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Licensed Psychologist, Co-Owner
Anabel Alvarez-Jimenez, Ph.D.
Dr. Anabel Alvarez-Jimenez is a licensed psychologist who received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. Dr. Alvarez has extensive experience in academics, having served as a professor in graduate education for many years. She also has extensive research experience, having published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at many national conferences. Dr. Alvarez has maintained an active practice that specializes in therapy and assessment. She specializes in individual, couples and family therapy. In addition, to offering an array of assessments and evaluation services, including immigration evaluations, hardship evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, vocational rehabilitation and medical evaluations.
In her own words:
“My hope in working with clients is to help them identify and get in touch with what is the best version of themselves. This includes developing a collaborative therapeutic environment where a client feels safe enough to bring forward all their issues and concerns. I believe a client is the primary expert in their life and my goal is to help them work through and make the best choices for themselves. Through the course of self-discovery and personal growth clients will gain a better understanding of when, why and how certain circumstances or people produce different emotions and reactions in their lives. This insight will allow them to identify what is or is not working and new, healthier ways to cope or respond. I look forward to working with you." ~ Anabel
Licensed Psychologist, Co-Ownwer
Susana Blanco, Ph.D.
Dr. Susana Blanco is a licensed psychologist who earned her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Miami and her doctoral degree from University at Albany, State University of New York. She completed her clinical internship at Boston Medical Center in the Center for Multicultural Training, and her post-doctoral training at Edith Nourse Veteran's Hospital in Bedford, MA. In addition to having worked as a full-time academician at the doctoral level and conducting research, Dr. Blanco has co-authored journal articles and presented at national and international conferences on various topics. While her expertise lies in working with couples and families, she also has extensive experience working with individuals and groups (ranging in ages from 5-65), presenting with varying mental health and wellness concerns including: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, self-esteem issues and more.
In her own words:
"We all face challenges in life, and when we do, it can be extremely helpful to receive support from others; psychotherapy can be that source of support for you. In my own life, I place significant value on building meaningful, authentic connections with others; therefore, as a therapist I also emphasize my relationships with clients. Specifically, I focus on collaborating with them and building a relationship based on safety and trust. I work with each person, at their pace, exploring their concerns and desires. Because I believe in one's ability to overcome life's challenges and make changes, I work closely with clients to highlight their strengths and to empower them to discover and live their truth. I understand that each individual is fundamentally the expert in their own life and view my role as being an expert in guiding people through an intra and interpersonal process of exploration, healing, and transformation. It would be my honor to work with you as you thrive towards living the life and having the relationships you desire." ~ Susana
Adriana Lequerica-Ziemba, Psy.D.
Dr. Adriana Lequerica Ziemba is a licensed psychologist who earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Albizu University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Lequerica Ziemba completed a clinical internship at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, in Iron Mountain, Michigan and a fellowship focused on clinical health psychology with Florida State University, College of Medicine, at the Isabel Collier Read Medical Campus in Immokalee, Florida. Dr. Lequerica Ziemba has extensive experience in medical centers, primary care clinics, and as a clinical educator for medical students and family medical residents. Dr. Lequerica Ziemba has focused on providing evidenced based interventions for persons across a lifespan with an emphasis on helping folks from underserved and often marginalized populations. Dr. Lequerica Ziemba provides individual assessment and therapy services, in English and Spanish.
In her own words:
"I became a psychologist so that I may help others have the best lives possible. I enjoy working with all age groups, and have specialized in working with people who find themselves struggling with both medical and psychosocial challenges. As a psychologist with years of experience in medical centers and primary care offices, I am able to understand how health challenges and day-to-day stress can affect our everyday life and often impacts our emotional health. I strive to bring kindness to all of my interactions and to be collaborative in working towards the goals that are meaningful to you. It is my hope to create a safe space in which your authentic self can shine. I am honored to meet you, just as you are." ~ Adriana