Our Office in Boca Raton Offers Affordable Therapy Options
MorMindful Therapy & Psychiatry of Boca Raton & Boynton Beach, Florida Offers Affordable Therapy & Counseling Services on a Sliding scale for low-income households.
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Andrew S. Kaplan, LMFT, MHC, CCTP, CBT-I
Life’s inequalities have a way of shaping the way we think and understand the world around us. Like many of us, those inequalities led me to a lot of search and discovery that eventually influenced my decision to pursue a career focused in helping others.
While I was raised in the North Eastern part of the US, my search for “what makes us tick” eventually brought me to Florida where I completed my journey at Barry University, obtaining a duel Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Barry U’s CARF accreditation standards assured excellence in clinical practice and training. This was followed by state licensure and 15 years of post-graduate experience in the field of Counseling as a licensed clinician.
Though I had the opportunity to dabble in private practice early on, the bulk of my education, therapeutic skills, and clinical experience were developed while working in dual diagnosis mental health and substance abuse treatment centers here in Florida. I grasped the opportunity to learn from others and fine-tune my therapeutic skills while becoming a Board Certified Qualified Supervisor. My ambition for continuing education resulted in obtaining to significant certifications in recent years. The first, in CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional) increased my insight and skill in working with victims of trauma, which proved to be of critical importance given the high volume of under-reported cases of abuse. The second, in CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment for Insomnia), has proven to be essential during individual therapy. Given the degree to which, poor sleep habits affect our ability to be effective and reach our potential.
Although Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma often stand out as more common and severe mental health problems, less common emotional symptoms related to anger management, grief and loss, guilt and shame, stress, and low self-esteem are often the source of significant emotional pain and suffering. Tasked with “reading between the lines” and “looking at what isn’t being said”, the therapeutic process remains full of new possibilities and opportunities. Of keen importance to me as a clinician, is proper diagnosis and discovery of root causes of emotional imbalance. The process of identifying inner strengths helps individuals develop courage, gain insight, and change perspective.
The process of exploring our own challenges would not be complete without addressing Relationships and Spirituality - both of which are like silent partners in our everyday search for life balance. Although it can be easy to “write off” or minimize the significance of relationship challenges and lack of spirituality, these two aspects of the “Self” carry more weight than most of us would like to admit. As we join together, and the therapeutic process develops, so will motivation, hope, and self-awareness.
I look forward to meeting you at MorMindful.
Adriane Schmitt, LMHC
Adriane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Adriane has been practicing in South Florida for over 9 years and received her Master's of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Adriane has specific expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and her extensive DBT training has been through Behavioral Tech, a training company founded by DBT’s creator, Dr. Marsha Linehan.
She has also been privileged to receive training by Dr. Marsha Linehan herself during an Intensive DBT workshop in Seattle, WA. Adriane is also responsible for teaching, developing, and supervising DBT programs affiliated with The Amy Winehouse Foundation both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Adriane's style of therapy is an eclectic approach or "multi-modal'' to adapt to the individual needs of her patients. Adriane believes that therapy is not "one size fits all" and that there is a mutual and collaborative focus to the direction and goals of therapy. Some of the modalities she commonly uses are DBT, CBT, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
While Adriane has vast experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, she also has expertise working with people struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, relationship issues, grief/loss, anger management, LGBTQIA related issues, life transitions, panic attacks and panic disorder, self-esteem, work stress, and women's issues.
Adriane believes and recognizes that the person in therapy is the expert on their own experience. Her role as the therapist is to make interpretations, offer suggestions, and guide them to their best self!