As a family therapist, Miguel Pena works with family members and patients to help them understand the needs of the family as a whole as well as those of each individual member. He also assists them to look at and understand how intergenerational dysfunction affects family relationships and how to disrupt that dysfunction to allow healthier interaction and communication.
Prior to taking on this role, Miguel was a primary therapist for the Caron Florida Renaissance Program, working with patients individually and in groups to resolve core issues and move toward a life in recovery. He started his career at Caron in 2019 as a counselor assistant.
His previous experience includes internships at a Veterans Affairs hospital during which he co-facilitated groups for veterans living with PTSD and provided case management for homeless veterans and at the Caridad Center providing therapy and case management for uninsured and underserved children and families.
He received a Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Keiser University, Florida.
"Providing a safe environment encourages patients to make positive changes and work towards a healthy, fulfilling life. By challenging patients’ self-limiting beliefs, highlighting their strengths, and looking into their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings without judgment, I can create a safe space that allows patients to rebuild their lives."
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