My name is Chloe Novatka. I recently received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (August 2023) and am currently working towards my LMHC license. I had the opportunity to work with Helping Moon during the final year of my program as a master’s student intern and learned a lot about the profession through working with a wide variety of individuals, couples, and groups. I have been enjoying helping clients overcome relationship issues, self-doubt/low selfesteem, depression, anxiety, and exploring past traumas. I take an active role within the counseling relationship by helping clients identify thoughts, feelings, and habits that may be preventing them from living the life they’ve always wanted.
I aim to help guide you towards mental freedom by adjusting learned automatic, irrational thoughts into realistic statements that lead you closer to your goals. As all of this may sound very appealing and exciting, or maybe even unrealistic from where you currently are, I want to take a few steps back and assure you that together, we will go at the pace of your choice. In therapy, nothing is more important to me than being present with you during your process. I aim to shine a light on the tools you already have to overcome mental barriers put in place by past experiences. While I enjoy keeping you on task and active throughout this process, I enjoy laughing with my clients and bringing humor into therapy as well. Laughter is a true healer of the soul. Society frequently demands us to be our very serious, adult selves in a variety of settings, so in session, allowing your inner child to laugh, play, and heal is highly acceptable!
My educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Although seemingly unrelated to the psychology field, I believe in preventative medicine including exercising, movement, and mindfulness that all fall under the umbrella of my undergraduate studies. I work on my own “mental fitness” through practicing exercise, meditation, and gratitude in my personal life. I have done a great deal of reflecting and overcoming a lot through my own personal therapy as well. Being in the seat of the client has allowed me to strive to be more of the therapist I always wanted.
One of my favorite quotes is one by Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote drives my active presence in the therapeutic relationship as someone who is with you on your journey.
- Master’s Degree, Department of Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
- Bachelor of Science in Education, Exercise Science and Health Promotion