Mayeling Angelastro, MA, LMHC| Maye is a skilled, compassionate, empathetic, bilingual (Spanish) and solutions-oriented licensed mental health counselor dedicated to maximizing an individual’s potential. Using her expertise in behavioral and positive psychology she coaches and counsels individuals on the practical ways to achieve and maintain transformation, expansion, and consistent growth. Maye is an effective motivator and communicator with inherent ability to manage all types of personalities, diffuse stressful situations, and proactively resolve issues. Maye is known for her innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, and relate to individuals on all levels. When Maye isn’t changing lives, you can find her enjoying life as a wife and mother of two young children in Windermere, FL. She loves rose, friendship, family, and laughter… lots and lots of laughter.
Education & Expertise
Maye received a Master’s of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University and a Bachelor’s of Science from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Maye has years of experience in children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances. After graduating with her Master’s degree in mental health counseling, Maye spent a few years working with children and families in Florida’s school districts and Denver Children Advocacy Center as an outpatient therapist.
Maye has a passion for Infant and Early Childhood Mental health. She is a member of the Florida Infant Mental Health Association. She obtained a certification on Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), which is an intervention for children and their parents or caregivers who have experienced at least one form of trauma (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden death or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and are presenting with different problems as a result. As a child and family therapist at Denver Children Advocacy Center, Maye became experienced with children from ages 0-18 victims of trauma. Maye also worked with the prevention program assisting schools and head start programs in education to prevent child abuse. In this program, Maye served as a family liaison specialist helping parents deal with any life challenges such as depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
Maye uses her positive and empathetic personality to connect with children, individuals and couples. Maye’s innate ability to connect arises from her own experience with her divorce, postpartum depression and anxiety and poor self esteem. Throughout these challenges, May has learned how to embrace the process and heal. Therefore obtaining and maintaining healthy relationships as well as self confidence! She also reveals her personal experience in the rewarding struggles of parenting, and the challenges of balancing a healthy life between career, motherhood and family.
Kim Reid, Master Level Intern| Kim is committed to building trust with her clients through intentionality, empathy, unconditional acceptance, accomplished counseling skills, and, most importantly, the ability to listen well. As an avid learner, drawn to her work with curiosity and creativity, Kim loves working with children and families. Her mantra is Faith over Fear and she finds no greater joy than to help others find the ability to grow and stand firm, whether it be in the midst of adversity or great prosperity. Kim finds it an honor to work with clients and earn their trust through a collaborative client/therapist relationship. Kim’s experience as a counselor has also been influenced by her self-work in the areas of poor self-concept as a teen/young adult, anxiety, and post-partum depression. Kim is a mother of four grown children, has been married to her husband for 30 years, and knows the value of sunshine as a native Floridian. She enjoys reading, walking, days at the beach, and spending time with her family.
Education & Expertise
Kim joins Maye Angel & Associates as a Mental Health Counseling Masters Student Intern from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Previously, Kim earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Having served as a lay women’s counselor for several years, Kim finds her calling in partnering with individuals to seek healing; find hope, strength, and resilience; and discover potential and purpose in life. She has a concentration in Play Therapy in her work at the university. Kim has studied and done work in the areas of attachment, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), expressive therapy, trauma-focused hypnotherapy, and strengths-based positive psychology.
Shauna Hughes, Master Level Intern| Shauna aims to engage with clients by actively listening and recognizing the unique elements in their stories, assisting them in making connections that lead to self-awareness, insight, and transformation. Her intentional approach includes providing non-judgmental support and safe space for clients to explore underlying emotions while focusing on overall wellness. Shauna’s therapeutic orientation is based on an integrative, collaborative person-centered approach focused on empowering client’s intrinsic strengths and helping them heal past wounds. She is trained in Psychological First Aid, making her particularly prepared to assist clients in dealing with crisis and trauma. As a Breast Cancer survivor, she has learned personal empathy and knowledge of obstacles faced during and after cancer treatment, as well as learning coping skills essential during medical crises. Shauna is a member of American Counseling Association, Mental Health Association of Central Florida. Shauna enjoys spending time with her two adult children as well as caring for her pets. Her hobbies include DIY projects, needle arts, long walks with friends, reading, and gardening while listening to podcasts. She also enjoys volunteering and attending events in the community that focus on mental health and cancer.
Education & Expertise
Shauna is currently completing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2019.
Shauna’s professional interests include Trauma/PTSD and abuse recovery, attachment, anxiety, interpersonal relationship conflict, cancer and health crises, divorce support, church hurt/spiritual abuse, narcissistic abuse recovery, life transitions, women’s issues, young adult struggles, and sexuality issues. Her theoretical study includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy), and EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.