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Ashna K. Wallace, MS, LMHC, NCC

(she/her)

Ashna K. Wallace, MS, LMHC, NCC profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Does this sound familiar: · Feeling stuck? · Trapped? · Struggling to cope with all the demands placed on you? · Feel like you have no control over things in your life? · Struggling to remain organized? · Struggling with life's transitions? · Difficulty managing daily stresses? · Struggling to regulate your emotions? If you answered 'yes' to any of those and are ready to make a change and take control of your life, allow me to help you. Change is not easy, and it can be scary, but it is necessary in order to move forward. Together we can work to identify and overcome the obstacles in your life that are preventing you from reaching your potential and realizing your goals. I can help you gain insight and develop healthy coping skills so that you may experience personal growth. Contact me today for a free 20 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together. If not, I would be happy to help you find someone who is! If you do not see a day/time that works for you, let me know. I am happy to be flexible if my schedule allows for it. My schedule may not always be up to date during busy times as it changes every week. While I only conduct sessions from Monday to Thursday, I am happy to have a consultation call on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Next available: Jun 14

Marie Jeudy

Marie Jeudy profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, my name is Marie, founder and owner of “HOME” (House of Minds & Emotions). HOME is a private practice designed to assist you in dealing with behavioral, mental & emotional disorders. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience, I will help you identifying your triggers, support and guide you in setting and achieving your goals. I will encourage you in your journey in order to maintain ultimate health and experience the emotional stability that you deserve. I speak English, Haitian Creole, and French.

Next available: Jun 14

Micheal Chad Franklin

(he/him)

Micheal Chad Franklin profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
I was in the United States Marine Corps from 1998-2003 and during this time I learned a great deal about myself and became more culturally diverse. During my third year of service, I was injured at Officers Candidate School and realized that I needed to develop my counseling skills, so I worked with an agency that counseled teens regarding their addiction. I have been in the social services field for the past twenty years and have been licensed for the past 10 years. When I got out of the Marines in 2003, I went home to North Carolina and my father passed away three days later unexpectedly so, I needed a job and I was able to use my previous years working with teens and became a supervisor at Sipes Orchard Home took in unwanted children from parents, Level II and Level IV agencies, and the Department of Children and Families. After being here at this facility for two years I left as they weren't following the Medicaid standards. I left the agency and went to work for The Cognitive Connection as the Prevention Supervisor providing preventive services for teens and was part of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) providing groups to adults. I worked with Cognitive Connection for three years and left to go to Pensacola, Florida because I had heard they were starting a MSW program. I felt hopeful as I knew getting my master’s in social work would change my life forever. After I finished the MSW program I immediately started working for Lakeview Services in Adult Outpatient Community Mental Health and then worked in the Drug Court program. I stayed here for three years until I got a job with the DoD in Oklahoma because my wife was trying to get a federal job, so I moved to support her and my family. While working with the DoD I was able to get my supervision for licensing, created an anger management program for the DoD, and stayed until my LCSW license was finalized in December of 2013. When I came back to Florida I worked for Volunteers of America for a couple of years until a federal job opened at Veterans Affairs in Pensacola, FL, in August of 2016. I have been licensed in Florida for the past 10 years, recently became licensed in Texas and Oklahoma. I have some clients who are in therapy with me for several weeks to several months depending on their individual needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Jun 14

Karen Brochue

(she/her)

Karen Brochue profile image
LMFT
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi, there! My name is Karen Brochue, (pronounced bro-SHOE), and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have 23 years of experience, and I look forward to working with you as the unique individual that you are. My passion is to serve a diverse community, and I am committed to treating you with compassion and respect. I promise to be open and honest with you, and I commit to working just as hard as you do. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including: Neurodiversity, LGBTQIA challenges, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, individuals facing medical challenges, anger management, eating and exercise disorders, and parenting issues. My clients have had excellent, sometimes lifesaving results. I work with Adults and Teens. My approach combines Family Systems Theory, Solution-Focused Counseling, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. My desire is to help people find their way in the world in a happier, healthier way. I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey and I hope to get to know you soon. I’d love to help. -Karen

