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Paula Averruz-Genie, M.A.
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A.

Every day, I strive to help individuals, families, and children to rekindle their hope while facing life’s obstacles. For over 9 years, my comprehensive experience in community based counseling services, and private settings have enabled me to successfully treat: anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, bullying, improving relationships, anger management, parenting skills, sexual orientation, gender identity, self-esteem, grief, divorce, PTSD, and borderline personality disorders. To further my dedication in helping others, I am a registered MFT Intern in the process of completing my state licensure obligations.


My passion to help individuals, families and children began in California where I worked with individuals from all walks of life dealing with issues of dissociation, feelings of emptiness, self harming behavior and inability to feel or recognize emotions.  I offer a safe environment for my clients in which they feel supported and understood. I have helped several clients gain awareness, understanding, and the skills needed to thrive.


I earned my B.A in Psychology at Mills College in Oakland, California with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Psychology and my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California with an emphasis in systemic family therapy. I have had the privilege to have worked for UC San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital with dually and triply diagnosed individuals. As part of my clinical internship, I worked with individuals, couples, family and children experiencing acute trauma and PTSD. During my last year of my masters program, I was selected among several applicants within the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care services in California with a financial reward stipend for “demonstrating  expertise in resiliency, recovery, and wellness models, as well as experience working with underserved populations in integrated care settings.


To further enrich my professional experience, I have lived and worked in Brazil for 4 years providing psychotherapy services to children, adults and families  in the Portuguese language.


I truly believe that empathy is a vital part of the healing process, and as  your therapist, I want to help you reach your fullest potential.  I utilize holistic and research based techniques that are tailored to your needs such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), mindfulness techniques, attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  I offer my services in  English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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SELF PAY RATES

Evaluation: $150 per hour

Individual Session: $135 per hour
Family Session: $175 per hour

Sliding scale fee: $120 per hour

POPULATION

Adults (up to 65)

Adolescents

Children

MODALITIES

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy

Systemic Therapy

Positive Psychology

Play Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Trauma Focused

CBT

LANGUAGES

English

Spanish

Portuguese

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Relaxation

Borderline Personality Disorder

Cliffs and Ocean

Childhood/Adult Trauma

Senior Couple Doing Yoga

PTSD

Wellness Coach

Sexual Trauma

Calm Woman

Divorce

Listening to Music

Coping Skills

Women Practicing Yoga Outdoor

Women Issues

Smiling Model

Gender Identity

Ocean

Self Harm

Balancing Rocks

Addiction

Couple at Home

LGBTQ+

Shadow

Relationship Conflict

Meditation by the Sea

Family Conflict

Foggy Lake

Stress

Above the Clouds

Anxiety

Wild Nature

Bullying

Active Senior Man

Mood Disorders

Pebble Beach

Depression

Wheat Field

Complex PTSD

Ocean

Anger Management

Nature Tokens

Divorce/Separation

Support Group Session

Cultural Conflict

Large Tree

ADD/ADHD

Butterflies

Grief

your new journey starts today

Main Office - Plantation / Ft Lauderdale

150 South Pine Island Road, Suite 300

Plantation, FL 33324

Phone

954-228-0856

Email

receptionist@beyond-counseling.com

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