I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Florida. My expertise with couples is underscored by my many years of experience and certification as a Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator and Trainer (an evidenced-based model for couples counseling) since 2015 and 2018 respectively. My work with couples is largely informed by this model and integrated with strength-based theories of Marital Therapy. I work in collaboration with couples to help identify unhealthy behavior/communication patterns that contribute to maintaining discord in the relationship, and introduce concepts for new ways of thinking, being and behaving to interrupt the negative cycles of interaction and create opportunities for change.
I work with couples to deconstruct problem saturated stories that plague their relationship, and co-construct new narratives to create a preferred reality. My work with couples is anchored in respect for each individual whilst valuing the uniqueness of their union, and creating a safe place for couples to discuss (what is often considered) very personal and sensitive issues, while maintaining a non-judgmental stance. I really look forward to meeting and working with you both! Working with couples is my passion.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #MT 2868 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Dr. Atkinson has been a true pleasure to work with. She is a great listener and gives really great advice. She’s been super accommodating to my schedule and I’m so very appreciative. I highly recommend her!