Rayna Houvouras


About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated with my Masters from Webster University in 2010 and received my license in Mental Health Counseling in the State of Florida in 2014. I have over 20 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including counseling, crisis intervention; trauma-based therapy, substance abuse and applied behavior analysis. I am a Certified Addictions Professional Certification and a Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. I also have background in Adoption Competency in the State of Florida. I am qualified supervisor in the State of Florida for Mental Health Counselors Interns. I am Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and I have worked with individuals who have faced significant trauma in their lives, those recovering from PTSD, Postpartum and those who have had struggled with suicidal thoughts.

I would describe my approaches as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered that emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approaches that work through individual trauma while increasing empowerment. I am specifically trained in many different therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused, Solution Focused and Crisis Intervention. Specializing in high conflict cases, supervised visitations and reunification therapy I am always continuing to seek ongoing updates to her skills and knowledge base through continuous training's and research. I am invested in emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and hands on approach to mental health that benefits you with concrete tools whenever possible and help you to have a plan for the following days before our next session. Most importantly, throughout the therapeutic process I approache each session to build on one another, to try and make sure we are making progress on goals that you have for yourself. I will be there to guide you, encourage you, possibly even challenge you on unknowingly obstacles that may be standing in your way. This is your journey to take but you are not alone!


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MH12391 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by T.E. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Rayna for 8 months

Rayna is very attentive and follows up with her clients. Great with young adults.

Written by D.A. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Rayna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rayna checks in on me like a friend would. I deeply appreciate her insight, kindness, and understanding. She’s managed to strike that balance between professional counselor and friend who listens well. I highly recommend her.