Greetings and Sunny South Florida salutations. Whether it is navigating general life stressors, attending to a complex psychological condition, bolstering your recovery efforts, or simply to talk things out, my goal is to blend empirically sound intervention with an authentic, caring, interpersonal style. My hope for you is the opportunity to heal beyond past psychological wounds coupled with movement towards a more mindful and peaceful place in your current life. Everyone deserves a private space to explore their internal world. Therefore, it would be my privilege to work towards enhancing your present state of well-being.
Do you know that something needs to change but you can't seem to figure out what it is? Or maybe you know what needs to change, but you can't seem to figure out how? You feel stuck. You may even feel defeated. You know that something is wrong, and although you have tried on your own, you aren't feeling better yet. The voice inside of you that used to scream, "YOU DESERVE MORE" and "LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL BETTER THAN THIS" keeps getting quieter and quieter. Luckily, there is help. It does get better. Together, we can identify the patterns and behaviors that are keeping you stuck, and get your life back on the path you deserve.
In my private practice I am committed to helping women live their best lives. What does it mean to live your best life ? For some it could be learning to regulate stress and handle difficult emotions. For others it can be learning to tolerate and accept what is. For most, it means to deepen meaningful connections, and find more fulfillment in relationships. And for some, it can be learning to shift their mindset about themselves and the world if that mindset is problematic. Regardless of why you are choosing to start therapy, I help you get clear on what your current barriers are, so that you can create a more joyful life.
You are responsible adult working towards your goals but lately it has been so overwhelming and you are starting to doubt yourself. Your confidence has been shaky and stress feels overwhelming. You try to show a happy face, but inside you feel unsure, exhausted, anxious, and negative in outlook. You find yourself struggling with motivation and isolating from others. You want to go out into the world and live life but it feels so hard to get started. You don't want to feel this way any longer.
Clients are engaged toward a complete solution to their problem(s), not just a quick, temporary fix. Individual's personal, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being are of the utmost importance. With over 40yrs experience, continued training, and acquired expertise, results are seen quickly. Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, Military and Hospital personnel are an area of passion and expertise.
Having to work is a major part of life. Imagine enjoying your life more, while also being present in your job, and connecting more with friends and family. Visualize not experiencing burnout, being overwhelmed with stress or having a work-life balance out of whack. Ready to make that your reality? I specialize with assisting Professionals with anxiety, stress and achieving a work-life balance. Additionally, I assist those in exploring their identity, be it, their personal, professional, sexual and/or gender identity. I believe that, Awesomeness is achieved through a healthy mind. Let me assist you in achieving your AWESOMENESS!
We’re Here For The Small Things And The Big Things. Want to talk to someone but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process of starting therapy. Call us for a free therapy orientation and action plan from one of our psychologists or therapists. Perhaps now more than ever before, we need to care for our most precious asset, our mental health. Through therapy, you'll learn the skills & strategies to manage stress more effectively, elevate your mood, and improve relationships. Choose to attend appointments either in-person or through secure video conferencing. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. LaVine's remedies are based on modern neuroscience, psychological techniques, cognitive mind body practices, clinical experience and spirituality. Specializing in ADHD, anxiety and neurological related issues such as TBI (brain injuries), MS, Parkinson's and Epilepsy. He is particularly effective with ADOLESCENTS. He is also uniquely qualified to deal with executives and their unique issues with over 30 years experience as an executive.
Karen Cease,MA,LMHC,CAP,CEAP,SAP,specializes in treatment of stress,anxiety,panic disorder, fear of flying,depression,all addictions,anger management,workplace issues,grief,post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma,marital counseling,EMDR,DOT SAP evaluations. and DUI counseling. Ms. Cease has conducted over 800 critical incident debriefs in the last 15 years with strong multicultural expertise and experience as the president of the South Florida Employee Assistance Professionals Chapter.Please call the office for any questions.Hours of operation are 10 a.m - 8 p.m Monday thru Friday and Saturday fron 10 am. - 5 p.m.
