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: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH17344 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Zelimna Taveras. 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.

Written by S.E. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love her so much. Its always a relief to see her and talk with her. Shes so relatable and has the exact kind of energy that I'm looking for in a listener. I would recommend her to anyone/everyone BIPOC LGBTQ+

Written by D.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

It took me some time to finally find a therapist where I felt comfortable enough to speak openly. I am so grateful that I found Zelimna! I remind her every session! She's a great listener and is non judgemental which isn't common with therapist unfortunately. Overall, therapy with Zelimna has helped me in so many ways I'm truly grateful.

Written by A.L. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She actively listens and helps me find areas that need improvement. She is very reliable and relatable. She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel heard and not judged.

Written by K.A. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

She is fantastic and is great at helping me work through my emotions and problems

Written by I.N. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Zelimna has been absolutely amazing to work with! She really makes you feel comfortable and open. She gives the best advice and is an amazing listener! I looked forward to our sessions every week and made me enjoy therapy. I definitely recommend her!

Written by J.E. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

zelimna is amazing at listening and giving her unbiased expertise in all issues that I face from relationships with family,friends and the opposite sex

Written by N.A. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with zelimna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I've always known I needed to start therapy- but Zelimna has made that decision one of the best things for me. I feel like the progress I needed in my life to work on myself was made possible by the safe space Zelimna offers in her sessions. I really look forward to my sessions.

Written by C.I. on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I haven’t had many sessions with her; however, she’s very kind and professional. So far she’s great at responding to my messages and her voice is very calming.

Written by J.E. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Zelimna is the active listener I needed. She supports you as you guide yourself through your challenges.

Written by H.A. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd

Zelimna is great! Very kind and understanding and I'd be likely to recommend her to a friend

Written by K.E. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Zelimna is amazing! And compassionate!

Written by K.E. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Honestly I was nervous to start therapy and Zelimina helped me throughout the whole process she helps guide you so much!!!

Written by P.A. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Zelemna is kind, compassionate, and very appreciated

Written by A.S. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Zelimna has been the most caring, understanding, and overall wonderful counselor that I could have ever hoped for. I was cautious to give therapy another try after a less than stellar experience in the past and Zelimna has erased all of those fears and doubts. I look forward to our sessions every week and do not know how I would have navigated this chapter in my life without her.

Written by L.E. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with zelimna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Working with her has helped me tremendously :) She is amazing, super supportive and helpful. She understands my concerns and understands me and needs. She is absolutely wonderful. I thank her for all her work. She's great ! :)

Written by S.H. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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

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