I graduated with my AAS in Physical Therapy from NYU in 2000. I have been employed at Florida Hospital for the past 18 years, and I am a certified Lymphedema Therapist and a Wound Care Specialist. I have a BS degree in Psychology from Rollins College; I then pursued a Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Barry University. I obtained a Ph.D in Depth Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Psychoanalysis from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
My two careers have merged and it is from my work with patients of breast cancer and lymphedema that the topic for my dissertation emerged – “Healing Shadow – Sexual Dysfunction after the Dismemberment of a Mastectomy” I love to work with my hands and I know how important it is to heal the whole body through psychotherapy and therapeutic touch. I am also trained in Myo-fascial Release Techniques, and I plan to incorporate this in my practice to heal trauma.
I engage patients in a therapeutic relationship, and I have created the sacred space necessary for healing psyche. This partnership is necessary to help patients give voice to their narratives and interpretations of their human experience. The journey of unraveling the destructive defenses helps them to gain insight from the unconscious which leads to healing and transformation.
If you are ready to begin your journey of individuation, and move towards achieving wholeness then I invite you to connect with me. Without inner strength it is impossible to change, break out of unhealthy situations, and survive the intense battle being fought in the human mind. This is the time to honor yourself!
Love, Innocence, Joy, and Happiness are essential in our spiritual journey. We live in a chaotic world which strips us of our ability to achieve these qualities. We have to embrace the Divine light within us, and embrace our darkness in order to live authentically. Are you ready for the journey of a lifetime?
I love working one on one with clients. I enjoy doing this work because I love helping my clients work on finding balance, and meaning in their lives. I love to see my clients transform.
Doing your own personal work is a huge committment and sometimes you need someone at your side to walk with you. I am that psychotherapist who will go into the depths with my cleints and hold the space for them as they work on whatever shows up for healing. I am passionately committed to helping my clients to be anxiety free, stress free and waking up to their full potential so they can have meaningful relationships in all aspects of their lives.
Working with Amena is such a pleasant experience. She radiates positivity and creativity, with a yearning to help individuals with trauma. Her presence alone brings such a humble, yet vibrant energy that immediately makes you feel comfortable and willing to open up. She is absolutely wonderful!
I send them my counseling forms which they fill out and bring in to their first appointment.
I have a BS in Psychology.
I have a MS in Mental Health Counseling.
I have a Ph.D in Depth Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Psychoanalysis.