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Mitsou Handal, LCSW
I help my clients confront and change the patterns that create and perpetuate their distress and unease.

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Mitsou Handal, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

FL

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am a strengths-based therapist whose style is non-judgmental, engaging, and interactive. I build a trusting alliance with my clients, which is the foundation from which we begin to peel the layers and delve into their concerns. 

I help my clients confront and change the patterns that create and perpetuate their distress and unease -- including but not limited to building self-esteem and self worth. My clients leave therapy not only having the skills and tools to better manage their emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships but walk away with a deep sense of worthiness, self-compassion, and self-confidence. 

As a certified transformational life and health coach, I empower my clients to create the healthiest version of themselves (mind+body+spirit) in alignment with their truth, values, and desires. As a therapist, I believe it is important to show up authentically as a positive role model who embodies self-care, self-compassion, and healthy boundaries.

Education

MSW - Social Work, University of Chicago

BA - Psychology, American University

License Number and State

FL 9988

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional to help and empower individuals to become the happiest, healthiest, most aligned version of themselves.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy dancing, exercising, dining, quality time with family and friends, and practicing my faith.

What book have you read more than once?

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown because it reminds us to embrace vulnerability and live a wholehearted, courageous life.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Make A Wish Foundation

How do you recharge?

I rest/sleep, go salsa dancing, and spend quality time with loved ones.

Do you have any pets?

I have a mini Golden-doodle.