My Approach to Helping
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Do you want to make changes in your life, but are unable to? You can overcome depression, anxiety and learn how to manage anger--if these are issues concerning you. Find out what's stopping you from being able to experience a satisfying, fulfilled and joyful life. As a psychotherapist with extensive training, I take a comprehensive and integrative approach that will be specifically geared to your own unique needs. Please log on to my website www.lotuscounseling.com for more information.
I have made it my specialty to help my clients create positive and lasting changes in their lives--whether it is moving on from a marriage, losing weight, overcoming an addiction or eating disorder, getting and maintaining a relationship or managing anger.
I have learned that we all have an enormous capacity to change--when we can access our own inner power. It is through the safety and health of the relationship between client and therapist, that you can learn to have new experiences that are satisfying and find your own unique internal formula for healing.
More Info About My Practice
Alessana Fordin, LMHC
Founder and Director
Alessana Fordin, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in treating individuals, couples and groups. She maintains a group practice, LOTUS COUNSELING CENTER in Miami (Brickell), as well as, Aventura and Boca Raton, Florida.
Alessana works either in a more traditional 'psychodynamic' andor 'self-psychology' orientation (helping clients to link the unconscious to the conscious and identify those behaviors that are not working for them) or in a more 'solution-focused' perspective -- getting results and moving sessions along quickly. No matter which orientation 'I give feedback and am warm, clear and supportive.' Alessana received her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University (1976) and completed a Masters of Science degree at Barry University (2001) with a Dual Specialization in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, she completed a year long Certification in Addiction Studies at the University of Miami and is a certified addiction professional candidate. Other postgraduate training includes a two year post graduate Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at Florida Psychoanalytic Institute. Alessana maintains a strong interest in fitness, wellness and nutrition related activities as well as being a certified yoga instructor and dedicated yoga practitioner.