Gilda Schaffer


Gilda Schaffer


Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - MH13927
Secondary Credential: LCPC - 180006683
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optum/United Health Care
Fees: Average Cost (per session): $ 180

- Out of Network provider
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


2500 Hollywood Blvd
Suite 403
Hollywood, Florida 33020
17501 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 450
Aventura, Florida 33160

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My Approach to Helping

I have provided mental health services to teenagers, adults, and couples for over 23 years. I offer a compassionate, safe and nurturing environment where individuals in therapy may express themselves freely, explore past andor presenting issues, and set practical and realistic therapeutic goals. During the therapeutic process we will work together and explore how your emotions may impact your thoughts, behaviors, and your sense of freedom.

I am a firm believer in the mind-body connection. As a result, I closely examine the relationship between your current social relationships, family issues, chronic stress, and presenting concerns.

I specialize in providing short and long term therapy that foster lasting positive change. Issues that may be address in therapy include post-traumatic stress, phobias, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral addictions (overeating, gambling, compulsive shopping, etc) , and major life transitions. I also offer clinical hypnosis as a treatment option for certain physical concerns such as migraines and gastrointestinal issues.

More Info About My Practice

I graduated from the Catholic University of Uruguay in 1995, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Southern California University for Professional Studies in 2003. As a bilingual clinician, I am able to provide services in both English and Spanish. I am also a Certified and Approved consultant in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an effective and proven Trauma treatment that helps people in therapy to reprocess traumatic memories, experiences and situations (whether old or recent), improve performance and overcome feelings of being stuck.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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