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Meet Patricia Timerman Barbosa da Silva of Advocate2Create in Miami and Hollywood

Article by VoyageMia.com

"So, as you know, we’re impressed with Advocate2Create – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.Advocate2Create, A2C for short, emerged from my desire to have a platform for advocacy through psychoeducation, as I truly believe the best way to advocate is to educate and share our knowledge and resources. As A2C started to grow, so did its focus, implementing psychotherapy – being individual, family, couples, and group – and clinical evaluations for Immigrants purposes.

I have two specializations, one is composing clinical evaluations and doing psychoeducational training in matters of immigration. While attending my masters at Barry University, I worked at an immigration law firm, Jacob L. Ratzan, P.A. There, I was exposed to several different immigration matters, such as VAWA, U-Visa, Asylum, T-Visa, Hardship Waivers and more. I learned the legal aspects of these visas and worked with families in the pursuit of their visas. This experience made me realize the importance of therapy in the world of immigration, as I worked with victims of domestic violence in their VAWA cases and victims of hate crimes who sought asylum among others. A2C actually started as a psychoeducational and consultation services platform where I taught mental health clinicians and first responders about the different immigration visas, breaking myths and barriers so we can empower our community.

My other specialization is grief therapy, specially suicide grief. I did my internship and then worked at the 1800-SUICIDE post-graduation. After starting A2C and leaving the 1800-SUICIDE, I started to volunteer at the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention – FISP – as a facilitator for their Miami Survivor of Suicide Loss group, where I have been volunteering for the past seven years. Around the same time, I began my PhD, and I decided to focus my studies on suicide grief. Although I have been professionally immersed in the world of suicide (prevention, intervention, and mainly postvention), it was not until August of 2014 that I became a survivor of suicide myself, losing my dear fried Scott Spradley to suicide. Scott was the person who was with me at the Starbucks on West Avenue when I create the domain Advocate2Create and together we create my logo. Going back to the question about my specializations, I have been working with immigration from a psychotherapist perspective and with suicide grief for almost eight years now and have become known for these two specializations within my community.

As for my company, I am proud of what it has become. A2C is a multicultural space, honoring differences rather than silencing or ignoring them. We serve as a platform to help empower people, using our W.A.C.A. model – With Awareness Comes Action – to guide and facilitate change. A2C’s growth is greatly attributed to the collaborative and supportive work of A2C’s Clinical Director, Jeanevra Pearson, LMFT. Jeanevra is a wonderful clinician and amazing friend who is constantly looking at ways to have A2C better serve our clients, our network or professionals, and our community at large."

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Self-Abandonment and Healthy Boundaries Series: The Power of No

Jeanevra Pearson, LMFT, Clinical Director of A2C            

| December 24, 2019   

Under the Self-Abandonment and Healthy Boundaries Series, "The Power of No" video aims to shed light on mental and emotional oppression that exists in people's lives. The video addresses how becoming aware of and intentionally using "No" can help people break free from unhealthy cycles of self-abandonment and reclaim themselves and their place in their relationships.

 

Coping with Self Abandonment

By Jeanevra Pearson, LMFT, Clinical Director of A2C   

| December 16, 2019

In this video, Jeanevra Pearson brings to light the role of self-abandonment (the act of walking away from yourself) in your decision making process, focusing on its impact on your goals, passions, and dreams. Jeanevra Pearson also teaches how to be aware when self-abandonment is mentality present in your life, providing tips on how to overcome it.  

 

Are You Enough?

By Jeanevra Pearson, LMFT, Clinical Director of A2C            

| June 17, 2019

This video is about showing that YOU ARE ENOUGH by challenging and demistyfied our belief that We Are Not, both in our relationship to self and to others.  

 

What is Therapy?

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C    | August 15, 2018
 
What is Therapy? Meet our A2C therapists Patricia Timerman and Jeanevra Pearson as they have a brief discussion on what is therapy?

The IAP – Intention, Action, & Perception

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C       | July 20, 2018

The IAP – Intention, Action, & Perception How many times we do things with the best of intentions just to find ourselves in the worse of consequences? Why does it feel that sometimes our words or actions, even though coming from a good place, seem to get lost in translations and we end up with…

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El IAP – Intención, Acción, y Percepción

By Patricia Timerman, , LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C       | October 9, 2018
 
El IAP – Intención, Acción, y Percepción ¿Cuántas veces nosotros hacemos las cosas con la mejor de las intenciones pero terminamos con desentendimientos y peleas? Este problema, o desentendimiento, desafortunadamente es muy común en nuestras vidas, pero no es imposible de resolver. Él sólo requiere que la gente entienda la relación entre la Intención, Acción,…

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IAP – Intenção, Ação, e Percepção

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C        | October 9, 2018
 
IAP – Intenção, Ação, e Percepção Quantas vezes a gente faz coisas com a melhor das intenções mas terminamos com desentendimentos e brigas? Este problema, ou desentendimento, infelizmente é muito comum em nossas vidas, mas não é impossível de resolver. Ele só requere que a gente entenda a relação entro Intenção, Ação, e Percepção, ou…

From Juggling to Balancing Life: Concepts, Strategies, and Coping Skills

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C        | June 27, 2018
 
From Juggling to Balancing Life: Concepts, Strategies, and Coping Skills   In our lives we learn to juggle the multiple identities that make up who we are: daughter, sons, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, partners, friends, bosses, employees, students, teachers…. Just stop and think for a moment, how many identities do you have? Take me for…

In Memory of all of Those who have Died by Suicide

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C        | June 8, 2018
 
In Memory of all of Those who have Died by Suicide   We are saddened to hear about the death of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. We wish their family and friends, as well as their fans, much strength, wellness, and support during this time.  Death by suicide is undiscriminating. Losing someone to suicide is…

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Let’s Talk Depression

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C       | December 7, 2018
 
Lets Talk Depression. Meet our newest A2C therapists Jacqueline Gomez as she and Patricia Timerman briefly talk about depression.

Dating Myself – On Fire To Inspire PodCast

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C       | July 4, 2018
 
Dating Myself – On Fire To Inspire PodCast Watch the February 2018 video podcast of Advocate2Create with On Fire To Inspire Network entitled “Dating Myself.” In this video you get to meet A2C therapists Patricia Timerman and Jeanevra Pearson as they talk with Aleigha Butler about the relationship we have with the Self.

Transition into Your New Normal – On Fire To Inspire PodCast

By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, Executive Director of A2C        | June 20, 2018
 
Transition into Your New Normal – On Fire To Inspire PodCast   Listen to the podcast that A2C’s therapists Patricia Timerman and Jeanevra Pearson did with Aleigha Butler on her platform On Fire to Inspire. This podcast discusses people’s transitions into their new normal, such as separation, divorce, domestic violence survivorship, moving to a new…

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