best therapist for women and EMDR therapy in Miami, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina

Come as you are; leave as you want to become.

Meet Dr. Chandra Estefan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

EMDR Therapist

AAMFT-Approved Supervisor

It’s hard to recall a time when you didn’t feel overwhelmed by thoughts of not being wanted or accepted (especially by certain family members). Even now, no matter what your partner, friends, or colleagues tell you, you still feel deeply that you are somehow not good enough, that it’s not okay to be you. You may even wonder if you will ever overcome these feelings.

Wouldn’t it make a difference in your life if you felt differently?

​If you are ready to make that change,

           you’ve come to the right place.

I’m Dr. Chandra and I help people like you— people who want healing and emotional freedom, but need a bit of guidance to move forward. Working together, we will use a goal-oriented approach tailored to your specific needs so that you can build more confidence and find greater peace.

I practice an integrated mind-body-spirit-relationship approach to therapy, which means I will encourage you to examine how your beliefs about yourself impact the various aspects of your life. I will also support you in creating personalized take-home strategies and skills for healing that draw upon your individual strengths.

 

I am confident that our work together will leave you feeling more confident in who you have become and how you can direct your life.

emdr therapist in Miami for self esteem, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and relationship issues

I am dedicated to helping people become the best that they can be.

While my training in EMDR Therapy and my background in Marriage and Family Therapy will provide the expertise needed for our work together, I understand that you want to be sure that you are working with someone who “gets” what it means to struggle with self-worth.

I get it because I have lived it myself— as a daughter, woman, spouse, minority, and person of bicultural and bilingual background. I have also gained an understanding of the important role that self-esteem plays in developing a healthy relationship with oneself and with others through my work as a therapist, researcher, workshop leader, and counseling supervisor. When we work together, you can rest assured that you are working with someone who is not only a trained clinician, but also someone who really does “get it.”

To give you a feel for who I am, those who work with me often describe me as being very empathetic, warm, dedicated, and as having the soul of an artist. My clients also describe me as funny, insightful, and optimistic.

When I am not in therapist mode, I am exploring the world— mostly through its food— by watching shows like Somebody Feed Phil and Chef's Table. I may also be baking up a storm while watching The Great British Baking Show or listening to NPR's Tiny Desk concerts (good food and good music both feed the soul!). Short stories, foreign films, and short-legged dogs are also three of my favorite things in life.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University

  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University

  • B.A. in Psychology with Liberal Arts Honors, University of Texas— Austin

Education

Licensure

   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Florida (License#: MT 4043)

  • North Carolina (License#: 2034)

  • Texas (License#: 202834)

Professional Distinctions

   American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Clinical Fellow

  • Approved Supervisor

  • Minority Fellow

Specialized Approaches

Clinical Experience

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Faith-Based Therapy/Christian Counseling 

  • Group Therapy

  • Hospital inpatient and outpatient clinics

  • Community mental health clinics

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • High school and university mental health programs

  • Juvenile justice center individual and family therapy programs

  • Catholic church mental health clinic