I love the work I do! I work with a wide range of clients – children, adolescents, adults, elders – addressing a full range of issues: anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, loss, chronic illness, life transitions, and aging.
I have particular interest in working with couples and families to strengthen their interpersonal skills and improve their relationships. I bring personal experience to help parents become more effective with their children and find joy in being a parent again.
I am a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist and feel very fortunate to love the work I do. I received my Masters in Social Work from Boston College and have advanced training in child and adolescent treatment, family and couples therapy from Boston University and the Family Institute of Cambridge. Visit them at www.annmfisher.com.
Sunshine State Counseling Center has two therapist’s/co-owners: Diana Salazar, LCSW, RPT (who is fluent in both English and Spanish) and Megan Goddard, LCSW, RPT. At our center we empower individuals, children and families to build and develop their strengths by providing therapeutic services based on a compassionate, ethical and professional approach.
Mindful Solutions Therapy
Populations served: Children, Adolescents/Teens, Families, Individuals and Couples. Creative techniques, such as play and interactive therapy are used. I practice according to a family systems model, which incorporates a solution focused, strength based component.
Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the state of Florida with a passion to empower others to overcome the challenges of life. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as supervisor of clinical social work interns pursuing licensure.
Kimberly uses a holistic approach in addressing all factors impacting a person, including environmental stressors and trauma history, to bring about positive change. Emphasis is placed on connection between mind, body, and spirit, with insight facilitating a healthy balance. Her spiritual faith led her to the field of clinical social work and belief in the ability to heal. Having personal experience through struggles of life, she feels honored with the opportunity to empower clients to break free from their pain to emerge with freedom and peace, strengthened by stronger coping skills and a more positive outlook on life. She recognizes that health and wellness is a life-long journey, and life challenges open the door for continued strengthening, learning and self-awareness.
Kimberly enjoys working with children, families, and adults with unresolved childhood trauma, family issues, or stress.
I see children, teens, adults, and families. I use a combination of treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Structural Family Therapy. DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that is effective with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, self-harm, depression and suicidal ideation. Structural family therapy focuses on increasing communication within a family.
Areas of Emphasis psychotherapy for couples, individuals (males issues/females issues), families, LGBTQ community, sexual issues, psychotherapeutic, counseling, and assessment services based on respect to individuals, their gender, family values, culture, and religion
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Transgender Care Therapist, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Board Member of The GET (Gender-Equality-Trust) Network Foundation, Florida Department of Children and Family approved Parent Care Provider. EU earned degrees Mgr. and PhDr. in Psychology, and Mgr. In Law.
With 18 years of clinical experience, I am here to guide and support you through life’s trials. I specialize in helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, illness, grief, loss and relationship difficulties.
My journey to be a counselor has many twists and turns. After a life changing event in 2009, I returned to school receiving my Masters in counseling in 2011 from Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama. My decision to enter counseling was influenced by caring counselors that helped me a difficult time in my life. I have felt called to pay it forward by helping others with life situations that prevent them from living a meaningful life. I have my LPC license in Alabama and currently have my Provisional Mental Health License in Florida. My wife and I felt God was calling us to South West Florida to use the gifts He has given us to serve Him and help others, so we took a huge leap of faith and moved in 2017.
My primary background in counseling has been in substance abuse working with individuals and families that are affected by this devastating disease. People with addiction are not bad people but are dealing with a disease that affects them physically and emotionally. Substance abuse is often a symptom of deep underlying issues that have not been dealt with. The person affected is using the only coping skill they know how to use. Through caring therapy, a client is able to address underlying issues to achieve a level of recovery that allows a rebuilding of life and relationships.
I also have experience in counseling with individuals and couples who struggle with life circumstances that seem overwhelming. Listening with an open mind and offering constructive feedback are important keys to helping a client resume an emotionally stable life. In other cases, counseling may involve in-depth analysis of the problem and hard work resolving the issue.
I have been married to my loving wife for 43 years. We have two daughters and three grandchildren (two grandsons and one sweet granddaughter). The decision to move to South Florida was a difficult decision as it meant leaving them to start a new life, so our visits are always enjoyable. I understand the importance of self-care and quality time with those I love, which is something I enjoy helping clients learn as well.