Healing Connections, is my baby, a product of love, dedication, sacrifice, and passion. Healing Connections is an exclusively online private practice with its headquarters in Miami, FL, and providing therapeutic services throughout the state of Florida. Healing Connections is not just a psychotherapy practice, it is also a blog and an academy. You know about the blog because you are reading it. But let me share with you about the academy, I believe that therapy is for everyone but not at every time. Sometimes we benefit most from self-help material that can be used independently from therapy or in conjunction with therapy. The academy provides free to low-cost resources to help users improve their mental health and relationship wellness. We might never actually meet, but I assure you that you can take something from Healing Connections.
As I think about my vision for Healing Connections and try to put it into words, I become teary-eyed. Let me illustrate my vision with Mia’s story (not a real client’s story). Mia feels down in the dumps, unmotivated, and stuck in life. From the outside, her life seems average and fine, but she’s unable to feel happy. She is struggling with her own self-worth. She’s passionate about her career, yet feels like a failure at work. She loves her family and friends but feels disconnected from them. Romantically Mia feels overwhelmed by the dating scene and often finds herself idealizing her ex and wishing they could get back together.
One night Mia decided she couldn’t do this alone, she was desperate and tired of feeling bad for herself. She googled therapists for millennials in FL and came across Healing Connections.
I want for Mia and anyone who is in need and lands on my website, to leave with at least two things: hope and something. Hope that they won’t feel the same way forever and that they can construct a life that is fulfilling to them. That “something” might be a 10-minute consultation, an appointment for therapy, an online course, or resources.
Healing Connections was created to destigmatize mental health and promote healthy relationships through media collaborations, training, online resources, and psychotherapy.
Free to low-cost online courses, handouts, and workbooks through the Academy
Areas of Speciality
I wholeheartedly believe that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. I also know that mental health and relationship wellness go hand in hand. You cannot have one and not the other. Based on these deep-rooted beliefs, Healing Connections specializes in helping people improve their mental health and relationships simultaneously.
My expertise is in working with:
Couples who are dating and are interested in facing problems/potential problems head-on.
Couples who are engaged and interested in giving their marriage a fighting chance.
From a young age, I was interested in why people behaved in the way they did. I was a very curious and observant child. Always, listening to adult conversations and trying to understand their thought process. As I got older, I realized that people felt very comfortable coming to me when they were hurting and in distress. They felt seen and trusted me with their stories. I loved being able to provide my shoulder for someone to cry on.
As a small child, I developed a phobia of dogs. All breeds and sizes were terrifying. This meant I would often not engage in my physical education classes because there were often stray dogs around the field. I would not go on walks around my neighborhood. I would not visit friends who had dogs. This was embarrassing and limiting in many ways for little me. One day at the age of fifteen, I knew I had to overcome this phobia which had taken over my childhood and most of my teen years. This was my first real experience with therapy and it was life-altering. After a handful of sessions, I was playing with my friend’s dogs and posting selfies with them on Myspace (did you ever have a Myspace?). The impact of the work I did with my therapists went beyond feeling comfortable around dogs, it boosted my self-esteem and empowered me in a very unique way. What felt impossible to me, overcoming my fear of dogs, became possible. This gave me a confidence I had never experienced before and pushed me to face other fears.
At that moment I knew that my calling was to be a therapist and help others make the impossible possible too.
As I sit in front of my laptop, where I’ve been sitting for countless hours since March, my heart is bursting with gratitude. My dream since 10th grade was to be the owner of a private practice. I knew in my heart that this was what I was meant to do, this was my calling. I worked diligently to get here and I was also blessed to have support along the way. I am so grateful for loved ones who have cheered me on and believed in me when I didn’t. I am grateful for mentors who took me under their wing and gifted me opportunities that shaped me professionally. I am grateful to every single client I have ever had for trusting their lives to me and teaching me so much. I am grateful for you, the reader, for also being part of this journey. Even though being a psychotherapist in private practice had been my dream from day one, I never thought my practice would be virtual and that I would launch it in the middle of a pandemic. But here we are and I can’t wait to serve clients at Healing Connections, my baby, my online private practice.
Visit healingconnections-therapy.com, take your time, and browse every tab. Regardless of who you are, and what brought you to this blog, I guarantee you that you will virtually walk away from my website with hope and something else. I share with you mental health links, my favorite books, podcast interviews, articles, and more. Take your time exploring and maybe, just maybe share it with someone else.
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Genesis Games is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in FL and the owner of Healing Connections an exclusively online private practice. Genesis provides video-conferencing telehealth services to individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. Genesis is a Gottman Trained Couples Therapist and has a passion for helping people recover from heartbreak.
Genesis wholeheartedly believes that our lives are only as satisfying as our relationships. Her goal is to help you have healthier relationships with yourself and others.