Family Therapy Group of Weston Therapists
Monica Arroyo, LCSW
Owner & Clinical Director
Monica Arroyo, LCSW
I established the Family Therapy Group of Weston on the belief that families are the most important factor in our beautiful community. All families are not created the same but all families have the same longing for connection, closeness and understanding.
In my 20-year career as a relationship and family therapist, I was given the opportunity to work with families from all over the world, what became clear to me was that if any of the members of a family unit was struggling then everyone else at home would struggle too. I realized that not only couples needed help to keep their relationships healthy but also if their teens or children were struggling that it would impact the whole family as a whole.
This is where the journey began to create a group practice that could help every member of a family. From the moment you walk into our office you are assured that you are in good hands.
Every single therapist in our team has been selected for their specific training and experience as well as for their non-judgements and compassionate approach. This is an important key component to our practice. We believe that a therapist that is emotionally attuned to the needs of their clients is much more effective at helping create behavior changes that will help families heal and grow. We work together as a team to make sure that our families are treated with the most effective and successful approaches.
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 teens, young adults and adults facing difficult transitions in their lives.
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:
- Teen Counseling and college students
- Anxiety & Depression, Self Esteem, Grief, Identity Development
- Women’s Issues- divorce, separation & loss
- Career guidance & development
- Life transitions- loss of relationships, employment & financial uncertainty.
Offering weekday and evening appointments. In network with Cigna Insurance.
Xenia Cabrera, LCSW
We all experience trauma, uncertainty and severe stressors in our lives. I believe that positive change is possible at any age or stage of life. I will work with you to identify triggers to struggles and develop a plan to help you reach your goals so that you can find fulfillment, stability and peace.
My approach to counseling is practical, short-term and solution focused. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents as well families having difficulties adjusting to life changes and transitions such as relationship issues, divorce, work/life balance, behavioral problems and/or academic concerns. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, couple or family so I use different modalities to provide guidance in helping cope with life challenges.
My specializations include:
• Couples & Individual counseling: relationship issues, divorce, work/life balance
• Adolescent counseling: behavioral problems & academic concerns
• Over 20 years of clinical experience
• Soy completamente bilingüe y ofrezco terapia en Español.
Offering weekday and evening appointments. Online therapy sessions only.
Alejandra Saavedra, RMHCI
Alejandra Saavedra is a Registered Marriage and Family Counselor whose passion is helping adults in resolving relationship conflicts, as well as personal struggles and crises. She specializes in helping clients to improve their self-knowledge and to promote their self-growth. Her approach is to create a safe environment for sharing and growing. My favorite technique is genogram, which helps to explore individual and family patterns
Alejandra is originally from Caracas Venezuela, where she completed her Bachelors in psychology and a Master's degree in mental health counseling. After moving to the United States, she realized that her passion and commitment was to help couples and families and pursued her Master's in Marriage and family therapy.
Alejandra believes that everyone is unique, therefore the techniques that she utilizes are tailored to each and every client. Alejandra has over 10 years in mental health working for different community mental health programs which have helped her to further develop her clinical skills.
In her free time, Alejandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, and playing all kinds of board games with her loved ones.
Her specializations include:
- Couples and Family Counseling
- Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Individual Counseling for personal growth, relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety and LGBTQ issues including HIV management
Alejandra Saavedra, RMHCI
Alejandra es una terapeuta especializada en ayudar a los adultos a resolver conflictos en las relaciones, así como luchas y crisis personales. Se especializa en ayudar a los clientes a mejorar su autoconocimiento y promover su crecimiento personal. Su enfoque es en crear un entorno seguro para compartir y crecer. Su técnica favorita es el genograma, que le ayuda a explorar patrones individuales y familiares
Alejandra es de Caracas Venezuela. En su país natal, ella completó una licenciatura en psicología y una maestría en salud mental. Cuando emigre a Estados Unidos, completó una maestría en terapia matrimonial y familiar. Durante todos estos años como terapeuta he participado en diferentes formaciones y creo que cada individuo es único, por lo que se aplicarán diferentes técnicas en las sesiones.
En mi tiempo libre, disfruto pasar tiempo con mi familia y amigos, amamos los juegos y el tiempo al aire libre.
Sus especializaciones incluyen:
- Terapia familiar y de parejas
- Terapia individual para el desarrollo personal, conflicto matrimonial o de pareja, depresión, ansiedad y temas asociados con la población LGBTQ y con personas que viven con VIH/SIDA.
