Counseling and Psychotherapy

Welcome! If you’re looking for a psychologist, child psychologist or therapist in Miami, Aventura or Boca RatonLotus Counseling Center provides a warm, supportive and compassionate environment. We are recognized as one of the top therapy and mental health providers.

We collaborate and customize a therapeutic approach that fits the unique needs of each individual we work with. In our group, we have clinicians who specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Incident Reduction Therapy (TIR), Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Mindfulness, Sex Therapy, Family Therapy and Couples Therapy. Please go to our specialties page to learn more about these approaches. Please click here for more information.

In addition to our Miami (Brickell)Aventura, and Boca Raton offices, we are available anytime, anywhere on your mobile devices or tablet via Skype. Just call us at (305) 915-5748 to set up an appointment and find out how with our guidance and expertise you can be helped to improve the quality of your life. With counseling and psychotherapy … Change Is Possible! We look forward to working with you.

Individual Treatment

Individual treatment is often termed psychotherapy or counseling, …

Couples Therapy & Counseling

We believe that all relationships should be given a chance, and …

Child-Adolescent Therapy

In today’s fast paced world, adolescents, children, and their …

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Depression and Anxiety Treatment

Depression is a mental illness, which one should not confuse …

Psychological Testing

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”Coming to see you was the best decision I ever made” are words that I said to Alessana at some point during my therapy. Alessana helped me build confidence in myself both personally and professionally. Through my therapy, I gained insight and understanding of who I am and my value, and not just to individuals in my life, but to Read more


Jackie in Miami

Since moving out of state, I really do miss our weekly sessions and do many times go back to a few of our sessions for support. You always made me feel like I mattered and seeing you for psychotherapy was probably one of the most important things I have ever done for myself! Thank you for that! Thinking of our sessions always puts Read more


Sean T. S.

Alessana Fordin has been indescribably helpful to me in my life. I recommended Alessana and the Lotus Counseling Center to one of my best and closest friends. Ms. Fordin is very intelligent, highly trained, patient, knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. She helped me resolve major issues that had been Read more


Michelle Moyano-Wild

I started working with Alessana because I was desperate for change and had reached a low point in my life. Her compassion and empathetic support were crucial to my healing many old wounds and the variety of techniques she employs in therapy helped me to find an inner fortitude I never knew I had. I have learned from Read more


Barbara M.

Alessana helped our family through a very difficult period with our adolescent daughter. Her guidance, support and encouragement provided our daughter the additional safety-net that my husband and I were unable to provide at the time due to economic stress and marital problems. She helped our daughter value herself Read more


Dinora R.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people seek therapy?

People come into therapy for many reasons. Therapy is an opportunity to learn how to live your life in a more fulfilling and satisfying way.

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What can I expect in a therapy session?

During sessions you are expected to talk about the primary concerns and issues in your life. A session lasts 50 minutes, but some people request longer sessions.

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What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands.
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National Kissing Awareness Day by Dr. Victoria Raymond, Psy.D., LMFT

Dr. Victoria Raymond, Psy.D., LMFT, a Lotus Counseling psychotherapist, shares her blog on National Kissing Day: June 22 …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional Regulation, by Leslee Gillette, LMHC

Leslee Gillette, LMHC, a Lotus Counseling psychotherapist, shares her blog on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional …

Tips for Making the Most Out of Therapy- A Call to Clients and Therapists

The relationship between client and therapist can be as unique, nuanced, and rewarding as many other relationships in life. …