Counseling

To support your mental/emotional wellbeing and to help you start living into your fullest potential, we offer a variety of counseling options including Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based counseling sessions via video-conferencing or tele-conferencing.

Meet with someone who is trained to create a safe and supportive environment for you to gain the tools you need to heal from past trauma, find hope in the midst of present suffering, heal from loss, manage anxiety or depression, cultivate healthy boundaries, set and accomplish your goals, and nurture loving relationships with yourself and others.

IMPORTANT! Please note...

Our counselor is available by appointment only. If you are in crisis or having thoughts of harming yourself or suicide, please call 911 for immediate help. If you would like to talk to someone anonymously and for free, please call the Suicide Hotline Phone Number at 1-800-273-8255, or text CONNECT to the Distress Text Line at 741741.

You are always only one decision away from transformation.

What is REBT/CBT?

 

The following information is provided by the American Psychological Association (https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/cognitive-behavioral):

 

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by Albert Ellis, Ph.D., laid the foundation for what later developed into what is commonly known and practiced today as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is "a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to as effective as, or more effective than other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications." 

It is important to emphasize that advances in CBT have been made on the basis of both research and clinical practice.

 

Indeed, CBT is an approach for which there is ample scientific evidence that the methods that have been developed actually produce change. In this manner, CBT differs from many other forms of psychological treatment.

 

CBT is based on several core principles, including:

  1. Psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking.

  2. Psychological problems are based, in part, on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.

  3. People suffering from psychological problems can learn better ways of coping with them, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.

CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. These strategies might include:

  • Learning to recognize one's distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.

  • Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.

  • Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.

  • Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence is one's own abilities.

 

CBT treatment also usually involves efforts to change behavioral patterns. These strategies might include:

  • Facing one's fears instead of avoiding them.

  • Using role playing to prepare for potentially problematic interactions with others.

  • Learning to calm one's mind and relax one's body.

 

With CBT, the counselor and client work together, in a collaborative fashion, to develop an understanding of the problem and to develop a treatment strategy.

CBT is different from other helping services in that it places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions and behavior.

 

For more information on the practice and benefits of CBT counseling, please explore the following articles:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/about/pac-20384610

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/cognitive-behavioral-therapy

https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-depression#1

 

Our Fee Structure

Our standard hourly rate for Counseling is $75/hour. We offer a variety of bundled packages to help reduce the individual cost of each session, and we also offer a sliding scale based on demonstrated need. 

Please note that scholarships are available for those who are recovering from trauma or abuse.  

Schedule Your Introductory Session Today!

We would love to learn more about your situation and discuss ways in which we may be able to help you experience sustainable healing and long term transformation. If we are not confident that we can make a positive and significant impact in your journey towards greater wellbeing, we will be honest with you and gladly refer to other professionals who many be better able to serve you.

Use the contact form below to start your journey towards healing and wholeness.

Have questions? Contact us for more information.

We look forward to journeying with you as you invest in gaining the tools and support you need to thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

In all things, may you be Brilliantly You!

Brilliantly You Project, Inc. - A Non-Profit Corporation of Florida.