Valerie Vincente welcomes you to a safe space to put down burdens and experience restoration because she understands that life happens! With a Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University and experience within the community she specializes in: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Life Transitions/Changes, Grief and Loss, Relationship Dynamics, Parenting, Behavioral Management, Women's Issues, and Faith-Based Counseling.
She is particularly passionate about individuals experiencing patterns of self-esteem issues, negative relationships, attachment issues, trouble with boundaries and Minority Men (experiencing life challenges). Utilizing strength identification, storytelling, and emotional processing she is committed to helping clients elevate and begin living a more fulfilling life.
There are so many experiences that influence a person’s life and Valerie is committed to encouraging you through your journey by offering a variety of trauma-informed evidence-based mental health practices that will help you pack an emotional toolbox fit to your unique needs. She believes change happens with the right support system and would like to become a part of yours.
We often hear life is hard, overwhelming, full of stressors and anxieties. Manuela believes life is what you make it and how you perceive it. With a focus on SFT (Solution Focus Therapy), and a Strengths-Base Therapy approach, she believes that no matter how hard, overwhelming and anxious life is, we have some control over how we allow those stressors and anxieties to affect us.
Fluent in both English and Creole, she is a genuine, creative, and compassionate clinician. Manuela strives to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can be themselves, express their needs, wants, and concerns.
Manuela is available to serve Clients 5yrs of age and up, presenting with a variety of challenges including but not limited to grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, career challenges, relationship issues and parenting. She provides individual, couple and family therapy.
Andreana Eva Alvarez earned her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Dance Education, from Hunter College of New York City. Now she is pursuing her MSW at Barry University of Miami, Florida. Andreana is also a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist Intern with the American Dance Therapy Association and will become board-certified next year.
During her time in New York, she worked with House of The Roses, a non-profit organization focused on helping under deserved children achieve personal growth. There, Andreana worked as an assistant coordinator, where she designed and developed workshops to the specific needs of the children.
Since her recent move back to Florida, she has interned with ChildNet as a visitation facilitator, where she helped parents achieve reunification with their children. This summer, Andreana will be involved with Barry University’s Expressive Arts program as their Graduate Assistant. Her role will be to help facilitate cross-cultural conversation through the use of expressive arts.
Andreana is passionate about helping individuals, children, and families in need and has made this a primary focus in her steps toward her career. Andreana is honored to be accepted as a Student Intern at Wonderful Counselor and is looking forward to broadening her skills as a mental health clinician.