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What should someone know about working with you?

  • I am a LCSW licensed in the State of Florida with over 10 years of experience helping individuals with severe and persistent mental illness suffering from a broad spectrum of diagnosis either in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient, and 28-day substance use treatment settings.

  • I provide online and in person therapy to individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges.

  • My mission is to empower individuals to thrive by leveraging their unique strengths. As a therapist, I strive to meet my clients where they are, providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for healing and growth.

  • My vision is to equip clients with coping strategies and empower them to lead fulfilling lives. When working with you, I want to help you identify and use your strengths to accomplish your goals in life. I am here to support you; facilitate your self-exploration and help you grow into the life you desire.  

  • Your time is precious, so I want to use your sessions in a way that will most effectively meet your needs and address the concerns you have. As your counselor and confidant, I am ready to listen and support you.

Techniques I use

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

I employ a diverse approach to identify the most beneficial therapy. I have successfully aided hundreds of individuals in breaking the cycle of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Through the use of CBT, they acquire stress management skills, gain insights into their triggers, and learn to control their thoughts.  

What is CBT?

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy. It may help you to change unhelpful or unhealthy ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

I received formal training and certification in DBT treatment in 2022. My methods have been extensively applied in rehabilitation centers and community mental health clinics to help individual manage cravings, impulsivity, and stress tolerance.

 

What is DBT Therapy?

DBT emphasizes in the development of skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness to improve one's quality of life. It has been found to be an effective treatment for borderline personality, substance addiction and bipolar disorder.

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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

For the past 7 years, I have incorporated EMDR into my practice. This has enabled me to assist individuals in processing traumatic experiences, leading to a gradual alleviation of their symptoms. A majority of my clients have reported an enhancement in their mood and an increased capacity to find joy in life

What is EMDR?

EMDR therapy helps individuals overcome trauma and emotional distress. It uses eye movements, sounds, or taps to process traumatic memories and reduce their negative impact. I have successfully used this therapy online and in person. It is very effective for those struggling with PTSD, anxiety, and trauma.

My Approach

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What is Harm Reduction?

Is a compassionate approach for addiction treatment that focuses on reducing negative consequences rather than the standard focus on abstinence, and empowers clients to make positive changes at their own pace.

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What is Holistic Approach? 

Focuses on the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This approach recognizes that all aspects of a person's life are interconnected and seeks to address any imbalances that may be present. Through a combination of various techniques this therapy aims to promote healing and improve overall health and wellness.

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What is Solution Focused Therapy?

Is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach to help clients construct solutions in short time.  It requires clients to be active participants of their treatment. Clients are expected to be proactive, committed, and accountable for completing exercises. 

Issues I Treat

ANXIETY

Panic
Social Anxiety
Career Anxiety
Dating Anxiety
Life stressors

Sobriety Challenges
 

DEPRESSION

Mood Dysregulation
Lack of motivation
Bipolar symptoms
Loneliness
Lack life satisfaction
Body image

 

TRAUMA

PTSD 
Acute Stress
Abuse and Neglect
Military trauma 

RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES

Partner Neglect
Communication 
Trust Issues
Intimacy challenges
Divorce

LIFE CHALLENGES

Low Self-esteem
Medical conditions
Roles & Responsibilities
Identity
Substance use issues

 Specialized Treatment Services

 

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Anxiety

Can be overwhelming and debilitating. It can interfere with your daily life and prevent you from reaching your full potential.  I use evidence-based therapies such as CBT and mindfulness to help you manage your anxiety symptoms and regain control of your life.

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Depression

Can make it difficult to enjoy the things you once loved and can leave you feeling hopeless and alone.  I am trained and have years of experience to help you navigate through the challenges of depression using evidence-based therapies, such as CBT and DBT. Let us help you find hope and joy in life again.

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Relationship Issues

Can be a source of great joy and fulfillment, but they can also be a source of stress and conflict. I am trained to help you navigate through the challenges of relationships using evidence-based therapies  that would allow you to improve communication to improve relationship quality. 

 Specialized Treatment Services

 

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 Addiction

Overcoming addiction is a journey that no one should have to do alone.  I offer the support you need to navigate this difficult journey. Together, we’ll work on developing tools to help manage cravings and create a sober living lifestyle that supports your recovery.

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Trauma

Trauma can have a lasting impact on your mental health and well-being.  I am trained in evidence-based trauma therapies such as  (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused CBT Therapy.  Let me help you heal from the effects of trauma and move forward with your life.

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Social Anxiety

 I provide personalized self-esteem therapy to help you overcome insecurities and boost your confidence. With my guidance, you can learn valuable skills, get rid of social anxiety, and gain greater self-worth. Take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life today.

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