Valerie Vincente is a New York native who graduated from Florida Memorial University with a BS Sociology Cum Laude and Tulane University with a Master's of Social Work. She has previous experience in the community working with the Early Learning Coalition, Miami- Dade County School System as well as the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is available to work with all age groups and a variety of presenting issues.
There are so many experiences that influence a person’s life and Valerie is here to help with these transitions in a supportive therapeutic role. With past professional experience in the community she is also well versed in external resources for both individual and families. 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.
Claudette is a Caribbean (Jamaican) immigrant who has resided in the US for several decades. She is passionate about incorporating a holistic approach while providing psychotherapy services to a diverse multicultural population within the South Florida region. In her work she focuses on therapy with individuals, couples, and families, includes children (ages 5 through 12), adolescents, and adults. She find satisfaction in providing counseling to individuals who may be hesitant toward accessing counseling elsewhere due to differences in culture.
Claudette employs a variety of evidence-based approaches that may include but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
She is particularly interested in incorporating mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, creative art, and music, after having observed noticeable improvements in clients' coping skills and overall well-being.