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Belky Perez Schwartz, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor

Registered Clinicical Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor Interns

Welcome to Relationships Counseling in Miami.

My name is Belky Schwartz and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Miami.

I provide the following counseling services in the Miami area:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Group counseling
  • FaceTime therapy
  • Online counseling
  • Distance therapy
  • Chat sessions

I specialize in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (queer) (GLBTQ) community and everyone in between.

All of these services are offered either in office or via distance counseling such as online counseling (AKA etherapy, FaceTime therapy, telephone consultations, email exchanges, or video conferencing) in both English and Spanish.

What is Relationships Counseling in Miami individuals and couples like?

Relationships counseling in Miami for couples, specifically gay and lesbian couples involves working through issues that are directly affecting the health of your relationship.

Some examples of concerns you can discuss in couples counseling include communication problems, getting over an affair, dating someone who is in the closet, jealousy, or perhaps dealing with intimate partner violence.

About Belky – Therapist in Miami:therapist in miami belky perez schwartz 266x266

I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2004. As an experienced therapist in Miami, I am credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Additionally, I am a Distance Counselor which affords me the privilege of providing online counseling and coaching services, obtained in 2010.

My approach to counseling is one that aims to empower clients by giving them the skills and tools they need in order to apply what they learn in therapy to their real life situations. In addition to providing mental health services, I am a faculty member with local universities specializing in generally psychology, psychopathology, and neuropsychology instruction.

Finally, I am presently working towards obtaining my doctoral degree in psychology with a focus on neuropsychology and industrial-organizational psychology.  My research to date throughout coursework, professional development, and career involvement has included specializations in chronic mental illness such as schizophrenia, biopsychology, the growing need for improved mental health treatment at the junior college level as well as psychology in the workplace.

Specialties and Areas of Clinical Interest:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (GLBTQ) relationship and general life concerns:

  • Coming out process
  • Gay identity development
  • Lesbian identity development
  • Bisexual identity development
  • Pansexual identity development
  • Transgender identity development
    • Transitioning process
    • Creating a support network during the transitioning process
  • Being comfortable with your sexuality
  • Creating a gay-friendly social support system
  • Deciding to get married or start a family
  • Disenfranchised grief or loss (e.g. Your partner is not recognized by your family or friends.)
  • Relationship counseling
  • Becoming part of the GLBTQ community
  • Finding social activities in the LGBTQ community
  • Gender reassignment process for transgender clients
  • Polyamory
  • Open relationships
  • Open marriages

General life changes and relationship issues:

  • Hispanic culture, rituals and relationship themes
  • Relationship Growth (Defining your relationship, coping with relationship stagnation)
  • Emotional Infidelity, Surviving affairs
  • Communication (e.g. learning how to communicate effectively and set realistic boundaries)
  • Defining relationship roles and expectations
  • Pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, problems with fertility
  • Loss (e.g. change in identity after retirement or divorce, career change, traumatic or violence experience, living with medical illness, or relocation.)

Counseling Services I offer: 

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • ‘Breakthrough’ couples counseling session
  • Family counseling
  • FaceTime therapy
  • Group therapy – currently offer “Lesbians Walking and Talking” group. Visit my Psychology Today profile for more information.
  • Email exchange
  • Digital chat
  • Online counseling
  • Etherapy
  • Video conferencing.

To schedule a consultation,please call me at 305-815-7630 or send me an email: perezschwartz@bellsouth.net

Office Location and Additional Contact Information: 

West Miami Office:
283 Park Boulevard
Miami, FL 33126
P: 305-815-7630
F: 305-262-0097

Email: perezschwartz@bellsouth.net

Appointment Availability Hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays:  4pm – 10pm EST
Tuesday and Thursday: Hours vary – Only FaceTime, Skype chat sessions offered on these days.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

One Response to Welcome

  1. Vanessa Cameron says:

    What is the cost of your services in couple counseling?

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