DR. MIRANDA HOWARD
State of Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy
M.S. Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adjunct Professor in Counseling at Multiple Universities
10 years specialization in counseling, mentoring and ministering to individuals, couples and families who want to improve the quality of their lives or relationships.
Career emphasis on treating relationship issues, self-esteem, identity issues, generational issues, issues that impact Christian beliefs and values, family issues, anxiety, depression, and other challenging experiences such as divorce, grief, and emotional abuse.
Extensive experience with counseling professionals, clergy, and business professionals, and men and women from all walks of life, as well as graduate students in advanced degree programs.
As a Licensed Therapist and ordained minister, I particularly specialize in providing Christian counseling to persons of faith.
There was always a part of me that knew I was called to the helping profession.
Watching those around me in their daily struggles that sometimes turned into lifelong struggles furthered my call to ministry and to counseling. I believe in healing that transforms your spirit, your emotions, you mind, and your body.
I work with my clients to understand their experiences and the impact of uncoupling from the path they have committed to that isn't working. Through the counseling experience, I effectively work with my clients to offer a safe and welcoming environment as a means to achieving authentic change.
Therapy does not have to be boring or scary. Therapy can be challenging as it beckons you to a space to be authentic, open to change, and to navigate through some difficult aspects of life. Clients are encouraged to be themselves.
In therapy I may use storytelling, humor, or engaging activities that work to create a comfortable environment, much like sitting in the company of a trusted friend. The strength based approach to therapy is uniquely suited to the needs of each client based on their individual strengths, hopes, beliefs, and needs.
I am acquainted with a variety of treatment techniques. I find that many clients benefit from unique approaches to intervention that are tailored to the needs of each person.
While actively participating in therapy many clients have described me as a warm, highly skilled, insightful therapist, who engages her clients with knowledge, empathy, integrity, wisdom, and unique understanding.