Zelimna Taveras

(LMHC)

About Me

My name is Zelimna Taveras. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 5 years of counseling experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults with a wide range of concerns including trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, depression, parenting issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and anger management.

My counseling approach is trauma-focused-CBT, CBT, strength-based, and motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused. My focus has been working with children, adolescents, and families impacted by trauma. I also have experience in working with at risk youths, social services, children with special needs, and homeless families. I have training in Trauma-Focused CBT, Play Therapy, CBT, as well as certification in Trauma-Focused CBT and Infant Mental Health-Attachment Therapy.

I have a passion for helping others and providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to express themselves. Therapy is an alliance of hope, in which I am committed in empowering you to make healthy decisions as you travel on the journey of wellness and stability.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #17344 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

From the moment I first spoke with Zelimna, I could tell I was going to enjoy her as my counselor. She is very personable and professional and asks relevant question. She allows me to discover my own answers and listens without any judgement. I just started with her, but she has helped me tremendously so far.

Written by C.H. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Zelimna is very compassionate and understanding! It’s only been 2 sessions, but I look forward to hearing her opinion and thoughts about my issues.

Written by R.E. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

This was my first time ever doing therapy so I wasn’t sure what to expect but Zelimna is so patient and kind and has made me feel so comfortable.

Written by K.R. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I’m loving Better Help and Zelimna!

Written by B.I. on May 05, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Love the platform. Zelimna is so nice and compassionate. I am so pleased with our sessions.

Written by T.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

My sessions with Zelimna Tavaras have been very helpful. The combination of being strength based and motivational have inspired the strength within myself to be a large part of the solution to my anxiety, helping my focus and concentration. In this crazy time of the pandemic, her counseling opened my eyes to self healing and I am now able to better cope with what I can control and to let go of what I can’t control. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Excellent ear with great advice and perspectives!

Written by J.E. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

She had been so supportive and makes me think about things in a different light. I feel so comfortable opening up to her during our sessions