My Approach to Helping
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and have been practicing in the Miami and Broward area for approximately 11 years. My specialties include assessment and behavior/psychological treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Most of my experience has been working with families with children with Autism and disabilities. In addition to this specialty, I have gained extensive experience treating individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, phobias and Obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviors.
My approach to therapy is that I try to meet individuals where they currently are, accentuating their strengths and helping them overcome their barriers. I firmly believe that as clinicians in this field our aim is to metaphorically paint the door for our clients, assist them in finding the key and helping them independently walk through the door. I also believe in setting realistic objectively written goals, to measure the progress of our treatment.
I am deeply passionate about creating better coping strategies and a better quality of life for all of the individuals that arrive at our practice.
More Info About My Practice
Crystal Minds New Beginning is an in-home and center-based ABA therapy and psychological interventions practice. Our 50+ therapists work as part of a team and change the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADD and ADHD, Down Syndrome, and other neuropsychological and behavioral problems.
Mental health disorders are real and common, but in most circumstances, they're also treatable. Whether you are looking for services such as play therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), diagnosis/testing, or individual therapy, we can help in building a healthier psyche. We serve ages 3-80.
We provide individual therapy at a special sliding-scale fee for families that have a child diagnosed with autism. The sliding-scale fee is based on income.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It is incredibly important that you find a good fit to help you through your therapeutic journey. Finding a clinician who is empathetic, passionate about helping others and knowledgeable in their field is the key. Below are some questions you may want to ask when choosing a provider.
1) Does the provider have enough experience/specialty in treating my symptoms/behaviors?
2) Would I be a good fit for what they offer in their practice?
3) What are my expectations for therapy?
4) What is the therapist's availability to see me? How far is her/his office
5) Will this provider provide me with resources if I need them?
6) What is their fee? Do they have a sliding scale fee?
7) Does the provider/practice have a good reputation in the field?
8) Is the provider an active practitioner in her field?
9) Have they presented their expertise to others, such as national/international conferences?