Miriam Candelaria, LMHC

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adults, Seniors

Languages: English, Spanish

About Miriam Candelaria, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Interns with over 20 years' experience. I bring a broad base of experiences that include psychology, education, managerial, information technology awareness and criminal/legal investigations. My most recent experiences are working as a Therapist and Group Facilitator for Sexual Offenders under probation from the Department of Correction and Federal Courts. I worked as a Clinician in Chemical Dependence Facilities; Assessor and Behavioral Therapist for a private facility; Clinical Director in 2 occasions for Chemical Dependency Facilities; Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) Supervisor; Treatment Plan Coordinator and Baker Act Agent at 2 Mental Health Centers; Bilingual Addiction Counselor and Facilitator in the DETOX and Intensive Outpatient Program/Addiction Unit; Clinical Therapist/Facilitator/Case Manager for Sexual Violent Offenders; Intake Coordinator; Senior Mental Health Practitioner/Clinician/Therapist all around Florida and working as an Adjunct Professor at a Miami-Dade College. I also supervised mental health counseling students about to graduate from their master’s degree and mental health counselor interns awaiting to be licensed.

My experiences in the Mental Health field are vast working with alcoholics and drug addicts who are trying to go in rehabilitation for the rest of their lives; violent sexual offenders and predators in a Civil Commitment and on probation; working with children, adolescents and families; working with geriatric population; working with couples and divorcees; working with inmates; substance abuse juveniles; immigrant farmworkers; victims and aggressors of domestic violence; and multicultural clients all around Florida. Prior to the Psychology field my background and experiences are very eclectic and a great asset that I incorporate to my counseling, therapy, and teachings.

My personal experiences include a Military background as a Criminal Investigator and Computer Analyst for the US Army and as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant for a Corporate Lawyer in Miami, Florida.

As a Professional and as a Clinician, Psycho-Therapist, Assessor, Group Facilitator, Life Coach, Mentor and any other position I may ever hold, I will always keep high standards and work ethics on my job and I will always place the clients first by using a solid blend of people and clinical skills.

Specialties

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Health Behavior Changes
  • Life Transitions
  • Mid-Life Transitions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Locations

    Kissimmee

    321 W Oak Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Insurance

    • Advent Health (HFHP)
    • Aetna
    • Beacon
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (New Directions)
    • Brighthealth
    • CareACT
    • Cigna
    • Humana
    • Humana EAP
    • Imagine Health
    • New Directions EAP
    • Orlando Health (UMR)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Select
    • UBH/UHC EAP
    • United Healthcare (Optum)