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Maria Isabel Montalvo

Maria Isabel Montalvo


12 years of experience

Hi!! I am Maria Isabel Montalvo, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy or to choose the "right"counselor for you. I feel honored you stopped by to see if we might be a good fit together. Throughout my years of practice I've worked mainly with people who have dealt with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Personality Disorders among other mental conditions. I enjoy talking to my clients and listening to their struggles, fears, dreams and goals ; but furthermore, to work on the solutions. I consider my job as a Counselor my calling in life and I am deeply invested in my clients well being.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will start with a brief introduction, then I will explain how therapy works and answer any question you may have. Then dive into the specific challenges you are facing. This will help me create a treatment plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My greatest strengths as a provider are; Empathy, good listener, cultural sensitivity, nonjudgemental, open-minded, genuine interest in others, and sense of humor.

About Maria Isabel Montalvo

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is an effective treatment to most mental heath disorders because it is based on the principle that an individual's thoughts and behaviors are connected/ CBT es un tratamiento efectivo para la mayoría de las condiciones mentales debido a que está basado en el principio de que los pensamientos y los comportamientos están conectados.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

I use this method in my practice helping clients to cultivate awareness, to pay attention to the present moment, sensations and thoughts and to be curious and non-judgmental/ Utilizo este método en mi práctica ayudando a los clientes a cultivar el estar pendientes, vivir el momento presente y experimentar las sensaciones y pensamientos. También enfatizo el ser curiosos y no juzgar .


I work with this treatment method to increase the client's sense of self and improve one's overall quality of life via spirituality and self understanding/ Utilizo la terapia transpersonal para ayudar a los clients a conocerse a si mismos y a mejorar su calidad de vida a través de la espiritualidad y el conocimiento de su propio ser.