I am a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. I grew up in the Baptist Church and consider it my foundation. My walk with God became stronger after losing my mother to cancer when I was 26 yr. old. My faith has helped me through my own life challenges and given me love and compassion to help others. I feel that all true healing comes from our father in heaven.
I am a licensed counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 5 years experience with individual and family counseling. I have a bachelors in social work from Florida State University and a masters from Florida Gulf Coast University. I have been married for over 15 years and have two children. I have an interest in trauma and grief care and have helped clients who have anxiety, depression, and experienced past emotional or physical abuse.
My counseling style is warm and accepting. I don’t believe in labeling people and know that considering a counselor can be overwhelming. My approach is client centered using a variety of counseling modalities such as cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and strengths based to best meet your needs. I look forward to working with you on your journey to more peace and clarity.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LCSW #SW 15018 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
I like Malissa! She’s easy to talk to and has a great attitude. I don’t like opening up and talking about my issues but with Malissa it’s very easy and look forward to speaking to her.