Lena Sheffield, LMHC, CEDS, MAC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Lena Sheffield earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Miami. She is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Certified Addiction Professional, Master Addiction Counselor through NAADAC and Certified Eating Disorder Professional through IAEPD. Additionally, she is level I certified in Radically Open DBT and holds Health Care Administration certification from Florida International University.

Her mental health and behavioral health career started in child and adolescent psychiatry in numerous clinical roles and ten years as the Administrator for the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at our local children’s hospital. Her internship at an outpatient substance use disorder program strengthened her interest in the addiction field.

In addition to several clinical outpatient positions she has also been a national outreach and educational consultant for highly respected treatment programs. She has been a frequent presenter at national and state conferences, smaller professional and community settings. She is also an online instructor for Sober College School of Addiction Studies.

Lena will individualize work with clients using resources from various treatment models including CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), client-centered, psychodynamic and attachment theories, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), RO DBT (radically open DBT), incorporates12 step and harm reduction models, trauma and polyvagal theory informed.

  • Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent and Emerging Adult Transition
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Problems & Personal Growth
  • Personal and Professional Boundaries
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness Based Training
  • Eating Disorders
  • Current Social Events & Issues
  • Midlife and Retirement Issues