Larisa Vivolo, MSN, MSES, RMHCI
After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship, I returned to school and obtained Master degrees in both Nutrition and Public Health and Exercise Science. After much thought and consideration, I realized that counseling was my true calling. Therefore, I followed my intuition and began my journey to becoming a clinical mental health counselor.
I received a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. I have experience working with a range of clients struggling with a variety of mental health issues and enjoy working with adults, teenagers, couples, and facilitating group therapy.
I integrate several counseling theories and techniques into my practice, such as positive psychology, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, Jungarian therapy, existentialism, solution-focused therapy, person-centered, strength-based approaches, and buddhist principles and philosophies.
My Counseling Philosophy:
I believe that each and every one of us offers an individual uniqueness, thereby validating our worth. I believe that as humans, we all struggle – it’s simply the consequence of having the human brain. I believe that it is okay not to be okay. However, while many aspects of life are seldom completely in our control and therefore, not our choice, we do have a responsibility to ourselves – to live our life in the best way that we can. I am grateful every day to have the opportunity to support, guide, and most importantly, walk with you through whatever you are currently experiencing. Things can be perceived differently if we dare change our mindset. Thoughts can simply be thoughts if we learn to detach ourselves from them. Life itself can be an exciting, meaningful adventure – if we choose to live it that way. Counseling, like life, is a journey and I am thankful that I get to experience the ups, the downs, and everything in between right along side my clients.
I live with my husband, Vinny and our dog, Quinn in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I love exploring, getting to know new people, and experiencing new adventures.