Dominique Battle is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and a life coach. She maintains private practice locations in Winter Park, Florida and Vero Beach, FL. She has over 8 years of education, training, and experience in the mental heath field. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree is Public Service/Human Services, a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management, and a Master of Science Degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling. Dominique holds the credentials of Board-Certified Counselor, certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (License #: IMH17725), registered with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Dominique is under the clinical supervision of Qualified Supervisor, Christina Principe, M.A., LMHC, DCC, NCC. Dominique is qualified to offer services in-office and via secured, HIPAA-compliant video to provide services to individuals with busy schedules. She specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Systems Theory.
Dominique participates in research and continuing education opportunities to stay up-to-date on evidence-based practices in counseling and therapy. She has presented at counseling conferences on the state, national, and international level on topics related to women, couples, and military families. She has a passion for women-in-transition and helping them navigate successfully from one phase of their lives to another. Whether that be women recently divorced or recently married, newly single women and women changing careers, she finds that she deeply resonates with people who are on this path and looking to come out happier and healthier on the other side. She also enjoys working with dual-career couples attempting to find balance in their overall lives together and couples attempting to find reconciliation after infidelity,
She is the Founder/CEO of CreativeCounseling Living & Wellness, offering counseling and coaching services in-person at her office in Winter Park, Florida and online via video. CreativeCounseling Living & Wellness seeks to provide a creative approach to seeking mental health treatment and coaching services. Traditional methods of seeking treatment and obtaining treatment are not the same for everyone and my goal is to make sure that each individual, couple, or family that walks through my doors obtain individualized, creative, and authentic treatment.
CreativeCounseling Living & Wellness, LLC is a private-pay therapy practice. What does that mean? This means that each client, couple, or family will pay out-of-pocket/privately for services offered. I know, you're probably thinking I'm crazy for suggesting such a thing. However, consider this if you will. Insurance companies require that in order to cover mental health services appropriately under insurance plans, a mental health diagnosis MUST be given and documented on your permanent health record. Insurance companies will then have access to a significant amount of your sensitive and private information about you by requesting to review all of your records whenever they choose to. Because of the tremendous stigma and mis-education surrounding mental health and mental health diagnoses, having a diagnosis on your permanent health record could lead to potential denial for such things as life insurance and health insurance premiums could possible increase. Additionally, insurance companies often attempt to limit the type of therapy that can be done, the number of sessions they will cover, and what form of therapy they will cover, which can significantly hinder therapy progress and successful outcomes. It is my desire to be an advocate for each of my clients and ensuring effective treatment by offering a high degree of privacy and more control over their health records, as much as allowed by Florida law. As such, Dominique is listed on Therapy for Black Girls, a clinician directory tailored to women of color seeking therapy and Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a directory that offers low cost, sliding fee payment options to individuals in need.
Dominique is married and has a son and a bonus son, ages 12 and 7. As a military spouse, she is also very sensitive to the issues and concerns of service members and their families and offer military discounts for her services. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and children, spending time with friends and family, and reading.