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Counselors, Therapists, and Life Coaches in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Anton Georgiev
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Anton Georgiev, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anton Georgiev is a culturally diverse, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) focused on a holistic treatment approach. Anton began his psychiatric career in 2013 working for River Point Behavioral Health and Memorial Hospital, both major inpatient psychiatric facilities in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 2019 Anton has been gaining experience as an outpatient psychiatric resident, while retaining his inpatient nurse duties. His experience includes the emergency stabilization psychiatric unit, addiction unit, geriatric psychiatry, and adolescence psychiatry. In addition to direct inpatient and outpatient care, Anton has 5 years of experience as a group therapy leader as part of his registered nurse duties while working in Memorial Hospital.

Anton completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Florida State College of Jacksonville and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and PMHNP at Eastern Kentucky University. Anton is a strong supporter of incorporating therapy into client treatment, for its potential to unlock the previously unused or forgotten abilities to self-manage and control feelings, reactions, emotions, and fears. He accepts the benefits of alternative and complementary treatments in his client’s ongoing efforts to be a well-balanced person. He is aware of his client’s personal choice of treatment and their cultural and spiritual beliefs, which have the potential to greatly affect the treatment and the therapeutic relationship between provider and patient.

Anton’s goal is to treat the whole person, giving each individual tailored and personalized care, specific to their culture, lifestyle, belief system, and capacity. He is a firm believer in the philosophy of “sound mind-sound body”, therefore his care explores the connection between psychiatric and medical aspects. Anton invests the time to explain, educate, and provide his clients with all of the needed information to make the best possible choice. He understands that a treatment is never static; it is an ongoing and highly dynamic process, involving honest communication and effort from both provider and client.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Masters of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Gender dysphoria Addiction
Dr.Yveline Jacques
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Dr. Yveline Jacques, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Dr. Yveline Jacques offers services in English, French, and Creole

Dr. Yveline Jacques is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. Dr. Jacques has been in the medical field for a total of 20 years and has been practicing psychiatry for the past four years. She is certified to treat clients across the lifespan, but she is specialized in adult psychiatry helping clients with a variety of psychic disorders including major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Jacques completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of North Florida.

Dr. Yveline Jacques utilizes evidence-based practice for the prevention, assessment, diagnosing, treatment, and rehabilitation of the mentally ill with the purpose to alleviate mental suffering associated with psychiatric disorders and the optimization of mental well-being.

Dr. Yveline Jacques understands the importance of your mental health and is ready to establish trust, listen to you, being informed of your symptoms and your concerns, involving you in your plan of care, partnership with you in achieving your desired treatment outcome. 

Education

Nova Southeastern University
MS Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorder

 

Gladys Amador
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gladys Amador, LMHC, NCC

** Services are offered in English and Spanish

Philosophy of Care

Gladys Amador is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Florida with over 7 years of professional experience. Gladys speaks both English and Spanish fluently; her expertise includes addressing a broad spectrum of mental health conditions and concerns in teens and adults, from paranoid schizophrenia to adjustment disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, and family separation.

She has worked with indigent clients, the homeless, professionals, the elderly, college students, relapse prevention/substance misuse clients among others. One of Gladys' passions includes group facilitation where she led anger management and life skills sessions at forensic alternative and women’s rehabilitation treatment centers. She is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance and believes wholeheartedly that connection is the cure. In therapy, Gladys utilizes an eclectic approach.

A true professional in the mental health field, Gladys invests countless hours polishing and practicing the human/healing arts to support people find and refine their passions. She'll partner together with you to address the roadblocks in your personal life so that you can begin to experience life anew.

Specialties

  • Mood disorders
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Women’s issues
  • Couples/Relationship/Family therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
Ivette Medrano
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Ivette Medrano, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ivette Medrano is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 12 years of experience working with patients of all ages, including children, adults, and families. She especially enjoys working with adults on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and OCD.