Next available: Jun 14

Suzanne Stokes, HV

(she/her)

Suzanne Stokes, HV profile image
LMHC
38 years of experience
Humorous
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist for 30 years and I love my work as much today as the day I started. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Addictions Professional. I am honored to join people where they are at on their journey. I focus on positive goals for getting back on track or even transformation. As I realize the courage it takes to come to therapy, I focus on the patient/therapist relationship. There must first be an experience of safety and trust. Then, of course, the therapeutic work will follow. I utilize a warm, relaxed style with fierce reflection or gentle support as needed. I believe that everyone benefits from a therapeutic experience to attain the best version of themselves for the best quality of life. 1 utilize humor combined with therapeutic skills which makes my approach unique. Laughter isn't always appropriate, but it can be very helpful with reframing and bringing down barriers. With so many years of experience and training, I have a broad skill set and utilize multiple interventions to create a unique treatment plan for each person, couple, or family. Some of the modalities that I frequently utilize are: Solution- Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho-education, Systems Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, Behavioral Modification, Skills training and Motivational interviewing/coaching.

Next available: Jun 14

Ariel Swannick - Peridot Hearts Therapy

(she/her)

Ariel Swannick - Peridot Hearts Therapy profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, my name is Ariel Swannick, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-QS). I got into social work after going through my own childhood traumas, grief, depression and anxieties. I understand the anger and frustration, the fear of facing your past, and the uncertainty of moving forward. I have worked in the mental health system since 2011, and believe in client-centered therapy. I am here for you and to make the process as easy as possible. I utilize : EMDR Therapy- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, is an Evidence-Based Therapy that uses Bi-lateral Stimulation (BLS) to recode incomplete processing of highly charged memories that leads to trauma. Together we will find the right therapeutic approach that fits you and your lifestyle to you can feel happy and healthy. Looking forward to seeing you, Ariel peridotheartstherapy.com

Next available: Jun 14

Socorro Dennis

(she/her)

Socorro Dennis profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello. I’m Socorro a FL Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW). Do you feel as like you are trying to juggle a million different things at once? Do you find it difficult to balance your relationships, career, and health? Is it challenging to treat oneself well? I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for teenager and adults to be their unfiltered self. I will personalize sessions with evidence-based strategies that will promote self-discovery and progress. I provide support to people in their efforts to practice self-love, communicate their needs clearly, and confront limiting and unhelpful ideas. Whether you're dealing with being overwhelmed , relationship issues, or anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Jun 15

Susan Howell

(she/her)

Susan Howell profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm Susan. Are you feeling weighed down by depression, anxiety, or the stress of everyday life? Do you find it difficult to navigate through daily life while juggling various responsibilities? Are you yearning for a greater sense of well-being and self-compassion? I work alongside my clients to face life's challenges head on with confidence. Together, we can explore your goals and help you find your way back to a place of balance and inner harmony. Taking a comprehensive approach, we will address the unique needs of your mind, body, and spirit, recognizing that your well-being is multifaceted. In our sessions, I integrate cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, and solution-focused techniques, empowering you to build a stronger relationship with yourself and foster your own personal growth. Whether you're battling overwhelming emotions, navigating relationship difficulties, or trapped in cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to provide the support you need. I understand that reaching out for therapy can feel daunting, but rest assured, you are making a courageous and transformative decision. You deserve a safe and non-judgmental space where you can heal, grow, and rediscover your true self. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 14

Karlysse McMillon

(she/her)

Karlysse McMillon profile image
LMHC
14 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I'm Karlysse Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Do feel that you are caught in a never ending cycle of disappointment and/or stress. Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and develop a plan for how to find balance and get back on track. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, deep breathing and other expressive techniques to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Jun 14

Sandy Schmidt

(she/her)

Sandy Schmidt profile image
LMHC
5 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! As a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, I have had much success in helping patients in overcoming challenges with depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, self-esteem, social skills and communication to name a few. After seeing many successes with my patients, I have come to fully trust in the therapeutic process as an important and effective tool in helping individuals to overcome mental health challenges and experience tremendous growth in many areas of their lives.

