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 wise decision to start counseling. You have decided that enough is enough and that anxiety needs to become a thing of the past. 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 eliminate anxiety from their lives. 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 “I’m not anxious 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. I know you will 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.
My name is Roberta Alves and I am the owner of the Essence of Healing Counseling with therapeutic services offered to the Miami, Coral Gables, and Ft. Lauderdale 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 free from anxiety. Please contact me to schedule an appointment at my offices located in Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Gables.