Providing counseling for children, teens and adults.
Welcome!  Choosing a therapist for you or your child can be a difficult decision during a time of stress and concern.  I realize that starting counseling is a major decision and you may have many questions since therapy is not like visiting a medical doctor.  It requires active involvement and effort to change thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  With my training and experience, I can help you and your family through those difficult times.     
I have an M.S., Ed. in Counseling from the University of Miami and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida as well as a Qualified Supervisor.  I am a Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP) designated by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and I have over twenty years of clinical experience.  I am also a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). 
When working with children ages four and older, I use play therapy as a treatment intervention which encourages children to play out their fears, worries and conflicts.  I will meet with you on a regular basis to consult about progress as well as to find out how your child is managing both at home and in school.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs or the needs of your child at (239)464-8793 or at mariajperez03@yahoo.com.
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