About Counseling & Your Therapist
Get Ready for a Victory Lap
Before I tell you all about me I would like you to pause and take a moment to give yourself some praise. By you visiting my website I know you have taken the time and made the courageous decision to look into the steps it will take to fight anxiety. You have decided that enough is enough and that being overwhelmed by anxiety needs to become a thing of the past for you. I want to commend you for taking the first step towards healing.
Anxiety can feel defeating, exhausting, and insurmountable. I am sure you have spent time beating yourself up wondering why you can’t just get rid of it yourself. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to face it on your own anymore. I consider it a privilege to help people learn the techniques they need to control anxiety. It is my mission to arm you with the tools to stop feeling overwhelmed, worried, and drained. I am here to help you gain back control of your life.
My favorite part of my job happens after a few weeks of working with a client and they walk into my office with a huge smile on their face and say “Anxiety isn’t consuming my life anymore!”. I always tell them to throw their hands in the air and do a victory lap around my office. Take a minute and envision yourself walking into my office and telling me the same thing. You can get there too. I know this because people who have anxiety are highly motivated and always willing to work hard to do whatever it takes to stop being anxious. I am looking forward to the day you do a victory lap around my office.
I am Roberta Alves and I am the owner of the Essence of Healing Counseling with therapeutic services offered to people living in the Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, and Miami areas. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License # MH 13397). I have a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. In addition to my degree, I received further training and became a Certified Anxiety Specialist through the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. I feel truly blessed to have found my calling in life and absolutely love what I do.
Knowledge is power and I am constantly researching effective and innovative techniques to use when providing clients with counseling. I specialize in using a type of therapy that is based on research and scientific evidence called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is has been proven to be highly effective in treating anxiety. I believe in combining alternative methodologies along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use meditation instruction, essential oils, and interactive app technology in counseling. By using a well rounded approach in therapy you will achieve results much more quickly.
Having anxiety can be debilitating and frustrating. It takes courage to want to make a change and I am here to help you every step of the way. I would love the opportunity to work with you to start your journey towards a life that is no longer limited by anxiety. Please contact me to schedule an appointment at my offices located in Ft. Lauderdale or Coral Gables.