Hi there! My name is Merlyndia Bellevue and I help women create meaningful shifts in therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in South Florida serving women who speak English, French and Creole via Telehealth. Whether you are experiencing daily stress, anxiety, life transitions/changes, or other women's issues, I am here to support you. I believe in a collaborative approach that will essentially lead women to a life worth living. Your healing and wellness journey awaits. I look forward to supporting you and getting your needs met.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
An initial encounter with your therapist can be an opportunity to build therapeutic rapport and gain clarity regarding your needs for therapy. During your first therapy session, you can expect to complete intake paperwork, review presenting concerns including symptoms, therapeutic goals, therapy methods, confidentiality and limitations.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
My objective is to facilitate an environment where women can feel comfortable to express their thoughts and feelings utilizing techniques that are individualized to their unique needs. I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Are you a woman facing challenges impacting your daily functioning? Feeling stressed or anxious? Are recent life changes overwhelming you? Are you seeking the tools, resources and support needed to explore underlying issues impacting your daily functioning? Developing a toolbox of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills can facilitate a life worth living. As your therapist, you and I can collaborate on the essential tools needed to overcome these challenges.