In-Person or Teletherapy
In a therapeutic caring environment of trust between client and therapist together they will explore the areas that the client wants to improve. Licensed Psychotherapists will help diagnose and develop an individualized treatment plan with attainable goals. That progress will be closely monitored by both the client and therapist.
Individual substance abuse counseling
Individual substance abuse counseling is offered by certified experienced professionals. Patients in need of exploring in depth the cause of the illness will be assisted in developing the necessary tools that will make the road of recovery a successful one.
Anxiety & Depression
We offer group therapy for those living with anxiety and depression in Spanish and English. Please call or email our office if you're interested in attending our free online group therapy sessions for Anxiety and Depression (Spanish).
Couples and Family communication sessions are offered to those who seek to acquire the tools that will help them overcome the limits they confront in their present communication style. Better listening and talking skills are identified and practiced under the supervision of a trained professional, using practical and tested tools.
Professional Life Coaching
We offer professional life coaching for our clients to reach their full potential. Our trained and licensed professional life coach will guide clients in a holistic manner to achieve balance between their mental well-being, their social life, and their career or studies.
Substance Abuse Groups
This group is for clients that seek treatment for their chemical dependency problem. The group therapy environment benefits clients by connecting them with others with similar experiences, and creating momentum for growth in coping, social skills, and insight. We offer groups in English and Spanish.
Alfredo Hernandez, LMHC-QS
Chief Clinical Officer
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. Alfredo has 15+ years of experience as a therapist. He specializes in Substance Abuse, Mental Health Conditions, and Addictions, among others. He treats Adults, adolescents, and children in individual or group therapy.
Luis G. Cisneros, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Luis holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a BA in Business Economics. He worked extensively in the private sector prior to joining Improving Lives. Luis is passionate about Mental Health, raising awareness, and reducing the stigma around Mental Health conditions.
Virna Moreti, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Virna is originally from Brazil, where she was trained as a Clinical Psychologist. Virna’s experience includes working with English, Spanish and Portuguese speakers who are going through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, self-harm, and addictions.
Erika Monroy, PCC
International Certified Coach
Erika has been a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) since 2017, licensed by the International Coach Federation. She has over 25 years of experience promoting and educating people on how to achieve a balanced and healthy mental health to increase their personal wellness and productivity.
Sarah Filgueiras, RMHCI
Licensed Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. Figs works closely with children, teens, young adults, and their families in individual and group settings. Figs also works with clients who are in their transitioning and self-discovery years. Specializes in eating disorders, LGBTQ+, and CBT Therapy.
Dr. Ares-Romero is double board-certified, a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine as a specialist in Addiction Medicine. She is an Associate Professor for the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, for the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine Fellowship.
Oscar Gerardini, MS OT
Oscar Gerardini is a master's level licensed Occupational Therapist.
Originally from Peru, he has worked in many industries of Healthcare from neurology, orthopedics, and general physical rehab. With specialties and fellowships in hand rehabilitation, infant rehabilitation and orthotics, and therapeutic exercise.
"I went to see Alfredo some years ago when I needed some guidance on my mental state. I was reluctant, and even bitter about it all at first, but after meeting Alfredo and having just one session with him, I could see that he was going to be able to help me. Little by little Alfredo helped point out some of my poor habits, and even when I refused to change. After several sessions, I can proudly relay that the train never derailed, and Alfredo was instrumental in making sure that I was taking care of my health, myself, and making good decisions."