey, inspired to continue healing myself.
Lissette is knowledgeable, compassionate, and helpful.