the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected
Relationships can be a great source of strength and also a deep place of pain. As humans we connect through our relationships and so, relationships are vital to each and every one of us. Who you are in relation to yourself, others, and the world around you has a significant impact on your well-being.
When you look at your relationships, are they what you want them to be?
Do you struggle at being your best self and knowing what that looks like?
Are you trying to communicate but can't seem to get through?
Are you constantly frustrated, hurt, and angry?
Are anxiety, depression, loneliness, and conflict controlling your life?
These situations can be frustrating and may be holding you back emotionally, mentally, and physically. Let's explore what is going on and work on defining yourself in your relationships in a way that leads to healthy, respectful, and emotionally satisfying interactions with yourself and those you love.
Erika R. Somoza, LMFT
Welcome! Thank you for taking a moment and stopping by. Like any relationship, the therapeutic relationship is one that needs to work and feel right. In my 10+ years of clinical practice I have had the privilege of working with many individuals, couples, and families with the purpose of creating sound relationships based on respect and authenticity. My mission as a therapist is to create a safe space where you can explore the possibilities that can exist when you try new ways of thinking and doing. I love to challenge my clients to see themselves and their relationships from different perspectives.
My journey in the field of Psychology began when I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. I then completed my graduate studies at Carlos Albizu University and earned a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. My experience over the years with different populations and age ranges has lead me to specifically hone in on my passion: relationship work. I find relationships fascinating, complex, and vital to our well-being. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and I enjoy integrating different modalities to enhance the therapeutic experience. My work is my passion and your growth is my priority.
I am currently located in the beautiful area of South Miami, where I enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds. My ability to speak English and Spanish allows me to connect with the unique population of Miami. My style in therapy is warm, honest, and compassionate. I believe that through our collaboration we can focus on your stuck patterns and create new ones that will foster growth and change.
"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step."