Alie Gadek, MA, LMHC, LMFTA

PROGRAM: Healing Hearts and Eating Recovery

TITLE: Mental Health Therapist


Educational Background and Degree:
University of South Florida – BA in Psychology 2011
University of St. Thomas – MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy – 2014

Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:
I believe that building and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship is imperative for creating space to learn new skills and for change to take place. I take a systemic approach to counseling while implementing various treatment modalities that are an appropriate fit for each individual. My philosophy is based on my belief that everyone has it within themselves to live the life they long for. Through work that addresses past and present issues, I work alongside clients as they actively uncover and rediscover their inner strengths.

What qualifications and trainings do you have?
Mental Health Professional
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Family Based Therapy (FBT)
Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC)

Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image issues and disordered eating. I also specialize in working with family systems, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.

What specific populations do you work with?
I work with all populations, including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

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