I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and have been providing both individual and couples counseling services for many years. I received my Masters in Counseling Education from the University of Central Florida (CACREP Accredited) and have a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have a background working with a variety of issues but have specialized in working with clients with addiction, anxiety and depression. More specifically, I have experience working with clients with trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues and those who are going through life changes. I also enjoy teaching life and coping skills, assertive communication, boundary setting, identifying core beliefs and doing relationship counseling, and life coaching.
Along with a base of person-centered therapy, while taking into account how society, culture, and family shape us, I may use cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy depending on what is a right fit for the client. I believe no two clients are ever alike and finding a rapport and trust with each client is a top priority.
I create a safe space for you to explore who you are, your experiences in life, and what you would like to become or experience by providing a non-judgmental, respectful, calm, stable, and positive atmosphere as your counselor. I will allow and guide you to be your authentic self.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and most importantly, thank you for taking the first step! It can be difficult to take care of ourselves even when everything is going great, reaching out when things are hard is a big step.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LMHC #MH15219 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
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