“Because of my personal life experience and 25+ years of expertise, I have a profound understanding of and appreciation for the ability to heal and grow.”
What was your path to becoming a practitioner?
I grew up in Argentina with a strong European influence from immigrant parents. After earning a master’s in educational psychology and training in Argentina, I moved to New York where I successfully reinvented myself in the business world while continuing my work in the mental health field. I have partnered with international business firms, schools, hospitals, and hospices and conducted psychiatric research for the National Institutes of Health. I also worked with immigrants and in social action circles in my Upper West Side community. After 20 years in Manhattan, I moved to Miami and became a licensed clinical social worker. Because of my personal life experience and 25+ years of expertise, I have a profound understanding of and appreciation for the ability to heal and grow.
What should someone know about working with you?
In addition to my degrees in educational psychology and clinical social work, I am a certified professional life coach. I believe in people's resilience and ability to change at any age and share an authentic enthusiasm for making a difference in clients’ lives. I see psychotherapy as a process of exploration and discovery achieved together with my clients as co-partners. Using my professional training, I will help guide you to find your own answers and discover where you want to be. I am directly involved with all aspects of my diverse practice, from responding to your calls and questions to calendaring your appointments. I offer a flexible schedule, including evenings and Sundays, and I see clients online throughout Florida.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have extensive expertise and training in various empirically-validated approaches and techniques, including psychodynamic therapy, positive psychology (the science of well-being and happiness), solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), systems theory therapy, and mindfulness-based practices. I integrate and use the approaches that work best for each client. Through safe and open dialogue and Socratic questioning, we work together toward achieving self-discovery, enlightenment, and deep insight as tools for inspiring change.
What type of clients do you serve?
I work with everyone from young adults in their early 20s to wise adults in their late-life stages. This includes those facing life-changing events, such as work/career changes, marriage, divorce, retirement, or aging. I also work with clients seeking a new purpose in life; those experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, and/or a debilitating sense of loss; and those burned by self-talk, feeling stuck, or facing the scars left by traumatic experiences. I enjoy working with people seeking change and growth, ways to improve their relationships, a change in dysfunctional behavior, and increased self-awareness.
What is the time commitment for therapy?
Treatment works best when it is consistent and fits your needs, current situation, and lifestyle. Depending on your reasons for seeking help and treatment goals, I work in short-term (3-12 sessions) or long-term modalities (longer than 12 sessions). The most usual therapeutic format is meeting weekly for 45-60 minutes. As your process advances, we will evaluate your progress and determine your course of treatment.
What should I do to start therapy with you?
We start by having a free telephone consultation, which allows you to share your issues and needs as we discuss the treatment process. I am usually able to quickly grasp the core of who you are, what you hope for, and what is holding you back from achieving your goals. I will offer some preliminary feedback for treatment and recommendations during this initial conversation and we will determine if we are the right fit to work together. Following the initial phone call, we will schedule the first session. It takes courage to start therapy; please call so that I may accompany you on your journey of healing, growth, and change.
“I believe in people's resilience and ability to change at any age and share an authentic enthusiasm for making a difference in clients’ lives.”