About Me

My name is Velma Penermon Stevens.  I am a licensed clinical social worker. Originally from Miami, Florida.  I am a proud graduate of the magnificent Florida A & M and Florida State Universities where I received both my professional degrees in Social Work, a Bachelor's, and a Master's Degree. I have over 26 years of experience in this field. In addition to the Pastoral Care experience for 8 years. The majority of that is within the non-profit sector, where I saw firsthand the need for specialized counseling and therapy services. 

I know how living situations, health status, and even zip codes can impact a person’s mental health. I would like to help with breaking barriers, breaking negative cycles, and breaking through the difficult times that challenge a person’s sense of wellness. My entire professional career has been dedicated to empowering those who have felt disenfranchised and unheard while helping them to find their voice.  I offer a wide variety of compassionate and judgment-free therapeutic approaches to mental health counseling. My specialties include depression, substance use/abuse, anxiety, grief & loss, domestic violence, caregiver support, and marriage/family/relationship issues.

 

My treatment modalities entail an individual treatment plan just for you. Among, the modalities are crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, storytelling, narrative therapy, strengths-based, and family systems.

I believe that everyone is capable of change. I believe that balance in one's life is achievable and obtainable. I believe this is achievable when people have the right conditions under which they can thrive and become their true selves.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBT Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 
     

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