Genesis Games, Psychotherapist & Owner of Healing Connections
Why is seeking therapy so difficult?
Let’s face it, seeking help probably one of the most vulnerable and difficult steps a person can take. Why?
Because it’s hard to acknowledge that…
I dislike who I am.
I feel disconnected from my partner.
I am still in love with a former partner despite their hurtful behaviors.
I crave to connect with others but can’t seem to do so.
I have difficulties regulating my emotions and expressing my needs.
I always put myself last, which makes me resent those I love the most.
I feel like a fraud at work/school and I am terrified that my boss/professors will realize I don't belong.
To escape painful aspects of my life, I engage in impulsive behaviors that are taking a toll on what matters most.
I firmly believe we are only as healthy as our relationships…
So, I’m passionate about helping people improve their relationships—with themselves and others. There’s no mental wellness without relationship wellness, my approach focuses on both. Your mental health is as important to me as the satisfaction you gain from your relationships. We explore ways in which your relationships can support your healing and how your healing can improve your relationships.
In our therapy together, here’s what I pledge to you…
I am very intentional and transparent about the way I conduct therapy sessions.
You are welcomed to voice concerns and provide feedback at any time. If you think our goals are misaligned or maybe you have questions regarding the approaches I use, we can discuss it.
I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, safe, and without fear of judgment.
My role is not to judge, and if you ever do feel judged by me, I’m happy to process this. I believe that were are only able to heal in an environment that is compassionate and provides unconditional positive regard.
I value our sessions as YOUR time, and we will move at YOUR pace.
The frequency and duration of sessions are totally up to you. We can meet for the traditional weekly one-hour session, or we can do any variation that fits your schedule and therapeutic goals.
I provide each and every one of my clients with an individualized treatment style.
I am well aware that no size fits all and that each and every one of my clients has a unique story. I tailor my style and approach to ensure you get the help you need.
I always welcome your feedback and strive for this to be a collaborative relationship.
I like to talk with clients not just about what’s bringing them to therapy, but also the process of therapy. We are in this together, and I am ready to walk alongside you as you embark on the journey of healing and reinvention.
Get To Know Me
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a therapist. As an only child, I spent a lot of time around adults having grown-up conversations I was not able to participate in. I grew to be observant and a very good listener, because what else can you do if there’s nothing for you to contribute. It made me question why people acted the way they did. What motivated people to react in different ways? Why did people not notice patterns that were so obvious to me, even as a child? Eventually, I got older, and took an AP Psychology class in high school, and fell in love with the field. I knew I had a thirst for knowledge about human behavior and wanted to use what I would learn through my schooling to help others.
My own experience on the couch, as a client, awakened me to the power of having a safe space free of judgment and filled with compassion, where you are empowered to overcome your biggest fears. Sometimes you need someone to help you untangle the knots in your mind and heart. With their help, you are able to see things for what they are, clearly. You are then able to make thoughtful choices to craft the life you want. That’s the gift of therapy.
During my time off you can find me on my way to the airport, checking out new art galleries and museums, enjoying my happy place (the beach), having a nice meal with a loved one, practicing yoga, and curled up with my weighted blanket reading a poetry book.
Education & Training:
Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor MS in Mental Health Counseling with from University of Central Florida Certificate in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida BS in Psychology from Florida International University Gottman Trained (Level 3) Couples Therapist Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples-Externship
Having an exclusively online therapy practice makes scheduling easier, which helps us stay consistent in our work together. In my experience, consistency is the key to successful therapeutic outcomes. It allows my clients to select a space of their liking that is private, comfortable, and conducive to doing deep emotional work. It gives me the ability to see what it is like to be you. I get a unique understanding of your environment and how it affects your life. This helps inform the work I do with you. Online therapy is such an intimate and unique form of therapy that has been found to be as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy by researchers.
My purpose is to help you live the life you desire
I am a bilingual (English & Spanish) Latina psychotherapist and have ample experience working with culturally diverse individuals, couples, and families. I am deeply humbled by the clients that have trusted me with their most profound fears and pains. I don’t ever take my work lightly or for granted.
If you are ready to improve your life and relationships but maybe are not sold on doing therapy with me, we can schedule a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation to ensure that we are a good fit. This will be your opportunity to briefly share what motivates you to seek therapy, what modality are you looking for (individual, couples, or family), and ask me any questions you’d like.