Next available: Jun 20

Betty Baumstark

(she/her)

Betty Baumstark profile image
LMHC
21 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Betty. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or major life changes? Maybe you're experiencing a lack of healthy boundaries in relationships or aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs, I am an experienced licensed mental health counselor who works with those struggling with relationship issues, grief, trauma, mood disorders, boundaries, anxiety, depression, daily life struggles etc. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Transformation and healing are obtained by developing a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and responses. My purpose as a therapist is to help you along the path to a functional and fulfilling life. Whether the obstacles to achieving this goal are habits and behaviors you want to change, relationship issues, or present and past traumas. We will work together to develop a comprehensive plan to alleviate or minimize stressors and struggles. The goal is to move in positive directions while establishing healthy coping skills. There are many reasons that a person may seek counseling. Facing hardships in life can be very difficult, especially when trying to navigate them alone. Letting others into our pain and circumstances can be scary, but it can also be a time for immense growth. Therapy can provide both support and hope as a person works towards a greater sense of wholeness and healing. I enjoy helping people gain a greater sense of identity and purpose through a creative, emotionally focused, and experiential approach to therapy. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome any challenges and barriers holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Jun 17

Catherine Rincon

(she/her)

Catherine Rincon profile image
LMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
There are so many messages that you’ve probably lived with growing up that don’t work for you anymore. Messages that make it hard to be present, to get things done, or make you feel like you're in "survival mode". Maybe you’re expected to move on from some hard times – or hard losses. Or maybe you’ve always had to be the “Perfect One”, the “Black Sheep” or the “Silent One” in your family. But there’s so much more to you than your struggles or the labels that have been placed on you. You don't have to live life feeling overwhelmed with negative thoughts, numbness, or expectations every day. You deserve to live authentically. You should speak to a counselor who recognizes that there is tremendous beauty to the person you are already. Your blood is of rich ancestry, heritage, triumphs and identity. I already know you have all the tools you need to live more mindfully. Every now and then we may all just need the support to see it. Let's talk!

Next available: Jun 14

Richard Manuel Correa

Richard Manuel Correa profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
I have worked in the clinical field for over 25 years and have been licensed as a clinician for over 15 years. I am dual-licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) and as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree from Florida International University in Social Work. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have had extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I moved into a successful private practice over seven years ago.

Next available: Jun 17

Hazel Garcia

Hazel Garcia profile image
LMHC
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello I’m Hazel, Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety, depression, grief or even relationships? Is your mental health affecting your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to practice self care and self compassion? I can help you manage stress, anxiety, fears and more. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate CBT and mindfulness to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice and I'm here to help you throughout your journey. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hurdles.

Next available: Jun 17

Aritha Yarborough

Aritha Yarborough profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Our life path is full of ups and downs with unexpected twists and turns. We learn to develop a way of coping whether it is a positive or negative method to help deal with stressors or adapt to change. However, the majority of the time, we fall back on what we are accustomed to when dealing with a stressful situation or unexpected change; such as becoming confused, frustrated, emotional, withdrawing, angry, combative, or ignoring the situation and hoping the situation will just magically disappear or be resolved. Sometimes we need assistance to develop positive coping skills to deal with an unexpected changes or stressful situations. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to overcome numerous challenges. Besides treating many mental health conditions, I have specialized training in treating anxiety, career, conflict, depression, grief, self-esteem, anger management, behavior issues, stress, trauma, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorder. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focus Brief Therapy, and Strength-based therapy. I encourage collaboration from you when designing a treatment plan to ensure it is implemented properly and to increase the potential for a successful outcome. Your well-being is my priority, and I am looking forward to helping you meet your goal.

