Patricia  Avalos
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Patricia Avalos

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Altamonte Springs Accepting In-person
Updated February 3, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It is important that you find someone you can feel comfortable with and free to be yourself. I strive to create a judgement free environment based on compassion and acceptance. I try to relate to individuals in a relational way to help clients feel safe and comfortable while navigating through the healing process. I want you to know that you are capable of overcoming the challenges you are facing. You do not have to go through the difficulties you are facing alone and can have a more fulfilling life. Seeking therapy takes courage, and I am glad that you are taking this step. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $125

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 closed
  • Tue 10:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Altamonte Springs practice
108 Robin Road, Suite# 1002, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years


Institute of Playful Healing, Sand play therapy Levels 1-4, 2022
Hodges University, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2020


Licensure

Florida: MH21349


Languages

English