CARMEN GEHRKE

Hello, I am Carmen Gehrke. It is my belief that counseling is a process of change and empowerment. My work as a therapist is to help you heal and overcome the situations and feelings that bring you to my office. There is no “right” or “wrong” reason to engage in therapy.

My approach is based on honoring your needs and wants at the moment. It is not to judge or to tell you what to do. I am here to be a source of support and guidance using my clinical training and my own experience of personal and professional growth.

I am trained to implement cognitive behavior techniques and to help you reach a balance between mind and body. I am also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) psychotherapist. EMDR is an innovative, effective intervention to address symptoms of trauma, PTSD, and emotional distress.

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, I am a bilingual (English / Spanish). I started my practice in 2010 in Wilmington, Delaware. Because my family and I love the beach and sunny weather, we relocated to Palm Beach County, Florida.As a woman, mother, and professional one of my strengths is to use my clinicaltraining in combination with my own life experience to empower those who seek change and healing in their lives. It is not an easy process, but it is definitely a fulfilling one. You are not alone.

Credentials:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. MH14612
Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware. PC 618
Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. PC 6378

Education:
Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, May 2010, University of South, Tampa – Florida
Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, May 2010, University of South Florida, Tampa – FL
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, August 2005,
University of South Florida, Tampa – FL

Training and Certification:
Certified Therapist in EMDR, EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)
Gottman Method Couples Training – Level 1 clinical Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
National Anger Management Association Specialist Certification

Languages:
English and Spanish