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, Grief Recovery Method Specialist® 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 counselee 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: Dr. Helena Mariades' 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, Dr. 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.). She is certified as a 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 Dr. Helena Mariades 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, Dr. Helena Mariades 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 counselees in Central Florida, Dr. Helena incorporated Skype video counseling, which quickly extended her services to others in many cities throughout the United States.