About Me

Greetings! My name is Markyse and I am the licensed clinical social worker. Seeking emotional support can be a daunting or awkward experience, so I pride myself in meeting my clients where they are by providing messaging, phone, or video call for our sessions. My counseling approach is empathetic, but goal-oriented and realistic. My goal is to help clients understand that there is no light at the end of the tunnel—YOU are the light in the tunnel, and through our work together you will unleash your radiance to shine, and live a happier lifestyle.

Sometimes parents just don't get it. You are the expert on your own life, and my goal is to create a safe space with you, filled with empathy and unconditional positive regard. I want our work together to allow you the opportunity to truly express yourself, and minimize or resolve your identified stressors.

I was born and raised in South Florida and graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree from Barry University. I am currently working on a PhD degree in social work. When I'm not writing papers and working with clients, I enjoy gardening, traveling, listening to music, and learning how to play the ukulele. Music is a huge part of my life, and I believe in the power of music in healing, so don't be surprised if I use music related interventions in our work together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Haitian Creole


Licensing

LCSW #SW17078 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Markyse for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Awesome! Look no further I was going to give up on therapy until I met Markyse. Such a kind heart and truly LISTENS! she creates a safe and comfortable space and gave me practical ways to sort through my life obstacles. I’m so excited about who I am becoming through our sessions.

Written by N.A. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Markyse for 1 month

Very beneficial for my daughter. Thank you!

Written by C.H. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Markyse for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Markyse brings insight & expertise into our conversations!

Written by A.L. on Nov 15, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I am so thankful to have such an attentive and compassionate therapist. I would highly recommend anyone who wanted to feel truly heard. She has help me do wonders to build my self esteem and deal with issues. Thank you so much.

Written by J.A. on Nov 15, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Markyse is such a genuine person. She really listens to you and helps you sort your emotions and thoughts. She’s very good at what she does, and has a huge heart.

Written by E.M. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Markyse has been incredibly helpful since day one. She takes the time to ask you questions about yourself so you can slowly feel comfortable and share with her. She’s understanding of my irrational thoughts and has given me great tools to help counter my internalized negativity. Our first session, she was engaged and I felt very heard. Not only would I recommend to a friend, but I already have!

Written by T.A. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

I love that Markyse is so relatable to me. She's like someone I would actually hang out with so it makes it easier to open up and talk. She's very professional and gave me great takeways from the very first session. I'm grateful.

Written by C.H. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Marlyse, is thoughtful, smart and kind. She is proactive and understanding and is everything I was looking for in a counsellor. I would 100% recommend her to anyone starting with teen counseling.

Written by D.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I havent spent a lot of time in counseling but Ms. Bernadine has beem very helpful and understanding of what I am concerned about. She has helped me understand a little about myself and I look foward to workimg with her more.

Written by O.L. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Markyse has helped me overcome my nervousness about therapy, because she is amazingly respectful and makes me feel comfortable sharing and spilling out anything on my mind. I feel comfortable sharing my experiences with her and she has a positive approach to every conversation we have :)

Written by N.I. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Markyse for 2 weeks

She is a great listener, and has great communication skills. She really helps me get to the bottom of my problems. I end our sessions feeling refreshed and happy. She makes the experience very comfortable and it really feels like I’m talking to a close friend. I would definitely recommend her!