I have been a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida for the past 5 years, and I currently hold a PhD in Psychology. I have worked with adolescents, their families, and adults with addiction and dual disorders for the past 17 years. Twelve out these 17 years of experience, I have worked directly with adults with addiction, anger management, and self-management problems. Helping individuals who are struggling with addiction problems (i.e., alcohol, illicit substances, medication abuse, gambling, technology) has been the center of my work. I have also worked with the family members of individuals who were dealing with different addictions. I understand that the impact of a loved one's addiction problems can be very overwhelming, and at times, too much to handle. For this reason, helping the family members of individuals with addiction problems has also been one of my greatest passions. The impact that stems from various types of addiction includes, but are not limited to: grief and loss, feelings of powerless, depression, anxiety, and much more. If you are ready to regain control over your life, whether you are directly suffering from addiction problems or you have been impacted by someone else's addiction, I would like to assist you in instilling hope back into your life.
In addition to using spiritual principles of love, compassion, hope, faith, and forgiveness, my approach also includes cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Rogerian, and positive psychology techniques.
On a more personal note, I am originally from Brazil; however, I have been in the US for the past 24 years. I am currently a proud American citizen. I enjoy meditation and walking, and I love animals. Additionally, helping others has been among my greatest passions. So, I absolutely look forward to working with you.
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management
LMHC #MH 11216 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
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