My Approach to Counseling

My intention as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients. A place for you to be yourself and feel open to talk about anything. I want my clients to have confidence in themselves. Also to feel empowered by their counseling sessions, and feel comfortable in the therapeutic relationship.. This I believe will lead to the client learning to be the expert of their own lives.

We will uncover and reshape any negative thoughts and beliefs that might be contributing to your distress and see how these beliefs play out in your life and relationships. Over time, you will practice new ways of thinking that unlock your full potential for growth and change.

Additionally, by integrating a solution-focused perspective, you will move from problem-saturated thinking to problem solving for yourself. Therapy is a process and can transform your life.

Eating Disorders and Body Image

I have a passion to work with clients who are struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, self-confidence, and self-esteem. I struggled with an eating disorder when I was a teenager and had body image issues for many years. If you are restricting your diet or overeating, there is hope for you. It is important to find the root cause of this behavior. Together we will dig deep to eliminate the need for you to act out on any harmful behaviors.

Marriage and Relationship Therapy

  • Have you been struggling in your marriage?
  • Would you like to learn effective communication skills to improve your relationship with your partner?
  • Is it hard to be in a relationship after a betrayal?
  • Do you think it is a challenge for you to get over the past?
  • Do you find yourself in a constant loop of right and wrong, finger pointing and blaming?

If so then it may be time to seek help. Marriage counseling is one of the areas of counseling I am most passionate about. I love to see couples come together, resolve issues and learn how to live a healthy life aligned with themselves and each other.

Teens and Children Counseling

I also provide counseling sessions for children and teens. I have more than 12 years of experience

working in many schools in central Florida . I understand that children and teens need to feel safe in order to open up and do the necessary work of self actualization. My desire is to always provide a non-judgemental space and opportunity for children and teens to do this work.

About Me:

  • I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida.
  • I have a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Certificate in Family and Relationship Therapy from Rollins College.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
  • Sessions can be conducted in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate, 2020
  • Gottman’s Method Couples Therapy – Level 1 and 2, 2019, Gottman’s Method Couples Therapy Level 3, 2021
  • Prepare-Enrich Facilitator for couples, 2019
  • Mindfulness Certificate from University of Central Florida, 2019
  • EDIT Certified I and II Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician