My name is Simone Mack and I have a passion for counseling and providing support to others. I received my Master in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University and received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and I am also in the process of becoming a Certified Gambling Addictions Therapist. I am familiar with personality disorder traits and characteristics. My passion for counseling is to move clients and their families out of the darkness of addiction and other issues they may be facing and process with them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have many years of working with those who struggle with addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, relationship/marital issues and trauma/abuse. I also have years of working with families, LGBT, anger, self-esteem issues, Bipolar, Grief and loss and intimacy issues.
My style and approach is loving and kind with a hint of firmness when needed. I always strive to get my clients to look at their current situation and find healthy ways to manage their feelings and issues they may be facing. I strive to get my clients to gain insight into what they have control over. I encourage and empower my clients because I know and believe that they have the power and strength to overcome any obstacle they may be facing, even if they may not see this at the time. I believe in focusing on the here and now and being able to love and appreciate living in the present moment. I feel that if one is stuck in the past or the future, they miss out on the joys of the present. I strive to help my clients be able to gain a healthy balance with life.
I know that online counseling may be new for you, so I want to let you my approach with working with online clients. Once you become a new member I suggest that we complete a live session (preferably 30 minutes via Live Chat). That way we can introduce ourselves and begin building the therapeutic relationship. After the introduction period, I suggest that we have at least one live session per week and I will respond to your messages in the forum in a timely manner.
My goal for you is to get you to a place where you can look at your current situation and find healthier ways to cope with it. I want you to find balance and peace in your life and your situation. I know that life isn't always going to have happy moments and I want to be able to guide and assist you in your time of need.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Bipolar, Depression
LMHC #MH 13402 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Simone is a great counselor. She listens, understands, and uplifts. I have enjoyed talking with her for the last few months and she has helped me get through some tough situations and provided helpful insight and objective perspective. Thanks so much!
Simone has been a great sounding board, she pays attention to details and isn’t afraid to ask/help you ask yourself the hard questions and work through things to find an answer or solution. She encourages, recognizes and applauds victories. She responds in a timely manner and doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve been left hanging. Thanks Simone.
She’s incredible. Give her a raise!
Simone is great! She is kind and responds very quickly, and even messages to check in when I haven't responded in a few days. She is just the extra help I need pushing me in the right direction!
Simone checks in on me when I have been slow to correspond, which I appreciate. She listens thoughtfully and asks questions that make me think carefully about what I'm facing. I can recommend her wholeheartedly!
Simon makes sure I feel understood, and if something I say is unclear, she will ask.. what do you mean by that.. and she calms me down. I feel understood, heard, and not alone - even if that is weird. Even if we don't talk, just knowing she exists there, in the US, a person who knows my struggles and I can reach when I want, that's calming.
very kind, shows she cares
Simone was a great help to me. She is very warm and kind, and I quickly felt at ease talking to her. I came in feeling very low, anxious, stuck, and depressed with no idea what to do. Through my time working with Simone, she helped me to work through feelings of guilt and other negative feelings I had. She also helped me to discover and come to conclusions on my own, which really helped me to think critically and actually see the issues and the habits that have been negatively affecting me. I came out feeling more confident and aware of areas I need to focus on. I have made positive progress away from the low spot where I started, and I am very thankful for that. Thank you, Simone!
Simone is excellent to talk to and she has helped me figure out many things in my life lately that I couldn't face or figure out myself. I owe her a lot.
I would like to say how grateful I am for Simon's counseling. The service I received was invaluable.
I cannot recommend Simone highly enough!