ELIZABETH A MAHANEY, LMHC, MFT, NCC, DCC, Ph.D
425 S. Orleans Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
(Close to Hyde Park Village in South Tampa) Ask about Virtual Visits!
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a specialty in marriage, parenting, children and couples.
National Certified Counselor (NCC). National Provider ID# 1609248145
M.A. Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration and dual enrollment in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).
B.A. Degree in Psychology from The University of South Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Training from The University of South Florida. Collaborative Law Mental Health Professional: Divorce, Parenting Coordinator, Co-parenting, Remodification & Reunification Services.
University of Tampa minor in marketing with concentrations in athletics and personal growth.
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Leader of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman.
Gottman Certified Approach to Treating Trauma and Affairs.
NVC Compassionate Communication Language of Life Trainer.
Bringing Baby Home Gottman Facilitator.
Emotion Coach: The Heart of Parenting (Gottman Approach).
Clinical Addiction Consultant at Worker’s Health (EZ Health Care).
Couples and Addiction Recovery (Gottman Approach).
Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT) for various mental health issues and medical issues including pain management, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Certified as a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner among other therapeutic applications.
Co-Founder and Agile Learning Facilitator at Real LIFE, inc. where Real Learning Is Found Everywhere~ A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization and Real Life Agile Learning Center, a Private School www.RealLifeALC.org
Entrepreneur, Mentor & Author.
Ph.D in C.h. utilizing Self Awareness, Mindfulness, Visualization, and Imagery.
Qualified Supervisor http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/qualified-supervisor/
State Approved Clinical Supervisor for B.A./ M.A./ Internship/ Practicum/ Field Study Students/ Intern State Licensure.
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Certified for Feeding/ Eating Issues. Assess for Development, Learning, Behavior, Cognition, Nutrition, and Environment.
Holistic Health Coach focusing on Lifestyle, Wellness & the Psychology of Eating and Nutrition.
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC).
Former President and Director of The Missing Piece of Counseling and Well-Being, Inc. A non-profit organization.
Experience working with several different types of clients and organizations including;
Success for Kids and Families Inc. – a community wrap-around strength based program.
Several Public and Private Schools.
Kathy’s Place- grieving children and families leading both adult and children’s groups.
The Children’s Cancer Center bereavement and oncology support team.
Board Member of The Tampa Bay Association for Psychotherapists.
Affiliated with several different professional organizations (ACA, APA, AAMFT, FMHCA).
Member of Chi Sigma IOTA- International Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society.
ABOUT MY SERVICES
“I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, teens & children. I provide therapy in a comfortable, flexible, and down-to-earth manner. I have a sense of humor when appropriate and tend to be easy going, gentle, and supportive. I am honest, non judgmental, a great listener, and highly confidential.
I’ll let you know what I hear going on. I will give you suggestions either for how we can approach your problems together, or for ways you can deal with them yourself. You won’t be alone in the work that we do together – I will be an active participant in your therapy.
If some part of your life is not working for you, maybe you’ve received poor instructions. The good news is we can re-educate ourselves. GOAL: Recover satisfaction in all your relationships, including with- yourself! I can also help when you just need a new perspective on a situation. I’ll tell you if I think that you are following any patterns and suggest ways to interrupt those patterns.
I welcome the opportunity to use my skills to help enhance your existing lifestyle, and to teach you and/or your family members the process for getting the very best out of life.
NOTE: Couples Sessions:
Sometimes crisis can be a wake up call for couples… screaming: THINGS NEED TO CHANGE! Take this opportunity to make necessary life-altering changes and move toward a new, happier chapter in your life!
If this were a life threatening emergency, no one would ask you to wait around for assistance…you would probably take drastic life-saving measures immediately. I will take your relationship crisis seriously!
I offer all of my couples my book called Connect Now! A Practical Activity Guide For Couples.
It is a solution focused 15 day activity type challenge based on the issues that I've seen couples struggle with over the past 18+ years of working with relationships. It only takes about 5 mins a day and you will learn how to change destructive behaviors and sabotaging thoughts.
Typically, we will work together for 1 hour sessions but 1 1/2 - 3 hour sessions and workshops are also offered. I have found the longer sessions method of working with couples to be far more effective in achieving immediate, sustainable, positive change. I also use the more common practice of meeting for a one-hour therapy session, on a weekly basis, over a certain period of time.
My approach is strength based and solution focused. I want you to feel comfortable in the space that I hold for you. Instead of spending our time together talking about all of the things that are wrong with your relationship, I would rather spend our time together working on resolving issues and developing a treatment plan together for the future. I use a Kan Ban to help you create goals, maintain focus, track progress, and hold yourselves accountable! < = Success ...!
This is your therapy and I will adjust to your individualized needs. I look forward to offering my services to help you create the changes that you would like to see happen in your life.
Intentional creation, clear goals & accountability!
Phone #: 813- 240-3237
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*813-240-3237 *425 S. Orleans Ave. Tampa, FL 33606 *ElizabethMahaney@msn.com