“If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”
Meet Dr. Natalia Kuzmina, LMFT, PhD
Even while helping her clients tackle some pretty serious issues, Natalia still manages to maintain a warm, open, and engaging space with them. Natalia is a wonderful and significant member of the Mindful Life Team!
This page offers a space to get to know her a little better.
Feel free to take a look around!
Who I Am:
Welcome! My name is Dr. Natalia Kuzmina, PhD. I hold a LMFT license in the state of Florida. I earned my PhD. in Couple and Family Therapy from Kansas State University and my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University.
I’ve helped many clients from different walks of life heal from a wide array of issues including individuals who experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, panic attacks, and relational problems. I am committed to providing my clients with compassionate care and comprehensive, solution-focused strength-based therapeutic services. As a researcher, I studied effective treatments for depression and suicidal ideation in adults.
My goal is to always meet you where you uniquely are in life, to heal and support you. I will walk along side you to help you reach your individual goals. I will never judge you, and while I may challenge you at times to help you grow, I will always do my best to really listen, understand, and approach each and every interaction we have respectfully with unconditional positive regard. While this might sound good, you may be wondering about my skillset in helping you actually meet your goals. Please read below to learn more about my training and experience.
Experience and Skills
I specialize and am trained in several evidenced-based practices to help my clients heal including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) which is one of the most efficient and effective therapy models for working with trauma as well as being a certified hypnotherapist in the state of Florida.
My therapeutic orientation is based on the holistic systemic approach. I believe therapy is a unique experience that has to be tailored to each individual and in my years of experience in working with clients, I've found that pulling from multiple techniques allows me to help clients more effectively and efficiently with life struggle. A few of the models I use to do this also include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
My unique approach allows you to become the best version of your current self and reach your full potential. By allowing me to gently guide you during sessions, you will be able to embark on your journey to healing while feeling fully supported. My personal work as a therapist aims to help you maximize your growth.
Why work with Me?
If you are looking for a highly qualified therapist who can nelp you through your difficult time while also providing genuine and compassionate support, I am the therapist for you!