About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida (MH 13067). I have a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina and my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I am also a yoga and meditation instructor, having completed my training at the Nada Yoga School in the Himalayan foothills of Rishikesh, India. My primary approach to counseling is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

I have experience treating a broad range of populations, ranging from grief and loss, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, trichotillomania, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, intellectual disorder, personality disorder, addictions, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, chronic pain and pain management, and more. In the past, I have directed a drug and alcohol treatment center for individuals with co-occurring mental illness. I have authored scientific articles regarding the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. I am also experienced with providing general life coaching and promoting behavior management skills to achieve a lifestyle that is aligned with your personal values. I have primarily worked with adults of all ages, economic classes, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds, and cultures, with minimal experience working with children and adolescents.

I believe that therapeutic work begins with a foundation of unconditional acceptance and non judgment. Everyone is living their own life with their own struggles and many need additional support to get through tough times. My approach is client centered and solution focused. I want to hear all the details, help you discover the life you want to live, and cultivate good habits that will lead you to greater success.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Bipolar

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Family, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Depression

Years of Experience: 5

Licensing

LMHC #MH 13067 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Sena offers a profound variety of useful insights, as well as concrete techniques and tools that deepen experience and empower.

Written by M.O. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Sena cares and has helped me be aware of my thoughts and feelings and avoid some of my negative habits. I appreciate her help.

Written by P.R. on Nov 03, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 months depression, and stress, anxiety

Sena is an excellent counselor. I've been seeing her/chatting with her for a little over a month, and I feel like I've learned a lot about how to look at my anxiety and depression in a new way. She isn't the sort of counselor who wants to learn all about complicated stuff in your childhood and how it effected your feelings today. She is interested not in how things came about, but in how to deal with them now. This may seem counterintuitive given what the public stereotype is about therapy, but at least for me this has been very helpful. (And it's not as though she'll tell you not to talk about your childhood or stuff like that! It's just that it's not her focus.)

All in all, she is a really really good counselor.

Written by B.L. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

Sena was a person who helped me get through a very difficult time of my life. Every time I received a message from her I felt like a was reborn. She asked me questions to understand my situation and from there she would make sure I have been take care of. Her care and her dedication amazed me. Thank you Sena for everything.

Written by S.A. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and career

Beautiful person, very understanding and knowledgeable. I look forward her counseling sessions, she always have some encouragement and techniques to deal with my depression and anxiety. I highly recommend her

Written by I.S. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Initially I planned on trying BetterHelp for 4 weeks and if I didn't like it I would go down the more traditional route of therapy in person. But Sena is fantastic and there's no way I'm going anywhere else for my therapy. We are dealing with traumas from my childhood that has inhibited my ability to love and accept myself and be happy and has affected all my relationships. The change to myself and my relationships within such a short space of time is remarkable. When I read Sena's work history and expertise I couldn't believe she was my therapist especially for the price I was paying. Couldn't have wished for a more experienced and expert counselor and it shows in the results. I had reservations about BetterHelp therapy because it's online but best thing I did was try it out! My whole life has changed for the better as a direct result of my counseling sessions with Sena.

Written by K.A. on Sep 14, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Working with Sena has been very helpful. I feel very comfortable talking and sharing with her. And she gives me great advice and helpful tips on how to better myself. I really feel that she's cares for and understands me and is a wonderful therapist.

Written by D.E. on Sep 11, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

I was skeptical about BetterHelp but once I was assigned to Sena, I felt I was in expert hands. She is perspective, understanding, and has a calm and effective way of reasoning with me. There were so many lightbulb moments. When next I am in need, she will be my go to, without a doubt.

Written by H.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

She is caring, professional, thoughtful, deeply insightful. She cares about me, she really want to help me.

Written by G.E. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 9 months stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

Sena is a very capable counsellor, she helps me to think outside the box when things seem clear cut. I would recommend this lady to anyone who can rise to the challenges she sets which ultimately will change your outlook on life.

Written by G.R. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 4 months

Sena is like a voice of reason and support for me. I'd highly recommend her to a friend.

Written by A.N. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 1 month relationship, self esteem, and career

I can easily recommend Sena to anyone seeking personal growth, she is insanely smart and has certainly helped me improve in times of turmoil. Sena has provided me with invaluable help through providing a thoughtful expert perspective on a variety of non-trivial issues.

Written by D.O. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Sena has helped me greatly. She is very patient and understanding. I do not feel judged and I am comfortable communicating with her.

Written by K.E. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Sena is a life saver. I had recently moved to a new city, and reaching out to her when I knew nobody else has been the best thing I've ever done. Knowing I can let out my feelings 24/7 and that someone is there just to help, has been a blessing.

Written by C.L. on May 14, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I was really nervous initially at moving to online counselling, but it's the best move I've made. I'm so happy with my counselor; she's really helping me understand myself better, and I feel that my life and my outlook is improving extensively as a result. I am from and based in the UK and I think the experience and techniques used by my US counsellor are cutting-edge and outstanding - you couldn't find this where I live in a rural part of the UK. I really like that you can send as many messages as you like. Best money I've possibly ever spent.

