You've taken a big step towards self-care, just by being here. Now, take a deep breath in and out because you did it!
I am a licensed mental health counselor, passionate about working with adult women who’ve overcame challenges and even broken generational curses, to get where they are today. Women who didn’t think they would make it but did. Women who believe they are damaged or broken but also believe they deserve more, despite their beliefs. Women who didn’t allow their childhood, partners or spouses to take them out. Women who fight to be their true selves even when the world around them highlights someone or something else. Women who are in the helping field and have little left over for themselves. Women who fought for our country and now need a little support fighting for themselves. Women who continue to “push through” despite sickness, sadness, anxiety or overwhelm.
I believe we all had experiences in our lives that led us to develop negative beliefs about ourselves. Whether we know it or not, these beliefs are what we use when viewing and interacting with ourselves and the world around us. The great news is, they can be changed to fit the person you truly are, not the person you see based on what happened to you or the mistakes you’ve made.
I use CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. With the use of EMDR, you will identify unhelpful behavior patterns and negative perceptions that maybe hindering you from overcoming challenges or becoming your best self. I will also support you by reminding you, who matters most, You! By focusing on you first, you will see improvements in self-care, self-esteem, boundary setting and a reduction in anxiety, trauma, and depression symptoms.
I graduated from Webster University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have extensive experience working in community mental health, substance abuse residential treatment facilities and in schools.
If you’re looking for extra support and guidance, allow me to partner with you on your journey. “If you don’t take care of you, who will”?
Raychelle@aresilientyoucounseling.com - Supporting women
How many hats do you wear? Let’s be honest, in today’s fast paced world, many of us wear too many hats causing our lives to become unmanageable. If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, stuck and/or depressed, it’s time to try on a new hat! One that is more aligned and uniquely fit JUST FOR YOU!
Hi! My name is Karen L. Kennedy and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. One size does not always fit all, so I utilize an integrative style. Life sometimes comes with "hats" we did not choose but we certainly have a choice in how we feel, think, and respond! As an EMDR clinician, with Trauma -Informed Care approach, together we will personally tailor a good fit with stitching in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques interfaced with Unconditional Positive regard. With EMDR techniques, let’s clear out your old hat boxes, some that you may have even forgotten were hidden away.
It is my personal mission statement to maintain order, balance, and boundaries in life. I enjoy helping others identify and create their personal unique order and finding the hat that works for them!
With over 17 years of experience in this industry, I’ve worked in residential, community-based, and virtual settings. I have a passion for working with youth, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Whether it’s Individual, Couple, or Family sessions - Let’s identify strengths, build upon them, and learn new ways of coping. Let’s prioritize the “hats” you wear.
I look forward to supporting you with a smile. Karen@aresilientyoucounseling.com
Robert is an experienced Human Service professional of 25 years primarily serving in the State of Florida. He received his B.S in Psychology from Tusculum University in Greeneville Tennessee, before beginning his human service career. Robert is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Oasis Charter School in Bradenton Florida. Over the years Robert has held several positions which have given him a well-rounded perspective of the issues and major concerns in the Human Service Field. Notable positions have included but not limited to: Counselor, Probation Officer, Program Administrator, Program Director (both community residential and prison-based) Director of Prevention Services, and agency owner. During this span Robert has gained a wealth of knowledge and earned many awards, recognitions, and board service. Most notable are FCB(Florida Certification Board) counselor of the year 1996, Certified Training Instructor, Motivational Interviewing Training, Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator, Certified Nonviolence Crisis Intervention, Certified Corrections Manager, Certified Addictions Professional(CAP), Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professional(CCJAP), Certified Prevention Professional(CAPP), Aggression Replacement Training Facilitator (Evidence Based), RBT -Rational Behavior Therapy -studied under founder, Albert Ellis; Cannabis Youth Training(Evidence Based), The Council For Men and Young Boys(Evidence Based), Family-Ties(Evidence Based). Robert is the founder of Broken to Brilliants a small community-based agency serving Substance Abuse clients of all ages and genders. Robert has over 20 plus years specialized training and experience with substance use disorders and provides individual and group sessions. He currently resides in Bradenton Florida where he can be found in the local community gyms playing Basketball during his free time.
Robert can be contacted at Robert@aresilientyoucounseling.com