I have been a therapist for twelve years. I was fortunate enough to experience a variety of specialize areas of concern. I was worked with Domestic violence, Substance abuse, narcisstic abuse, and Trauma extensively, In the last six years, I moved to the administrative end working as clinical director. This expanded my understanding of the industry as a whole and how to provide the most effective treatment. It also gave me insight to common patterns observed with different populations and it's facilitated my ability to recognize and assist with behavioral pattern and distorted cognitions.
Collaboration with all providers as well as family or any other support system is crucial to treatment. It allows a more comprehensive and supportive process and ability to treat the issues from a multi-faceted perspective. It's important to know if you're on medications, or any other things that contribute to symptoms. The earlier the intervention, the better the prognosis. That also applied to family and support systems. The more people involved and unified in the treatment process, the better the prognosis.
With the pandemic we are currently facing, I have seen a tremendous increase in substance abuse, particularly alcohol, There is a lot of fear and uncertainty at this time. People lost jobs or family members they weren't able to see. These circumstances lead to heightened emotional states, often resulting in maladaptive behaviors. Working with these issues had led me to see how important acceptance and surrender is. We will work on mindfulness, and solution focused therapy to alleviate distress.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Borderline Personality Disorder
Adolescent mental health
Body image issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
CAP, DBT, Forward Facing trauma, Psychopharmocology
FL, LMHC, MH10697
MS Psychology, BS English Literature and Psychology, CAP
I began working with Victims of Domestic violence, in support of non-profit Organization No more tears. I became an expert witness testifying in court for victims of DV. I went into private practice, working with institute for essential change, as a sex therapist working with issues related to gender, sexuality and sex addictions/co-dependency. I began working with DUI program for Broward County and JFS Broward. I was in charge of the outpatient evening. I then got involved with Substance abuse work as a therapist in a Detox/Residential Facility, and eventually I served as clinical Director for the facility. I am certified in DBT as well as forward facing trauma treatment. Currently, I am passionate about issues surrounding sexuality, co-dependency, and survivors of trauma. I also work extensively with substance abuse and co-occuring disorders.
3250 NE 1st Av, MIAMI, 33137, FL