Next available: Jun 16

Randy Richards

Randy Richards profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Thank you for considering me for your personal mental health therapist and emotions coach. The last few years have been traumatic, distressing, and challenging in ways that have caused us to adjust our traditional views of the world or revise how we will continue to survive within it. Many have chosen to grasp tightly onto their conventional beliefs in search of comfort in what they find to be familiar. We have been impacted by trauma in one way or another but not all of us have the recourse to fall back on our inner strengths and continue with our capacity to be resilient. We get trapped in feelings of hopelessness and fatigue. We need someone to guide us and bring us back out from the darkness, back into the light. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who has over 15 years of experience with counseling and 20 years of experience serving families. My treatment philosophy is to utilize psychotherapy and clinical social work theories in a strength-based model to optimize coping skills and tools needed for your well-being. This is done through our building of trust, a good rapport, and growing a secure and confidential dyad supported by feelings of empathy, respect, and validation without furthering any pity or blame, you may have experienced in the past. My practice skills and interventions are best implemented through the use of Motivational Interviewing, Life Coaching Skills, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy within a transformational change model.

Next available: Jul 2

Natalie Angulo

(she/her)

Natalie Angulo profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello and welcome to therapy! I am so proud of you for being here. It is scary to make this first step to try to find someone who can walk with you on this vulnerable journey and I am so proud of you for being brave enough to do it. Healing can be scary but you are not alone. I am here to help. I have been practicing as a therapist for about 4.5 years and I love being a therapist because I love helping people learn, grow, and become the best versions of themselves. My specialties are in trauma, adolescents, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and life transitions. If you are struggling with any of these and are ready to be brave and start your healing journey, book an appointment with me. I am excited to meet you and accompany you in your journey to a more full and peaceful life.

Next available: Jun 14

Help Me To Help You Counseling LLC

(he/him)

Help Me To Help You Counseling LLC profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Open-minded
Holistic
Authentic
Virtual
It's Ok not to be Ok Hello!!.. I'm Michael Love, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in Advanced Clinical Practice. I am a ten year Navy Veteran and former Police Officer with fifteen years of experience. One of my favorite sayings is .."Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it."- Anonymous. So Help Me to Help You find your Peace of Mind. Are you having difficulties sleeping at night? Flashbacks of previous terrifying experiences continuing to cause you paralyzing fear? Are you looking for the exit everywhere you go? As a first responder, active duty military, or veteran you have given up so much. It's time to be on the receiving end of the help you have provided to so many. I also provide individual, couples and group therapy to adults and minors ages 13 to 18.

Next available: Jun 14

Jeremiah Alberico

(he/him)

Jeremiah Alberico profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
I have been blessed with a unique quality of knowledge, experience, and wisdom that I have acquired by working within the mental health, substance misuse, healthcare, and military professions. I enjoy working with complex and vulnerable individuals. After my honorable separation from the military, I became passionate to help serve those who are struggling with depression, trauma, and the underserved. I am specialized in trauma, substance misuse, cognitive processing, crisis counseling, moral reasoning, and serious mental illnesses. My specialized techniques are Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Management Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Seeking Safety Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, and psychoeducation. I also have specialized training in the military, law enforcement, and firefighter culture.

Next available: Jun 17

Amy Kendric

(she/her)

Amy Kendric profile image
LMHC
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi my name is Amy, and I first want to acknowledge how difficult and scary it feels to begin the process of therapy, either for the first time or starting with a new therapist. I take very seriously the enormous strength that takes and I work very hard to ensure that you feel safe and heard as we begin the therapeutic relationship. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 years of experience providing counseling in both inpatient and outpatient centers. I received my Master’s degree in counseling in 2008, from Webster University. I had the privilege of working in an inpatient eating disorder facility for five years and have continued that work in outpatient settings. I have a passion for connecting with teenagers and building a safe place with an adult where they can voice their feelings and experiences without fear of judgement. I also especially enjoy working with young adult women as they navigate their way through the process of beginning adulthood. I have experience with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and general women’s issue. I am especially passionate about working with CPTSD and PTSD. I have received training and supervision in working with trauma as it is a highly specialized field. Trauma survivors need validation, belief, compassion and acceptance first and foremost before a trusting relationship can be established. I have working with women exiting a toxic relationship, having endured narcissistic abuse and/or infidelity (betrayal trauma) which is many times misunderstood by well-intentioned people. My approach is warm, compassionate and highly empathetic as I work to establish a safe environment for healing to take place.

