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  • Chloe Novatka

    My name is Chloe Novatka. I am an EMDR trained and trauma-informed mental health counselor. In the therapy process, I help guide clients to remain in the present while we look through the window into the past. By doing so, the dots begin connecting and patterns are identified that may be adjusted in order to experience a more fulfilling future. I take a compassionate and patient approach with my clients as we begin to uncover the person whom they were meant to be. In EMDR training, I was instructed to promote the brain’s natural ability to heal itself. I have found it fascinating and inspiring to watch the ways in which each client integrates the tools already deep within, sometimes with a needed gentle push. I have utilized EMDR with a variety of issues, such as complex trauma, specific phobias, OCD and OCD-related disorders, social and performance anxiety, and single-incident traumas.

    I work with teens and adults who are navigating life changes, overcoming relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety, and reprocessing past traumas. I strive to take an active role in assisting clients with finding the root of the issue rather than simply treating the symptom. I take a holistic approach and encourage preventative medicine, such as meditation and exercise.

    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!

    I obtained my master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, but in my undergraduate studies, I majored 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 this umbrella. These in conjunction with therapy have been very useful tools for me. 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.


    • State of Florida Registered Intern #IMH24845
    • EMDRIA Approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Trained Therapist (EMDR)
    • Master’s Degree, Department of Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Exercise Science and Health Promotion