I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My role as a therapist is to facilitate the healing process and to empower my clients to make the changes that they desire in their lives. I work with clients on a wide variety of issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Relationship Issues. Stress Management, Addiction and LGBTQ plus issues.
Taking that initial step to begin a therapeutic relationship can be very difficult. However, in doing so you are exhibiting strength, courage, and an openness to change. Congratulations on taking that first step! I look forward to helping you draw upon tools in order to navigate through life’s challenges. We will work together to help you build the life you desire. You will learn to use your strengths and resilience in order to achieve your personal goaIs. I believe in a compassionate and non-judgemental approach, tailored to meet your specific and unique needs. I am trained in EMDR,RTM,CBT treatments as well as TELETHERAPY.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CIRT, CHT
I strongly believe in the importance of guiding people towards leading a well balanced, fulfilling and creative life. I am an experienced, insightful, culturally sensitive therapist with 29 years of clinical experience. Together with each client or clients I work to build on strengths and achieve life goals in the most creative way. I view difficulties as opportunities to gain more self awareness allowing a more balanced, happier and a more serene self to emerge.As a certified Imago Relationship Therapist I embrace a unique approach to relate to ones partner and transform ones relationship.
As human beings, we are hard-wired to be securely connected in relationship. We are happier and even live longer lives. At the same time, we are hard-wired to protect ourselves which can create a lot of conflict in relationship with others and with our authenticate self.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in care for individuals and families. My approach is flexible to meet the needs of my patients and rooted in years of clinical experience, psychology training and research. Areas of speciality include working with Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Personality Disorders. I am also intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and am part of a weekly DBT consultation team providing adherent outpatient care. Currently, I run multiple DBT skills groups and an ED group.
I help children, adolescents and adults with ADHD, autism/ Asperger’s, anxiety and other neurodiversities, succeed with my expert and mindful approach by providing personalized, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary interventions, which fosters belonging and connection, increases confidence and independence while also teaching them the skills they need for social and academic success and beyond. These services are provided through my learning center for neurodiverse learners, or, through individual/family/group therapies and coaching.
For 26 years, I have been an individual, couple, and family therapist in South Florida. In the tri-county area, my clients are men, women and families in all phases of life. I treat a wide variety of relationship problems in addition to individual issues. Integrating a range of theories and techniques, I tailor my approach to specifically meet the needs of each client. Through the process of respectfully developing a deep understanding of my clients as individuals and as part of their relationships, I help clients achieve a sense of resolution and clarity, paving the way for positive change.
I have thirty years of experience in the field of education and counseling. I earned my Master's Degree at Bradley University where I was named The Merle Kaufman Scholar, awarded for outstanding achievement in the College of Education. I did additional graduate work at Nova Southeastern University and have attended and/or facilitated dozens of seminars. My areas of study focused on speech and hearing sciences, learning disabilities, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, and human sexuality.
I provide comprehensive, professional psychological services in a private, confidential, compassionate and comfortable setting. The goal of all therapy interventions is to empower individuals to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives as they navigate their own paths. I treat many different types of general difficulties that people face (anxiety, depression, relationship concerns). I specialize in the treatiment of eating disorders, infertility and pregnancy loss, and gifted testing, learning disablity and ADHD / ADD testing. As a specialist in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I assist my clients in applying proven theraputic methods and coping techniques to these real life concerns.
Welcome to Wellington Behavioral Health. Making the decision to seek help is the first step, and with this step comes the possibility of hope. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with over 10 years of specialized experience in Eating Disorders, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Substance Abuse. I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults. I offer you the opportunity to face your difficulties constructively and confidently, and experience healing in a safe, compassionate, and therapeutic environment.
Life and its transitions can leave you feeling defeated, overwhelmed and trapped. However, these "growing pains" can open up doors to experiencing more fulfillment and happiness. If you've lost passion in your life or relationships, struggling to get through the day, feeling alone, regretful, idealizing the past, or even numbing yourself in some way to avoid feeling empty, it's time for a change. Immigration assessments for waiver applications also provided.
Anxiety, stress, fear, anger, depression... are these the things keeping you stuck? Let's work together to improve your life. Therapy can be one of the most rewarding and helpful experiences you will ever have. I have found that once a person feels safe, respected, and heard, an incredible amount of courage and growth usually appears. I strive to be present, aware, and accepting of everyone I work with. Significant change occurs directly outside of our comfort zones, and it's a great privilege to see people accomplish this in unique and creative ways. If you are ready to start making desired changes in your life, let's get started.
You wish you could make it stop. The little voice inside your head that tells you, “You’ll never be good enough.” You’re losing sleep. You feel exhausted. And yet you just can’t seem to get that little voice to be quiet, even for just a few minutes a day. It started when you were a child, from a critical parent who demanded you get straight As on your report card, participate in numerous sports, and volunteer on the weekend. And when you weren’t perfect, their disappointment was known. You were used to the silent treatment. You were used to being afraid of their reaction. You were used to the unachievable standard.
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, please search no more... I strive to help you to find your happiness and peace. I offer unique techniques that blended with arts and technology. I have a great understanding of diverse cultures, religions and family dynamics. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma or need help with your academic, career or business choices, I am here for you. I also use hypnosis to treat childhood traumas. I have a master degree in Forensic Psychology, a master degree in International Business, and a master degree in Mental Health Counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Living this life can be difficult. I have found that everyone encounters trials, and these experiences can have lasting effects on one's whole self (body, mind and spirit). These trials can be anything from significant traumatic events to even negative relational experiences and abuses. I engage my clients with trauma-based approaches from a Christian perspective to allow for adaptive integration of emotional stuck points so a sense of reconciliation and ultimate wholeness can be experienced.
Pediatric Psychology Associates (PPA) is a specialized practice composed of highly qualified and dedicated clinicians. Our therapists are caring and experienced in dealing with a range of issues affecting children and their families. Services provided include comprehensive psychological/psychoeducational evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, individual and family psychotherapy, social thinking and psychotherapy groups, and consults/trainings to schools, medical professionals in the community. Clinicians at PPA have expertise in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, eating disorders, anxiety and OCD, behavioral medicine issues, and general emotional/psychological concerns. Our practice also focuses on aspects of positive psychology and general enhancement of quality of life.
Relationships are hard. Whether it is with our partner, parents, children, or friends, it can be challenging. You bring your own "stuff" into your relationships and many times you don't realize it or know why. Why do I take my anger out on my family? Why can't I trust my partner? Why am I so anxious? Why are we always fighting? These are some of the questions you may be asking yourself, yet you don't have the answers. You can bridge the gap between understanding yourself and improving your relationships.
Something has to change. You know this. The hardest part about change is not making the same choices we made the day before. Every action you take today, and every relationship, is determined by your ENTIRE life experience up to this very second. We act out all sorts of patterns and behaviors without knowing why. What you are not aware of can and will control you. The only real path to change involves acceptance and self compassion.
Are you tired of feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Seeking support is the first step and I can help. My masters degree is in school and mental health counseling. I have 26 years experience working with children, adults and families with depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and behavioral issues. I am a certified special educator, certified school counselor and a licensed mental health counselor. My focus is identifying the antecedents to the behavior(s) that need to be shaped. I then develop a successful treatment plan that specifically meets the needs of the child and family. Free consultations available.