My approach to therapy is collaborative, insight oriented and results driven.
My name is Maria Velasco Fontaine and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I find that I do my best work with adolescents and adults who are motivated and driven to improve their lives. Whether you are facing major life changes, relationship issues, difficulties with your mental health, or are simply looking to better yourself, I am here to help. Our mission is to build and maintain a culture that promotes wellness, strives for excellence, and fosters emotional maturation to cultivate healthy lifestyles based on pure integrity and the profound value of doing the right thing. My mission behind creating this practice has been to help others transform their lives and begin living fully and authentically. Throughout my years in practice, one of the most common problems that people express, is the conscious desire to want to change but feeling blocked or “stuck” in some way from getting to that place. I am here to serve as a guide, as we work together to overcome these hurdles so you can experience true freedom in your day-to-day life.
With the belief that every individual is unique, I offer a holistic and individualized approach for each one of my clients to ensure they reach the healing and personal growth they are seeking. I utilize a variety of different interventions and modalities including Accelerated Resolution Therapy, guided visualizations, and specialized interventions that are tailored towards your specific needs. Developing mindfulness and increasing awareness in the present moment often leads to a deeper connection with self and trust that you have the internal guidance to create the life that you desire.
I hold a deep respect for each person's unique story. I am passionate about supporting people in finding greater connections with themselves and those around them, and in being more present in their daily lives. Together we can craft an approach to counseling that works for you. I am a bilingual/bi-cultural therapist; able to do therapy in both English/Spanish. I am sensitive to inter-generational conflicts that arise due to acculturation issues. Therapy provides an opportunity to wonder about experiences, emotions, and desires that we may not otherwise have space to explore. This process can deepen our insight into the impact of personal history on our current behavioral and emotional patterns, allowing us a greater sense of self and choice in our life and relationships. In the course of psychotherapy, we will create a space of non-judgmental curiosity, including space for creativity, playfulness, and humor. I help my patients develop and strengthen their ability to manage anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges so that they can live a more meaningful, mindful, and enjoyable life. I encourage my patients to work hard to grow and change, achieving the life they desire. I seek to develop a caring and supportive relationship with all my patients. You are a unique human being. There is no "one size fits all" therapy. Lets talk and see if I am the right fit to help you reach the goals you want for yourself. Together we will work to deepen self-awareness, presence, and sense of possibility.
Schedule a free consultation today to gain a deeper understanding of how we can work together to help you change your life!
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Doctoral Candidate Clinical Sexology
MS in Mental Health Counseling - Nova Southeastern University
B.A. in Psychology – Pace University
Selecting the right therapist is an important decision and I encourage you to be discerning. The most important factor is finding someone who feels right to you and you find a genuine connection with. As it may be difficult to determine this through a website, please reach out via email or phone so you can get a deeper sense of if this is a good fit for you and/or your family. I can't wait to meet you!
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"And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. "
-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
In-person, Teletherapy, Available 7 days a week.
Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, Maria Velasco-Fontaine and team of professionals are available to provide a variety of psychological services, therapy, and Concierge treatment during weekdays, evenings, and on weekends.