Ivette Murai-Paniagua

Therapist Ivette Murai-Paniagua Photo

About Me

Hello my name is Ivette and I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist in the state of Florida with over 15 years of experience. I was elementary and high school counselor in the Miami-Dade County Public School System for 10 years . l loved being a school counselor and enjoy my interactions with students, staff and parents. My responsibilities include conducting addressing the developmental needs of school age children, individual counseling, running social skills groups, teaching classroom guidance lessons, and dealing with various situations that arise throughout the school day. I tell my students that I am a listener and helper to all of the children in the school, and to their teachers and parents as well. If I can ever assist you in any way, please contact me.

I believe everyone should go to therapy to help us over the bumps we all face in life. Everyone's bump is different with a differing extreme. All bumps shape who we are and how we view the world. I view my role as a therapist to empower, help decipher, and co-create a path of discovery forward based on the individual , couple, or family's goals. I am a client centered therapist. If the client would like to come to therapy to work out a specific issue in about 4-8 sessions that us great. If a client would like to dig deep for a better understanding of their self I am down. I have steered clients and families through crisis situations, grief, trauma, life-changes, parenting concerns, abuse, and witnessed the joys of success and accomplishments. I am experienced in Stress, Anxiety, Depression Relationship issues Coping with life changes, Grief and loss, Family conflicts, Parenting issues , Anger management , Self-Esteem , Coping with life changes , and ADHD. My Clinical counseling approach combines Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here. The one thing you have that one one else has is YOU! Its your voice, your mind, your story, your vision...so rebuild it, so you can play, dance and live your life as only you can!

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMHC #MH14768 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by L.O. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Ivette for 2 weeks

Mi hija esta muy contenta con ella

Written by A.N. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Ivette for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am so happy I have Ivette as my therapist! She is a kind and loving therapist. I felt I was talking to a compassionate friend that was able to listen, understand and help me out! I definitely recommenced her 100%

Written by S.A. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Ivette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ivette is amazing, she is very attentive and she actually listens to you and tries to understand and provide the best answer possible. She is also very comforting, I love working with her.
Thank you for everything !