About the Therapist

Marianne Cortes, M.S. LMHC

Hi there! Seeking therapy is a courageous action that can help you move closer towards positive change. I provide supportive, goal oriented therapy that is warm natured, non-judgmental, and lively. My focus is to help you gain valuable  insight, facilitate the discovery of your own personal strengths, and support the cultivation of practical self-mastery skills so that you may grow emotionally resilient in the face of stress and change.


Concerns related to anxiety and depression are the most common reasons individuals seek therapy.  My practice areas of expertise are in co-dependency recovery, adult survivors of abuse and trauma, problems with relationships, acculturation issues and problems related to work dissatisfaction  (particularly professional burn-out).  I combine psychoeducation and stress management counseling into the process of therapy when appropriate. 


I am a strong proponent of evidenced based modalities such as CBT, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness based therapy approaches (MBCT, MBSR, ACT) while psychodynamic, contemplative psychology, humanistic, Socratic and existential philosophy influence my view and practice towards psychotherapy.  


Raised in Miami, FL I am culturally sensitive towards diverse populations and offer my clients reassuring presence during the process.  I am familiar with  resources in and out of the Miami community, as well as the value of integrative medicine and other wellness modalities. Therefore when appropriate, I consult and make recommendations to various complementary providers that will also support your emotional health and well-being.


Psychotherapy is a very personal experience, I encourage a consult call before a first appointment to ask questions and determine if I am the right fit, especially if its your first time. 


Ready to feel more confident about your choices? Seeking to feel more fulfilled with work or relationships? Want to be more optimistic about your life direction? Ready to face some fears? Contact me! It would be an honor to assist you in your personal growth journey.

 

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