All of our Florida Parenting Programs are approved by Florida's Department of Children and Families and will meet your court requirement.
Florida family courts require that parents with minor children who are divorcing or breaking up complete a parenting course, just like this one, before a judge can finalize visitation, custody or child support orders.
You can meet your court requirement by attending one of my 'Live' classes, or if you have a busy schedule take the convenient online class.
On April 21, 2003, a neighbor’s son committed suicide. I was shocked and devastated at hearing about the loss of this beautiful and remarkable child. Because of this tragic loss, I decided to become a therapist and dedicate myself to helping individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance abuse related issues. Over the course of my professional experience, I have been able to work with and help many clients who have struggled with mental illness and substance abuse. Lots of people struggle with these types of issues at various times in their lives and the good news is, these issues can be treated. So let’s get started.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), and a master’s level certified addictions professional (MCAP). My goal is to provide you with relief from your problems at the onset of treatment. I have over 10 years of experience in helping people overcome substance use and mental health issues and I’m passionate about exceeding your expectations.
When an individual has credentials, for example, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) or LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), it means the individual has had to complete specific requirements in order to be a licensed professional. In order to obtain a license for mental health or marriage and family or social work in the state of Florida, an individual must obtain a Master’s degree in their field of study, complete a one year internship as part of the master’s program and then once they have obtained a master’s degree, he or she must apply to work as intern for the state of Florida for a period of no less than two years under a state qualified supervisor, someone has received specialized training to supervise someone seeking licensure. Once the state internship is completed and the individual passes a national exam to determine competency in assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, case coordination, ethics, legal and professional standards as well as a other psychologically related issues will the candidate be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. Credentials are important and indicate that the therapist you choose has had extensive training and supervision in the profession. Each state has different credentialing requirements. For more information on credentialing and to verify the status of a license for someone practicing in Florida, you can go to floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov.
We all experience ups and downs and struggles from time to time. Sometimes, a particular issue we are experiencing may need more personalized attention with someone who is trained to address a particular problem or issues. Therapy assists an individual or group of individuals in finding relief from and a resolution to those issues. Therapy is a gift you give yourself that supports you living well and being well. I have 10 years experience working with and treating substance use and mental health disorders. I have worked with adolescents and adults as well as couples and families.
Substance use disorders and mental health disorders do not only impact the individual. They impact relationships, partnerships, families, and work settings. I answer and return all my calls so you get an idea of who I am so you can decide whether or not to book an appointment with me.
Skills include screening and assessment, diagnosing, treatment development and planning, discharge planning, coordination of care, family therapy, marriage counseling, referrals, individual and group counseling.