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I'M DIRA

My love of the healing aspects of nature and the outdoors has also been woven into my therapeutic work- sometimes meeting with clients in outdoor natural settings, going for nature walks, and meeting the sunrise at the beach to remind them that every day is a new day filled with hope.

My Story

I have been working in the capacity of counselor, therapist, healer for the last 30 years. Licensed in the state of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years.  I have worked in domestic violence counseling, creating culturally competent counseling services for diverse populations such as migrant communities and Native American communities. I have also worked with families involved in the dependency system and children in foster care. These experiences led me to open my private practice in 2011 in culturally diverse south Florida, where I worked daily with individuals and couples of a multitude of nationalities, cultures, religions, races, genders and sexual orientations, and family structures.

 

My practice is not an ordinary one, as I pull from traditional talk therapy and experimental systemic and attachment models, as well as creative therapeutic sources to help my clients find solutions to the issues they are facing. I have been trained by some of the very best contemporary couples’ therapists in the field, including Dr. John Gottman of the Gottman Institute, Sue Johnson of Emotionally Focused Therapy and supervision sessions by the famed Esther Perel, to name a few, as well as the many professors whom I now consider friends after so many years.   Because life often brings us back full circle, I have been able to integrate my background in creative arts and appreciation of nature in a healing modality and my love and curiosity of the human story into my work with my clients, whom I am honored to serve. 

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