I understand your pain. Many times I’ve experienced that negative internal monologue that spirals out of control and impairs my ability to function emotionally effectively. Needless to say, I’ve done and continue to do my share of inner work to achieve my greatest potential. I have struggled with feelings of clarity and inability to connect with myself; that’s why I understand your pain.
The therapeutic process is unique and sacred to each individual. An ideal client understands that therapy is not a cure, that they are not broken and must be ready and willing to become an active participant in their life. My role as a therapist is to facilitate and assist clients in their healing, growth and empowerment that occurs with increased self-awareness and acceptance. As a social worker, I will also encourage consideration of how your environment both can and cannot support growth and behavioral change.
Have you ever felt like you can't quite articulate what you're feeling or struggling with? Are you stuck in a difficult family or relationship dynamic? Are you repeating unhealthy patterns in your life? Are you anticipating or currently going through a major life transition? Could you use an unbiased, confidential person to talk to? I believe that I can help to untangle the mess and leave you with a deeper understanding of your self or your situation.
Do you feel like your partner doesn't understand you anymore, or that you're growing apart? Then it's time to understand each other and communicate better. If you ready to get back on the same page, learn how to put your relationship first & rekindle that spark you once had, I can help you. It's time to get close again! Were you or your spouse unfaithful? I want to help you both recover, heal, reconnect and learn to live again after the betrayal.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHC, CCTP, CASM
Welcome to the first step to the rest of your life. Life changes rapidly and sometimes it is hard to gain footing in this ever changing world. You have made the best decision seeking therapy and I am here to guide you to.
My primary work is with children, adolescents, and their families, but I also work with adults individually. Primary areas of specialty include social skills training (I develop curriculum for social groups), and mood regulation within the youth population. I am a staunch advocate of focusing on communication; both verbal and nonverbal, as I help my clients improve their “emotional vocabulary”. My ideal client is someone is ready to make a positive change in his or her life, working through self-improvement. These clients wish to develop skills they are having difficulty with and/or are not able to develop on their own.
I began working in the area of mental health over 20 years ago, the last 15 years have been in mental health as a child and family therapist. I have worked with children in a variety of environments from home to foster care. Working with children led me to expand my practice to include working with parents and families. I work with a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, attention problems, anger and trauma. The life issues people face are also a key part of my practice, such as divorce, death of a loved one, a move to a new home or country and bullying .
Hello and Welcome! I have seven years of experience in the mental health field in the state of FL. While, I have worked with clients of all ages, my primary work is with adults, especially from the 20s - 40s age range. My specialty is working with individuals who specifically struggle with general anxiety, social anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and other everyday issues. I have training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and solution focused approaches. I understand that each person has their own unique situations, so I value giving each person individual plans of action to address their issues.
Life can be challenging. Whether it is dealing with every day life difficulties, mental health, eating disorders, and/or addiction... I am here to be a support to connect to your innermost strength. I function from a soul to soul philosophy... being a humble human while trying to help someone else connect to themselves to experience a life worth living. I honor the therapeutic process and alliance and recognize the strength and fortitude it takes to get to the place where one is willing to allow help in. I look forward to being that person for you or your loved one.
My foremost goal is to help you improve as quickly as possible. Seeing a therapist for an eternity in order to experience personal growth and gain insight is not necessary. The types of therapy I utilize in my practice are time sensitive, supported by research and have high levels of therapeutic efficacy (results). I collaborate with you throughout the process and will challenge you with your goals in mind. I am a Licensed Psychologist with the highest levels of training and a diverse array of experience.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. My hope is that you will know I care from our first meeting. What keeps you up at night? What are your goals and dreams? How can I assist you with these? Clients say they value my warmth, ability to make them feel at ease, and genuine interest in them. I specialize in assisting adults, teens and children in their quest for mental, emotional and spiritual wholeness. I am also a certified Prepare/Enrich Therapist (premarital counseling) and help couples prepare not for a wedding but for a lifetime.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and bereavement/ grief and loss. My approach is person centered, eclectic and holistic. Some of the modalities include solution focused, CBT and psychodynamic therapies. I have the ability to diversify my approach based on the personal and cultural needs of the client.
In over 30 years of practice, I have found that a combination of talk therapy and energy work is the most effective way to achieve emotional stability. My holistic mind-body approach helps reduce stress by releasing unprocessed emotions in the nervous system. As you let go of "stuck" emotional patterns, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma begin to disappear.
You are not alone. If you are here seeking help for depression, anxiety symptoms, attachment/abandonment issues, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger issues, traumas, peer relationship issues, or couple-marital issues, I am here to listen and assist you. My goal as a therapist has always been to help people through their crises. Together, I can show you the way you can work through them, and as my friends and clients have mentioned; I am a good listener and I have always shown authentic empathy. I can help you discover that each of us is unique and unlike no other.
Lying awake at night, you wonder if you’ll ever be able to fall asleep again. Rethinking your day and overanalyzing every detail is exhausting, yet you can’t seem to put it to bed. Every day things get harder, while you keep putting that smile on, pretending you’re okay. Deep down, you feel like you’re falling apart. The more you think about everything you’re pushing away, the more overwhelming it becomes. The job you once loved feels like a burden. Your relationships are unfulfilling. A dark loneliness has settled over your life. With each passing day, you grow more resentful. You barely recognize yourself anymore.
As an LMFT, I enjoy working with women, couples, families, and professionals in achieving desired personal and professional goals. As the owner of ac Aspire llc, working with women issues and couples is my specialty. I look forward to speaking with you about working towards fulfilling your personal, relationship, and professional goals.
I am a psychotherapist with many years of experience in the fields of Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Education. I provide a space where I will actively listen to you, creating a place to allow the suffering in your life to be more bearable. I will help you identify the things that are not working in your life and that have become obstacles, causing distress, anxiety, and stress. I believe that therapy is about finding that inner, healthier part of people and let that be a new beginning. As a therapist, I will accompany you through this process of discovery and change. Get in touch to learn more.
Dr. Tessler is a clinical psychologist who has developed an expertise in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations. Unlike most clinicians, my practice focuses exclusively on providing highly individualized assessments to children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Tessler has over 10 years of experience evaluating children with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to developmental disabilities, children with ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety.
“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing”. -Charles Schaefer. Play is vital for children to express themselves and learn about their surroundings and general environment. In addition to exploration, it is essential for their development. Allowing the space for them to play freely generates the possibility of understanding their world and their motivation. Instead of the traditional format of communication, we often learn more about a child's thoughts, feelings, motivations, and struggles by watching them play.
I am a Florida Board licensed mental health clinician specialized in working with the adult population. I have been helping individuals and couples who have various types of difficulties, and wish to learn coping skills and managing change in a positive way. Life is full of challenges, and sometimes moving forward can seem very difficult. At these moments, realizing need for therapeutic help, finding someone you can trust and feel safe with, who listens to you and helps you understand painful emotional states, relational, and behavioral patterns, is crucial.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Hollywood 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 Hollywood 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 Hollywood, or Child Psychologists in Hollywood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Hollywood 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 Hollywood 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.