I work with women experiencing challenges across the entire reproductive life story including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety as well as typical adjustment to a new baby and transitioning to parenthood. We will work together as a team promoting healing and recovery by focusing on existing strengths and resilience while developing new skills. This can be provided via individual counseling in office, tele-therapy, or in-home counseling sessions. You can expect a non-judgmental attitude, support, and motivation when stepping into a therapeutic relationship with me.
Hi! My name is Julianna Sanjuan, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Social Work from Florida International University. I am dedicated to creating a warm, judgment-free, and safe place, to help clients feel comfortable opening up and exploring different issues in therapy. I do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” method; thus, I draw from a variety of therapeutic methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, LMHC, CASAC, NCC
Do you scroll through your social media and wonder why you aren’t living your “best life”? You might say, “why does it feel like everyone else has their sh*t together and here I am, struggling to 'adult' on a good day?" Do you feel like you’ve lost your chance to live the life you always thought you'd have? Maybe you’ve achieved success, but are drowning in keeping up with your own unrelenting standards. You're exhausted from performing and disappointed that you always have to miss out. You know there is more to life than your job, but you can't seem to find that work/life balance. Life has become about keeping up versus living.
Amanda Pelaez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional with over seventeen years working for individuals, children, families affected by mental illness and addiction. Amanda's intention is to guide clients as they achieve their full potential in every capacity of their life with ever-expanding self-love. With a supportive therapeutic relationship, clients will know they are powerful to manifest their dreams. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and connection to their authentic self to attain personal growth and freedom.
Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker within the State of Florida. She has 7 years of experience within the field of clinical social work via counseling and supportive services. Lisa obtained her Master in Clinical Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in Health Services Administration along with a minor in Health Sciences. Lisa has experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. Lisa prioritizes providing culturally competent services, and identifies as a woman of color.
I work with people who are seeking support and understanding, while overcoming the bumps in the road that we often encounter in life. Whether they are speed bumps, potholes, or full-blown roadblocks, I believe it is important to remember that no matter how big the bump may be, there is always a way to grow through the messy things we go through. I have provided individual, family, and group counseling to children, teens and adults who have sought help for complex trauma, codependency, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, thought disorders, mood disorders and substance abuse.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Are you seeking to overcome everyday struggles, stressors, family conflict and/or previous traumatic situations? I can provide the help that you need to feel better about yourself and gain more confidence. The clients that i generally see, tend to struggle with making decisions that they feel like they have to make, or should make, rather than those that they want to make. My clients often wish they could feel more confident, feel better about themselves, and stop doubting what they say and do.
Much more than just "talk therapy!" I believe an empathic, trusting, therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive setting is the foundation for healthy change. I will discuss and measure your symptoms using rating scales and self-report forms. I will give you time to tell your story. Then we develop your treatment plan to get you better in the quickest possible time frame. Let's find a resolution for your symptoms.
Deciding to meet with a therapist takes courage. As you begin the potentially daunting process, it is important to find a therapist you can connect with as the therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for change. In therapy, I will help you recognize and build on your own strengths. I will treat you with the respect and dignity that you are worthy of and will tailor my approach to suit your needs. I will help you break dysfunctional patterns that keep you from experiencing happiness and together we will balance this difficult dialogue with perspective and humor.
There are so many messages that you’ve probably learned or felt growing up that don’t work anymore. These messages may make it hard to calm down, to perform tasks, or make you feel like you're in "survival mode". Maybe you’re expected to move on from some hard things – or hard losses. Or maybe you’ve always had to be the “Perfect One”, the “Black Sheep” or the “Silent One” in your family. But there’s so much more to you than your struggles or the labels that have been placed on you. I love to help women, men and teenagers who feel very overwhelmed with negative thoughts, numbness, or expectations - because I have been there.
Making the decision to start therapy is not always an easy one to make. For many, this decision is often complicated by personal expectations and self-judgement regarding what they “could” have done differently in the past, or what they “should” be able to change (on their own). So, if you’re finding yourself struggling to make a similar decision, you’re not alone! If you don't think you are ready for therapy, don't rush into it!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale, or Child Psychologists in Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.