Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Longwood, FL

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Cynthia Kaleita, MA, LMHC

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Cynthia A. Kaleita, LMHC, LLC
I am a licensed mental health counselor specializing in individual, child, adolescent, marriage and family therapy, and maintain a private practice in Longwood, Florida, serving the Orlando metropolitan area. My goal is to create a nurturing environment for individuals, families and professionals of all ages to learn, grow and flourish.

With over 15 years experience in the mental health field, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are helping children and adults through major life transitions, as well as improving their relationships with self and others. Developing direct and honest relationships, with both self and others, is the foundation for living an emotionally healthy life. As a therapist, I model this principle in my work, and help clients develop the tools to build healthy relationship practices in their lives. I am a wife, mother and grandmother, so among other specialties my practice includes a focus on the needs of mothers, and I am dedicated to honoring and compassionately bringing forth the innate unfolding beauty, wisdom, and grace inherent in every mom.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Treatment specializations include:

•Therapy for Anxiety, Stress, and Phobias - including OCD and Panic
•Therapy for Depression and Sadness
•Child/Adolescent Counseling/Play Therapy
•Aggression and Anger in Children, Teens and Adults
•Relationship issues
•Dissociative Disorders
•Mood Disorders, including BiPolar disorder
•Personality Disorders
•Adoption (pre and post)
•Marriage Counseling
•Family Counseling
•Parenting Support
•Bereavement and Grief Counseling
•Divorce Issues
•Trauma, PTSD, and Complex Trauma, Childhood Abuse and Neglect
•Work and Career issues
•Stress Management
•Uprooting Addictions & Recovery
•Conflict Resolution
•Life Issues, such as Balance of Work/Family
•Difficult People
•Building Self-Esteem
•Body Image

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that range from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, marriage counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they desire
My advanced education and training includes the following:

E.M.D.R., Levels 1 and 2 (including advanced E.M.D.R. training working with children, grief and loss, complex PTSD and trauma);
Attachment Therapist: Completed 250 hour, year-long training in Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment for Attachment Therapists directly under Dr. William "Bill" Goble (a former Director on the Board of ATTACH);
Completed 3-year Pesso-Boyden Systems Psychomotor ("PBSP") therapy training through the Southern Center for PBSP;
Certificate as a Spiritual Facilitator
Completed 3 years of training in experiential art, play therapy, Jungian sandplay through Psychotherapeutic Arts Institute;
PREPARE/ENRICH certified (pre-marital and marital counseling);
Completed Clinical SupervisorTraining presented by Robert Taibbi, M.S.W.

My professional goals and strong ethics inspire me to continually update and expand my expertise. In addition to the above-listed trainings, I have completed numerous other workshops, seminars, webinars and live tele-seminars presented by experts in Anxiety, Stress, and Phobias - including OCD and Panic; Depression and Sadness; Trauma, PTSD, and Complex Trauma, Childhood Abuse and Neglect; Relationship Issues; Aggression and Anger in Children, Teens and Adults; Dissociative Disorders; Mood Disorders, including Bipolar disorder; Personality Disorders; Bereavement and Grief; Divorce Issues such as Adjustment issues, High Conflct divorce; Domestic Violence; Uprooting Addictions; Life Issues, such as Balancing Work/Family; Spirituality/Faith; Difficult People; Building Self-Esteem; Body Image; Parenting; Child and Play therapy.
I was born in Denver, Colorado. As the daughter of a US Navy dental officer I grew up at various locations around the US, as well as overseas. I graduated from high school in San Diego, California and attended UCLA before relocating to the Orlando area. I graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF), with a B.S. in Legal Studies and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. I obtained a post-graduate certification from UCF in Marriage and Family Therapy, and have been practicing in the mental health field in the metropolitan Orlando area for over 15 years.
American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), American Academy of Bereavement (AAB), and American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, credit cards
Hours:Day and evening hours available
License:MH #8164
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Group Therapy
 Addiction  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Adoption  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Asperger's Syndrome  Online / Teletherapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Play Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Caregiver Issues  Psychoanalysis
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Religious Counseling
 Couples  Self-Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Domestic Violence  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
2756 Deer Berry Court
LongwoodFL 32779