Maritza Montano, M.S., Ph.D.

Maritza Montano, M.S., Ph.D.

Professions: Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - MH0002669
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 12935
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Grand View Palace
7601 East Treasure Drive, Suite CU 6
North Bay Village, Florida 33141
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I am a Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. I completed a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Diplomat the American Board of the Psychotherapist Association.

I am the Founder and the Clinical Director of ACF Counseling Center, A CALMA Counseling Center in Hialeah, Florida and Miami Lakes Stress Center from 1993-2009. I served as a Public speaker in numerous television shows such as "Caso Cerrado", Telemundo, Univision, "Todas la mananas" a morning live show with Maria Antonieta Collins. I have been an active public speaker in several popular radio stations, churches and fundraisers. I have served as an expert witness in court. I have represented Victims of Domestic Violence, custody and Alimony cases, and children of divorce parents.

I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I was honored at the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sunshine Awards Luncheon on November 7th, 2014 for the Women Owned Business category. Currently, I am the CEO and Founder of the Carnation Queens Org (Non-profit), Founded in February 2014. An organization that empowers women from all walks of life.

Email or Call Maritza Montano, M.S., Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12935

More Info About My Practice

Years in Practice: Over 30
School: Southwest University
Year Graduated: 1993
License No. and State: MH2669 Florida

Additional Credentials: Diplomat of the American Psych National Board Certified Counselor

Average Cost (Per Session): $350 - $500
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Cash, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans:
In Network with - Neighborhood Health / United Health Care
Out of Network with - BlueCross BlueShield PPO and Cigna PPO

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I have a passion for what I do. I feel challenged by my clients daily. My profession is full of rewards specially when I see my clients making progress. There is a great reward in my work. I see the transformation of so many people. I enjoy giving them hope when they thought that their life was never going to change. Making a difference is my biggest reward.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Christian , offer , vocational/ personality testing for teens and adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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