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  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Fort Walton Beach, 32547

    Warm Welcome to Helena Castaneda, LCSW – Our Newest Addition to New Heights Counseling!

    Dear Fort Walton Beach Residents and Surrounding Communities,

    We are delighted to announce the newest member of our New Heights Counseling team! Helena comes to us with over eleven years of valuable experience in the mental health field. Her expertise extends to serving seven years with military personnel and providing mental health support embedded in military deployments. She is a passionate advocate for those who have experienced trauma in their lives and has a proven track record of positively impacting the well-being of individuals.

    Her dedication to working with children and adults sets Helena apart, offering a comprehensive approach to mental health care. Her commitment to making a difference in the lives of those she serves aligns seamlessly with our mission at New Heights Counseling.

    Helena is available for evening and daytime sessions, making accessing the care you need more convenient. To schedule an appointment with Helena, please call (850) 757-1552, Monday through Friday, from 8:15 am to 4 pm. You can also send an email HERE!

    With Helena on board, we are even more equipped to fulfill our goal of providing professional mental health care to our community. We believe that her expertise and dedication will contribute significantly to the well-being of our clients.

    Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Helena Castaneda. We look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly make on the lives of those seeking support at New Heights Counseling.

    Diverse Counseling Modalities Offered at New Heights Counseling

    At New Heights Counseling, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of counseling modalities tailored to meet the diverse needs of our community. While not all therapists may practice every method, our counseling practice is proud to offer various approaches to promote mental health and well-being.

    Fort Walton Beach Counseling 32578The counseling techniques available at New Heights Counseling include, but are not limited to:

    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): A therapeutic approach designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories.
    • Motivational Interviewing: A collaborative, client-centered approach to explore and resolve ambivalence towards change.
    • Internal Family Systems: Addresses the various “parts” within an individual to promote understanding and harmony.
    • ACT Therapy (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy): Encourages mindfulness and acceptance to develop psychological flexibility.
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Concentrates on improving emotional bonds within relationships.
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Combines cognitive therapy with mindfulness strategies to prevent the recurrence of depressive episodes.
    • Person-Centered Therapy: Focuses on providing a supportive and empathetic environment for self-exploration and personal growth.

    The following three are Helena’s preferred modalities:

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at New Heights Counseling, Helena seamlessly integrates CBT into her practice, considering it one of her go-to methods for fostering positive change in clients. With a keen focus on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors, Helena collaborates with individuals to develop practical strategies that empower them to navigate life’s challenges more effectively. Through structured sessions, she guides clients in reshaping maladaptive beliefs, promoting lasting cognitive shifts, and enhancing their overall well-being.

    Solution-Focused Therapy

    In addition to CBT, Helena has a strong affinity for Solution-Focused Therapy, recognizing its potency in helping clients set and achieve realistic goals. Emphasizing solutions rather than dwelling on problems, Solution-Focused Therapy aligns with Helena’s proactive approach to counseling. She skillfully guides clients in exploring their strengths and resources, fostering a sense of empowerment and encouraging positive change by envisioning and working toward a preferred future.

    Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

    CPT is another cornerstone of Helena’s therapeutic toolkit, mainly when working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Helena values CPT for its structured and evidence-based nature, guiding clients through a process of addressing and restructuring distressing thoughts related to traumatic experiences. By facilitating a cognitive shift, Helena helps clients reclaim control over their lives, promoting healing and resilience in the aftermath of trauma.

    These three methods reflect Helena’s commitment to providing tailored, effective, and compassionate care to her clients at New Heights Counseling. If you have any questions about our counseling techniques or want to discuss which approach may be right for you, please get in touch with us. We’re here to support you on your journey to improved mental health.

    New Heights Counseling is Here for You

    Mental Health Counseling 32547New Heights Counseling Services are for children, adolescents, and adults, and we offer in-person sessions at our Fort Walton Beach, FL, location and online therapy for the state of Florida. The office is on the 2nd floor of WorkSpace Suites at 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd, Suite 1057, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. Get directions here on Google Maps or visit our office location page. You can call (850) 757-1552 or email us.

    Mental Health Services Offered at New Heights Counseling

    New Heights Counselors offer therapy for many issues, not just for trauma. We assist those who struggle with anger management, anxietydepression, stress, grief, loss, addiction, abuse, PTSD, self-esteem, confidence, body image, eating disorders, and many more. We want you to feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings with us so that we can better understand your needs and help you find healing and wholeness.

    Schedule (Last appointment – 4 pm)

    Person scheduling new heights counseling session on iPadSunday Closed

    Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Evenings/Weekends by Appointment

    About the Author:

    Content Writer for Therapists business OwnersAs co-owner of New Heights Counseling with his wife Colleen, Shaun takes on a multifaceted role, combining organizational leadership and life coaching elements to create a unique and highly effective approach to helping therapists and administrative personnel reach their full potential. However, Shaun’s commitment to mental health and personal growth doesn’t stop within the confines of the practice. Beyond the day-to-day operations, Shaun is passionate about writing and sharing his insights on mental health concerns, encouraging therapists and clients as they navigate their journey toward better mental well-being.