Are you struggling to cope with everyday stressors? Are you feeling anxious, depressed or "stuck" in life? Do you feel disconnected from others? Do you want to improve the way you handle problems? Do you want to increase your self-awareness? Whatever it is you may be experiencing, I can help you move beyond your struggles and guide you on a new path. We will work together to challenge the thoughts, beliefs, and patterns that prevent you from moving forward.
Welcome and congratulations on taking this important step in your healing journey! I am a licensed mental health counselor who has been working in the state of Florida for the past 6 years. I help people address challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, substance abuse, LGBT+ identity, existential issues/spirituality (particularly minority spiritual paths), codependency, ethical non-monogamy, and more. Both my personal and professional experience have taught me we heal most fully in connection with another. I serve as guide, teacher, and bridge to help you connect with your own innate ability to heal.
How much does your past interfere with your present? Are there hidden wounds or misguided beliefs from your childhood or previous relationships secretly governing your behaviors and affecting your life from the shadows? How exactly would wrestling with the root causes of these questions help you to deal with the negative characteristics or traits that are currently manifesting and negatively impacting your life?
My intention is always about healing. It is no longer about managing and coping with the disturbing thoughts, feelings, sensations, or incidences. I have extensive training and experience with treating trauma and anxiety. My methods help those move beyond PTSD, phobias, generalized anxiety, guilt, anger, grief, etc.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, MCAP, IC&RC
Welcome! As a counselor and founder of Rise Counseling Treasure Coast, I provide a safe and judgment-free space to guide you as you navigate through life’s difficulties. My passion is to help others rise and overcome life’s controlling problems such as addiction and addiction-related issues, personal development issues, and trauma-related issues that hinder having a fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years experience helping people make changes to enhance their life and/or gain understanding of the areas in their life that are causing distress. I work with adolescents and families as well as adults. Many times we continue to live our lives feeling bitter, depressed or anxious and not really knowing why or how to implement change. Help is available though and through the therapeutic alliance, varied interventions and therapeutic technique's; change is possible. I believe in empowering my clients with their inherent strengths to accomplish these changes.
The unresolved issues of an individual's life are clear and present dangers that inhibit their progress in all aspects of life. As a clinical social worker, therapist & life coach I would like to partner with you an guide you in facilitating your journey through change assisting you in learning healthy adaptive ways to improve your response to encounters with life stressors and challenging life transitions, inclusive of mental health issues. I counsel with focus on positive outcome by engaging clients to become goal oriented and committed in pursuing their desired life goals, navigating life challenges and promote their well-being.
Dear Hurting Person, Perhaps life for you has become so painful or complicated that you do not know what to do for relief. Is your experience of suffering overwhelming? Do your problems appear to have no real solutions? Are the very things that you used to do to cope with life no longer working? Are you feeling despair? Pain expresses itself through many feelings: loneliness, anxiety, grief, inadequacy, guilt, shame, emptiness, fear, obsession, sadness, depression, and even anger or rage. Confusion reigns when you are lost in anguish. Stress often restricts your clarity of thought and inhibits action.
Thank you for visiting! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional & Certified EMDR Therapist. It is my life's work and passion to help clients who are struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, dissociation, post-traumatic stress, CPTSD/ developmental trauma. I work with first-responders and survivors of sexual trauma. My goal is to help clients become their own guides in their recovery process. Together, we'll tap into their internal strengths, resources & support system to enhance resiliency, develop a post-traumatic growth mindset, & learn the tools needed to live a quality life.
Are you looking for a safe place to unpack and process emotions after a difficult experience? Do you ever get effected by your daily thoughts and feelings in a way that it impacts your ability to focus? Through the promotion of mind health, you can achieve a balanced emotional and mental state to enhance your daily living. I help teens, adults, and families understand their behaviors and its connections to their thoughts and emotions. Let me meet you where you are to help you reach your desired outcome.
During my many years of experience I have assisted individuals, couples, children, teenagers and families through varying life struggles such coping with loss and grief, addictions, stabilizing moods, and regulating emotions. Rebuilding healthy relationships after major life changing circumstances has been possible using the proven techniques and approaches I have developed over more than twenty years. My mission is to work with you to help you through the challenges your life has presented. I will be that someone you can turn to, to objectively walk you through life's journey so that you will be relieved of your burdens.
Every one has come face to face with the fear of failure, or defeat. The fear that says we aren't good enough. We have been trained either we win or we lose, there are no other options. I challenge you to see the line between and give yourself permission to stand there, learn there, grow there. You only lose when you don't give yourself permission to take in the whole experience and receive from it.
Are you struggling with feelings & behaviors that no longer serve you? Are you unable to move beyond the past? Do you yearn for a more fulfilling way to live your life? If so, the process of therapy offers an opportunity to begin making these changes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that the therapeutic relationship itself offers a path to healing and personal growth.
We practice in an integrated practice setting to provide targeted medication-assisted treatment (MAT) intended to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and effectively diminish the compulsion to use substances that individuals often face. Each individual in our care has the benefit of a professional team of licensed providers including board-certified physicians, licensed therapists, and licensed case managers. We provide a “whole-patient” approach to treating substance use disorders.
You are not alone! Trauma, depression, anxiety, disappointment, and life transitions can happen to us all. No one is exempt from losing hope, feeling hurt, isolated, numb, abandoned, inadequate, unworthy, and/or helpless. In those times, having a therapist to help you navigate life’s unexpected obstacles increases the chances of overcoming the challenges you face.
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, EdD
*ASK ME ABOUT NEUROFEEDBACK* Life sometimes create obstacles that are seemingly impossible to overcome. At times this may feel frustrating and defeating. Yet, while relationships can be overwhelming, they can also serve as a source of great strength. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to share the challenges they experience through a relational-focused approach. I am passionate about "relationshifts" that promote mental health and wellness by primarily applying a solution-focused lens.
I received my Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Barry University. I am licensed in the state of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor and certified by the Florida Certification Board as a Certified Addictions Professional. I am also trained EMDR trauma therapist by EMDRIA. Offer Immigration Evaluations and Substance Use Evaluations.
Now also providing TELETHERAPY. I caringly provide cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents, adults, seniors and couples. While addressing their psychological issues, I enlighten and encourage them to realize their full potential and to experience a life of accomplishment and contentment. My counseling extends to individuals, families and groups. Whenever needed, I refer clients to various professionals within other fields. My sliding scale based fees range from $60 to $90, payable in cash or check. You can also view my private website at lancerao.com. At my Stuart office, I offer night and weekend hours.
My practice is focused on helping struggling readers in elementary and middle school. I test for dyslexia and other types of reading and writing disorders. Dyslexia is a language-based disability due to word decoding difficulty and poor fluency. Early signs can be detected, but it's under-identified in many schools. Reading problems cause significant struggle in almost all subject areas, which has lasting impact on both academic performance and self-esteem. Early evidence-based instruction / intervention makes a big difference in students' lives, and the great majority of kids can be successfully remediated.
You’ve noticed your toddler isn’t talking yet. Maybe she only talks repetitively. Or he seems delayed compared to the other kids at the park. The meltdowns are the worst you’ve ever seen. You’re thinking, “Is my child developing as she should? Is this a developmental delay? Is he autistic?” Is your doctor telling you to “wait and see?” You, dear parent, you need answers. Instead of praying your child doesn’t get kicked out of another preschool, imagine him talking about his day, engaging with other children, and calming down after a minute. This IS possible. You’ve come to the right place.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fort Pierce 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 Fort Pierce 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 Fort Pierce, or Child Psychologists in Fort Pierce.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Fort Pierce 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 Fort Pierce 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.