Hello My name is Velma Penermon Stevens. I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I want to help you find your balance and harmony.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tallahassee, FL
I have over 20 years working with people with substance use/abuse issues. I have worked on detox unit and I have worked with people out in the community. I have also conducted court ordered evaluations for substance abuse.
I have many years working in the arena of domestic violence. I am s survivor myself; giving me a unique perspective in this area. I am very familiar with the power and control wheel and it's application to the domestic violence cycle.
I have spent the last several working with people who are depressed. I work with you to resolve your particular issues and getting to the heart of what's causing you to be depressed or off balance.
Relational Therapy (RT) is an approach to therapy in which the therapist and the client work through psychological and behavioral issues in which they view healthy relationships as central to psychological wholeness. Unhealthy relationships cause improper alignment, disconnection imbalance . RT is used to help facilitate awareness, growth, and positive change.
Solution-Focused Therapy is a future focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which helps clients change by focusing on solutions rather than focusing on problems. Problems are addressed by identifying and focusing on the client's strengths, resilience and resources in order to produce desired solutions and outcomes.
As human beings, we encounter negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you become aware of these inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.