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1540 International Parkway, 1st Fl.
Lake Mary, Fl. 32746.
Please text from lobby or outside when you arrive to 407 426-4267.
You can email with questions 24/7 at [email protected]
Appointments can run a little longer in emergency sessions.
My background, I'm a mental health therapist for 13 years specializing in couples, marriage and family therapy, Individual and Teens and maintain a private practice in Lake Mary/ Heathrow area. I'm originally from New York City where I grew up Catholic. I graduated from Stetson University in Deland with a masters in Mental Health Counseling. I love what I do specially making a difference in a short amount of time and actually seeing emotional pain reduced.
Worked many years providing family and marriage counseling effectively with positive results, along with crisis counseling for both teens and adults. I feel I treat others as I want to be treated with respect and consideration. I'm very patient to hear you and help you get the bottom of negative patterns or the origins from past trauma BUT my style is direct as I'm solution focused. I analize what I'm hearing and what's not said. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist I will give you home assignments to practice what we discussed where consistent changes do occur.
Best way to reach me is through text if you have additional questions.
Looking for help is hard specially if you don't know what to expect. Counseling is where you get heard and solutions are found. Our goal is to help you, listen to you, no judgments and get you to a peaceful better place.
We will help you communicate how your feeling and what your needing in a way that gets heard. We want the opportunity to save your marriage and repair the relationship with tools and home assignments or as an individual reduce anxiety and depression in your life.
Sometimes communication has just stopped being respectful you feel ignored again or your being taken for granted, all you do for the family and being dismissed so at this point what you want has become a need. If your partner is walking away, that can create resentment and that turns to anger. We feel many relationships can be saved if both in the relationship stop to listen to what is your partner really is needing and what are they are feeling, whats behind the angry words.
We here to reduce daily patterns of arguing by practicing active listening and reduce defensive statements while increasing positive statements, validating your partners feelings which may include healing from infidelity and move past the pain.
Are you having trouble moving on and forgiving? Counseling makes a big difference to be able to move past issues and heal the wound. Some people are coming because now they are separated, never felt heard or were taken for granted but the other partner or parents now see their ways and want to salvage the relationship and relationships can be saved when both are willing to come in or eventually together. People can change!
If its pre-marital let's discuss your different views and common goals and dreams and how it can not become a problem in the future.
Let's discuss communicating better and reduce insecurities from past issues.
Counseling improves your relationship in many ways not just for people thinking of separating.
We will work on compliments, romantic dates and communicating needs where one listens and the other shares their feelings and frustrations to break the pattern of defensiveness. People have a need to feel heard and valued so respectful communication and timing is crucial.
If there is a history of abuse, not feeling heard and if it can get volatile please do an individual session first.
We practice active listening skills and use positive statements to refocus the conversation to a better and calmer place. I can see the positive things in you and your relationship that you might not be able to see any more.
Patterns that need to be broken maybe from childhood needs or past unresolved trauma. Items we can address in further treatment. Most symptoms and negative behaviors can have a trauma origin.
You can come privately at first to share personal frustrations and how we are going to tackle it together in couples counseling . We are passionate and patient and have a good sense of humor so needed at times. We here to help you our main goal.
Call us today so we can start healing now.
Availability until 7:30 pm and weekends
( Check spam folder if email not received and let us know within 24 hours of making an appt if paperwork not received.
If your sick please stay home and stay safe, counseling can wait but we also offer Telehealth counseling (online if needed).
- All Couples welcomed in Couples and Marriage Counseling
If sessions can become argumentative please schedule individual session first. I want everyone to stay safe and be heard I can see both together and separate for best results.
- Individual Counseling
( We provide love, respect and acceptance of anyones race, religion, preferences or differences.)
- Alexithymia ( Not able to express or understand emotional needs)
(10% of men and 8% of women have this and EMDR therapy is very effective in increasing the ability to feel and express emotions. ( Some will be in denial that's ok)
- Reduce depression/ hopelessness and negative statements
(Encouraging self growth)
- Reduce Anxiety with EMDR
- Increase healthy communication and boundaries
- Heal from infidelity issues
- Revitalizing the relationship (Bringing back romance)
- Reduce co-parenting/ blended family issues to being on the same page
- Heal from past trauma affecting you now
- Adolescents and Individual Therapy
( For the family and teen to feel heard together or separate)
- EMDR for trauma processing , PTSD, childhood issues leading to current issues.
EMDR Therapy is very powerful for all aspects in life to reduce depression, anxiety and anger see results after one session.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2. Solution Focus Therapy
3. Person Centered Therapy
4. EMDR Therapy (for trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD)
Certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Member of Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida and
Florida Mental Health Counselors
Office is on the first floor, during business hours there’s snacks and coffee available on the second fl.
Front door closes at 6pm, please text when outside if your session is after 6pm or weekends. (Bad phone reception at times)
If early to follow-up appointments, please wait at 1st floor waiting area and we will be right with you. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you today!
CASH OR CREDIT CARD accepted for
1 ) 90 min. $185
( Initial session for self pay) Please call or text if needing a 90 min. session for self-pay
2) 50 min for insurance or $125 self pay
EAP sessions are 45 min only.
If your using an EAP get authorization code first with an approval letter with approval number of sessions.
3) Weekend appt. $150.00 for follow ups, $185 initial
Call today 407 536-5383 for questions. We are taking new clients.
If using insurance, we accept:
United, United Medicaid, Cigna, Humana & Magellan, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
and Out of Network
BCBS Fl. patients please call for co-pay and deductible (Mental Health Out Patient info.)
Staywell, Staywell Healthy Kids and CMS ( Children's Medical Services )
If you prefer to email with questions [email protected]
There's a $25 charge for no shows and late cancellations (less then 24 hours)
Please see all the therapists in our practice to see whos a good fit for you. We look forward to working with you today and reduce current stressors.
We offer monthly Zoom counseling/ support groups on different themes at $25 ( at least three separate people) to make it happen. Please email [email protected] for more info on groups.