Dr. Yolanda Gonzalez, PsyD, LMHC, PMH-C
Founder and owner of FMHP, Dr. Yolanda Gonzalez is a mother of four (with fifth on the way) who has founded this mental health practice in hopes of fostering a safe and peaceful environment for moms to come and fuel their hearts with hope, comfort and love. Our specialty lies in women’s mental health, specifically related to maternal mood disorders.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy
My name is Barbara Duenas and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked within non-profit and for-profit organizations a like. I transitioned through various different professions to finally land what I consider my calling. Having experienced some difficult experiences and losses of my own has prepared me to be a better therapist. I have studied different therapeutic techniques to better assist each type of client.
Not only are these therapeutic techniques evidenced based by science, but I myself have used these techniques in my own personal life to know they work. I have worked with clients in transition within their lives to have a positive outcome. For example, mothers who recently had children, clients whom are recently diagnosed with a new medical condition, immigrants whom have left their country at a late age, people whom have been abandoned by family, people whom have been betrayed by their partners, parents whom have lost their children and people with recent separations from a partner. I strive to aid individuals feel better about themselves to help their relationships excel. I use psycho-education to help clients work on their interpersonal relationships with partners, friends or family members through strengthening their communication style. I encourage acceptance within themselves and their current life circumstances. Some of the work is very intense and draining but getting to the core of where these emotions come from can have a very impacting change in your life. Individuals, couples and family members live a healthier life based on the work they input with the materials I provide.
Dr. Yanelle Martinez
Dr. Yanelle Martinez is a Florida licensed mental health counselor with a passion to help others heal themselves. She graduated from Albizu University with dual master degrees in psychology and business. In 2018, Dr. Martinez was the first graduate from Albizu University’s doctorate in human services program. She works with clients seeking relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Martinez believes that the most effective path to health and happiness is that of compassion toward self and others.
My name is Lea Suarez, I am currently studying at FIU to obtain my BA in
behavior analysis and aspire to become a psychologist. I am part of the
mental health field because I want to help people be able to express
themselves and help those in need of services. I believe therapy is
crucial for everyone as it helps us manage our thoughts, leading to a
positive change in our lives. I am currently the evening receptionist.
Dr. Jessenia Perez-Carrion, Psy.D.
Registered Mental Health Intern
Valentina Di Giglio
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Valentina Di Giglio graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her professional career, Valentina has worked in outpatient community settings and private practice with experience in treating anxiety, depression, among other mental health disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. As an eclectic clinician, Valentina believes in tailoring her approach to address her client’s individual needs including drawing from different theoretical orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Valentina provides her clients with empathetic support throughout their healing journey and aids them in becoming empowered to make the necessary adjustments that align with their therapeutic goals.
MS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, happily married wife, and mother to an amazing little boy! As an experienced mental health professional, I have worked with individuals of all ages, including toddlers, young children, adolescents, and adults, to treat a variety of presenting problems, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, adjustment disorders, parent-child relational issues, and other social/relational concerns. I also have extensive training and experience in couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy, although my particular specialty is working with teens/preteens and their parents to develop healthier family dynamics. I use psycho-education and offer interventions from various evidence-based treatment models, such as solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, to develop the most effective client-centered approach for each individual and their family. My passion is helping people grow and heal as individuals and in relationships by emphasizing the balance of physical, spiritual, and emotional/mental health.
Liliana Amador Is a mental health professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. Amador holds a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. During her last 17 years of career in the USA, Ms. Amador has earned vast experience working with individuals and families via individual counseling, group therapy, and preventive programs. She is a holistic therapist and firmly believes in the Body-Mind-Soul connection. Amador specializes in trauma healing, mindfulness, and conscious parenting. She supports clients to improve their lives and become better versions of themselves by empowering them in all stages of their lives. To become better parents, we need to reparent ourselves first. Reparenting and healing the inner child makes raising children a joyful adventure.
Ashley Maria Jiron
My name is Ashley Maria Jiron and I am a Registered Mental Health Intern (RMHI). I graduated from The University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and earned my Master’s degree in Psychology with a major in professional counseling from Florida International University. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults. I employ an eclectic approach tailored to meet your individual needs. With a foundation rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness practices, I weave together evidence-based techniques to create a customized path toward healing. I believe everyone possesses personal strengths and resilience; my aim is to help clients tap into these inner resources. Together, we will uncover the wisdom and courage that resides within you, empowering you to find your own unique solutions. I wholeheartedly believe that you have the ability to heal, and I am dedicated to assisting you in harnessing that inner strength. Whether it’s relief from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or any other emotional pain, I am here to support you every step of the way.
My name is Jennifer Gavilán and I am an administrative professional with a BA in Psychology/Criminal Justice from Florida International University. After working for over 10 years in Human Resources within the Entertainment industry I decided to put a hold on my career to spend more time at home with my two boys. Once my youngest was in school I went back into the job market and took a different direction and followed my dream to work in the Mental Health field. With my experience in Human Resources as the point person between top level executives and employees I felt that I would be the perfect fit in an administrative role serving and meeting the needs of clients and their families.