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Hi! I’m Chima!, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified clincal trauma profressional.  I absolutely love supporting teens who battle with trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have the tools and expertise to help tweens, teens and young adults learn and use the skills they need to hang in there when things get tough, challenge their negative thinking and identify & communicate their feelings.  My mission and passion is supporting teens and families in navigating through issues of trauma, anxiety,  depression and difficult transitions.  My clients often leave treatment feeling better about themselves, their ability to handle future stress and experience healthier connections with others.   

Our approach to counseling is relationship based and a partnership, we walk through the process at their own pace. The focus is to grow in their existing strengths and abilities. We engage in this process by reflecting and processing their interactions and decisions in thoughtful and meaningful ways that will take them where they ultimately want to be. 

We offer a warm, compassionate, and integrative care that has a variety of evidenced based counseling approaches because there is not a one size fit all. Every teen is unique and different.  

 On a more personal note, I was born and raised in  Broolyn N.Y.   but lived in Sarasota and Manatee County for almost 14 years.  I am married to an amazing husband with 2 beautiful children. In my personal time, you would find me singing, spending time with family or just acting silly.  


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