Lissette Ayala

(LMHC)

About Me

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.

Lissette


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #mh12246 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by G.I. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very thoughtful/caring and extremely professional

Written by L.I. on Dec 20, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by C.H. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by C.L. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by S.H. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

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.

Written by L.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Lissette is knowledgeable, compassionate, and helpful.