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Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International Open Their Doors to Educate and Assist Underserved Communities by Providing Mental Health Services

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / February 11, 2021 / Counseling is an essential part of an individual's development, and it is something that should be given at an early age. For minorities, it's not easy to find proper counseling on a tight budget. Dr. Thelma Tennie, a certified Clinical Sexologist, decided to address this problem and founded Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International (Healing Arts).

Healing Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2015 to provide therapeutic support for individuals, families, and children. Healing Arts is a mental health education, counseling, and research institution whose services are directed at children and their families through individual, family, and group sessions. They are client-centered, culturally-competent, strength-based, and outcome-driven.

The institution is set on a mission to eliminate the stigma of receiving mental health services. Although the world is becoming more aware of the importance of mental health, culturally marginalized communities are only starting to come to grips with such a subject. Healing Arts promotes growth and development through leadership, psycho-education, and evidence-based therapies such as solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Healing Arts has programs that address childhood development, coping, behavioral management, family strengthening, and healthy sexuality. Their methods include psychotherapy and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to assist their patients in reaching their treatment goals. Healing Arts also has specialized support groups dealing with racial trauma, grief, women's & girls' empowerment, LGBT+, gender identity/expression, and self-care. The groups get to the source of issues using trauma-focused interventions like Trauma Incident Reduction and Clinical Hypnotherapeutic techniques from Diane Ziberoff's Wellness Institute.

Dr. Tennie designed interventions for at-risk, vulnerable, and high-needs individuals and families from households with poor academic performance, absenteeism & truancy, insufficient parenting, negative peer association, and law enforcement involvement. Healing Arts also uses mindfulness, a method that teaches people to focus their awareness on the present, acknowledging how they feel and accepting their feelings and thoughts at that moment. Additionally, the institution applies clinical hypnotherapy to directly access the unconscious for people dealing with anxiety and other issues.

Healing Arts offers all services to children and their families at no cost. For adults in need, they offer a sliding fee scale. In January earlier this year, the institution received their provisional licence from the Florida Department of Education, to offer an affordable Ph.D. Program and certificate in the therapeutic field of Clinical Sexology.

Since inception, the institution has developed and maintained partnerships with the Children's Services Council of Broward County, Broward County Public Schools, Broward Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and Career Source Broward. They strive to become a community leader of excellence, providing culturally competent, client-centered, outcome-driven behavior & mental health service. Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International helps people control their lives, families, and futures.

To learn more about the Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International, you may visit their website. They can also be reached through Facebook and Instagram.


Country: United States
Media contact: David Davenport
Company: Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International
Phone number: (954) 459 - 1473

SOURCE: Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International

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