Ivona Bhadha, LCSW
Born and raised in Slovakia, Ivona Bhadha immigrated to U.S.A in 2001 and continued her studies and internships in clinical social work. Ivona is licensed as a clinical social worker in Florida. She has extensive experience in substance abuse counseling, grief therapy, family therapy, couples therapy. She has been helping distressed individuals, couples and families since 2003.Ivona is a skilled couples and family therapist with advanced training and experience in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), a highly researched, effective, and evidence-based treatment. She credits her success to understanding the core principles in building strong, secure, and healthy relationships and families.Ivona Bhadha also has experience in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – an approach proven by research to be effective in the treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress.She has advanced training and experience in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy – a unique approach that combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with changing negative thoughts to help relieve anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral problems.Ivona Bhadha, LCSW has private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to individual and couple’s therapy, she facilitates weekly women’s therapy group “Women empower Women”. Ivona is very passionate about helping people struggling with addictions and their loved ones. She leads a weekly group for individuals with trauma and addictions and teaching them how to heal both conditions simultaneously. Ivona takes pride in facilitating a three-day family program for loved ones of addicts and provides a break-through experiential therapy for individuals recovering from addictive behaviors and their families.Ivona believes that psychotherapy and break-through coaching provides tremendous opportunity to challenge our self-limiting comfort-zones, along with a great potential for positive change and personal growth. She leads her clients to get remarkable results through developing strong daily routines and taming self-sabotage. “We can’t stop the waves in life, but we can learn to ride them, and that’s the game changer… ” she says.