Lena Sheffield

LMHC, CAP, MAC, CEDS

Let's work together to help you live with more ease.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Miami, FL

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

They can't stand feeling miserable any more. My clients want to be validated & have a safe place to explore their thoughts, beliefs and feelings in the context of their relationships & life situations. They want the immediate panic & misery to end but they also want to put the work into understanding their vulnerabilities and triggers so they can come up with a plan that works. They want to let go of shame and build healthier boundaries.

My Background and Approach

My approach depends on my client(s). I want you to feel comfortable enough to think out loud, be curious, cry, laugh and grumble because I'm usually not going to tell you what to do. I'm going to help you figure out what you need and want. We will work on reducing shame and building healthier boundaries so you can move forward with creating your goals. Sessions are usually an hour, weekly or every other week, with occasional practices in between. Apps might be recommended to help you with mindfulness practice. We can work individually, as a couple or bring your family. I also like to collaborate with others on your healthcare team. Whatever it takes to help you thrive. If your comfortable I might give you a hug goodbye. I am in-network with Concordia but will help you use out of network benefits with other companies.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We all experience periods of too much stress, not living according to our values, relationships not going the way we want them to, good and bad feelings and lots of complications. Our society has become stress adverse and intolerant of feeling bad. Believing life is supposed to be amazing, always positive, worry free seems to have a rebound effect. Since this is not possible perhaps this has contributed to the rise in mood altering/ numbing substances, addictive behaviors, eating disorders, unfulfilling relationships, resentment, sense of failure and mindlessness. Psychotherapy is not a trick to eliminate bad thoughts, feelings and beliefs but to help you life fully. Full living includes recognizing bad experiences will pass, appreciating when good happens inside and outside of you, practicing self-compassion, self-care, gratitude, honest communication, personal spiritual connection and healthy boundaries. It's ok to cry, get angry, be jealous, laugh, and just be ok.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Concordia Behavioral Health
  • Florida Blue

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

Info

305-915-9298 Email Lena
The Counseling Group
2840 SW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
4601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Suite 260
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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