Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
After years of running the streets and living a reckless and dangerous lifestyle, Lenario made the crucial decision to change his life. It was time to do something different and time to start thinking about his future. He didn’t want to get just any job but wanted to do something that would make a difference, something that could help people live their best lives.
So first, he studied psychology at South University in Tampa and graduated with his Bachelors degree in 2016. In September of 2020 Lenario graduated with his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University in Tampa, Florida. Lenario’s life experiences make him relatable to people from various cultures and backgrounds. He is passionate about working with families, children, teens, young adults, athletes, and ex-offenders. In 2008 a close friend of his committed suicide, therefore depression and suicide prevention are also areas that are dear to him.
There is no problem that is too serious or too minor for Lenario to help his clients work through. Lenario understands that genetics, past experiences, and personal belief systems strongly influence the way we are today. Using a holistic approach, Lenario is well prepared to work on a variety of issues. His approach to therapy is based in cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. He also has a multitude of interventions to use when working with clients. He has been trained in trauma informed care, cognitive processing therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
Lenario is a husband of eight years whose wife is also in the mental health field. They have five children, four sons and one daughter. He and his wife are heavily involved in the community through sports. Lenario has been coaching youth football and track for six years.