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Mental Health: Psychotherapy at Nu Mind Body Health

In the intricate journey of life, our mental health plays a crucial role in shaping our experiences, relationships, and overall quality of life. Amidst the challenges and stresses that come our way, maintaining mental wellness can sometimes feel like navigating a labyrinth. Psychotherapy, a profound tool in the realm of mental health care, offers a guiding light. At Nu Mind Body Health, we embrace the transformative power of psychotherapy to heal, empower, and renew. This comprehensive guide delves into the essence of psychotherapy, its myriad benefits, and how it can be your ally in the journey toward mental well-being.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, often referred to as talk therapy, involves a therapeutic interaction or treatment between a trained professional and a client. It’s a foundational tool used to address and heal emotional difficulties, mental illnesses, and some psychiatric disorders. By exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, psychotherapy aims to improve an individual’s well-being, facilitate coping with life’s challenges, and foster personal growth and self-awareness.

The Diverse Spectrum of Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. It’s especially effective for anxiety, depression, and certain eating disorders, providing tools for individuals to manage their symptoms in a healthy way.

Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapy

Originating from the theories of Freud, these therapies delve into unconscious processes and how past experiences influence present behavior. They aim to uncover deep-rooted feelings and resolve them to improve psychological well-being.

Humanistic Therapy

This approach emphasizes personal growth and self-awareness, encouraging individuals to explore their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. It’s grounded in the belief in every person’s capacity for self-healing.

Integrative or Holistic Therapy

Integrative therapy combines elements from various psychotherapeutic approaches tailored to the individual’s needs, fostering a more comprehensive healing process.

The Benefits of Psychotherapy

Improved Emotional Health and Well-being

Psychotherapy provides a safe space to explore one’s feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, leading to improved emotional health, reduced symptoms of mental illnesses, and a greater sense of well-being.

Enhanced Self-awareness and Insight

It encourages deep self-reflection, helping individuals understand the root causes of their distress, gain insights into their patterns, and develop a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.

Coping Strategies and Life Skills

Psychotherapy equips individuals with coping mechanisms and practical skills to manage stress, manage emotions, and navigate life’s challenges more effectively.

Healing and Resolution

By addressing and working through underlying issues, psychotherapy fosters healing and allows individuals to move past trauma, grief, and other emotional pain.

Improved Relationships

Psychotherapy can enhance personal and professional relationships through improved communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness.

Psychotherapy at Nu Mind Body Health

At Nu Mind Body Health, our approach to psychotherapy is grounded in compassion, understanding, and a commitment to your mental health. Our skilled therapists work collaboratively with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.

Our Therapeutic Environment

We provide a warm, confidential, and supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings. Our therapists are not just listeners; they are active participants in your journey towards mental wellness.

A Tailored Approach

Understanding that no two individuals are the same, we offer various forms of psychotherapy and tailor our approach to best suit your needs. Whether you’re navigating life transitions, coping with mental health issues, or seeking personal growth, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Ongoing Support and Guidance

Our commitment to your mental health doesn’t end when the session does. We provide resources, tools, and ongoing support to help you continue your journey outside of therapy sessions.

Taking the First Step

Embarking on psychotherapy can be a significant step towards reclaiming your mental health and rediscovering your strength. It’s a journey of transformation, healing, and growth. We’re honored to walk this path with you at Nu Mind Body Health.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, struggling with mental health issues, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, psychotherapy may be the key to unlocking your fullest potential. Contact us today to learn more about our psychotherapy services and how we can help you navigate the path to a healthier mind.

Your mental health journey is uniquely yours, but you don’t have to walk it alone. With Nu Mind Body Health, you have a mental wellness partner dedicated to providing the support, guidance, and care you deserve. Let’s embark on this journey together towards a future where your mental health is not just managed but flourished.

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Physical Therapist

PT Mr. E. stands as a beacon of expertise and compassion in physical therapy. With a robust educational foundation from the University of Central Florida, where he earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Mr. E. has dedicated the past 15 years to mastering the art and science of physical rehabilitation.

His commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of his practice, from clinical instruction to leading teams in some of the most prestigious healthcare facilities across the Southeast, including Orlando Health and Advent Health.

A Specialist in Neuromuscular Harmony

As a vital member of the Nu Mind Body Health Rehab team, Mr. E. specializes in the nuanced evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular disorders and the intricate web of psychosomatic pain syndromes that often manifest in the neck, shoulders, and back. His approach is meticulous and patient-focused, ensuring each treatment session is tailored to the individual's needs.

