Theresa Gomes, LMFT-S
Marriage and Family Therapist
& Clinical Supervisor
Being able to help others has always been a passion of mine. My educational and professional experience has allowed me to create a broad variety of specialties. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida in 2004. During my stay, I was able to work with specialty organizations that focused on equality and activism for groups such as LGBTQ+, military support, and women's rights.
The following year, I was able to dive deeper into the complexities of systems theory while at Nova Southeastern University where I obtained my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. It was then that I began my experience working with agencies such as Women In Distress, Kids In Distress, Fort Lauderdale Psychiatric Hospital, Guardian ad Litem Program, and Project SUPERB that allowed my passion for helping others to strengthen and truly take root. It then allowed me to have a more concentrated focus in areas of domestic violence, dating violence, immigration challenges, asylum cases, batterers interventions, reunification therapy, child abuse treatment, parenting, etc. I currently utilize my skillset to help those in need while being aware of systemic factors that not only contribute to the problem, but are often effected as healing transpires.
Regina Ferris, LMFTA
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Asking for help can be difficult. It takes courage to reach out to others, especially when you’re not sure where to turn. This can be especially true if you’ve felt unsafe to do so, before. That’s why it’s important to me to make you feel welcomed and safe from the start of your very first appointment with me. I want to help you through the challenges you face. I will work to get to know you, your relationship(s), or your family in order to help you reach your goals.
Everyone is unique, and I believe that valuing and promoting a person’s individuality is key in long-term success and growth. I focus on intersectionality, honoring who you are in my therapeutic process. I specialize in providing LGBTQ+ affirming therapy, and I strive to provide compassionate care to people who are transgender or gender nonconforming
Because every person is one-of-a-kind, I modify my therapy style to suit your specific needs, focusing on addressing your concerns in whatever way is most appropriate for you. I aim to make sure that you feel heard and understood, and that you are treated with the dignity and respect that you deserve. I look forward to meeting you.