She/Her/HersMaster of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Patricia Avalos is a licensed mental health counselor in the central Florida area who works with children, teens, adults, and seniors who struggle with grief and loss, life transitions, and attachment wounds. Many of her clients describe grief and loss as a feeling of emptiness and loneliness and seek counseling so they can discover how to navigate these tough emotions. Patricia is passionate about working with people who are experiencing grief and loss and ways to better cope with the losses in their life. She helps clients better understand the impacts of grief and helps them through these difficult moments. She helps people who have not only experienced loss through death of a loved one, but also the loss people experience in life transitions. She helps clients navigate life transitions and ways to cope. Patricia also focuses on attachment wounds how these may influence an individual in the grieving process.
Patricia’s approaches counseling with sensitivity and compassion. She uses a relational approach to counseling which takes into consideration all aspects of a client’s life and how relationships with others impact their life. Other techniques include Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and strength-based techniques. She works with clients to help them to connect to their emotions and to recognize ways they have overcome difficult moments in the past.
Patricia is dedicated to building a relationship built on trust so that clients feel accepted and safe to talk freely about what they are going through. One of her favorite quotes is "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." ~Martin Luther King, Jr. She wants to come along side you and help you to find hope in the midst of despair.
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Years of Experience: 4 years
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