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2863 Executive Park Drive Suite 106 Weston, FL 33331 954-769-1285
Family Therapy Group of Weston

Family Therapy Group of Weston Clinicians

Monica Arroyo, LCSW

Monica Arroyo, LCSW

Owner & Clinical Director

Gloria Valdivieso, LCSW

Gloria Valdivieso, LCSW

Clinician

Roxana Ackerman, LCSW

Roxana Ackerman, LCSW

Clinician

Adriana Bal, LMHC

Adriana W. Bal, LMHC

Clinician

Sarah Rohan, LMHC

Sarah Rohan, LMHC

Clinician

Rosemary Eljaua, Ed.S.

Rosemary Eljaua, Ed.S.

Clinician

Monica Arroyo, LCSW

Monica Arroyo, LCSW

I am originally from South America; born and raised in Lima, Peru. My family relocated to New York City in the 1990’s due to the increase in violence and uncertainty that the country was experiencing. We were faced with many of the issues that new immigrant families have to face: learning a new language, a new culture and having to start all over again. I think this is where my sense of hopefulness and resiliency comes from. I believe that this life experience made me a much more compassionate and understanding person and therapist.

I believe that our journey is filled with many unimaginable turns and twists. The key is to understand just how to deal with every single turn without losing our path. I know this first hand, not only from having relocated from a different country into the United States but also from having lived in different states from New York to New Jersey and finally Florida where I have settled with my family and children.

When I am not in the office, you will find me sharing my time with my friends and family. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and that sharing it with others is the most powerful gift that we have. I utilize a great deal of mindfulness in my daily life from meditations to Yoga practice. I believe that this has been an important way to keep me grounded and grateful for the life we have.

I am fully bilingual and I able to conduct sessions in both English and Spanish. I believe that there is a powerful experience in being able to share your feelings and thoughts in your native language. My Hispanic roots helps me to understand the importance of traditions, culture and values as I work with the Latin population. I am also quite familiar with the American way of life, their tradition, culture and values. I feel that I am able to bridge the gap between generations as many of my first generation families struggle to understand their adolescents that are being raised with a different cultural norm.

Gloria Valdivieso, LCSW

Gloria Valdivieso, LCSW

Gloria Valdivieso is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Gloria works with adults, adolescents, families, and couples to re-establish balance and guide them through what feels like overwhelming obstacles and challenges. Gloria specializes in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy) which helps a person see unsettling events in less distressing ways, and has been proven effective in treating stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, homosexuality issues, panic attacks, abuse, phobias, addictions, grief, and others.

By blending conventional and alternative approaches, she draws on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. She is also a native Spanish speaker and has extensive experience in Latin-American and cross-cultural issues.

Offering weekday and evening appointments.

Roxana Ackerman, LCSW

Roxana Ackerman, LCSW

Roxana Ackerman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida, Chemical Dependence Counselor and has completed a Doctorate Program in Psychology. In her twenty five years of experience she has dedicated time and effort to work with different age groups including children, adolescents, adults and elderly from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

In addition, her interest has focused on families and couples since she believes in the power of team work, healthy change. Roxana’s approach in therapy is Psychodynamic. She understands symptoms of depression, anxiety, various addictions and relationship issues as a non-verbal expression of the self. During therapy she helps the clients to verbalize their experience, identify the underlying sources of their problems, and encourages them to challenge old patterns of behavior. As a result, they develop new avenues to make healthy decisions and free themselves from emotional suffering.

Roxana is fluent in both Spanish and English.

She acknowledges and provides special attention to the process of acculturation and assimilation by enhancing necessary skills to adapt while maintaining pride of cultural values.

Offering weekday and evening appointments.

Adriana Bal, LMHC

Adriana W. Bal, LMHC

Dr. Adriana W. Bal is a seasoned therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. She is licensed in the State of Florida as LMHC and board certified as NCC by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Her desire to help people have healthy, happy and fulfilling lives and relationships inspired her to pursue both Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Counseling with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Bal offers individual, relationship and family therapy. Her extensive education, combined with many years of clinical experience, uniquely prepared her for specializing in couples counseling.

Dr. Bal is highly committed to the highest values and ethical standards in her clinical practice. She strongly believes in building a therapeutic rapport with each of her clients in the atmosphere of mutual trust, honesty, transparency, respect, and safety.

Relationship Counseling areas of expertise include:

  • Marriage - Couples - Family
  • Premarital - Engagement - Dating
  • Friends - Coworkers - Neighbors
  • Divorce - Separation - Breakup

Dr. Bal utilizes a flexible and inclusive integrative therapeutic approach to fit the distinctive needs of each person and each unique situation. She is skilled in several therapeutic modalities (e.g., solution focused, family systems, cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic) as well as uniquely experienced in trauma counseling.

Dr. Bal is passionate about helping people navigate through relationship issues, interpersonal struggles, internal and external conflicts, life transitions, and adjustment challenges that might leave them feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, anxious, lonely, and burned out. She uses a variety of proven therapeutic methods and tools to customize the therapeutic process to each individual and his or her unique circumstances. She would love to help you too!

Offering weekday and evening appointments.

Sarah Rohan, LMHC

Sarah Rohan, LMHC

Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with young adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment to life transitions, low self-esteem, and identity development.

Sarah integrates various therapeutic approaches to treat each client's unique needs. Some of these approaches include Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and solution focused therapy. Sarah has a passion for working with young adults, women  and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Her approach is strenghts-based, collaborative and geared to meet her client's specific needs and goals. She believes in creating a safe and supportive space grounded in empathy and respect. After working in the field for nine years, her experience has helped many to break through barriers and live more fulfilling lives.

Her specializations include:

  • Young Adult & Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety & Depression, Self Esteem, Grief, Identity Development & Life Transitions
  • Women’s Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues

Offering weekday and evening appointments.

Rosemary-Eljaua

Rosemary Eljaua, Ed.S.

Rosemary Eljaua, Ed.S. is a Licensed and Certified School Psychologist providing comprehensive psychological assessments to the children of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County.  Mrs. Eljaua has over 28 years of professional experience as a dual practitioner in both the public and private school sectors.  

She specializes in:

  • Psychological assessment of gifted, learning disabilities (i.e., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders in preschoolers, school-age children & adolescents, and young adults.

As a bilingual psychologist, Mrs. Eljaua speaks fluent Spanish and also specializes in the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students with extensive training and experience in multicultural assessment.

Given her extensive experience within the school setting, Mrs. Eljaua's evaluations seek to assist parents with understanding how academic, behavioral, or social emotional strengths and weaknesses can impact their child's learning and overall adaptability. As such, all evaluations include a results session with parents during which time questions are addressed and relevant recommendations to guide educational as well as therapeutic treatment planning are discussed.

To schedule an evaluation, please contact Rosemary Eljaua directly at (954) 830-1172.

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