Cristina Behrens-Soulavy, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
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I am a dynamic, genuine, creative and compassionate clinician, who strives to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients and couples could find the best version of themselves as they learn to deal with life challenges such as transition phases, grief, emotional disconnection, depression, and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Psychologist in my country of origin, Venezuela, and I am currently finishing my post-master's hours required to become a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I work with a range of issues including but not limited to couples in distress, life transitions, emerging families, pregnancy and post-partum, immigrant’s adaptation issues, cases of anxiety and depression, as well as survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. While listening and conceptualizing cases from a psychoanalytic lens, I also interweaves many other dynamic practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Client-Centered Approach.
Having lived in Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Buenos Aires (Argentina), as well as now residing in Miami for over 12 years, I provide a unique, and multicultural sensitivity to understanding the clinical and developmental needs of people across the world. For over 10 years, I have guided my clients in identifying dysfunctional patterns, developing better coping skills, and coping with their emotional experiences and needs. Through my therapeutic approach I support my clients as they move towards personal growth and positive change, recovering their sense of meaning and self-efficacy, while subsequently increasing their own life satisfaction.
I am fluent in both English and Spanish, and she is equipped with a good conversational level in the French language.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Divorce & Separation
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Family Conflict
- Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
- Grief & Loss
- Life Coaching
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- Pet Loss
- Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
- Stress/Stress Management
- Women's Issues
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)