In recent years my field of specialization has evolved into incorporating Mindfulness and Compassion based practices. I obtain ongoing training in these fields in order to collaborate with my clients, helping them achieve better self awareness and improvement in current functioning.
Coming away from a session with a new perspective or insight, then having the willingness and attempting to put into practice at least one discussed coping strategy.
As a survivor of childhood trauma, I'm particularly aware of how our past experiences can impact how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others. As a result, I am able to empathize with my clients in what I consider to be understanding core shared experience.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
FL, LMHC, MH8274
Master of Science, Counselor Education, Florida International University
I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 20 years, working in a variety of healthcare settings, providing behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.
633 N Krome Avenue, Homestead, 33030, FL