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Fabiola Viviano

Fabiola Viviano

Mental Health Therapist

• Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
• Trauma
• Children and Adolescents
• Millennials
• LGBTQ+
• Communication Tools / Conflicts

"The journey of self-discovery can be challenging, yet it is extremely fulfilling. Getting to truly know ourselves allows us to understand the ideas and expectations that are blocking us from healing and reaching our full potential."

Meet Fabiola

Practice Philosophy


I am deeply passionate about helping individuals flourish and achieve fulfillment within themselves and in their relationships. I believe that we are all capable of healing and becoming the best versions of ourselves while tackling the many hurdles and challenges that life throws our way. When working with clients, I believe in supporting them through an authentic and collaborative approach, in a safe, comfortable, and healing space.


I believe that we are all a combination of our childhoods, cultures, backgrounds, relationships, and unique different life challenges and circumstances. And while all of these have inevitably shaped us, we are in control of redesigning our future lives and achieving fulfillment. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they redefine the meaning of their past stories and experiences, and empowering them as they write the pages of their future ones.


Specialties


Trauma

The way someone experiences and processes a traumatic event is unique to each person. While it may appear as though two individuals have experienced similar events on the outside, they are likely experiencing vastly different processes internally. Our thoughts, feelings, and bodily responses all shape the meanings we often consciously or unconsciously apply to traumatic experiences. For this reason, I believe that a therapeutic approach to trauma cannot be one-size-fits-all. I work with my clients in finding the unique ways in which they view their traumatic events, the underlying meaning they may have assigned to them, and the unique goals they wish to pursue in regard to their trauma.


Women's Issues

The pressures and expectations that society has historically forced on us women are unmeasurable and apply often to almost all facets of our lives. I am passionate about helping my clients discover and identify how these issues may be affecting their thoughts and feelings regarding what it means to be a woman in today’s world. Through a collaborative and non-judgmental approach, I aim to create a safe space where I help women reframe the unique lens in which they are experiencing their self-identity, self-esteem, and expected roles in order to improve their quality of life.


Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescence and early adult years can be among the most complex emotional times in human development. As children and adolescents move from earlier life and dependence on adults for almost all facets of life, the transition to early independence and creating a unique self-identity can prove challenging. This period of time is even more difficult lately in an ever-connected world where social pressures are more ever-present than ever before. As adolescents begin to seek identity for themselves, as well as their place in society and among their peers, my hope is to give them the necessary tools to explore who it is they aspire to be and how to best achieve that goal. LGBTQIA+ While I believe that living an authentic and honest life is key to personal fulfillment, I also understand the unique ways that society has, and continues to, make this particularly difficult for those members of the


LGBTQIA+ Community

It is my goal as a therapist to create a safe and non-shameful space where all of my client's unique identities and needs feel seen, heard, valued, and celebrated. A space where I meet my clients where they are at. One where I support and accompany them through their unique journeys of self-discovery and self-appreciation, and all of the diverse challenges that these journeys may bring.


Immigrants and Minorities

As an immigrant therapist, I have experienced first-hand many of the unique stressors that often come with leaving one’s home and the complex challenges that come with adapting to a new one. One’s unique history, route of migration, length of residence in the U.S., level of acculturation, social class, education, marginalization, cultural stigmas related to therapy, legal status, as well as immigration-related separations can all impact the therapeutic process. I am passionate about creating a trusting environment where my clients and I can explore these issues together, as well as the diverse ways in which they may be affecting them, and what they envision as their ideal lives in their newfound homes.


Background

Born and raised in Venezuela, I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I moved to Miami 10 years ago to pursue my Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Human and Social Development at the University of Miami. Post-graduation, I confirmed my passion for psychology and therapy by working for multiple years in the field of eating disorders.


This complex field where clients are often struggling with multiple psychological, physical, and relational challenges, made my desire to become a therapist exponentially grow.


To accomplish this, I returned to The University of Miami, where I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While completing my Master’s, I also worked as a preschool teacher and as a registered behavior technician providing ABA therapy to children with autism.


When I am not working as a therapist, I enjoy exercising, listening to audiobooks, spending quality time with loved ones, or traveling and experiencing different cultures with my husband.

Theoretical Orientations

• CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Humanistic/Person Centered
• Psychodynamic / Psychoanalytic

Areas of Focus

• Adolescents
• Anxiety
• Body Image
• Depression
• Domestic Violence
• Gender Dysphoria
• Grief and Loss / Bereavement
• LGBTQ
• Life Transition
• Major Depressive Disorder
• Mindfulness
• Motivation
• Occupational Difficulties
• Relationship Issues
• Self-Esteem
• Stress / Worry
• Trauma / PTSD
• Women's Health Issues



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