I would like to help you make the changes that will improve your life. Take that first step and start on your journey towards positive change. As my client you will be offered a therapeutic relationship which will effectively guide you towards reaching your goals. You will be treated with respect, you will be listened to and you will not be judged. My 30 yrs. experience and continued commitment to provide the most effective treatments to my clients will assure your success. Take the first step and contact me. I work with Individuals, Couples and Families. I'm fluent in both English/Spanish.
My specialty is working with relationships; people having a hard time with relationships either romantic, at work or with a sibling, parent or friend. I teach effective communication, patience, and learning assertiveness rights (you have the right to say no to someone). I help my clients to identify their values, learn about mindfulness and describe what their "best life" looks like. If you are making decisions that are guided by your values, you will find your best life. I will help you identify ineffective patterns, find your path, set goals and get to where you want to be.
I am offering in-person sessions and I am also fully vaccinated. I'm passionate about helping my clients and giving them the tools they need to conquer the challenges they are facing. With every person that contacts me, I will always answer your call, strive to ease your uncertainties, and have you feel included in the therapy process. Therapy is not something you have to do alone. As your therapist, I will guide you through your struggles and help you feel more hopeful and optimistic.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Gabriel understands that life can be challenging and that we sometimes need guidance and support to reach places where we desire to be. He believes that we are essentially like homes with many parts. We are filled with bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and many areas that we do not see, yet experience. We have walls that serve purpose and doors that give us access to new rooms and like the plumbing supplying water to our homes, pressure can bust pipes.
The populations I specialize in counseling include people who identify within the broad spectrums of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (and their loved ones), persons living with HIV, and polyamorous folks or others in non-traditional, open, and/or kink relationships. I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, trauma, low self-esteem, and those who are going through life changes. I also enjoy teaching life and coping skills, assertive communication, boundary setting, mindfulness, and doing relationship counseling, career counseling, and life coaching.
For parents of struggling adolescents and teenagers, it can be stressful, frustrating, and even scary to observe changes in your child’s mood, behavior, and personality. At first it may have seemed like their complaints about friends, difficulties with school, and general moodiness was just a phase of teen angst, but as your adolescent or teenager's self-confidence, school performance, social activity, and motivation dwindle, so does your confidence in your ability to help them. You’ve tried everything you can think of to make them feel better and help them get back on track, and you feel overwhelmed when nothing seems to work.
We all deal with stress on a daily basis; it is something that many of us do not want to deal with. It takes a lot of courage and strength for one to choose counseling as an alternative way to cope with stress. It also takes a commitment for one to remain on that path. The goal of counseling is to enhance one's quality of life in his or her everyday walk and to promote self awareness. As a counselor, my personal goal is to help clients identify goals as well as impending solutions to issues that cause emotional perplexity.
I have a deep enthusiasm for working with the strengths and abilities of people. I view therapy as a process to improve the overall quality of your life while gaining new insight to how your thoughts and beliefs effect your coping skills. Everyone experiences challenging times, however, when life becomes overwhelming personal growth becomes difficult. My experience has led me to recognize that therapy remains a very individual experience. I aim to created a warm, positive environment where you can share your stories while increasing your overall sense of well-being to develop inner strength.
I have been in private practice in Central Florida for approximately 30 years having completed a doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Prior to private practice I had been on the staff in Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida Medical School, Diagnostic Center at Western Kentucky University and Counseling Center at Kentucky State University. I am nationally certified in school psychology, play therapy, a diplomat in school neuropsychology, and by the OCD Foundation. Services include evaluation, consultation and counseling services for children, adolescents and families.
At Open Doors Counseling Center we are passionate about helping individuals, children, couples and families find peace, healing, strength and direction. We understand there are times when life can be painful, stressful, exhausting, and confusing "I feel stuck." "We just don't get along anymore." "We are so worried about our son." "We don't know what else to do." "I just can't seem to following through on anything." "I am sad/anxious/worried/angry and I just want to feel happy." Life is really hard and sometimes you just need someone to help you navigate the difficult times.
