BA in Psychology from USF with a minor in religion
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southeastern University
Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Candy is an enthusiastic and engaging counselor who strives to bring the best out of her clients, and compassionately challenges them to reach their goals. Candy wishes to meet the genuine you, and meet you where you are in life. She feels that counseling is not just her career, but her calling in life. If you find it hard to open up to people, or consider yourself shy or insecure, Candy is the therapist you have been hoping for.
She began her journey as a therapist by pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of South Florida. While studying, she gained experience counseling youth at her church and serving as a youth leader. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Candy began her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southeastern University. She gained further experience volunteering at Baylife Church and the Women’s Resource Center, and interning at multiple local Therapy Offices. She also provided counseling services at the Centerpoint Church Counseling Center. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Candy began providing services at Lifebuilders.
She recognized the demand for expertise in trauma, so she became Certified in Advanced Resolution Therapy (ART), which enables her to help her clients overcome traumatic experiences, PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, OCD, and an array of associated disorders. Candy has also completed Gottman I certification, and has a strong background in marriage counseling. She provides services to individuals, adolescents, and families seeking help with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, self-image, and many other topics.
In addition, she serves couples in all stages of their relationships; including post-divorce. She is a wife of a law enforcement officer and loving mother of two small children. Candy is also fully bi-lingual, and available for Spanish speaking clients. She is pleased to be a part of your journey.
Areas of expertise: anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress management, OCD, pre-marital, marital, self-image, youth struggles, ADHD, ADD, grief support, parenting skills, family issues, mindfulness, and various coping mechanisms.
Does not see: Children under the age of 11
Fee: $90 per 50 minute session
Location: Brandon office