Malisha McPhaulLMHC

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

Once we get settled and work our way through any necessary paperwork, I usually explain confidentiality – that everything you tell me stays with me – and I share information about myself, my training, and my approach to therapy. I also share the importance of finding the right therapist. This is key – you must feel safe with your therapist and trust them for therapy to be effective. Typically, I will ask the client if they have any questions about me or the therapy process. If not, I ask what brought them in; often there is an event or trigger that prompts a new client to schedule their first appointment. Therapy can occasionally be a painful process as we work through difficult topics, but I encourage all my clients to stick with it and work through the pain to find growth and healing.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs so that you can accomplish your goals or resolve your concerns. My approach is very eclectic in that it combines CBT, psychodynamic, REBT, and motivational interviewing techniques. My belief is that the client comes first so my approach is client-centered.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Self-Esteem

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues

Peer Relationships

School Issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Florida Blue

Humana

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH17134