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Gita Patel

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Office Location: Tallahassee Therapy & Psychiatry Clinic,

Certifications: LMHC, EMDR Trained Therapist, Child Parent Psychotherapist, TF-CBT Trained Therapist,

Education: Rutgers University/Seton Hall University

Degree(s): BA in Psychology/MA and EdS in Mental Health Counseling

Ethnicity: Indian Asian/Caucasian

Language(s): English

Affiliations: NBCC, American Counseling Association, EMDRIA, Play Therapy Association,

Gita Patel

About Gita Patel

Gita Patel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL) with almost 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, children, adolescents and families with a focus on trauma/abuse-related, mental health conditions and developmental disabilities. She has vast leadership experience as clinical director, manager and supervisor. Extensive clinical experience with court involved, pregnant and/or parenting teens using a trauma focused approach. Experience with providing trauma informed therapy services for children and families involved with the Department of Children and Families and dependency courts. Experienced and trained in evidenced-based trauma therapies including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Infant Mental Health (IMH) counseling, Play Therapy, and expertise in clinically treating clients with sexual abuse, domestic violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on an individual and group basis. Skilled education coordinator focusing on trauma related and mental health topics. Educational audiences include law enforcement agencies, sexual assault and domestic violence response teams, middle, high school and college age students, teachers, mental health professionals, hospital workers and social service workers. Experienced clinician, case manager and special education teacher’s aide for adults, children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and psychiatric illnesses. Gita also is an expert witness for dependency and criminal courts as a specialist in trauma, child development, and as a Child Parent Psychotherapist.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapist
  • Licensed Circle of Security® Parenting Educator
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist
  • Trauma and abuse therapist for adults, adolescents, children and families
  • Expert witness for dependency and criminal courts as specialist in trauma, child development, and Child Parent Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Director/Manager/Supervisor/Coordinator
  • Clinical Home Visiting experience
  • Infant Mental Health Counseling and Reflective Supervision
  • Adoption Competent trained Therapist
  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
  • Court, Education, Social Service Advocate experience
  • Public Speaker and Workshop Trainer
  • Therapeutic Visitation approved therapist
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing

Services Offered

Children's Mental Health

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Group Therapy

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Trauma Therapy

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