Samira, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earned her degree in Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a law degree from Universidade Catolica de Petropolis in Brazil. She has over seven years of experience counseling people of diverse cultures/ethnicities from all walks of life. Born to a Brazilian mother of European descent and a Palestinian father, Samira speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Samira believes that most of our problems stem from the distorted way we view ourselves, other people, and the world around us. She firmly believes counseling can bring about change and she has faith in the human ability to overcome obstacles and shortcomings.
Samira provides a safe place where her clients can share their fears, secrets, habits, and hang-ups without judgment. With all clients, Samira remains genuine, authentic, non-judgmental, accepting and empathetic. As a therapist, she believes we cannot change what we cannot acknowledge, and therefore focuses on addressing faulty thinking. This helps individuals pursue their dreams by guiding them to discover their strengths and limitations so they can find purpose in life and seek to be physically, spiritually and emotionally healthy.
Samira is a mother of three children in their early twenties and is married to a native Californian (also a counselor) who shares her passion for walking alongside those on the road of suffering. Samira has worked with veterans, inmates in prison, private practice clients, and in rehabilitation centers for men and women overcoming substance abuse.
1600 E. Robinson Street
Suite 250 (1st Floor)
Orlando, FL 32803
Thursday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Matthias Episcopal Church
528 W. Montrose St.
Clermont, FL 34711
Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
To schedule your appointment please call our office @ (407) 423-3327 and at the voice prompt press 3
Our phones are answered:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
After normal phone hours you may leave a voicemail by calling (407) 423-3327 and our intake specialist will return your call within 24 hours to schedule your initial consultation