About Me

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I am…

passionate about my work.  I love helping people get past emotional blocks, traumatic events, bad relationships, regrettable mistakes, and anything else stopping them from having the life they desire.

…direct. I don’t waste time beating around the bush. My goal and intention in every session is to help you resolve your problems quickly and thoroughly. Therapy helps you remove the blocks to a fulfilling life so you can get out there and enjoy life NOW! If your goal is to make the most traction with each and every session, you may really appreciate this approach.

a truth teller. I challenge assumptions–yours, mine, the world’s…pretty much anyone who wants to categorize or pathologize something as intricate as the human experience.

optimistic and proactive. I believe in your ability to exceed your own expectations, as I work diligently to help you overcome the things that have kept you stuck.

…empowering. You have unique gifts and talents that are not fully recognized. Stop undervaluing yourself, and let’s get to work!

 

My credentials and other information…

Therapy work: I have been a therapist since 1997 and a trauma counselor since 2001, when I initially trained in EMDR while working with people suffering from addictions. Today , I’m a trauma specialist, who is a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner/Certified Brainspotting Consultant through Brainspotting International, as well as a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA. These designations denote ongoing, advanced training, not only in trauma but also in the use of these effective, transformative modalities. See these links for more information:

Brainspotting International

EMDRIA

Education: I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University (1995) and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (1998).

Current Volunteer Work: To share my passion for emotional healing, I serve as the Secretary of two really awesome 501(c)3 non profits. Please check out our sites below:

The Performers Academy

Southeast Brainspotting Institute

 

Licensing credentials: I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, FL License #MH6748. Here are links to my license and fictitious name registry:

https://appsmqa.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/HealthcareProviders/LicenseVerification?LicInd=8504&Procde=5203&org=%20

http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/ficidet.exe?action=DETOWN&docnum=G09000166441&seq=000000003&format=P&name=MEDINA%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20BETH%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20A&rdocnum=G09000166441&rseq=000000001&rformat=P&rname=MEDINA%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20BETH%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20A

 

Thanks for reading about me. I’m looking forward to learning about you!