Written by A.N on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

Sena has proved to be a great counsellor and valuable support. I am glad I got matched up with Sena, she is warm-hearted, professional and clear in the way she delivers her support. You feel a genuine interest from her, she is quick to reply to messages and greets you with a smile in each session. During my weekly sessions for the last few months, we have worked through some major life challenges together and I have had great progress due to implementing the constructive feedback and advice given. Shall I ever need support again to tackle/process/integrate some deeper issues/emotions I would definitely work with Sena again.

Written by S.T on Apr 14, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 1 month relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

Sena is a wonderful counselor. I pour my heart out to her at least once every couple of days, writing very long messages that I personally wouldn't have the patience to thoroughly read through if I were in her shoes. But she clearly reads through and tells me what I need to hear, is very patient with me.

Written by M.A on Apr 06, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 months

Sena is truly brilliant. She listens, can help you look at the bigger picture and point you in the right direction. She helped me a lot when I genuinely needed to change my perspective and stay strong. I highly recommend her as an open, thoughtful and results-oriented therapist.

Written by B.R. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, sleeping, and career

Sena is very understanding of my experiences and my personality, and that's made it so much easier to open up about them.

Written by E.V. on Mar 27, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks stress, anxiety

Sena is professional. Amazing nature. Positive vibes. Definitely helps me. I am grateful and proud I have met her!

Written by E.R on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 months family, grief, self esteem, and career

Sena has been great... and flexible

Written by A.N on Mar 08, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 months relationship, and family

Sena has been a delight to work with. She's insightful, creative, and willing to actively engage. Her ability to question and suggest, in addition to carefully listen and understand, was just what I was looking for. Highly recommended.

Written by A.N on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 4 weeks relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Sena is REALLY good. She gets it even when I give short responses to her questions.

Written by G.R on Feb 14, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks

Sena is great and keeps me headed in the right direction.

Written by Z.S on Feb 10, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, and self esteem

She is simply brilliant! Prompt, helpful and lovely!

Written by E.M on Feb 10, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

After going through a few different counsellors who didn't really help me, I got matched with Sena. She was super helpful and knew exactly what I was feeling, on a wide range of subjects. She would check in every few days if I took a while to respond, which was nice to know that she actually cared about staying in touch!

Written by T.A on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

I feel really comfortable with Sena and felt better about some of the issues I was having within our first few exchanges.

Written by S.A on Jan 21, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 1 month relationship, family, and grief

Sena is helpful, kind, and supportive. Working with her really helps me to function better in my day to day life. I would recommend her as a therapist.

Written by C.A on Jan 05, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks relationship, trauma and abuse, and anger

Sena helped me a lot through this situation.

Written by D.A on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, anger, and bipolar

Sena's bio was phenomenal, I knew I'd be OK. She has been an absolute angel guiding in a non-judgmental way when my actions could easily be read as erratic by someone not paying close enough attention to what is actually being said/done. I would recommend Sena for anything, anywhere!

Written by S.A on Dec 18, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

I had doubts about this website and how the system worked. After several days, with the help of Sena's professionalism and friendly approach, I can feel the help and it is already changing my life.

Written by D.A on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 1 month relationship, and trauma and abuse

Sena is great. Has helped me a lot.

Written by A.R on Oct 30, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and relationship

I have been working with Sena for 2 weeks now. I live and work in Asia, where people have a very different culture compared to western. I really like her approach. She is very professional, responsive, available and very precise in her feedback. I am very happy to have found the support I need to improve my daily approach to work and relationship issue: I believe it will be a long term, fruitful, cooperation.

Written by A.L on Oct 17, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

I've only been talking with her for a few hours, and already she's offered me a range of things I can try, including different exercises for things like breathing, in order to help me feel better about my situation. A fantastic help and wonderful listener.

Written by E.L on Oct 09, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

I have been working with Sena for a few months now and my life has changed for the better since working with her. She really reads and listens to everything that I am saying and her responses are always thought out and thorough. From the beginning, I could tell that she truly cares and has zero judgement which made it very easy and comfortable to open up.

Written by G.E on Oct 06, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

So far very helpful. This lady is kind and obviously cares about people.

Written by K.A on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, self esteem, career, bipolar, and depression

Sena has a very compassionate and non-judgmental approach to counseling that makes it easy to open up. She is very quick to respond to messages and is always thorough in her response.

Written by R.U on Aug 29, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Sena is very helpful and understanding. She offered good suggestions to work toward a resolution of my issues. She is very responsive to messages and can be counted on to respond quickly and insightfully.

Written by M.A on Jul 13, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Sena has been very helpful in guiding me through the problems I have. She has given me tips and followed up with me consistently. It is great to know that there is someone there that listens to you and wants to help. Thank you Sena!

Written by D.A on May 26, 2016 after counseling with SENA for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

She is understanding, checks in frequently and is helpful, calming and fair in her words. It was easy to feel comfortable.