Nice To Meet You
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
- Maya Angelou
Nice To Meet You
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Breakup Specialist.
Ready to Help You Heal Your Heart and Your Life.
I know that what you’re going through seems endless but I want you to know that you don’t have to go through this alone. I specialize in helping people heal from unhealthy relationships. I’ve spent countless hours helping my clients through the break-up emotional roller-coaster, guiding them past the process of grief and providing them with useful tools to grow and go forward.
Here is what you are probably wondering:
Can I really help you and why do I specialize in Breakups, Divorce Recovery, and a Teen’s First Breakup?
You’ve likely reached out to friends, family or both to help you figure this out. If so, I am happy to hear you have support and people in your life you can turn to. Sometimes their advice isn’t what you need when it comes to figuring out what’s best for you.
That’s where I come in! Together, we will create an individualized plan to work through your specific circumstances. I’ve created a framework based on my professional work experience called The 3 G’s to Healing, to help you get past your breakup, heal your heart and live a life that is worth celebrating. Through our work together, you will gain the tools necessary to gain clarity, heal your heart and your life.
My passion lies in helping and positively changing my client’s lives and when it comes to breakups I just get them on a level I couldn’t without living through them in my own personal life. I share this with you because I want you to know that you are not alone. I know you have the strength, and I am here to help you uncover it and use it in ways you never knew you could.
A Little More About Me:
- I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Family, Youth & Community Science from THE University of Florida, Go Gators!
- I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
- I am certified in Rapid Reduction Technique®, an effective method used to decrease PTSD symptoms. I am also a Board Certified Hypnotherapist.
- I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, close friends and family.
- I believe in living a balanced life. Just as I put my heart and soul into my work, I place great value in getting away any opportunity I can to grow through traveling and enriching workshops.
- Another fun fact: I love my Shih- Tzu’s Fiona and Matilda ☺
Here Is What My Clients Have To Say
"I would like to take a moment to say how grateful I am for the therapy process I went through with you at a time in life when I felt extremely fragile. A transformation period in three major areas, the pillars of support that made my ground shake: health, work and marriage. The sessions with you through that period were essential to keep me stable and focused. Your way of reflecting back my words, like a mirror, adding touches of possible changes, insights and opportunities helped me through that turbulent period. Thank you for your follow-up call a year later. I would like you to know how much I appreciate your professional and personal work. May your life continue to bless and guide the lives of others."
"Alina is not only warm and compassionate, but also an effective teacher and guide. She helped me identify and reverse my negative thoughts, and replace them with positive thoughts and actions. Thanks to her, I no longer feel the paralyzing anxiety that affected me for years, and my quality of life has greatly improved. Thanks, Alina!"
"Alina has been a breath of fresh air to have as my therapist. Her approach is so unique and creative. Going on walks during our sessions has been helpful for me to express myself, my honest feelings just come out. She has been so accommodating and understanding. Thank you for everything you've done to help me."
"I had never been to therapy before and I didn't know what to expect. I feel so lucky I got to work with Alina. I felt really comfortable with her. She brought to light things I wasn't even aware of and helped me understand unhelpful patterns I have been repeating for so many years. She's such a warm and welcoming person and an extremely knowledgeable therapist. I was a mess when I first began and I am feeling so much better now, I am so thankful. "
“My 16 year old daughter was very sad and depressed and she would not open up to us. It was affecting her school grades and social life. As soon as she started working with Alina my wife and I saw an immediate and positive improvement. Alina is a great listener as well as suggesting practical strategies that helped my daughter cope with her issues. I highly recommend her as a therapist. "