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Hello Friend! My name is Tanner and I am the therapy dog for Enrichment Support Services. I am a friendly puppy who loves attention. Belly rubs and back scratches are a quick way to my heart. My goal as a therapy dog is to make you feel comfortable and welcomed in our office. I look forward to meeting you soon!
I have to congratulate you for taking the first step in seeking help from a professional to guide you in this difficult time. It takes courage to pick up the phone and set the first appointment. It is my intention to help you go through and process life transition circumstances and emotional struggles.
My therapeutic style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combined with Psychodynamic. CBT focusing on insight and action by challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Psychodynamics will help you achieve self-awareness and understanding of the influences of the past on present behavior.
I believe in a holistic approach to psychotherapy taking into consideration the physical, emotional and spiritual components of your life. Learning about your upbringing, culture, spiritual beliefs and personal narrative will help me to understand you as a whole. By looking at your past, we can find patterns of behavior and beliefs that contributed to your current circumstances.
I am a Marriage & Relationships Coach for Live the Life Organization and a facilitator in Adventures in Marriage workshop curriculum, helping couples discover better ways to meet their needs, communicate and resolve conflict.
I do not call counseling a career, for me counseling is a calling. I believe that you have the inner resources not only to go through your present circumstances but to transcend your circumstances, become self-aware and become a better you and pursue the life you dream. I will feel blessed and honored in assisting you reach your personal goals.
Shekiah Wagner is a Masters level Marriage and Family Therapist Intern providing supportive therapy for individuals, children, couples and families. She has extensive experience working with military families and offenders in the Florida Department of Corrections.
Mrs. Wagner uses a systems approach, to work together with clients to recognize patterns in thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships that have developed through their unique experiences. Providing support with issues of grief, depression, anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, divorce, parenting, adjustment, spiritual and relationship concerns is a priority.
She has learned that most people are significantly impacted by trauma and that it is their response to the trauma that directs their path and makes the most significant influence on their lives. With genuine love for people and progression, Shekiah looks forward to making a difference in the school to prison pipeline epidemic and uplifting the community, one person at a time.
I am the owner and Clinical Director of ESS. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, Ohio, and Illinois, I have more than 15 years of experience in the areas of mental health. I see therapy as a collaborative process every step of the wayfrom goal setting to termination. We look at strengths, and focus on what we know is already working. I believe that each individual has a different way to relating to the world and I treat each client based on their individual needs. I currently work with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. I can provide biblically-based counseling upon request.
I have experience with individuals dealing with behavioral difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, fertility issues, and social skills training. I have experience with adolescents and adults dealing with body image issues and I use a family systems perspective to help them build a healthy recovery environment.
My experience with couples ranges from unmarried young adult couples, pre-marital couples, and married couples who want to enhance their intimacy and married couples thinking about or going through a divorce. I also work with the entire family to improve communication, closeness, sibling and parent relationships.
My goal for clients is to help face past hurts, and then make use of the strengths they have acquired because of and in spite of their deprivation. I use therapeutic techniques that are designed to meet those goals.
I am a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern providing supportive therapy for individuals, couples and families of all ages. Using a systems approach, we can work together to recognize patterns in thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships that have developed through your unique experiences. Providing support with issues of depression, anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, grief, divorce, parenting, adjustment, spiritual and relationship concerns is a priority.
I have a wealth of experience in child welfare having been a Child Protection Professional for over 10yrs. Currently my career has lead me to working with victims of sexual abuse and ensuring their voices are heard. My experience also includes play therapy with an emphasis on coaching parents in promoting healthy development in their children, reducing problematic behaviors, and improving relationships.
I am respectful of individual, ethnic and cultural differences. Striving to create a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable environment to share thoughts, feelings, fears, hopes, dreams, and aspirations is my commitment. It would be my privilege to be part of your journey toward healing, growth, health and wellness.
Heather’s desire is to empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles.
Regardless of age, she will work with an individual to develop and implement plans and goals that will help guide them to a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.
She will use clinically tested and evidence based interventions with in the eclectic theoretical approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered therapy. She facilitates individual therapy along with groups. She accepts children, adolescents as well as adults. Heather supports treatment for but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relational issues, adjustment disorders, along with instruction in communication, coping, relaxation, and, anger management.
Heather has lived in South Florida for 13 years and has also experienced the Asian culture during the late 90’s to early 2000’s. During those years she was living as an expat in Beijing, China.
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, a Certified K-12 Professional School Counselor and an Infant Mental Health Specialist trained in relationships, attachment, infant/child development, and family interactions. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I welcome people from all walks of life, and have worked with a wide range of clients.
With my child centered approach to therapy, I utilize multiple therapeutic treatment approaches that are age-appropriate when working with children and teens with a variety of emotional, behavioral, and social problems. I have specific expertise in behavioral interventions, behavioral modifications and parent-child psychotherapy. I work with children and their parents to decrease challenging behaviors, increase social emotional resilience, model creative problem-solving skills and develop coping skills. With the use of systemic therapy, and an eclectic approach to therapy, I help clients develop skills to better manage anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief/bereavement; adjustment, relationships, immigration, women’s issues, and life transitions; communication, conflict
resolution, life coaching and spiritual direction.
Every person is unique and benefits from a personalized approach. Throughout the therapy process, I believe in a non-judgmental approach that reflects cultural sensitivity to the unique and diverse experiences of individuals, couples and families as well as a supportive, caring, and honest therapeutic environment which is important to facilitate change and growth.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and as a Guardian ad Litem I have worked with children and families in crisis for the past four years. I work with young children, tweens and teens as they maneuver through difficulties in dealing with school, divorce, trauma, anxiety and abuse. I also enjoy working with couples and individuals as they struggle with life transitions, dating, parenting, personal, marital and relational difficulties. I also have the experience and desire to work with the dynamic senior/elder community.
