Healing begins when you allow yourself to stop suffering
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it". Your journey begins when you identify the emotions causing you to feel your life is out of control. The process of healing starts by recognizing and removing layers of false believes and negative thoughts. Understanding where those beliefs and thoughts come from will allow you to gain strength and courage to overcome the challenges and obstacles you face throughout your life. It is then you will experience inner peace with a healing mind.
My goal as your therapist is for you to gain self-awareness, insight and understanding on a deeper level. As painful issues emerge, resolving these issues will allow healing and self-growth to naturally occur.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Stuart Counseling | Stuart Fl 34994
Experiencing depression, anxiety or mood swings are the most common issues that can interfere with sleep, interpersonal relationships, physical health and well-being, concentration and academic motivation. Counseling can help identify, clarify and often simplify problematic thoughts and feelings. Experiencing Grief and Loss from losing something can be painful for anyone whether it’s a loved one, relative, friend or pet. Therapy can help you identify and process the stages of grief.
Life transition challenges; almost always create stress. This can feel overwhelming. Self-awareness; observing your thoughts and feelings allows you to have a better understanding in order to become empowered and overcome life’s challenges. Individual therapy helps you gain a better understanding of yourself and build the confidence you need in order to overcome anything.
Life transition challenges; almost always create stress. Self-awareness; observing your thoughts and feelings allows you to have a better understanding in order to become empowered and life’s challenges. Individual therapy helps you gain a better understanding of yourself and build the confidence you need in order to overcome anything. Relationship issues and Divorce are extremely difficult to face. It is often helpful to have a neutral perspective in order to help develop and improve communication skills and strategies for rebuilding relationships.
I specialize in EMDR Therapy for individual’s suffering with past or recent trauma. EMDR Therapy is a wide growing therapeutic technique that is being recognized all over the world. It becoming the number one intervention in treating Grief and Loss, symptoms of PTSD, Trauma, Addiction and Emotional Pain.
Animal Assisted Therapy is used, which has benefited both children and adults.
Addiction Therapy including Drug and alcohol – Gambling – Sex and Pornography which has been a focus for over 12 years.
Family therapy is necessary when a family member’s situation or problem is affecting an entire family. The situations can include addiction, depression, behavioral problems or problems such as conflicts between siblings, spouses or parents and children. Family therapy can be useful to address these issues and help each family member find a resolution to fix the problem and reduce or overcome conflict.
Group Therapy is offered for DUI’s and Court ordered drug and alcohol treatment.
Parenting and Discipline Group introduces parenting techniques for the early toddler years to adolescent teen years. In this group you will learn the federal laws and guidelines for child abuse, the different styles of discipline; what is effective, what’s not effective and why. How to be consistent and fair while still providing love and affection to your children
Patricia Messina MSW, LCSW
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Patricia is trained in EMDR therapy which is designed to help individuals suffering with reoccurring disturbing thoughts or images.
Cyrus has been working with Animal Assisted Therapy for 6 years. He enjoys working with children and adults.
Through the American Kennel Club He has passed the Canine Good Citizen Test in order to be qualified to work as a therapy dog.