I specialize in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. My model is extremely safe and non invasive. It is 98% successful for patients who remain in treatment for 6 months or more. It focuses on the trauma not being the fault of the patient, safety for the patient, and taking back control of one's life that the trauma has taken away. I also treat most other psychiatric and counseling problems. I see patients of all ages. In addition to solution focused trauma work, I am an accomplished family therapist and use mindfulness based cognitive therapy to promote progress.
One of the greatest pains in life is not knowing. Not knowing how to deal with a challenging situation, such as a troubled relationship, a traumatic experience, or unexplained mood swings. Maybe you simply want help, for yourself or someone you know who may be dealing with a difficult life transition. Well, there is one thing you should know, there's HOPE (not just a cliché). As the owner of HOPE's Corner Counseling I believe in providing the most up-to-date counseling strategies to meet your unique needs & rebuild your HOPE.
I will like to take this time to tell you "Congratulations" in taking the first step towards healing and restoration in your life and or the life of your love ones. It takes a lot of courage to seek help when you find yourself in difficult situations. On this journey called life, we encounter many obstacles that can leave us in a state of brokenness, hopelessness, confusion and just plain lost, with no clear direction on how to move forward, to a place of Hope, Joy, Peace, Love, and Freedom. Well I have Good News for you! You don't have to figure it out alone.
You're anxious, overwhelmed, and on edge. You've tried to get out of this spiral of anxiety and nervousness, but you don't know what else to do to stop it. Every day seems to be filled with tension, nerves, and a sense of being unable to relax. You're so tired of feeling this way and have realized that you may need help from someone else to get you out of this seemingly never-ending loop of anxiousness. I am glad that you're here looking for help. Together, we can help you overcome this tiring feeling of anxiety that you face every day.
Cramped quarters during this miserable pandemic? Suffocating lately? Still interpreting all this as a loss? Learn how to switch gears! Video counseling is effective for developing and practicing the skills you need in these swiftly moving changes. These changes are not about loss. They are all about the skills of adaptation. Move from the fearful debilitating Feelings of Loss into the listening and detachment skills needed in your family today. Build real life coping skills. Eliminate the fear and frustration of confinement.
I believe that all human beings have the potential to live productive lives. Unfortunately some may feel that happiness and self actualization is beyond their control. My role is to provide a trusting, nonjudgmental environment that will facilitate the process of reorganization of each individual's perceptions and transformation to a new sense of self.
Sometimes carrying the weight of all our responsibilities can feel like drowning. If you feel as if the only thing you’re doing is treading water then I welcome you to Sea of Serenity Counseling. If this is your first time looking for a therapist, I applaud your bravery and courage. If this is a continuation of your journey, I am honored to help you take those next steps. I am currently trained to work with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in working with the LGBTQA+ population and adolescents. I welcome people of all races, ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.
As a parent of a struggling child, you often think about what you can do to help your child feel and do better. It can be very frustrating when nothing you try seems to make a difference. It’s a big step to reach out to get counseling. With so many counselors to choose from it can be difficult to find the right fit for you and your child. You deserve to feel more at peace, happier, and content. Let me help!
If you are searching for a therapist, you may be struggling with a relationship, feeling overwhelmed by unwanted feelings, feeling stuck, or simply wanting to find deeper meaning in your life. I hope to provide a comfortable and nonjudgemental space for you to talk about yourself and your experiences. Through the process of therapy, you can better understand the patterns in your life, overcome barriers that keep getting in your way, and experience new ways of coping with your current life situations. The goal is to bring more meaning, fulfillment, satisfaction and connection to your life.
Sometimes we face challenges in life ranging from everyday frustrations, peer, family and intimate relationship conflicts, behavior and mood changes. Together, we will determine goals, explore much more than just the presenting problem—the issue that first brought you to therapy. My goal is to successfully build a healthy therapeutic relationship that will promote self-actualization, empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park, or Child Psychologists in Winter Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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.