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Child • Adolescent • Adult

Psychological & Counseling Services


Gladys Perez, Ph.D

Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Nationally Certified Counselor 


Dr. Perez is a doctor of Psychology and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the states of Florida and Georgia with over 15 years of clinical experience providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling at Barry University and her Master's Degree in Psychology from Carlos Albizu University.


Dr. Perez is bilingual in both English and Spanish and has extensive experience in multi-cultural counseling. Dr. Perez works with adults and her specialties include assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety,  bipolar disorders, adjustment issues, women issues, relationship conflicts, and domestic violence. She believes in a client-centered, insight-oriented and supportive approach. While accompanying clients throughout their journey, her goal is to empower and help them focus on their strengths. 

ERIKA SOMOZA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Erika is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has extensive training in family systems, parenting issues, and working through issues related to the family and individual life cycle. She takes a collaborative and culturally sensitive approach to helping families and individuals understand the dynamics that interplay in important relationships. Her goal in therapy is to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can grow and acquire life skills that will foster satisfying relationships with self and others.

Erika works with families, couples, individuals, and adolescents dealing with life stressors including but not limited to:
communication difficulties, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, adjustment difficulties, grief, anger, marital discord, behavioral issues, social skills, and infidelity. Erika has completed the level 2 training on Gottman Method Couples Therapy and integrates this modality in her couples work. She also works with clients and families experiencing substance abuse issues and is currently completing a post-graduate certificate program for addiction and recovery.

Erika received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida International University in 2003. She completed her Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at Carlos Albizu University in 2010. She is a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

LISA JIMENEZ, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and family dynamics. A Miami native, Lisa graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings including a residential eating disorder treatment center, a court-mandated outpatient substance abuse program, and outpatient services. Through her clinical work and experience, Lisa has gained extensive knowledge in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

 Lisa’s clinical style is an integration of different therapeutic approaches that meet the client’s individual needs. In her practice, she incorporates expressive and creative methods to aid clients in deepening their therapeutic work. In sessions, Lisa will provide a safe space for clients to embark on their journey while connecting with their true selves in an authentic way. She believes that humor, warmth and a genuine approach 
lends to true connection in each individual’s process.

NATASHA VILLA LIVESAY, MS
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern | Practice Administrator


Natasha specializes in working with children, adolescents, families, and couples. She is experienced in treating clients experiencing anxiety, anger management, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, and bipolar disorder. Natasha completed her practicum at Devonear, Inc. where she provided therapy for court-ordered juveniles from the Department of Juvenile Justice system, as well as other mental illnesses.

Natasha completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida International University, and Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. She offers evening appointments and affordable counseling services.


 

ROXANA TEFEL, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor 


Roxanais a caring therapist that focuses on helping individuals move from pain to empowerment. Whether your problems seem big or small, she believes that all clients deserve to be happy. She provides effective skills and tools that can improve your life and relationships in the long run.

Everyone is unique, so naturally, some methods will work better than others. Roxana accommodates her therapeutic approach to best fit your needs. She provides therapy in English and Spanish and believes in helping individuals heal by taking their life experiences into consideration. She has effectively worked with individuals suffering from a variety of issues, including 
substance use, stress, depression, loneliness, anxiety, hopelessness, and relationship and self-esteem issues.

In addition, she is an active volunteer and facilitator for the YES Institute where she discusses the impact of gender and orientation to prevent bullying and suicide.

Roxana’s educational background includes a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida International University. 

Stephanie Muffett, B.A.

Counseling Intern 


Stephanie is a bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health practicum student intern who obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Florida International University in 2014 and is currently in her last year of graduate school completing a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Stephanie has experience working with children on the autism spectrum. Most recently, she worked as a recovery coach at Oliver Pyatt, which is a rehabilitation center for women with eating disorders. She also has experience as a project coordinator for research at FIU in a study pertaining to substance use and abuse. 

These experiences have served Stephanie with knowledge about helping clients develop coping skills and prioritizing the clients’ needs and goals throughout therapy. 

STEPHANIE CAMEJO, PSY. D.

Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Camejo is a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties; including anxiety, ADHD, depression, disruptive behavior disorders, social skills issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Camejo understands the importance of parental involvement in the lives of children and works with families to determine treatment goals. Dr. Camejo utilizes evidenced-based interventions matched to your child and family’s unique strengths and abilities to develop a highly personalized approach. Her goal is to work collaboratively with parents and teachers to improve children’s emotional and behavioral functioning at home and school. Dr. Camejo also conducts comprehensive psychological, developmental, and gifted evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults for the purpose of guiding treatment and intervention.

Dr. Camejo also specializes in treating infants,
toddlers, young children, and their families.
Often, emotional and behavioral difficulties in older children and adolescents can be traced back to difficulties at a very young age (as young as 2 or 3 years). Research shows that when young children experience emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, these stressors can impact later academic performance and success in school.  Enhancing the wellbeing of young children and their families can have powerful effects on preventing these difficulties, improve parent-child relationships, and school readiness.

