About Lyissa

Understanding who we've been, accepting who we are, transforming who we'll be.


Thanks for wanting to learn more about who I am and what I do!

My counseling experience ranges from working with adults in private practice to adolescents in a school setting. My counseling approach involves in-depth emotional exploration and accessible behavioral tools to enable clients to begin the healing process.

I earned my B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from the University of West Florida. I have maintained a professional level of Yoga Instruction since 2002, allowing me to train teachers and provide professional CEU’s. I am passionate about working with couples and I am currently in the process of certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (What is EFT?).

I have conducted and presented research based on mindfulness, suicidality, and nutrition in addition to earning a master’s level certification in Health Psychology at the University of West Florida concurrently with my M.A. in Psychology.

Find me at Maitri Counseling Center (850) 450-0036, lyissa@maitricounselingcenter.com, or Psychology Today (350500).


  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Yoga Alliance (YA)

913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, ste 23A
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

(850) 450-0036

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