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Alina Gastesi-de Armas, MA, MEd, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Founder of A Place for Growth

Just like you, I’ve had to grow and evolve throughout my life. Through my growth experiences I realized the most meaningful thing for me is to be of service to other people — as a wife and mom, “Tia” and friend, but also in my career. With my particular blend of interests and talents I decided that the best way for me to be helpful to others was as a marriage counselor and psycotherapist.


My Journey

Marriage and Family Therapist

I began my career as a middle and high school teacher.  I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. I am a trained general practitioner psychotherapis as well as an experienced Marriage Counselor. Now I have over 25 years of experience helping people create more Love, Happiness, and Success in their lives and I’m here, ready to help you too.

Available in Weston, Florida, across America and Internationally 

I help my clients create more love, happiness and success through individual therapy, marriage and family counseling and substance abuse and addiction counseling.  I meet with individuals and couples all over the world because I specialize in online marriage counseling and coaching as well as online coaching and individual psychotherapy. If you prefer an in-person service, that’s no problem: I can meet you at my office in Weston, Florida or at your place of business or your family home.

What can I do for you?

I want you to have the love, happiness and success you deserve. My unique blend of expertise as a Marriage Counselor and Psychotherapist helps me work with individuals and couples on several levels using a variety of evidence-based strategies. As a therapist, I focus on the core emotions that continue to drive your behaviors and overwhelming feelings time and time again.  I will help you uncover the motives behind what you say and do as well as assist you in developing new and better coping skills to better manage life’s stressors in more positive and productive ways.

I can help you understand yourself on a deep, core level – the level where powerful, transformational, lasting growth happens.  My training and experience allows me to help you take action, and begin practicing the day-to-day strategies that will actually transform your life.  As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I can help you understand how to have sustain and grow lasting relationships.  

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