My focus is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My passion is being a part of helping people learn better and more effective ways of communicating. Watching them communicate and work through their issues in a way they have never done before is why I enjoy couples and family therapy. I have worked with children who have difficult behaviors for several years, so I have a great understanding of the support parents need in order to cope with their child’s struggles. I also treat areas of grief, adjustments, depression, anxiety, anger, and other mental health related issues and personality disorders.
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 empowers individuals, children and families to build and develop their strengths by providing therapeutic services based on a compassionate, ethical and professional approach.
We provide psychotherapy services to children, adolescents and families. Our therapists Megan Goddard, LCSW, RPT and Diana Salazar, LCSW, RPT (Bilingual in English and Spanish) are licensed by the Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as well Registered Play Therapist’s through the Association of Play Therapy.
Some of the common challenges our client’s face include: Anxiety, Divorce, Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse/Neglect, Relationship difficulties, Grief/Loss, Depression, Low self-esteem, Anger, Social skills, Attention difficulties (ADD/ADHD), Parenting, Behavioral issues and Difficulty adjusting. If there is another challenge not listed, please contact the office to find out if we can help. If it is outside of our SCOPE of practice, we will be happy to refer you to another professional specializing in the area of their needs.
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.
I have worked with adults, young adults, and families in individual and group counseling. I specialize in empowering victims of trauma and violence, as well as assisting with anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, grief/loss, self-esteem, relationship issues, career and financial empowerment, stress, and parenting. I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); an evidence-based practice that has been proven as one of the most effective treatments of trauma. In addition, I provide hardship evaluations for immigration cases.
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.
Our integrative system focuses on health, wellness, and empowerment. We provide a safe space for all ages to Transform, Emerge, Become… through emotional and behavioral metamorphosis. Transform through struggle, Emerge refreshes with peace, and Become… more aligned with your path and purpose to be who you were born to be.
Mary Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Florida and California. She has worked in the mental health profession intermittently for over 30 years, taking a seven-year hiatus to raise her two daughters. Her work has focused on helping individuals achieve the behavioral and psychological goals they aspire to achieve. Psyche as soul is foundational in Mary Ann’s work; she views each individual as on their own unique path of self discovery.