mari villanueva

Begin Your Transformation.

Deep Heart-Work While Incorporating Leading Edge Science.

About mari

As an EMDR and trauma informed therapist, I am committed to walking alongside others as they discover true healing and joy. I work primarily with adolescents and adults facing a wide range of emotional issues that has them experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, fears and difficulties in their relationships. All of us have experienced suffering or relational difficulties that can feel difficult or confusing to address on our own.  As your therapist, my role is to go along with you on your healing journey and provide the necessary therapeutic method to attain that healing.  It is my hope that the awareness you gain in our time together will inform new ways of being that bring healing, wholeness, and greater happiness to your life.  

Also, I have been trained in Integrative Christian Counseling. For clients that wish to incorporate their spirituality into the therapeutic session, where Christian beliefs are honored and incorporated into the goals and techniques offered.

“I would love to work with you as we address issues that are stopping you from true peace and balance. ”




I provide individual therapy for adults and adolescents 16 years and older in the state of Florida. I offer online sessions for residents in Florida or in office therapy out of Plantation, Florida. Therapy is designed to help you process, thoughts emotions, and behaviors and to address life challenges. Sessions focus on individualized needs and goals that are collaboratively created.

Christian Counseling


I provide Christian Counseling for adults and adolescents 16 years and older that want to incorporate their Christian beliefs and values into the counseling session. Online or in person sessions provide a tailored approach to specific needs and goals via a collaborative method.

Life coaching


I am able to provide Life Coaching no matter where you live. Online or in person coaching offers support, motivation, and skills, and strategies to help you attain your desired goals and to achieve a life that aligns with your values.

My approach

Trained in EMDR, I specialize in helping clients overcome difficult past or present experiences that are not allowing them to show up to their daily lives in a healthy and vibrant way.  This could translate into symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, fears or excessive anger.  Each of us brings a unique situation to the counseling session.  Based on your need, we will work together to implement the best therapeutic approach for you and your desired goals.  

You may be wondering if what you are going through is even that bad. The fact that you came across this website tells me you are probably ready to talk to someone and begin your transformational journey. There are ways for you to feel better and to even overcome the obstacles interrupting your life. Worrying, overthinking, feelings of depression, or of having to be in control of everything does not have to be your normal state. Together, we can navigate these difficulties and arrive at solutions and healing.

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

-Maya Angelou