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Mindful Hearts Institute
A Nurturing Environment for Individuals, Families and Professionals of all Ages to Learn, Grow and Flourish!
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Services Provided

I provide individual and family counseling, general case consultation,  10 hours of required consultation for Level 1 and 2, EMDRIA EMDR certification, and offer EMDR Intensives-2 to 5 hours of therapy in one day or spread out over several days based on what works best for each individual. Advantages of intensive therapy include treatment efficiency (less checking in and closing up of sessions), reduced risk of treatment-related destabilization, reduced risk of life crises disrupting or delaying treatment, and rapid results which preclude further suffering or harm from the symptoms (Greenwald, 2013a).  It also works extremely well those who live outside of Orlando, those who want to see a therapist outside of their current city, or with limited time and want to maximize their healing sessions

I am EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant and an EMDRIA HAP Facilitator. I specialize in working with trauma and challenging behaviors, from pre-schoolers to adults and encourage counseling partnerships with parents, husbands/wives, significant others, siblings, primary caregivers, and teachers.  Many of my clients have been diagnosed with Trauma based Psychosis, PTSD, Dissociation, Depression, Anxiety, or exhibit behaviors associated with these disorders.  Through my nurturing, mindful approach, I seek to positively transform the lives and relationships of those affected by past traumas or current challenges in their lives. Using EMDR therapy , I help adults, parents, children, and professionals operate from an individualized treatment plan.  I am ready to join you on your journey to discovering what isn’t working in your life and how you can develop more inner balance, peace, and harmony.

Treatment specializations include:

  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress D/O (PTSD)
  • Trauma Based Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality D/O
  • Dissociation in Adult and Children
  • Anxiety, Stress, and Phobias - including OCD and Panic
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Child/Adolescent Counseling
  • Mood Disorders, including BiPolar Disorder
  • Adoption (pre and post)
  • Family Counseling
  • Bereavement and Grief Counseling
  • Complex Trauma, Childhood Abuse and Neglect
  • Stress Management
  • Life Issues, such as Balance of Work/Family
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Body Image

I believe all individuals need to be recognized for their unique talents and abilities, especially those with challenging and intense behaviors. My strategies are research-proven, inspired and infused by the principles of interpersonal neurobiology as defined by Daniel Siegel, M.D., a leading attachment psychiatrist pioneer, in his books, The Developing Mind, Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole Brain Child, and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.    

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they desire.