Yolanda Gonzalez, LMHC, Psy.D
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.
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 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.
I obtained my graduate degree from Barry University in 2016. Throughout the years, I have specialized in working with adolescents and young adults. I have provided services in school, home, and office settings. I work collaboratively with clients towards creating a positive shift in their thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns while utilizing a client-centered, solutions-focused, and cognitive behavioral approach. I believe psycho-education is key to provide clients with tools or skills to implement in between sessions. The client is the expert or hero of their own life and my role is to assist with processing experiences while providing supportive reflection and feedback.
My name is Lee-Anna Bardun, I am a licensed mental health counselor and have been practicing for the last 7 years. My work has included a diverse range of experience in the field including helping individuals battling addiction, survivors of trauma, complicated bereavement, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, as well as, various adjustment issues, relationship and phase of life problems. I am very passionate about helping my clients to reach their goals, learn to use their strengths and provide them with tools to improve mental health and wellness. I use techniques which are evidenced-based including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In every session I strive to always offer a listening ear, an atmosphere of non-judgment and genuine kindness to each person I serve.
Hello, my name is Dara Guzman. I am currently pursuing my bachelors in nursing at nova Southeastern University. I have extensive knowledge in the mental health field having worked in several practices and have enjoyed every second of it. I believe that overall wellness starts with mental health and I am honored to be working for Florida Mental Health Practitioners, LLC