Specialty Trainings:

  • Currently enrolled as a Ph.D. Student to become a Clinical Sexologist at the International Institute of Clinical Sexology in Miami, FL

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course at the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute

  • The Gottman Method - Couples Therapy Level 1

Leisure Time:

I love my self-care time! With my busy schedule, I soak up every minute of my free time with a jog around Brickell, a book by the pool, or a sunny brunch. Moving to Miami, to escape the bitter cold winters in the north, I am always making time to enjoy the ocean and all the things south Florida has to offer.

I am very passionate about working with millennials, adolescents, and families. In addition to seeing clients, I enjoy being a business owner and entrepreneur.

To learn more about me and how I work, check out my InstagramFacebook Page, Blog, and YouTube Channel!

Meet Melinda

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My Work as a Therapist in Miami

I’m a licensed mental health therapist who loves helping people who are working to create balance in their lives while navigating the social pressures of the Miami lifestyle. Miami hosts many successful professionals who are pushed to their limit to meet deadlines and be at the top of their game. However, as we push ourselves with a high-pressure career, we may also live a life of extremes.

Coming from a strength-based wholistic approach, I work with my clients on gaining the tools to cope and work through their current stressors. To create the best outcome for you, I collaborate with other professions in the community such as physicians, nutritionists, teachers, and other counselors to enhance the client’s treatment.

My Academic Journey to Becoming a Therapist

I attended graduate school at the University of Miami and earned my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Go Canes! I continued my training by completing the two-year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course at the Florida Psychoanalytic Center and The Gottman Method training to enhance my work with couples.

I am a proud and excited co-founder of Miami Mastermind, Miami’s first in-person networking group that bridges the isolation gap between licensed mental health professionals. We are a peer supervision and networking group.

My Advanced Training in Mental Health Counseling

Health, Movement, Wellbeing

I earned my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Miami. My graduate training focuses on anxiety, relationships, and substance use. After graduation, I earned my 2,000+ supervised internship hours at a group therapy practice in Brickell. In 2017, I became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and subsequently founded Insight Counseling Center.

I am currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the International Institute of Clinical Sexology and am eager to help individuals and couples work through intimacy issues and sexual challenges. My education is focused on treating sexual dysfunction, intimacy issues, sexual abuse, medical issues affecting sexual functioning, gender and orientation, alternative lifestyles, and a year of dissertation research. I am specializing in Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity.

Relationships are a common source of pain. I completed the Gottman Method - Couples Therapy -Level 1 to help couples, or individuals manage their conflicts, develop communication skills, and deepen their intimacy. I also educate my clients in session on healthy communication strategies and offer them tools that help couples successfully manage conflict.


I completed the two-year course at the Florida Psychoanalytic Center, in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. With this training, I am able to help my clients learn how to critically understand their thoughts and behaviors. In examining what lies beneath the surface of human behavior, psychoanalysis teaches us about the unconscious psychological forces that are outside of our everyday awareness. I work with my clients on gaining awareness in their everyday behaviors and, how to work toward their desired goals.

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