Connie DiBagio - LMHC

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Credentials

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH 8367 Qualified Supervisor

Education

M.Ed. in Counselor Education – University of North Florida – 5/2002

BA in Psychology- Converse College—1983

Introduction

As a therapist, I work in a partnership with my clients to create a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in various settings. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount for growth and change, and you will know within the first session whether I am the right therapist for you. Confidentiality is assured.
Over the years, I have developed ways of addressing the past while focusing on the present day. I have extensive experience and training working with clients who struggle with life experiences related to change and adjustment, as well as those who struggle in dealing with personal and work related issues. I use a collaborative approach tailored to each client’s individual needs, making each session unique to you. My broad life experiences and training assist me in working with adults and couples in helping them to identify and overcome the stressors that create problems in their relationships with others and themselves.I am experienced and trained in working with Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders, and have worked extensively with victims of Narcissistic abuse.

I have spent a great part of the past 12 years treating the emotional and behavioral concerns of typically developing children and teenagers, as well as those with special needs. I use a broad range of therapy techniques including a neuro-behavioral approach based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and a contemporary psycho-dynamic approach.

I believe that therapy goes beyond a “quick fix” of alleviating symptoms, and should focus on helping people have the capacity to live their lives to the fullest and most satisfying extent possible. Sometimes, the struggles we are faced with are more than we can handle on our own. I will meet you exactly where you are in your personal development and will assist you in creating a collaborative and empathetic “journey” to create and discover the life you were meant to live.