Kristin Borracci-Pastiu, Psy.D., LMHCPost-Doctoral Fellow at Brickell Psychology
Individual, Couples, Family, and Psychological Testing Services
- Interpersonal / Relationship Difficulties
- Important life Events & Transitions
- Couples Issues
- Family Issues
- LGBTQ+ Issues
- Bipolar Disorders
- Sexual Concerns
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a rich and meaningful life, and psychotherapy can be a powerful catalyst for change. Psychotherapy can be about working to resolve ongoing pain, or it can simply be about self-exploration and growth. In addition, therapy can help you heal, grow and connect more deeply to yourself and others and my goal is to help you achieve a greater sense of control over your life, your choices, and your relationships.
Through empathic listening, warmth, humor, and genuine engagement, it is my belief that a trusting relationship between the client and therapist is the starting point for progress and is essential to achieving long-lasting change. I strive to create an empowering and non-judgmental safe space for you to feel heard, seen and understood while also feeling supported and accepted. My hope is that therapy can be useful in providing tools to relieve immediate stress while also helping uncover the underlying meanings of unwanted or distressing symptoms and feelings to create a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
I practice from an insight-oriented, collaborative, and individualized approach using an integration of various modalities and interventions, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, acceptance commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-focused treatment, allowing for a more tailored style to meet each person’s unique needs. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, sexual specific concerns, veterans, and other common mental health conditions. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy and testing services at Brickell Psychology, both in person and via telehealth throughout Florida.
I received a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Albizu University in Miami and completed my internship at the Miami VA Healthcare System in the General Psychiatry Track. I received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida. I attended the Florida Post Graduate Sex Therapy Training Institute and received certification in treating sexual specific concerns.
In addition, I have completed several externships at the Miami VA within the Behavioral Health Clinic. I have trained using various evidence-based treatment approaches (ACT, DBT, PE, CPT) and have experience working with military sexual trauma, combat trauma, and veterans who have suffered spinal cord injuries. I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and integrate the Gottman approach when working with couples. In addition, I have an extensive history of working in community mental health, providing services for children and families.
I consider it a privilege to accompany you on your journey to achieving greater harmony and balance in your life. Please contact me to schedule a consultation.
Kristin Borracci-Pastiu, Psy.D., LMHC
How I Can Help YouIt's my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment where we'll work together to achieve your goals.
All testing services utilize the gold standard of normed, empirically supported (research-based), valid, and reliable assessment measures individually selected for you based upon your testing needs and circumstances.
Grief is the natural and normal emotional suffering that occurs in response to loss. Grief and loss are unavoidable in life and there is no right or wrong way to experience these.
Family therapy is a form of treatment that views psychological problems and their treatment in terms of the interactions among family members.
As with individual therapy, couples have their own, unique reasons for talking to a professional.
The experience of trauma is extremely personal, unique, and complex. However, what is universal is the distressing experience of losing our sense of safety in the world and in the self.