Javier (“Jay”) is a third year doctoral level graduate student providing psychotherapy under the direct supervision of Dr. Thomas. He attends the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Tampa, Florida, where he has earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology. Jay graduated with a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF), before moving to Tampa to pursue a graduate degree. While completing his degree at UCF, Jay was an intern during summers at the Corona Community Action Center, where he worked with Hispanic adolescent immigrants in Queens, New York. He has worked with a variety of individuals, ranging from children through adults. His areas of clinical interest include, but are not limited to anxiety, mood disorders, academic difficulties, adjustment disorders, familial difficulties, relationship and interpersonal patterns, couples and family therapy, and trauma recovery. He believes each client possess the power to produce change within themselves and seeks to form a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship in order to help them do so. Jay wants to focus not just on remediating illness, but also supporting wellness, self-efficacy, optimism and the development of mind, body, and spirit. His genuineness and warm regard provides a safe and comfortable environment that allows clients to process their thoughts, emotions, and feelings. He believes each client is unique and seeks to utilize an integrative approach to work one-on-one with clients and best meet their individual needs. He uses integrative modalities that include, but are not limited to, family systems, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and psychoanalytic approaches.