Skyler is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Board member of Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis (FSCH). She graduated with honours from Southern Utah University with a B.S. in Psychology, and with honours from Nova Southeastern University with M.S. in Counseling Psychology. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an evidenced based research emphasis on psychosomatic healing, an inherit ability we all have, the mind’s ability to heal our mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Skyler’s approach to serving others is based on compassion and integrity. Her genuine, non-judgmental approach allows for each person to feel safe so their healing can begin.
Skyler uses an integrative approach with hypnosis as an adjunct when appropriate. Caring for others on a deeper, subconscious level, allows Skyler to help heal the mind and the body, empowering the person to then learn how to use their own mind to heal. She practices Core Healing. Identifying then healing the automatic, sometime involuntary negative beliefs we carry, (I am unlovable, I am unwanted, I am stupid, etc…). A negative core belief system can perpetuate unhealthy habits, cause and increase depression, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship problems to name a few. Hypnosis is simply a focused state of awareness. The client has the complete control at all times which allows for transformation to occur on a deeper level addressing negative self-concepts and beliefs that harbor in the subconscious mind. Removing the false negative beliefs and replacing them with positive healthy, healing beliefs is Skyler’s specialty. She has been a practitioner of self-hypnosis for 20 years and has been certified in clinical hypnosis for the past 4 years. She has implemented her integrative approach to guide others to heal self esteem issues, depression, anxiety, grief, habit disorders (OCD, nail biting, picking at skin or hair), sleep disorders, unresolved anger and pain, trauma, PTSD, relationship problems, medical and emotional problems.
She works with children over 10 years of age, adolescents and adults. She is certified in domestic violence counseling, C.O.R.E.. Skyler has worked inpatient drug treatment centers for woman and for adolescents. She approaches therapy with the philosophy of humility. Knowing the path to wellness can seem overwhelming but it does not have to be done alone.
Skyler was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerotic in 2002 and was told she would be blind, in a wheelchair, and never have children by three neurologists. After the unexpected death of her dear father when she was 27, then the unexpected death of her young, beloved sister in law, a divorce, and then as a single parent of two babies, Skyler began the journey of self-healing with what seemed to be an insurmountable amount of emotional, and physical (medical) pain and trauma to overcome. With the help of a compassionate therapist, Skyler addressed her own negative core beliefs, released past traumas and emotions, healed and reframed her life.
She is now joyfully remarried with two thriving, kindhearted children and is very successfully co- parenting; one family two homes. She has been completely symptom free of MS for 4 years and has no visible signs of the disease. Her MRI results show significant findings that the disease has not only stopped progressing but previous lesions are no longer detectable. Skyler life’s purpose is to help others heal, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Skyler devotes her free time to her family, and serving her community. She serves on the FSCH Board, is an active volunteer for several non-profit local organizations. Skyler previously founded a not for profit foundation, Believe in Faith Foundation, for families battling Glioblastoma brain cancer. Service to others is a tenant of balance for Skyler, along with her passion for horses.