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Susan Boklaga, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been licensed since 1996. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, attachment related issues, and a wide variety of trauma related situations, particularly with military personnel and first responders. I also have extensive post graduate training in areas related to neuropsychology, adoption, custody, child abuse, and forensics. I am qualified as an expert in these areas in several court jurisdictions in Florida and have worked internationally as well (Japan and Europe). My doctoral research areas were Case Conceptualization and Attachment/Adult Psychopathology

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, psychodynamic and developmental based counseling. I am well trained in other modalities as well. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I understand that it takes courage to seek help, and it's not easy to face fear. I do not believe that "you are your diagnosis". Rather, I will view you "as a a unique individual facing some challenges".

If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Boklaga. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I strongly recommend working with Susan. She’s awesome and helped me through a difficult time in my life. She’s really easy to talk with, understanding and knowledge. The techniques she’s taught me, I will continue to apply daily. Susan is a blessing.

Thank you, Susan for me so supportive!

Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Susan is truly gifted at what she does and has helped me figure out ways to help myself outside of therapy. I never have left a session feeling lost, she has always provided the right tools for me to continue practicing outside of therapy. She is outstanding and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan is a amazing she has walked with me and supported me over the past year through very difficult times. I am truly grateful for her working with me that I renewed my subscription.

Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

I would recommend Susan to anyone. I was in an abusive relationship with unresolved childhood trauma. Susan was able to help me work through my confusion. We were able to break down the root of the problem and how it affects all the other areas of my life. I made a lot of improvement in my way of thinking, self respect, setting boundaries, being more secure in making hard decisions, looking at the facts instead of always following my feelings. I’m still improving but since my abusive relationship, job loss, personal grief i have improved. I have walked away from the relationship and learning ways to respect myself, see my worth, and recognize abusive patterns vs healthy patterns in myself and others to have healthy relationships. I was dealing with anxiety and fear and now my mind feels less crowded. I live more at peace now and make decisions based on facts and logic that i’ve learned instead of feeding into fear, codependency, low self esteem. Susan is truly a kind person and wants to get to know the person. She is not biased and listens to how you feel. She is always available when its an emergency and she always follows up. She always challenges my thought pattern to allow me to look at brighter opportunities in my situation. She made it easy to talk about uncomfortable things. She can also make you laugh and most importantly she is honest. If you truly want to learn more about yourself, rewrite your story, be challenged to become the best version of yourself get in contact with Susan.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is amazing!!! Talks me through my situations without telling me what to do. She is AMAZING, did I mention that !!! Responds immediately to texts and is always prompt for my sessions. My only regret is I didn’t find her sooner!!! I have had a few therapists and she is THE BEST, listens, questions to get to the root and analyzes the facts over the emotions. LOVE HER

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sure is a wonderful person!

Written on Oct 10, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem