He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sergio creates a compassionate space to process family dynamics (including stressful family dynamics, communication with families, the impact of narcissism in families, etc.), attachment, grief/loss, trauma, and identity. He also focuses on processing the impact of micro-aggressions and the harm that can come to those in minority communities. Sergio is a safe space for those within the LGBTQIA+ community. Clients that Sergio works with need a space for someone to hear them, validate them, help them recognize insights about the situations they are in, and collaboratively helps them approach the challenges in a way that works best for them.
Sergio will focus on understanding your worldview and assist you in discovering new insights and awareness, then collaboratively develop personalized strategies for change. He also connects very will with the community of video-gamers.
He received his MEd/EdS in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. He also has experience as a leader in the counseling community, as president of the honor society of graduate student level counselors. Many of his sessions are working with college-aged young adults and children/adolescents.
He focuses on person-centered techniques, with a warm, empathetic, and accepting approach. He is non-structured, allowing you to bring what you need to during the session and allowing space for hearing whatever it is that we need to release. He believes that everyone inherently has what they need inside of them to gain what they need in life and he helps clients reconnect with their strengths to find those answers. However, is more structured when focusing on specific treatments for ADHD and OCD or on as needed basis, when requested by the client.
Sergio provides telehealth therapy (video counseling) in Florida, South Carolina, and Colorado using a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform from the comfort of. your own home.
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
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Years of Experience: 6 years
Mosaic Minds Counseling, Therapist, 2021 - Present
Psych Ed Connections , Therapist, 2019 - Present
Child Guidance Center, Individual and Family Therapist, 2018 - 2021
Alachua County Crisis Center, Counselor Intern, 2017 - 2018
PACE Center for Girls, Counselor Intern, 2016 - 2016
University of Florida, MEd/EdS in Mental Health Counseling, 2017
University of South Florida, BA in Psychology, 2013
South Carolina: TLC 350 PC