IRENE M. RODRÍGUEZ, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, CERTIFIED EMDR THERAPIST, Affiliate Trainer Institute for Creative Mindfulness
Therapeutic Style and Approach
Irene M. Rodríguez, MS, LMHC, CAP, Certified TIRF is the founder and director of Mindful Journey Center. “I specialize in helping my clients who feel overwhelmed, gain a different outlook on their life. My goal is to help my clients to create positive change tailored to fit your particular concerns. I provide a safe, caring, confidential and supportive environment for you to explore your concerns, emotional pain as well as emotional imbalances. I offer a warm, comfortable and open environment where my clients can discover themselves and work through their personal challenges resolving past incidents that are creating anxiety, anger, depression and other upsetting feelings.
As a person-centered therapist, my sessions are conducted in a non-judgmental environment where you will feel unconditional supported. I provide a safe place for my clients to heal by using their own natural processes. I meet my clients where they are in life; whether they are seeking healing from the past, need help for the present or want hope for the future, my desire is to encourage, prepare and empower them to experience “life to the fullest.”
Work Experience, Education and Certifications
Irene M. Rodríguez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is certified EMDR Therapist and certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator and Trainer. Ms. Rodríguez has been trained in Trauma Focused- CBT, Life Stress Reduction (LSR) and is certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator and Trainer.
Professionally, Ms. Irene M. Rodríguez has worked with a variety of populations with a specialty in treating children, adolescents, and adults with complex issues such as depression, PTSD, cutting and self-harm behaviors, anxiety disorders, anger management, adjustment disorders, addiction disorders, substance abuse, grief, phobias, dual diagnosis and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder since 2006. Ms. Rodríguez has a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she continues providing psychotherapy services and facilitates training in Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) and Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator Certifications.
Irene M. Rodríguez offers EMDR Therapy for the treatment of emotional trauma. In the EMDR Therapy process, the therapist works with the client to identify a specific problem that will be the focus of treatment. The client describes the traumatic incident, from which he is helped by the therapist to select the most important and most distressing aspects of that incident. While the client makes eye movements (or any other Dual Attention Stimulus), other parts of the traumatic memory or other memories come to mind. The therapist interrupts eye movements every so often to ensure the client is processing properly.