Ivette received her Doctorate's degree in Nursing Practice from Florida International University. She takes a collaborative approach with her patients, using an eclectic therapeutic method that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, trauma-focused therapy, and solution/insight-oriented therapy. She believes that holistic health includes physical, mental, and emotional well-being to promote a fulfilling and purposeful life.

Ivette seeks to create a warm relationship with you in order to work together towards your identified goals and values, creating a unique and personalized treatment plan together. As a non-heterosexual Hispanic woman, she also understands the unique intricacy of cultural and societal norms, as well as the personal struggles that mental health conditions and their challenges might bring about.

Education

Florida International University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Jennifer Richie
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $139: Follow-ups

Jennifer Richie, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She completed her graduate studies at Georgetown University and undergraduate degree at Drexel University. Jennifer is currently working on completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Chamberlain University. Her background includes child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine.

She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. Jennifer possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by her natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.

As a PMHNP, Jennifer’s role is multifaceted, including managing care in inpatient and outpatient settings, executive leadership, working as a mental health advocate, and a therapist. She has a deep interest in the prevention of mental illness and promoting mental wellness.

Education

Georgetown University
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Julouse Etienne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Julouse Etienne, APRN, PMHNP, FNP

Philosophy of Care

Julouse Etienne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in the state of Florida. She has experience working with individuals who have various mental health concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues. Julouse also provides spiritual support if the patient requires it.

She says that while she wants to be able to provide whatever her patient needs, she cannot do that if the patient does not reach out. It is her job to make every patient feel confident and secure with themselves and their lives, so she wants to be able to help in every way possible — the only way to do so is if the patient reaches out and informs her of their needs.

As a spiritual woman of color, Julouse understands the issues of inequality and finding one's true purpose. She plans to help the patient not only by prescribing but also by providing emotional and spiritual support when needed.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
South University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Kristi Gannon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristi Gannon, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kristi Gannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both the state of Virginia and Florida. Kristi currently offers telehealth sessions in both of these states, specializing in offering treatment to adults and seniors who are faced with the negative effects of anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, ADHD, poor coping skills, gender identity issues, stress, trauma,  PTSD, women’s issues, and more.

Kristi understands that no single approach to therapy works for every individual, and therefore integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral (CBT), person-centered therapies, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their desired goals.

Kristi is passionate about the work she does with her clients and uses a collaborative approach to empower clients in taking control of their own recovery. She offers an empathic, non-judgmental, and safe atmosphere that promotes growth and healing.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship problems
Pedro Sam
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pedro Sam, LMHC

** Services are offered in English and Spanish

Pedro graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2006 with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. He is a licensed therapist who has been practicing counseling for nearly 14 years. He is also a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns seeking licensure. Pedro has served as a therapist and as the Clinical Director at various mental health and recovery centers through out the years. Pedro dedicates his practice to improve the lives of individuals who have lost hope and need direction. Pedro has experience counseling individuals, couples, and also facilitating psychotherapy groups. Pedro's treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy among others.

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Marriage and couples counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Issues
  • Issues of teenager and student age individuals
  • Behavioral Issues, Self Harm, and Anger Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Stress Management
  • 12 Step NA/AA Step Fellowship Guidance
Phil James
Self Pay Rate: $99

Phil James, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Phil James is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 16 years of experience assisting clients who are struggling with substance abuse, mood disorders, family conflict, unresolved trauma, unresolved grief, and self-identification issues. His desire is to help you attain and process the hopes, dreams, and unmet expectations that may have contributed to your need for therapeutic assistance.

Phil received his Doctorate in Philosophy from Capella University. He believes that all issues are addressable, and uses a broad spectrum of approaches to assist clients, including emotionally-focused methods, experiential therapy, rational emotive behavior (REBT), feminist methods, humanistic, and Rogerian approaches. As an experienced therapist, he knows that therapy should be custom designed to fit each particular client and that a client is not a diagnosis, or "problem".