Marianela Bermudez, RMHCI
Marianela is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who specializes in Individual Therapy and Counseling with Adults and Adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. Marianela believes that psychotherapy gives each individual the opportunity to better understand and analyze their difficulties and to develop their unique talents and strengths.
Marianela is originally from Venezuela where she achieved her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology. In Venezuela, Marianela gained broad experience as a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. Since moving to the United States in 2001, she expanded her professional interests to Life Coaching, Parenting, and Education.
Marianela works using a psychodynamic approach that gives her clients the opportunity to understand their emotions, thoughts, and relationships. Marianela has great respect, empathy, and genuine interest in her clients.
In her free time, Marianela enjoys sharing with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and collecting antiques.
Her specializations include:
- Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Stress
- Couples and Relationship Counseling
- Women’s Issues: Motherhood, Post-Partum Depression, Fertility, Self-Image.
- ADHD and Executive Functions Disorders with Adolescents and Adults.
Marianela Bermudez, RMHCI
Marianela es una psicoterapeuta especializada en psicoterapia individual con adultos y adolescentes que enfrentan ansiedad, depresión, duelo, dificultades en las relaciones interpersonales y en las transiciones de vida. Marianela entiende que la psicoterapia brinda a cada persona la oportunidad de comprender y analizar mejor sus dificultades y de desarrollar sus talentos y fortalezas.
Marianela es originaria de Caracas, Venezuela, donde obtuvo su Licenciatura y Maestría en Psicología. En Venezuela Marianela adquirió una amplia experiencia como psicoterapeuta trabajando con niños, adolescentes y adultos. Desde su traslado a los Estados Unidos en el año 2001, Marianela expandió sus intereses profesionales al Life Coaching, el Coaching para Padres y el área de Educación.
Marianela trabaja con un enfoque psicodinámico que les brinda a sus clientes la oportunidad de comprender sus emociones, pensamientos y relaciones. Marianela tiene gran respeto, empatía e interés genuino por sus clientes.
En su tiempo libre a Marianela le gusta compartir con su familia y amigos, leer, viajar y coleccionar antigüedades.
Sus áreas de especialización incluyen:
- Ansiedad, depresión, duelo y manejo del estrés
- Psicoterapia de Pareja
- Problemas de la Mujer: maternidad, depresión postparto, fertilidad, autoimagen.
- TDAH y Trastornos de las Funciones Ejecutivas en adolescentes y adultos.
Esmeralda Faroh is a Registered Marriage and Family Counselor who has worked with a wide variety of clients, teens, adults, and elders. She utilizes a systemic approach to assist individuals and families going through different life transitions or crises.
With over 10 years of field experience and multicultural background, Esmeralda has helped various clients understand the acculturation process and taught them to reap the benefits of both cultures. Utilizing Narrative Therapy, Esmeralda helps her clients achieve a sense of freedom by understanding that "the problem is the problem, you are not the problem." Finally, she is particularly interested in anxiety issues and how to help individuals with a more mindful approach to their symptoms, so that they are not repeating old habits and getting stuck in familiar negative situations.
She specializes in:
- Effective communication among family members
- Parenting & Co-parenting
- Acculturation process
- Blended families
- LGBTQ+ youth and family acceptance
Offering weekday and evening appointments. In network with Cigna & Aetna Insurance.
Esmeralda Faroh es una terapeuta bilingüe (inglés / español). Ha trabajado con una amplia variedad de clientes, adolescentes, adultos y ancianos. Ella utiliza un enfoque sistémico para ayudar a las personas y familias que atraviesan diferentes transiciones o crisis en la vida.
Con más de 10 años de experiencia en el campo de la psicología y una visión multicultural, Esmeralda ha ayudado a varios clientes a comprender el proceso de aculturación y les ha enseñado a cosechar los beneficios de ambas culturas.
Utilizando la Terapia Narrativa, Esmeralda ayuda a sus clientes a lograr una sensación de libertad al comprender que "el problema es el problema, tú no eres el problema". Finalmente, un fuerte enfoque de Esmeralda es trabajar con los problemas de ansiedad y en cómo ayudar a las personas a tener un enfoque más consciente de sus síntomas, para que no repitan viejos hábitos y se atasquen en situaciones negativas familiares.
Ella se especializa en:
- Comunicación efectiva entre miembros de la familia.
- Crianza / Crianza compartida
- Proceso de aculturación
- Familias mixtas
- Aceptación de jóvenes y familias LGBTQ +
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.
Gloria works independently from Family Therapy Group of Weston. Please contact her directly at 786-246-4848 to schedule an appointment.
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.
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
- 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.