My focus is to help you to improve your quality of life. To assist you in letting go of thoughts and behaviors that undermine you so that you have clarity of direction, and freedom from emotional pain, confusion and emptiness. My individualized approach will help you attain your goals.
.As a professionally trained and experienced Pastoral Counselor, Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist® , life coach and support group facilitator, I possess the versatility to help people struggling with various difficult circumstances. With over 7 years of education and training, and 20 years of experience with client success, I have the tools and understanding to help you to attain the life you desire and a renewed sense of purpose.
Making positive changes in your life is a journey. Changes which requires committing to your goals for a better life is just that – a commitment, and it’s a big one that will take a lot a dedication. But believe me when I tell you it will be worth it. My personal commitment is to provide you with accountability, understanding and support throughout your journey.
MISSION STATEMENT: Helena's mission is to help those facing crises in the restoration of their lives by offering the benefits of caring, effective and affordable pastoral counseling and grief recovery.
EDUCATION: A pastoral counselor for over 20 years, Helena Mariades was educated at Capital Bible College (Counseling Diploma), Florida Christian University (Pastoral Counseling, MA Christian Psychology, President’s Award for Achievement), and Florida Theological Seminary (Theology Th.D.), American Association of Christian Counselor (Life Coach). She is certified as an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist by the Grief Recovery Method Institute®.
ASSOCIATIONS: Dr. Helena Mariades has been a Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and was endorsed by the AACC International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Biblical Counselor. She is ordained with Harvesters Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational Christian organization.
EXPERIENCE: In 2001, Restoration Groups, a support groups ministry, was launched by Helena in Winter Park, Florida. During that year, she also founded Restoration Counseling Ministries. Counseling was offered to Central Florida residents and to residents of the local Union Rescue Mission.
In 2007, Helena and her husband, Rev. Peter Mariades Th.D., moved to the east coast of Florida where her pastoral counseling practice was reestablished. To continue counseling her valued clients in Central Florida, she incorporated online video counseling, which quickly extended her services to others in many cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Recently, Dr. Helena completed her certification training to become an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist. Helping people heal from emotional pain has always been the motivating factor in her pursuit of the most effective healing tools. The Grief Recovery Method helps grievers of all types of losses complete the grieving process and say good-bye to the pain.