Eva Smidova, M.A., PhDr. (EU earned), LMFT, TCCT
I am warm, friendly, open-minded and mindful professional, dedicated to providing the highest quality psychotherapy with respect, passion, and mindfulness, tailored to my clients. Besides my personal approach, my clients benefit from my knowledge, skills, and extensive experience in the field of psychotherapy, counseling, and psychology.
I am: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida, Transgender Care Certified Therapist, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Florida Department of Children and Family approved Parenting Care Provider. I hold EU earned degrees M.A. in Psychology and Law, and PhDr. in Clinical Psychology. I am recently finishing PhD. in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale.
I am an expert on couples, marriage, intimacy, family systems, communication strategies and conflict resolutions, life guidance, gender and sexual issues. I am a professional member of several national and international Family Therapy Associations, also organizations supporting and caring for LGBTQ population – PFLAG, GLSEN, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and a professional member of American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I am also regularly presenting and publishing about topics related to the field of family therapy nationally and internationally.
I earned PhDr. degree in Clinical Psychology (2009) for a research on sexual addiction and cybersex. I have been in a private therapeutic practice since 2006. I work with families, couples, individuals (including children and teens). I have experience working also as a school psychologist, clinical psychologist at a psychiatric ward and at a crisis unit. Since 2015 I have conducted several art therapy residencies for children and teens with disabilities - Very Special Art Project under the University of South Florida.
I provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic counseling. I apply mind and body – holistic approach. I believe in diversity, non-binary, gender equal and affirmative approach to therapy.
My treatment philosophy and goal? Empowerment, respect, and glowing you!
In private: I love novels, sense of humor, outdoor, water in any form, golf, the color green, and of course... my family.
To find more please visit my professional website at wwww.psychotherapyswflorida.com, pick up the phone, or send an e-mail!
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS PRESENTATIONS
“Cyber remedy: Link your Family to a Healthy Dimension” at American Family Therapy Academy annual conference in Athens, GA on June 4 – 7th 2014
“Sexual genograms in clinical practice” at Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference in Orlando on June 14th-15th 2014
“Cultural clashes in Intercultural couples therapy” presentation for Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference in FL, 10, 2015
“Intercultural couples,” at International Family Therapy Association conference in Hawaii, March 2016
“Family therapy with transgender and gender questioning families,” (introduction of a research study), at International Family Therapy Association conference in Hawaii, March 2016
On behalf of University Palacky Olomouc, CZ “Homo-parenting” (international research by Kolarik-Hajkova) at International Family Therapy Association conference in Hawaii, March 2016
“INSIDE-OUT: Natural Systems Family Therapy Program For Trans+Gender questioning families at Scientific Symposium of WPATH in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2016.
“Transition to Transparents: Applying the Family System Perspective on the Challenging Process of Enhancing a Transgender Parent Role Across the Lifespan. Phenomenological Approach. Case studies”, accepted for USPATH Scientific Symposium, February 2017, Los Angeles, CA.