Phil's easy-going, compassionate therapy style will offer you the safety, security, and ability to trust in him as you develop a healthy client-therapist relationship. Phil's life experience has granted him a variety of diverse perspectives. As a result, he's able to develop a therapeutic toolbox from which he can effectively address your mental health needs. Create a personalized treatment plan with assistance from Phil. He's ready to partner with you to improve your quality of life.

Education

Doctorate in Philosophy
Capella University

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sarah Suarez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Suarez, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Suarez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has over 3 years of clinical experience providing therapeutic counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety/depression, stress, self-esteem, and coping skills. Sarah is a strong ally and sensitive to the needs of other cultures.

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Florida International University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Central Florida. As a native Spanish speaker, Sarah can provide bilingual services and reach more individuals within the community.

Sarah has a strong passion for helping others and seeks to establish a healthy, therapeutic relationship with you. She will provide encouragement and support to help you reach your goals, improve your wellbeing, and feel a stronger connection to those around you. Sarah specializes in cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and positive psychology approaches to help clients achieve their goals. She utilizes research-based techniques to promote growth within a safe environment and considers her clients to be the experts of their lives.

Education

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling
University of Central Florida

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Communication Skills
Tania Castor
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Tania Castor, APRN, PMHNP, DNP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tania G. Castor is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults.

Dr. Tania G. Castor possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by the natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. As a PMHNP, Dr. Tania G. Castor's role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate, and therapist.

"I believe that each and every one of us has the potential to change our story to a happy ending," says Dr. Tania G. Castor. "I look forward to helping you discover a greater you."

Education

Florida International University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief, Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Willow Goldfarb
Self Pay Rate: $99

Willow Goldfarb, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Willow Goldfarb is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 6 years of experience in the mental health field. Willow has worked within the foster care system, addiction recovery systems, within public schools, as a supervisor to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and through providing consultation to large corporations about creating environments that promote mental wellbeing. She provides feminist, anti-racist perspectives to empower clients of all identities and intersections.

Willow completed both her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Central Florida. She maintains healthy, professional relationships with her clients while offering a down-to-earth counseling experience. Willow’s philosophy of care is nuanced and person-centered. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) techniques to improve her clients' abilities to cope with life’s stressors.

Willow helps her clients share their story by offering a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. She provides genuine empathy and thoughtful insights into her clients’ concerns in a collaborative approach to care. Willow acknowledges concerns related to systemic oppression and the shortfalls of certain therapeutic approaches with marginalized communities in order to implement courses of treatment best suited to competently address her clients' needs. You can trust Willow to be affirming. She provides supportive therapy for people of all walks of life who have the desire to grow into their best self.

 Education

Master's in Mental Health Counseling
University of Central Florida

Specialties

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirmation
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Gender Identity Concerns/Development
  • Relationship Issues
Zishan Majeed
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Zishan Majeed, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Zishan Majeed is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in the state of Florida. Zishan has over 5 years of experience working with adults who are experiencing chronic anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, eating disorders, gender identity issues, OCD, parenting difficulties, prenatal or postpartum issues, low self-esteem, and more.

Zishan earned his Master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University. While continuing his education, Zishan began working as a clinician for Jackson Health Systems (JHS) and the University of Miami’s Neuroscience Department. Being part of JHS and Miami's Neurology and Neuro-Science department gave Zishan the foundation and building blocks of what would later guide him into the field of psychiatry. Zishan aims to help break down the barriers created by stigma, providing the help you need without judgment or negative feedback. Zishan’s attentiveness and passion lead him to provide care by using a collaborative and holistic approach to address biological, psychological, and social factors that impact a client’s health.

Zishan believes that one of the most crucial factors in being an effective Advanced Practice Nurse is to promote hope in individuals and families with mental health conditions, instilling self-responsibility and empowerment. With his emphasis on hope, he'll partner together with you to create the life you value and desire. Work with Zishan—you'll receive his professional assistance opening new doors that lead to healthier relationships and life goals.

Education

Walden University
Masters of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD

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