PARAGON THERAPEUTIC SERVICES provides individuated care and support for a plethora of life challenges. Some of our specialties include:
Trauma ∞ Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ∞ Grief & Loss ∞ Mood Disorders ∞ Guilt and Shame ∞ Self-esteem ∞ Postpartum Depression ∞ Communication and Public Speaking ∞ Life changing events ∞ Choices & Decisions ∞ EAP ∞ Work & Home related struggles
The therapy modules we use are innovative, effective and meaningful; and most importantly adjusted to fit your needs and in line with your philosophical framework.
There are many pivotal decisions that can change the course of your life, but at least one of those decisions comes from who we choose to love and how do we live with who we have chosen to love. Few things tests our growth as individuals as much as relationships. Since so much in life is measured “in relation” to something or someone, trusting your choices is vital. Couples therapy allows a safe space where partners can connect and explore changes.
We work with couples in every phase of their relationship; including Conflict Resolution∞ Intimacy∞ Betrayal∞ Infidelity∞ Temptations ∞ Communication ∞ Re-connection ∞ Boredom ∞ Neglect ∞ Resentment ∞ Fears ∞ Family
PARAGON seeks to assist teens find and refine their voice. The language of pain, anger, sadness, anxiety, stress and confusion are difficult to interpret. Building confidence comes from finding various forms of healthy expressions to place meaning and understanding to the expansion of self-worth. We work with teens on related issues such as self-esteem, body image, social anxiety, fears, dating, identity, and development of choice and discernment as they come across life struggles.
Substance Abuse Services
PARAGON conducts court-ordered or job-related substance abuse evaluations, therapy and groups. Our goals are to provide quality services that support and assist you in completing your case plans and requirements.
It is daunting enough to walk into for an evaluation that the courts or your job requires. Therefore, we will approach you with the purpose of streamlining the process toward solutions. An overview includes, meeting with a therapist who will gather relevant information. After conducting an evaluation, we will explore possible treatments, goals and needs both you and courts/employment require.
Internet & Gaming Addiction
Internet & Gaming Addiction
The internet has gifted us a plethora of knowledge, but like most extremes craving a balance; it has also mutated into areas where addiction has found its host; namely Gaming. Although there are many differences between internet addiction and gaming addiction, the connection can trigger the same paralysis, anxiety, and depression that mark addicts. Many fields have not caught up with technology. That includes the mental health field. Even though parallels are drawn between substance abuse and gaming abuse, there are important nuances that must be factored in so that treatment is individualized and successful.
PARAGON Therapeutic Services will assist you in gaining the self-control and balance you desire; without losing the innovation and imagination that permits vision to create.
***Unfortunately, insurance has not yet caught up with technology either, so insurance doesn’t cover this service. Please call my office to discuss package rates.
Concentrated Couples Therapy
PARAGON designed an intensive couples session called, Concentrated Couples Therapy. We meet on one Saturday a month for 4 hours. It is ideal for couples who have different schedules from each other or are simply unable to attend weekly sessions. The plan is as follows:
WEEK 1: PRE-SESSION
Previous to meeting the 4 hours, I will set up a separate appointment during the week where we meet for I hour; so that you can decide if it will be a good fit. The 1 hour is non-refundable, but if you decide on the package, it will be used toward the package rate.
WEEK 2: 4-HOUR SESSION
If you decide to proceed, we will schedule a Saturday, where we will use the 4 hours to explore the problem, integrate various perspectives that are helpful and, then, design a plan that will provide a solution that will heal your partnership.
WEEK 3, 4 & 5: IN BETWEEN SESSIONS
Until your next in-person session in 3 weeks, we assign goals and assignments to complete and keep you on track; as well as once a week check-in via the phone and/or email. The accountability to the tasks of this plan will be made through weekly calls/teletherapy of 30 minutes for each person or 60 minutes for both people.
*If we need to do more check in’s we will do so with no extra charge. The goal is to keep you on task so you can improve yourselves.
WEEK 6: POST-SESSIONS
We will meet in person for 2 hours and assess how much progress was made, what needs to be done and if there is a maintenance program required, we will discuss options.
*The rate for this entire package is $1500. This service is not covered by insurance.
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Online therapy is ideal for those who may not be able to come personally into our office. In the technological-savvy era, virtually every field is expanding into the online platform. It not only offers great flexibility, but is delivered in a meaningful and effective manner. Please contact us so that we can discuss if this forum is a good fit for your needs.
I am a Florida approved Qualified Supervisor who offers services to supervisees who are Registered Interns with a Masters in Social Work or a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and are looking to further their career through licensure.
My approach is rooted in a philosophical framework that is collaborative and structured. Furthermore, we will learn the “nuts and bolts” of our field’s myriad ethics, rules, boundaries and guidelines; as well as prepare you to explore cases that require insight and multiple perceptions. The goal is to see you through the arduous licensure process and guide you accordingly.
My rate is negotiable.
Courses & Workbooks
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Decisions can be misshaped by failures, regrets, trauma, betrayals, and old habits. Whenever a decision fails, self-trust is further compromised. Channeling our character traits to strengthen our trust and decisions will provide the stabilizing force needed when we feel shaken by pain and fear. Included in this roadmap are components such as motives and motivations that influence the bend of character. Walking that path means using mindfulness to quiet the noise as you move toward clarity. Cumulatively, this roadmap will assist in engaging our essence.
Workbook Strategies for:
Defining and deepening character consistency
Facing pain and fear
Working with motivation
Exploring who we are and who we can become
Connecting self-trust and decision-making with wisdom.
Developing disciplined habits
Learning patience and pausing
Practicing the skill of responding
HEALING TRAUMA & TRANSFORMING TIME: ALIGNING TIME IN THE AFTERMATH OF TRAUMA
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2019 Time: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
WHERE: Paragon Therapeutic Services (Inside Hampton Business Center)
1931 NW 150th Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
REGISTRATION: Before attending, please call:
754-210-2153 OR email email@example.com
The boundaries of time are compromised in the aftermath of trauma. Yesterday, today and tomorrow leaks into each other. Trauma can literally freeze the body at the time the trauma was experienced. Trauma is many things, but the element of time stolen and controlled is something rarely addressed.
What is trauma? Trauma is a physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual reaction to an experience that was disturbing or humiliating. It can range from emotional abuse, violence, war, and torture; to divorce, natural disasters, accidents, and illness. They are experiences that fall under the norm of feeling safe. Victims and survivors of trauma are not “crazy.” They are fighting to survive, and trauma’s symptoms are a natural reaction to an unnatural event.