Next available: Jun 14

Vivianna Meneses

(she/her)

Vivianna Meneses profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Hi there, I am Vivianna. I am a compassionate and highly skilled clinical therapist dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey toward healing and personal growth. My experience in working with diverse populations allows me to address a wide range of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Through active listening and empathetic understanding, I empower my clients to gain insights into their behaviors and patterns, fostering resilience and self-awareness. With my guidance, individuals and couples can find the strength to overcome obstacles and embrace a more fulfilling and meaningful life. As an English and Spanish-speaking therapist, I've provided mental health services for over 15 years specializing in couples therapy, for individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I earned my Master of Psychology degree with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from Carlos Albizu University. I am licensed in the State of Florida as a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Next available: Jun 14

Jessica Hinchman

(she/her)

Jessica Hinchman profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida. I received my Masters from the University of South Florida and have been practicing for 6 years. I help children, adolescents, and families heal from trauma while strengthening family relationships. During my 6 years experience as a Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have worked with refugees who are survivors of torture, human trafficking survivors, at risk youth and their families, children who were sexually and physically abuse along with other maltreatments. I'm currently trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Next available: Jun 14

Therapist Cornishia Simmons

(she/her)

Therapist Cornishia Simmons profile image
LMHC
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a heart for people. Driven by passion and purpose, I chose the path of mental health counseling as a way to educate, empower, and encourage women, children, and adolescents to initiate change and strive towards a better tomorrow. Valuing the counselor-client relationship, I seek to truly know each of my clients. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the Florida A & M University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida. I am credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Florida.

Next available: Jun 18

Kathryn “Katy” Strickland

(she/her)

Kathryn “Katy” Strickland profile image
LMHC
12 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and welcome! As we all can relate, sometimes the most difficult part of change is the START! My name is Katy, and I am an LGBTQAI+ affirming counselor who enjoys mixing music therapy with evidence-based therapeutic approaches to create a non-judgmental safe space to support you in reaching your goals. I specialize in working with pre-teens/teens (age 12-18), adults, families, and relationships (All relationship styles are safe and welcome! Traditional monogamy, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, LGBTQAI+, etc.) I have experience in working with those battling substance use disorders/relapse prevention, teens/adults/families who have had interactions with the legal system or “at risk”, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Concept, etc. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Troy University (Florida Panhandle Campuses) in 2007 and became licensed in Florida in 2009. I have worked in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Juvenile Justice Residential Treatment Centers, Prisons, Jails, Public Schools, and Community Outpatient Clinics. I am originally from Ohio and graduated in 2002 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Therapy and Psychology from Ohio University in Athens, OH. I lived and practiced in Georgia from 2014-2021 and have recently relocated to the Central Florida area. I’m excited to be back living/working in Florida again and would love to assist and support you in any way I can! Let’s START!

Next available: Jun 18

Ruthie Doles

Ruthie Doles profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Holistic
Virtual
Building great relationships is one of the most meaningful aspects of life. Hello perspective client! My name is Ruthie Doles and I hail from the central west coast of Florida. I am that rare Florida native who resides in the same area where I was born and raised. I’m in phase 2 of my work life. I retired from Pinellas County Government in 2017, where I worked as the manager of the county’s 911 Center for over 32 years. The daily human tragedies 911 dispatchers handle can be very stressful, but I found the personal stories of my employees much more compelling. My work as the 911 Center manager inspired me to become a therapist. I earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from University of South Florida in 2009 and obtained a Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England in 2016. I proudly became a licensed therapist in 2020, one good thing that occurred during the Covid pandemic. In my graduate program, I learned that all human behavior develops in the context of relationships. Family relationships are most significant to individual growth. The importance of healthy relationships in a successful life is often underestimated. The value of independence in our society overshadows our human need for connections. The quality of our family, friends, romantic, work and community connections impact our physical, mental and emotional health. Positive interactions promote feelings of connectedness and a sense of self-worth while negative encounters can lead to increased anxiety, a lack of self-confidence, and may even affect your thinking abilities. My primary practice approach is relational, using interventions that can help you understand the link between your thoughts, feelings and actions and the effect on your relationships. This will improve your ability to connect with others in ways that will enhance your life. I want to support you to have the loving, fulfilling, respectful relationships you deserve.

Next available: Jun 24

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