My Approach to Helping
We provide effective, evidence-based treatments to support teens, adults, and parents struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict and more!
Do strong emotions and persistent thoughts hinder your relationships, workacademics, self-confidence, and enjoyment of life? Have you tried various methods and therapies, yet find yourself trapped in repeating unhealthy patterns? Do you often ponder questions like, "Will I ever be happy?" "Is there something wrong with me?" "Will I end up alone?" These feelings of being out of control, insecure, and hopeless may be overwhelming. If you're worried that without action, things could deteriorate further, leading to strained relationships and increased life challenges, it's important to understand that it doesn't have to be this way.
Imagine being calm and in control of your life again, leaving turmoil behind. Living a life that's meaningful & purposeful, free of worry and fear. For the past 20 yrs, I've helped teens and adults overcome these challenges and although I understand how hard it is, I also know it's possible. Things can get better. You can feel happy and connected.
We'll focus on methods that will help you effectively deal with stress, manage your emotions, and maintain healthy relationships with your friends and family. I believe collaboration is key to success in treatment and will join you in the journey towards creating a life you're excited about living. Sessions in EnglishSpanish. Free 20min. Consult Call.
More Info About My Practice
We understand life is hard for you right now…And we also know it can get better. We believe in you and your ability to have a better life. Our mission is to guide, support, and inspire you to be your best self, which is why we’re committed to working as hard as you during your therapy journey. Our goal is to help you create the life you always envisioned—one that you are excited about living (often for the first time in a long time).
At Lumina Counseling & Wellness, our mission is simple: We’re here to provide you with compassionate and trustworthy treatments that empower lasting changes so you can create a life you genuinely love. As the Clinical Director of Lumina, with 20 years of experience and DBT-Linehan Board Certified, I work collaboratively with our dedicated team of clinicians to ensure that our approach meets the high standards we’ve set for promoting excellence in mental and emotional wellness.
In each session, you’ll learn new skills, acquire tools, and develop behavior patterns that are healthier, more effective, and sustainable—empowering you to live with more peace each and every day. We’re committed to helping you move forward with your life in ways that actually feel good, even when work, parenting, or relationships are challenging—or when life throws you a difficult detour.
Our methods will help you make lasting changes. We currently provide individual treatment for teens, adults and college students. We also offer group therapy for clients seeing clinicians in and outside our practice:
- DBT Groups for those in our DBT Program
- Parent Support & Coaching (Groups & Individual)
- LifeSkills Mastery Group for those clients seeing clinicians outside our practice
- DBT Groups en Espanol
- LifeSkills Mastery Group for College Students
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I'm committed to bringing you the highest standard of quality in evidence-based psychological services. I'm certified by the DBT-Linehan Board as a Certified Clinician, one in only fifteen in the state of Florida, which means I'm specialized and highly trained in providing comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
DBT is very effective for people struggling with challenging emotional and behavioral issues resulting from difficulties regulating their emotions. In addition to DBT, I've been trained in other treatment approaches that enhance our DBT services, helping my clients heal and grow such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT-PE for Trauma, & Invitation to Change Approach.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Since the age of 17, when I signed up for my first Psychology class in High School, I knew I wanted to be a psychologist. The opportunity to help others, especially those who are in deep emotional pain was something I could not pass on. Since then, I've dedicated my life to helping people modify their mindset, change their behavior and manage their emotions so they can create the life they dream about. A life that's meaningful and purposeful, where they have the opportunity to achieve their goals and build healthy and lasting relationships.
I know things have been hard for you lately, but you deserve to have a life you're excited about living. A life where you feel calm, confident and connected. We know reaching out is hard sometimes, but we're glad you're here and want you to know that things can start getting better for you today. Give us a call or visit our website to fill out a form and schedule a phone consultation so we can learn more about you and your needs. You don't have to do this alone.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
If you're not quite prepared to schedule a complimentary consultation call at this moment, that's perfectly okay. We want to ensure you don't feel any pressure, recognizing that the decision to seek therapy can be challenging.
One part of you may be inclined to take the step, while another part might be hesitant due to the emotions you may have to confront. Alternatively, you might be questioning whether therapy can actually be beneficial for you. Regardless of your current readiness or apprehension to embark on therapy, we aim to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed choice. Whenever you feel prepared to seek support, we'll be here for you.