Allie  Vaknin

Allie Vaknin

She/Her/Hers

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI Master of Education, MEd Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Heart Bonds Counseling, LLC Accepting In-person
Updated March 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Allie works primarily with adults who suffer from mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, identity/existential issues, and relationship difficulties. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, and prior to that, received degrees in Human Communication and Sociology with a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of Central Florida. She's currently in training to become a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.

Her approach focuses on helping clients develop self-understanding and learn practical skills. She values education, so she frequently infuses opportunities for clients to learn about psychological concepts that can help them understand their own experience. She often incorporates mindfulness and self-compassion techniques, which help clients become more present and less harsh on themselves.

Overall, her style of counseling can be described as supportive, empowering, insightful, collaborative, and oftentimes funny. She's grateful for each opportunity to cross paths with, and support, a fellow human being.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri 11am-8pm
  • Sat 11am-6pm
  • Sun 11am-6pm

Heart Bonds Counseling, LLC practice
600 East Colonial Drive, Suite #220, Orlando, Florida 32803
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri 11am-8pm
  • Sat 11am-6pm
  • Sun 11am-6pm

Licensure

Florida: IMH21261


Languages

English

Spanish