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, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern|Kim is committed to building trust with her clients through a collaborative client/therapist relationship. Key elements of her commitment to that relationship include intentionality, empathy, unconditional acceptance, accomplished counseling skills, and, most importantly, the ability to listen well. 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 her calling in partnering with individuals to seek healing; find hope, strength, and resilience; and discover potential and purpose in life. In her years of counseling experience, she has worked with couples, adults, adolescents, children, and families. Kim’s experience as a counselor has also been influenced by her self-work in the areas of 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 holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Previously, Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the University of Central Florida. She specializes in working with children and families with her training and concentration of studies in Play Therapy at PBA. Kim has studied and done work in the areas of relationship counseling (couples and families), grief, anxiety and depression, ADHD, attachment, parenting, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), expressive therapy, and trauma-focused hypnotherapy. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Play Therapy.
Ericka Roberts, Clinical Counseling Graduate Level Intern| Ericka is passionate about being a bridge to help adolescents, adults, and couples find serenity and hope through challenging times. She guides her client in embracing their strengths and self-awareness as a foundation to build upon. Ericka is known for her warmth, compassion, and encouragement. Her ability to listen to her clients creates a safe, healing space for growth. Her approach to counseling is grounded in fostering a relationship based on trust, compassion, and understanding. As Ericka has worked through her own story, she believes that “authentic connection and intimacy are the catalysts and pathways for healing pain and that we are all hardwired for connection. “Our pain happens in relationships with others, therefore, our ability to heal is in the context of relationships with oneself and others.”
Education & Expertise
Ericka utilizes an integrative approach to clinical counseling. She views healing through a holistic lens and empowers her clients to recognize their ability to heal. Ericka’s clinical concentration focuses on integrating the psychophysiology of trauma, and attachment-based approaches, using a variety of therapeutic modalities such as somatic body experiencing, internal family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, polyvagal, radical forgiveness, and mindful-based therapies. Ericka treats problems such as social and familial and marriage relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, anger, and substance abuse.
Ericka is completing a clinical practicum and internship through Palm Beach Atlantic University with her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma therapy. Ericka currently leads psychoeducational groups for psychiatric and chemical recovery clients at a Behavioral Health Hospital in Winter Park. Her group therapy classes focus on mindful-based interventions to improve awareness, and coping skills and reduce stress. She holds a master-level yoga certification in yoga therapy (E-CYT 500) and has offered therapeutic services for adults and children for nearly two decades throughout Central Florida. She holds a certification as a Natural Health Practitioner (CNHP) and is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She is inspired by Gottman, Satir, and Brown’s approaches to healing relationships, and most importantly – the relationship with ourselves.
Ericka provides empathic, nonjudgmental counseling services to help you through the process of change as you begin this journey together. Ericka is a native Floridian who enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and her husband of twenty-one years.
Lydia Cardona, Clinical Counseling Graduate Level Intern| Lydia is a bilingual (Spanish) mental health student intern. She is honored to work alongside individuals in their journey toward healing during challenging life situations. Lydia is empathetic, compassionate, and believes individuals hold countless strengths. She primarily enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and families. Lydia is committed to providing a safe, nonjudgmental, comfortable environment for individuals to share various concerns while integrating a strength-based approach, self-regulatory healing practices, and other therapeutic options for living in a healthier way, self-awareness, and building positive relationships. Lydia is inspired by her own self-work and experiences of anxiety and healing from life happenings. Through her own experiences, Lydia has learned to trust the process, believing individuals can overcome adversities and difficulties. Lydia has been married to her husband for 14 years; she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Education & Expertise
Lydia is completing a clinical practicum and internship through Palm Beach Atlantic University with her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is an active member of the Florida Counseling Association and Golden Key International Honour Society.