Dr. Camejo earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, she completed a pre-doctoral internship focused on clinical and pediatric psychology at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Camejo also completed a postdoctoral residency at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. Her postdoctoral training focused on early intervention and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and other psychological issues for children aged 18 months to five years. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology. Dr. Camejo has been published in the Journal of Early Intervention and the Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education.

 

CYNTHIA MENDEZ TAMAYO, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist |Qualified Supervisor


Cynthia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Qualified Supervisor for MFT and MHC. Cynthia is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has experience working with both children and adults of multicultural backgrounds. Cynthia has extensive experience working with clients with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, parenting support, chronic illness, adjustment issues, substance abuse, grief and loss, life transitions. Cynthia has also worked with children in home, school and foster care settings. Through these practices, she has been able to gain extensive experience in addressing marital and parenting issues through working with couples, families, and children with severe emotional disturbances. 


Cynthia is the former Children & Families Program Coordinator at Cancer Support Community Greater Miami where she worked with individuals, couples, and families affected by cancer to address issues that arise from coping with treatment and illness. Cynthia is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) which is a short-term therapeutic approach that focuses on how client’s thoughts affect their emotions and behaviors and teaches them skills to help manage and reduce stress. 


Cynthia received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Miami in 2005 and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Carlos Albizu University in 2009. Cynthia believes that through an empathetic approach and actionable plans she can help clients minimize their feelings of distress and increase feelings of gratitude, joy, and hope.


 

SARINE SALAMA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor |Qualified Supervisor 


Sarine is a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience working in the Mental Health profession. She uses a collaborative approach to effectively work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Her expertise lies in working with anxiety, depression, and challenging behaviors with various populations. Sarine is passionate about helping individuals and families learn coping skills to process stressful life events. Her counseling style and goals are to provide supportive individual, family and group counseling in a therapeutic environment in order to obtain best outcomes.


Sarine also has experience working with children withautism and other developmental disabilities and assisting their family members with creating appropriate care plans. In addition, she also has extensive experience providing caregiver and patient counseling,  support, educational programs and referrals in relation to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Sarine received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami in 2004 and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. She is also a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Interns. 

SASHA DIMITRJEVITCH, MS

Director & Founder


Sasha founded Live Well Therapy Group in 2014. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has been working in the mental health field since 2010.  She works with children, adults, and couples, providing high-quality psychological services in the context of individual, family and relationship counseling. Her areas of expertise include relationship counseling, adjustment issues, communication skills, family conflict, trauma,  behavioral issues, anxiety issues, divorce, and parenting.  She is alsoa DCF- Approved Provider for the Florida Education and Family Stabilization Course, which is designed to educate, train, and assist divorcing parents in regards to the impact of divorce on children. You can sign up for the course here: www.fldivorcing.com

Sasha has two Master's Degrees in the areas of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She completed a practicum at the Institute for Child & Family Health, where she provided individual, family and group psychotherapy sessions with children and adolescents diagnosed with severe emotional disturbances. She completed a second practicum at Survivor’s Pathway, where she focused on providing counseling to victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, and complex trauma. She has also worked for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, where she provided psychological services to undocumented minors who were waiting to be reunified with their families.

 

MARIA SCOTTO, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor |Qualified Supervisor|Internship Program Supervisor


Maria  specializes in working with children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples. Her expertise lies in thetreatment of abuse, adjustment disorders, child behavior problems, depression, family crisis, grief and loss, life transitions, substance abuse and trauma.Her goals are to help clients achieve their highest potential, develop healthy coping skills, and live the life that they aspire to. She also offers the DCF- Approved Florida Education and Family Stabilization Course, which is designed to educate, train, and assist divorcing parents in regards to the impact of divorce on children. You can sign up for the course here: www.floridadivorcing.com

 

Maria completed her undergraduate work in New York and earned an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook University, graduating with Honors, Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, again graduating with Honors.  

 

As a practicing professional, Maria continues to look to many resources to keep developing her skills and perfect how she practices within a broad spectrum of areas. Ms. Scotto believes that developing a trusting therapeutic relationship is essential to the success of therapy. She offers individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy in a safe environment to help clients improve the quality of their lives and level of functioning.

 

Meet Our Team

BARBARA PADRON, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Barbara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her goal when working with others is to bring restoration and healing to their lives.  She uses a collaborative approach to counseling, understanding every client’s need is different, and healing cannot be rushed.  She has worked as a psychotherapist since 2004 and is bilingual (English/Spanish).  Her preferred approaches to counseling are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and uses the Gottman approach when working with couples. 

Barbara obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida International University, and her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Studies, at Nova Southeastern University.  She is experienced in treating depression,
bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, stress and trauma related disorders, substance abuse disorder, pornography addiction, co-dependency and relationship issues. 

Live Well Therapy Group
11050 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 102
Miami, FL 33176
786.332.4478 | info@livewelltherapygroup.com