I use the systems approach to therapy, which allows me to look at patterns of behaviors without blame, shame or judgment. I hope to provide a space where individuals, couples, families or groups feel empowered to make changes in their lives and relationships. In order to help clients reach their therapeutic goals I use techniques in Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy with emphasis in Solution Focused Therapy. My personal goal as a therapist is to listen, encourage and empower you.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from Florida State University. I am currently working towards my Masters of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy at Saint Thomas University.
My work as an Interventionist in the Miami-Dade County Public School system, provided me with experience in working with teenagers dealing with learning challenges, behavioral issues, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and even language barriers (ESOL). I’ve also worked with children on the Autism spectrum and related disorders, using the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship model, also called DIR Floortime.
I believe in helping individuals, families, couples, and children get through difficult obstacles, by using a systemic approach. I typically use Solution-Focused Therapy and Structural Therapy. I am also able to apply a Holistic Approach upon request.
I will work with the clients to find appropriate methods that are unique to them and their situation. I am comfortable working with individuals from every background, no matter the gender, ethnicity, religion and/or sexual orientation. I assure a non-judgmental environment, filled with empathy, active listening and empowerment. Everyone has strengths and I am here to reveal them to assist clients with reaching their goals. Therapy is a journey and I am here to take that journey with you!
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern completing my Masters of Science at St. Thomas University, I hold a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. As a psychology major, I dedicate my time working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. I had the privilege of working with a diverse population from foster care agencies, incarcerated parents, survivors from abuse, difficult life stressors and substance abuse.
I have experience with individuals dealing with anxiety, a lack of coping skills for life stressors, communication difficulties, and conflict difficulties. Some of my strengths such as multilingual, attention to detail, organizational, and the ability to work well with others will contribute to assisting clients to the best of my abilities.
My goal for clients is to highlight the strong characteristics that each individual possesses and work on strengthening them while using therapeutic interventions to work towards completing goals.
I am a Marriage and Family Student intern and have worked with both adults, adolescents and tweens as they navigate through the obstacles that arise in life. These can present themselves in a personal, professional or academic setting. The journey through life is filled with many transitions that don’t always happen smoothly and this can be challenging. Stress, family separations, suicidality, relationships among other things can be difficult to juggle and my aspiration is to provide a safe and judgement free space for clients to work through these issues.
I mainly use a Rogerian approach though narrative, solution focused and systemic tools are part of my repertoire as well. Being able to objectively examine patterns of behavior that prevent us from living our best lives is an essential first step. My goal as a therapist is to be a source of support and encouragement to you through your journey.
Nathifa is usually the first point of contact within ESS. She is the friendly voice on the other end of the telephone. Nathifa is a highly skilled administrative assistant responsible for various operations within the office, which some include: policy implementation, scheduling, billing and coding, accounts receivable management, insurance credentialing, human resource management and marketing. She has several years of experience in office management and administration, marketing, and customer service. If you have any questions regarding your insurance policy, Nathifa is a phone call away.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in crisis for the past couple of years. I have assisted these families with school, separation, co-parenting, and environmental change. I help clients develop skills to better manage anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, and life transitions. I use the systemic approach in therapy which allows me to look at patterns of behavior and cycles without blame or judgment. I also use techniques like Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.
My professional interests include human sexuality, gender identity, relationships, grief, bereavement, loss and survivorship, and human behavior. I also enjoy working with couples while they handle and balance dating, life transitions, parenting, personal, and relational difficulties.
I believe in a therapeutic space that provides a safe, caring, and open environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences to change, grow, and express themselves.
Dr. Betancourt provides mental health services to patients of all ages. Her clinical practice includes comprehensive evaluations and treatment of developmental concerns, academic problems, attention and behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, adjustment to life changes, parent-child relationship problems, trauma and stress related disorders. Dr. Betancourt takes a biopsychosocial approach to mental health, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, motivational interviewing, solution focused treatment models, mindfulness based interventions, and principles from different family therapy interventions to develop specific goals and improve the lives of individuals and families.
Dr. Betancourt received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. She then received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, now known as Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Betancourt completed her pre-doctoral internship at Marin County Health and Human Services in San Rafael, California. She then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at Florida State University, College of Medicine in Immokalee, Florida.
Dr. Betancourt has trained in a variety of settings including public schools, community mental health centers, transitional homes for ex-offenders, a state hospital, and a rural primary care clinic. Her research interest has focused on understanding the experience of individuals coping with chronic illness. Dr. Betancourt has native fluency in Spanish and offers comprehensive evaluations and therapy in English and Spanish.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. My approach to therapy is based on the understanding that each individual’s experience is uniquely personal. I collaborate with youth, adults, couples, and families in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way to enable them to build on their strengths and insights and to achieve the changes they seek to make.
I have primarily been working youth and adolescents and their families in the areas of post-secondary education, mental health, and individual/family/group intervention services for over 15 years. Professionally and personally, I am an advocate who helps children reach their potential in the school setting and their families to reinforce support and strength within the family dynamics. In order to fulfill this goal, I provides support services in order to help remove obstacles to a child’s success in school and in the community.
As a therapist in private practice, I assists clients with identifying their challenges and strengths, so they can face their future in a stronger frame of mind than when they took their first came. I choose therapeutic approaches that best fit each client’s needs. I often utilize an integrative approach that blends various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy,
client-centered therapy, and solution-focused techniques.