CP Handler, Therapist in Florida — Zencare
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CP Handler

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Florida, Ohio, Michigan Accepting Online
Updated November 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Shame

Professional statement

CP Handler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Miami Beach, FL. CP specializes in treating aftereffects of trauma, which includes not only traumatic events  but also intergenerational trauma, racial injustice, spiritual abuse, and unresolved childhood needs. Her clients come to therapy because they feel like they can’t remain present in their lives, instead feeling consumed by painful memories or uncontrollable emotions. This can lead to mental health conditions and conflicts with loved ones. CP particularly enjoys helping parents and their children grow their relationships.

CP uses a variety of person-centered therapy approaches. She takes a holistic approach to treating her clients, encouraging the client to pay attention to their physical, social, spiritual, and emotional needs. She often brings mindfulness practices into sessions to help clients stay grounded and to reconnect with their bodies. One of her most commonly used modalities is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which helps clients move forward past distressing memories. She also draws from Emotional Freedom Technique and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

CP earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Long Island University. She views the client as the expert on their own healing journey and strives to create a safe, warm atmosphere in each session. She teaches clients how to tap into their resilience to cope with their traumas.


Message to clients

If you are thinking of embarking on the journey of healing, growth, and recovery you have come to the right place. I find beauty in helping clients understand and honor the roots of their current struggles. I believe that every maladaptive behavior was adaptive at some point and that "self-sabotage" is simultaneous with self-protection. I support clients as they uncover how these patterns have kept them safe throughout their life and begin to heal their underlying pain at its source. I help clients release energy that is stuck in their nervous system as they discover the freedom that accompanies post-traumatic growth.

I also specialize in parenting and breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma. I believe in the power of the parent-child relationship, as Bessel Van Der Kolk stated: "The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind." I have tremendous admiration for parents and work with parents who struggle with connecting, guiding, and loving their children. I believe that each child is a diamond waiting to shine and that as with diamonds, some require more time, patience, and attention than others.

I would love the opportunity to work with you and look forward to joining you on your journey of growth and recovery.


Specialties

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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Ohio)
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 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am -5pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Resonant Therapies, Owner, 2019 - Present
Atideinu, Executive Director, 2014 - 2020
Bellefaire JCB, Mental Health Therapist, 2011 - 2017

EMDRIA, EMDR Certified Therapist , 2022
Long Island University, MSW, 2010


Licensure

Florida: SW19208

Ohio: I.1303550-SUPV

Michigan: 6801114921


Languages

English