Hello and congratulations on taking the first step towards a better you! My name is Paulina and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Florida. I know that starting this process can be difficult and scary and I’m here to tell you it’s okay to feel that way. Change and growth is hard even if we know the rewards can be great.
I began my education in the counseling field after a series of life events derailed my original career and education plans. After working with a mental health professional during that transition, I quickly learned that a career in the counseling field is where I belonged. I enrolled in the nationally accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Florida Atlantic University and graduated with my Master’s in Education in 2015. I have worked with a variety of counseling issues including domestic violence, severe mental illness, behavioral and chemical addictions, and LGBT related issues. These experiences allowed me to develop my counseling skills, cultural awareness, and understanding of the complexities of being human.
Currently I specialize in life transitions, identity and self-esteem issues, unresolved trauma, relationship issues, and anxiety. The main focus of my counseling is the patterns we develop throughout our lives that keep us stuck. We all have them and it can feel impossible to address them on our own. I’m here to guide you as you start understanding what those patterns are, where they come from, and how you get unstuck. While a lot of my work focuses on patterns, I also believe in taking a holistic approach as I feel the way we take care of ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually plays a huge role in our daily feelings and experiences.
The process of self-growth is an incredible journey and I look forward to going on it with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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LMHC #MH 16844 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Paulina has been a fantastic counsellor for us. She has helped us gain great insight and given us tools to help us overcome issues by breaking those automatic negative patterns we fall into. She is so understanding and supportive. Would highly recommend.
I’ve been working with Paulina now for 3 months for relationship problems, anxiety, stress. She is very gentle and understanding and non-judgemental, I can trust her and feel safe telling her my deepest and darkest shames. She really puts me first and lets me talk and seems to just ask the right questions and gives me the right insights and comments to help me find my way. She brings some structure to each session to keep us on track and prioritised but is very flexible and adaptable to let me explore and change my goals as we go. It all feels very natural this way and lots of realisations and insights just come up naturally as we talk. I’ve learned useful exercises in journaling to help me help myself and expand and go further into what we talk about in each session as well as other things that come up in between. This has invaluably helped me bring a conscious light onto my unconsciousness feelings and emotions to allow me to process them rationally. With Paulina I’ve leaned so much about myself, my issues, where they come from and how they repeat themselves over and over in patterns. I’ve also learned that my feelings are can sometimes be totally justified and I can trust myself a lot more. If this resonates with you, definitely give her a try.
Paulina has been a great help and incredibly understanding in my experience so far.
She's a gentle and kind person who completely understands what you're going through without being judgmental in any way.