Everything you need for self-improvement

Let’s Help You Grow

When you walk through the door you will be warmly welcomed and treated with respect. I understand that I will be acting as your co-pilot while you focus on growing and improving yourself. We will talk about the challenges that you are going through and collaborate on how to overcome them. I am here to walk alongside you while you are on your journey toward better health. I am your partner in shaping your individual path to personal growth and healing. I currently work with teens, couples, and adults. My mission is to provide the highest level of support to help you meet your goals and overcome any struggles you are facing.

Service Types

Therapy / Counseling

Yoga Therapy (Coming soon)Parenting Coaching (Coming soon)Life Coaching (Coming soon)Reiki (Coming soon)

Types of Client

  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Teens 15-19

My Therapy Techniques and Approaches

Strength-Based Therapy

Strength-based therapy is a type of counseling that emphasizes your strengths rather than working on your weaknesses. This is used to help you build on your best qualities to have a more positive worldview.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a treatment method used to change thinking patterns to create healthier habits and unhelpful behavior. Therapists will collaborate with their clients to develop an understanding of the problems they face then create a treatment strategy.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which tries to identify negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT is utilized to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors teaching patients coping skills and how to change unhealthy habits.

Motivational Interviewing Therapy

A motivational Interview or MI is a counseling approach to elicit motivation to create a positive change.

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy is an approach that emphasizes the importance of being your genuine self to lead your most fulfilling life. This approach is based on the concept that everyone has their own unique perspective of the world.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment.  Eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) are used during one part of the session.  After the clinician has determined which memory to target first, he asks the client to hold different aspects of that event or thought in mind and to use his eyes to track the therapist’s hand as it moves back and forth across the client’s field of vision.  As this happens, for reasons believed by a Harvard researcher to be connected with the biological mechanisms involved in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, internal associations arise and the clients begin to process the memory and disturbing feelings. In successful EMDR therapy, the meaning of painful events is transformed on an emotional level.  For instance, a rape victim shifts from feeling horror and self-disgust to holding the firm belief that, “I survived it and I am strong.”  Unlike talk therapy, the insights clients gain in EMDR therapy result not so much from clinician interpretation, but from the client’s own accelerated intellectual and emotional processes.  The net effect is that clients conclude EMDR therapy feeling empowered by the very experiences that once debased them.  Their wounds have not just closed, they have transformed. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, the clients’ thoughts, feelings and behavior are all robust indicators of emotional health and resolution—all without speaking in detail or doing homework used in other therapies.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday hours vary, please call to schedule an appointment

Contact: Healthy Minds Wellness Group, PLLC

Email: Counselor@healthymindswellnessgroup.com

Phone: (813) 607-4289 or (813) 616-5228

 Fax: (813) 291-7529
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