Currently, I hold the following credential(s) & certification(s):
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern,
Certified Trauma Professional,
Certified Veteran Ready Health Care Professional, &
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist in Sex Trafficking & Exploitation
A dynamic clinician and the driving force of innovative clinical service delivery, Mrs. Carolyn Ziminski has over three years of experience in the mental health field.
Noting her counseling journey began through her initial studies in psychology and criminal justice, which sparked an interest in mental health, understanding mental health, research, social justice, advocacy, and treating mental health, she went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, focusing on Marriage and Family Therapy, from Jacksonville University. During this time, she received clinical experience working with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and substance abuse.
During this time, Mrs. Ziminski was able to identify her passion for working with substance abuse, trauma, LGBTQIA+, veterans, active-duty military, and couples. As a counselor, Mrs. Ziminski has obtained experience in substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, domestic violence, I/DD, schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, families, and couples. Just recently, Mrs. Ziminski completed specialized training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist in Sex Trafficking and Human Exploitation. Currently driven to help the clients she serves, Mrs. Ziminski is training in EMDR-Therapy.
Mrs. Ziminski’s counseling style is more direct. She initially takes a narrative therapy approach to understand any patient in front of her and build a healthy counseling relationship. After that, she utilizes a blended modality of therapeutic approaches, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Existential Therapy, to improve one’s self-awareness and discover one’s purpose. Mrs. Ziminski believes that change comes from a greater understanding of oneself to find one purpose and obtain self-actualization. Mrs. Ziminski holds her Bachelor in Psychology from the University of North Florida and her Masters of Science. Mrs. Ziminski is currently a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, and holds certifications as Certified Trauma Professional (C.T.P.), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Sex Trafficking, and as a Certified Veteran Ready Health-Care Provider.
Mrs. Ziminski look forward to working with you!
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern