No cookie cutters here.
You can exhale now. Just breathe, release the tension, and relax.
Whatever you’ve heard or seen on tv and in the movies, there’s no one way that therapy is “supposed to be.”
Your therapy is all about you – what you make it – so let’s relieve some of the anxiety you may be feeling.
If this is too vague for you, it can help to know that I will also be sharing with you how I best work and what has been helpful for me in the past.
There’s room for all of the hard things.
Your deepest, darkest secrets?
Rifts in your relationships?
Worries that no one else really understands?
It can be difficult to open up to a complete stranger about any of those things.
I want to help you feel as comfortable as possible by letting you know exactly what to expect when you see me.
Life is tough – there will be pain.
So why make it more painful by not being prepared?
This is where therapy can help.
It’s not like you are not trying!
Every day feels like a struggle to feel content, battle stress, avoid freaking out about the future, and battle the mentality that “the grass is greener on the other side.”
Change isn’t for everyone, but everyone is capable of it.
If meditating, coloring books, yoga, and exercise were the magic cure, many people would have already reached nirvana (enlightenment).
Nonetheless, you can reach out and grab your share of happiness.
But reaching it requires effort.
I aim to help you have some compassion (kindness or gentleness) for yourself.
Give yourself a break.
You’re human. You’re going to mess up occasionally (or, like me, a lot).
We won’t ignore that, BUT we aren’t going to allow you to punish yourself for every mistake.
The more you see yourself clearly – warts and all – the more therapy can empower you.
Live comfortably in your own skin.
You’ll no longer need to hide behind shame or embarrassment when you can tolerate and accept who you are.
You’ll learn that there is no need for comparison.
Those positive effects double when someone else can see you just as clearly and still stand firmly by your side.
I can be that therapist for you.
About Frame of Mind Psychology
Frame of Mind Psychology, P.A., is committed to serving you and your family, to helping you achieve the lives you truly desire.
In our work together, we’ll overcome obstacles blocking you from understanding your feelings, tolerating life’s challenges and transitions, parenting according to your own values.
We’ll learn to navigate stressors, relationships, and more.
Even if you think, “I don’t really have it that bad,” you don’t have to go at it alone!
Let me help.
Regain control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Accept your “humanness” – imperfections and all.
Become a more effective problem solver and decision maker.
Gain a greater sense of pleasure from family – parenting – friendships – work.
Get the most out of your life.
Reach out. Let’s see if we’re a good fit.
Reach out for more information and to schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation.
About Paola Granados-Radlick, Psy.D.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, and grew up in South Florida, I’m fluent in Spanish.
Doing therapy in Spanish (or Spanglish) is always an option if you feel more comfortable.
Before starting Frame of Mind Psychology, P.A., I graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Washington, D.C. in 2015.
I gained clinical experience working in community mental health, private practice, and school settings.
I completed my doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency (Dialectical Behavior Therapy-specialization) at Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida.
I’m foundationally trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech.
In 2019, I was also appointed Voluntary Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and teach, on occasion.
I specialize in young people and their families, because I firmly believe we can prevent mental illness and guide our youth to do better than we have (plus they keep me updated on the latest music and lingo).
As rates of loneliness, sadness, and anxiety become rampant in young people, it has become blatantly obvious to those of us who work with children, teens, and young adults that we need to focus on teaching four essential qualities:
Resilience – not giving up in the face of adversity
Reflection – awareness of thoughts and feelings
Calmness – feeling grounded
Connectedness – feeling understood or valued