I am a psychotherapist/mental health counselor licensed in the state of Florida with over 30 years of experience working in a community mental health setting. While I do not provide counseling anymore in my current professional capacity, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns particularly those with severe mental illness including those with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, addiction, thought process disturbances, and affective/mood problems. On a limited basis, I also helped individuals who experienced emotional abuse. My counseling work is through the community mental health agency for which I work which I integrated in my administrative capacity to enhance my clinical expertise.
I am an eclectic counselor who conducts my assessment from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and social learning perspective. My counseling approach is direct and interactive that combines cognitive-behavioral, social learning, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and rational-emotive approaches. It is my belief that you have the solutions within you to overcome the challenges that you are facing, and I am here to guide you and uncover your inner strength.
Regardless of the approach used, a therapeutic relationship between the counselor and client must exist. As such, our interaction and the development of your care plan will be tailored to your unique personality and individual needs.
It does take courage to reach out for help in your search for a more fulfilling and happier life, and an even stronger courage to take the first step towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you in your journey.
I look forward to work with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH12398 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
She is wonderful and very understanding.
Luz does a great job of pointing out things I miss and keeping me focused on my goals.
Even one session I catch myself thinking whether my thoughts are only negative and I try to be more realistic about myself .
Hands down the best Therapist I have ever had. Luz listened and asked the right questions and really helped me get out of my shell. She helped me think about ways to change my behavior and it truly helped.
She is amazingly helpful! Wrote me many messages, even when I was horrible at replying. She always had faith in me and shared a lot of optimism that I needed throughout difficult moments. I never doubted for a second that she cared about me.
Luz is the first therapist who has ever texted me, and it has been such a special relationship. Often times, my harmful thoughts come up throughout the day, not just during a scheduled counseling session. I know Luz will look over my texts, or journal entries and send a thoughtful reply, usually fairly quickly. Though I know she must have so many people to help, Luz makes me feel like she is paying attention to me, as an individual. I feel so listened to, respected, and supported by her- and she models the behavior I want to get better at showing to myself. I don’t know how the mental health community didn’t have a service like this sooner. Thank you to Luz and the whole BetterHelp team for helping the community that is fighting for better mental health.
Luz is lovely. She is personal enough to empower you and she is goal driven. I have only been with Luz a short time but she has helped me organize my thoughts in a way that I can compartmentalize and accept the inner conflicts I’m experiencing.