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Betsy Michelena, LCSW, CAP

Primary Therapist (Bilingual) Group Facilitator

Betsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addiction Professional in the state of Florida.  She is also formally trained and certified in EMDR, the ‘Gold Standard’ for the treatment of PTSD, a common diagnosis in the addicted population. 

Betsy has worked in the field of addiction treatment for over 20 years.  She has studied and practices the therapeutic models of Schema Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She also applies the principles of Attachment Theory to the healing process of trauma resolution.

Group Work is one of Betsy’s specialties.  Her extensive experience includes psychodrama, the ‘empty chair’ technique, as well as other experiential approaches to the healing process of trauma resolution.

Betsy’s expertise is in Dissociative Disorders, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues, and Personality Disorders, as well as the wide spectrum of Mood Disorders.

She firmly believes that her training and education must be ongoing throughout her career to best support her clients with the complexity of their issues.

Betsy is both bi-cultural and bi-lingual, having lived in South America for over 26 years in the Diplomatic/Expatriate Community.

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