CANDICE CONROY, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Insomnia
Welcome! My name is Candice Conroy. I am the counselor and owner of Let’s Talk! Counseling and Services and I’m glad you’re here. It means you’re taking the first (and probably the hardest) step toward getting better.
I know it can be difficult to choose a therapist with so many to pick from and it’s important to choose one that’s the right fit for you. So to help you decide if I might be what you’re looking for, here’s a bit about my background and my approach.
In addition to private practice, I’ve provided mental health and substance abuse counseling in a variety of different settings. I’ve worked with all types of clients, ranging in age from 12 to 80. Previously, I worked in community mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, and schools before finally opening my private practice here in 2014.
Over time, I decided that private practice is truly where my passion lies and where I could make the most difference. I get to spend quality time planning out treatment for my clients. I get to know my clients as a person rather than a “number.” I get to spend much of my time outside of sessions in what I hope will be a lifelong process of learning and honing my skills with the latest research and interventions. But more than anything, working in private practice affords me the ability to focus my efforts on helping people with the issues I know best at a pace that works for them.
In my practice, I specialize in helping adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and insomnia. However, because these problems tend to take a toll on many areas of life over time, I also work with my clients to sort through other common problems such as relationship issues, low self-esteem, and lack of self-care to name a few.
My work in the the mental health profession began because I truly believe that the work we do on ourselves is the greatest contribution we have to give to this world. I find a lot of personal meaning in helping and watching people start making these changes, start seeing themselves and their world differently, and start living the life they were always capable of (but never knew it).
My clients find me to be truly invested in the work we do together and fully present in our time. I believe that understanding, encouragement, and a bit of humor can be some of our greatest tools in therapy. I offer my clients a safety zone where they can be unapologetically honest about who they are, how they feel, what they’ve been through, and what they want.
In my work, I put my focus first and foremost on compassion and acceptance. Then I encourage my clients to shift gears by learning about their problems and how they’ve developed over time, exploring the cycles that maintain their struggles, and setting concrete goals to start breaking out of these patterns. My clients often remark that over the course of our work together, they gain confidence in their ability to maintain the progress they make over the long-haul. Many tell me that they feel much more capable and in control – no longer at the mercy of their anxiety, depression, or trauma.
My approach to counseling is based on the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach to treating a variety of conditions and concerns. In sessions, we’ll focus on what you’re experiencing right now, spend some time exploring how your current concerns relate to any previous significant experiences that have been weighing on you, and then turn our focus toward using that insight to make changes in the present.
I am humbled to to be a part of the process as I help my clients to free themselves, take back control, and regain hope and confidence.
Master’s of Art in Mental Health Counseling from University of Central Florida
Bachelor’s of Art degree from University of Central Florida
- Presentating on diagnosis, treatment, addiction, and mental health care in private practice at The University of Central Florida for master’s level students in the Counselor Education program
- Interviewed by Channel 9 News regarding the impact of community violence on PTSD in Apopka
- Providing crisis counseling with the local LGBT Center each week
Call today to speak with a mental health professional to set up an appointment to start Counseling in Orlando.