Shelina Persad, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Shelina is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where she received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. While in school she also studied Forensic Psychology where she gained experience working with domestic violence survivors and helping others heal from grief and loss. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is most helpful with people who feel anxious, worried, confused, and tense. She works with families and corporations to mend broken relationships and foster healthy conflict management.
If we can practice loving ourselves then we can begin to truly accept ourselves
It is said that "you have to learn to love yourself before you can love another person". However, no one explains how to love yourself. How to love yourself is a personal and individual process. Not everyone experiences love the same way. Some of us become uncomfortable with compliments or gifts and others crave them. For all of us love is an action it is deliberate and purposeful. Sometimes we need someone to help guide us in the journey of loving ourselves.
I was in the worst spot that I could have never imagined. I needed a safe place to talk about what was going on with me and how to get out of it. Shelina was that safe haven and never judged me or told me what to do
Thought I was lost
After my girlfriend died when I was in high school, my grades started to slip and I felt so lost. When I began seeing Shelina, she helped me see that there was a light at the end of this gloomy tunnel. I am so grateful for her.
Saved our Marriage
Shelina gave us the tools that we could use for the rest of our marriage. We came into therapy barely able to sleep in the same room. She showed us that it's okay to express our feelings. It brought our relationship back to life.