Owner, Casa Feliz counseling
My name is Graciela Pulliam. I am a bi-lingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I was born in La Paz Bolivia, and I have lived in seven countries throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and South America, settling in the Central Florida area for the past eighteen years. I speak native Spanish (Vea traduccion) due to my family background and travel experience, and I am fascinated by psychology across cultures.
My career began in the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. I went on to graduate studies at Rollins College in Winter Park obtaining a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy.
My counseling experiences have ranged from sexual trauma groups for parents of victims, dual diagnosis teen in-patient treatment programs, low functioning partial hospitalization groups, play and behavior therapy with children, and couple and individual counseling in private practice. I am also a certified Hypnotherapist.
I am a member of several counseling organizations, including American Counseling Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Association for Specialists in Group Work, as well as the local versions of these. I have even had the opportunity to present at their national conferences on several occasions as part of the committee for Best Practices in Group Work and on the topic of Sexual Counseling Theory. I have also put my experience into practice while teaching university Behavioral Science classes for the past 6 years.
Let me put my years of experience, as well as empathic listening skills to work for you. So, take a look around the site. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know about my experience, services, and how to get started.