PATRICIA TIMERMAN, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Executive Director of Advocate2Create
Ms. Timerman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, in the State of Florida, as well as a National Board Certified Counselor, and the founder of Advocate2Create (2012). Ms. Timerman is also a current PhD Candidate in Counseling Education, with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy and Supervision, at Barry University.
Ms. Timerman specializes in adjustment to live events, including grief and loss, suicide postvention (suicide grief), trauma survivorship (i.e., domestic violence), and the affective responses (i.e. anxiety and depression) accompanying such events. She utilizes the Power of Knowledge and Awareness in her counseling approach to empower desired changes with her clients.
Ms. Timerman is a board member of the South Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition, a standing member of the American Counseling Association, and a volunteer group facilitator for the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP).
Ms. Timerman has extended experience not only in grief counseling, but also in immigration law. Through her clinical experience and expertise, Ms. Timerman provides training on such topics as Suicide Postvention, Disenfranchised Grief in the Courtroom, and The Role of Counseling in the World of Immigration. Ms. Timerman’s trainings have been presented at the Family Courthouse Services, American Counseling Association, Florida Counseling Association, Barry University among other places.
Through her extended expertise in the relationship between law and mental health, Ms. Timerman also composes clinical evaluations for immigration and family law purposes.
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese and Spanish
JEANEVRA PEARSON, LMFT
Clinical Director of Advocate2Create
Ms. Pearson is a Licensed in the State of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Additionally, she is currently a PhD Candidate in Counseling Education, with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling/ Therapy and Supervision, at Barry University.
Ms. Pearson specializes in family systems, having extended experience working with at-risk youth and families, high conflict families, and court referred cases. She believes in the power of reciprocity in relationships and their effects on the issues people experience. Ms. Pearson supports the empowerment of individuals and families through continuously noting their strengths with collaboration and empathy.
Ms. Pearson is a standing member of the American Counseling Association, Florida Counseling Association, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Ms. Pearson has extended clinical and supervisory experience working with with teen girls struggling with low self-esteem and depression, strained parent-child relationships, and women/couples in transition (i.e. work, school, finances, intimacy, communication, and self-discovery).
Ms. Pearson has extended experience in the provision of professional development topics such as, The Truth About Domestic Violence with Adolescents, Multiculturalism in Community Agencies, and Revamping Body Image for Self. In addition, Ms. Pearson has provided trainings on Screening and Brief Interventions for Referral for Treatment (SBIRT), Restorative Practices for Social Justice, and Protection of Children from Sexual Victimization at Florida Counseling Association and Barry University.
Languages spoken: English