Biography

Aalysha Gonzalez, LMHC
Therapist
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Ms. Aalysha Gonzalez, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.

Ms. Gonzalez obtained my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.

I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, family conflict, addiction, adolescent challenges, personal growth, and trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-focused techniques. I have 12 years of post-licensure experience in many settings, including private practice, inpatient substance abuse treatment centers, schools, primary care clinics, crisis teams, and psychiatric stabilization units. Much like my work experience reflects, I enjoy working with a variety of clients. I believe that each client comes to therapy with his/her own set of skills and perspectives from which to draw, and my approach, therefore, will be unique to each individual.

In the therapeutic setting, I provide a strength-based, cooperative encounter that creates a respectful and safe therapeutic environment. I believe it is important that we work together as a team, where you are the expert of your needs, and I offer options for adjustments in behavior and thought patterns that will help to improve your well being. In addition to our sessions, I will occasionally provide homework tasks such as journaling or practicing learned skills at home to further enhance our work. I also value a whole-person approach in that some assignments or recommendations may include physical health and mindfulness activities.

I would describe myself as compassionate and intuitive. I am straightforward, and I also love humor. Balance, humility, and kindness are paramount to peace of mind. I believe knowledge can be found anywhere if we are open to receive it, and our connection to one another is greater than our differences. In working with you, I hope that you experience a safe place that enables your personal growth.

Qualifications

Education & Training

University of Illinois

Ms. Gonzalez received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois

Nova Southeastern University

Ms. Gonzalez earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University