I am a Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 39 years experience in working with adults, and the elderly population. I have worked with foster care children and adolescents that were in the foster system. Additionally, I have many years of experience as a Director for the DUI programs and provided education, individual and group therapy to clients with substance abuse problems. I have experience in working with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, self esteem issues, career challenges, substance abuse, domestic violence and other mental health diagnosis. I am certified in Domestic Violence as an assessor and group facilitator. Additionally, I have been a Director of Quality Assurance for both State and County Program to insure that agencies were providing quality services to their clients, and were in compliance with Federal and State Laws. I have trained many therapist on ethics, treatment planning, group therapy, and assessments.
I have always treated clients with respect, with an awareness of cultural diversities. I interact with my clients with empathy and an understanding and sensitivity to their needs, and the different issues they are experiencing. Some of my therapy approaches are Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution Focus and treatment planning is individualized to the client needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
Many people suffer with issues and try to find solutions on their own. But I am ready to WALK and WORK with you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH2920
If I want an active listener, good advice and respect for me and my concerns, tools to help you get over a panic attack, etc - she's my go to.
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Zoila (Mimi) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Mimi has been understanding of my perspective and gently supportive of my growth and healing, helping me along the way.
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Zoila (Mimi) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Hands-down, the best therapist, I think I’ve ever worked with!!! :D
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Zoila (Mimi) for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Five Stars for Zoila (Mimi)!
Zoila (Mimi) is an exceptional therapist who has helped me manage my emotions with personalized tools and techniques. She's highly responsive, especially through the BetterHelp app's journaling feature, providing invaluable feedback in a timely manner. Our weekly sessions are engaging and she always follows up on past discussions to monitor my progress. Mimi is not just a therapist; she's a lifeline in my mental health journey. Highly recommended!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Zoila (Mimi) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Mimi has been an incredible help and a joy to speak with.
She has provided tools in the areas we discussed, which I use every day. She is patient, on time, kind, a great listener, and her experience really shows. I would recommend Mimi
Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Zoila (Mimi) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Mimi is a wonderful therapist.
She is kind and offers helpful advice. She is professional and I have no hesitations recommending Mimi
Written on May 28, 2023 after therapy with Zoila (Mimi) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes