Meet Roberta (that’s me!) & Learn How I Can Help
Before I tell you about myself, I would like you to pause and take a moment to give yourself some praise. By visiting my website, it shows you are taking the time to look into the steps that could help you do something about your anxiety. You are taking the time to research what could improve your well being and happiness. You know that if you start along that journey it could take effort and work. That takes courage. I want to commend you for taking the first step by even taking the time to do research and I encourage you to keep the momentum up!
It’s time you got the right tools & support
Anxiety can make you feel powerless. You might have even 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 overcome anxiety. It is my mission to arm you with practical tools to stop feeling overwhelmed, worried, and running on empty.
Get Ready for a Victory Lap
My favorite part of my job happens after a few sessions 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.
I’m serious we literally throw our hands in the air and do a victory lap. We sometimes even do a victory dance. Take a moment and envision yourself walking into my office cherishing the sweet taste of victory over anxiety. Or if we are doing online therapy, picture yourself at home celebrating your success while jumping up and down on your couch while I cheer you on. You can get there. Click here to take a tour of my office so you can start to plan your victory lap.
I am Roberta Alves and I am the owner of the Essence of Healing Counseling. My clients come from all over South Florida including Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Hallandale, Davie, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and the Miami areas. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License # MH 13397) in the state of Florida. 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 has been proven through numerous research studies to be highly effective in treating anxiety. That is why I chose Cognitive Behavioral therapy to be the foundation in which I built my 3 part system to help my clients reach their goals.
I believe in combining alternative methodologies along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use meditation instruction, essential oils, and interactive app technology in my counseling sessions. By using a well rounded and highly interactive approach in therapy my clients achieve results much more quickly.
Some fun facts about me… I was born in Australia, but my entire family comes from Brazil. I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida when I was only three years old so I consider myself “almost” a native Floridian. When breaking the ice at dinner parties sometimes I make a terrible cheesy therapist joke. I mention that I am trilingual. I am fluent in English, Portuguese, and anxiety.
Get on the Path to Move Past Anxiety
I would love the opportunity to work with you to start your journey towards a life that is no longer limited by anxiety. Contact me to schedule an appointment at my office located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. I also offer online therapy and telehealth through video sessions and phone sessions for clients that live farther away, for those who want the convenience of not having to come into my office, and for those that are worried about their safety during the coronavirus pandemic.