Innovative Techniques for Comprehensive Care

Mr. E. treatment arsenal is vast and varied, incorporating cutting-edge physical modalities, soft tissue mobilization, and state-of-the-art techniques such as electrical stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound. He is a master of PNF stretching, therapeutic massage, core stabilization exercises, neuromuscular re-education, and relaxation techniques, all delivered in focused, 1-to-1 sessions. This personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the full benefit of his expertise, encouraging rapid and sustained progress.

Addressing a Spectrum of Conditions

With a keen eye for the subtle dynamics of the human body, Mr. E. adeptly treats a range of conditions, such as:

  • Abnormal postures related to psychosomatic neck pain, low back pain, upper back pain.
  • Joint pain- aches, strains, and sprains related to repetitive stress, car accidents, sports injuries
  • Muscle weakness and muscle imbalance related to prolonged sitting postures.
  • Prehab and post-op spinal conditions- Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disks, Spinal fusion.
  • Progressive muscle weakness and balance disorders related to Neurological disorders- Stroke, Parkinson and multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Fear of falling related to chronic pain, weakness, and an aging balance system.

Jocelyn Rudd

Clinical Social Worker

Jocelyn Rudd, MSW, LCSW, stands as a testament to the profound impact of compassionate and skilled social work in the fields of mental health and behavioral therapy.

With a prestigious Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and further post-master specialization in Integrated Behavioral Health from Arizona State University, Jocelyn brings a wealth of knowledge, empathy, and innovative care strategies to her practice.

A Diverse Path to Expertise

Jocelyn's journey in the realm of social work has seen her engage with a diverse clientele, ranging from children and families in bustling New York to the sunny climes of Miami and the vibrant communities of Central Florida. Her experiences across various outpatient mental health settings, school-based mental health services, and medical case management have equipped her with a nuanced understanding of the complex interplay between environment, mental health, and individual well-being.

A Focus on Evidence-Based, Integrative Care

Jocelyn is dedicated to employing evidence-based techniques that not only address immediate behavioral and emotional challenges but also incorporate a therapeutic lifestyle change. Her approach is integrative, considering each client’s medical condition and overall life context to tailor interventions that promote lasting change and resilience.

Specialized Support Across a Spectrum of Needs

Available for both telehealth and in-person consultations at our Maitland office, Jocelyn offers specialized support for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Parenting Support and Family Issues
  • Management of Chronic Illness
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Eduardo Ysern

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Ysern is a board-certified clinical psychologist with over two decades of dedicated service to the Central Florida community. A 1985 graduate of the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, Dr. Ysern underwent rigorous training through an internship at the University of California at San Francisco, a post-graduate specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the California School of Professional Psychology, and passing examinations to obtain board certification in clinical psychology. Board certification is an advanced level of competence that is higher than what is required by state licensure and held only by a few psychologists in Central Florida. A Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and a member of the Florida Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Dr. Ysern's professional affiliations reflect his dedication to continued excellence in psychological practice.

Clinical Experience

Dr. Ysern's extensive professional career as a psychologist has ranged from San Francisco General Hospital in California to the San Juan Mental Health Center in Puerto Rico where he was a clinical supervisor for many years. Dr. Ysern has also served as vice president of the Puerto Rico Psychological Association and past president of the Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association. His diverse ethnic and clinical background enriches his practice, allowing him to offer nuanced, culturally sensitive care. 

Comprehensive Care

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Ysern is uniquely positioned to serve a wide range of adult patients, offering both telehealth and in-person consultations from our Maitland office. His psychoanalytic approach is characterized by a deep understanding of the conscious and unconscious dynamics of the human psyche which is ideal for the treatment of:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder


Dr. Ibha Sedenu

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Ibha Sedenu stands at the forefront of integrative health care as a distinguished provider at Nu Mind Body Health. With dual board certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sedenu embodies a holistic approach to health, offering patients comprehensive care that addresses both physical and mental wellness. Her extensive education, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Touro University-Nevada, a post-graduate board certificate in Psychiatry from Regis College-Massachusetts, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida, forms the foundation of her exemplary clinical practice.

A Wealth of Clinical Experience

Dr. Sedenu's clinical journey is marked by diverse experiences across several esteemed healthcare institutions, including Advent Health and Orlando Health, as well as various skilled nursing and behavioral health facilities throughout Central Florida. Her role as an adjunct professor at Regis College-Nursing Department further highlights her dedication to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals, sharing her vast knowledge and passion for patient-centered care.

Joining Your Health Journey

With Dr. Sedenu, patients can expect a partnership that values empathy, respect, and a commitment to their well-being. Her approach to care is both patient-centered and evidence-based, providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their health concerns and achieve their wellness goals.

Comprehensive Care

Dr. Sedenu excels in the promotion of physical and mental health, and her expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, including Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Bipolar Disorder and Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol
  • Eating Disorders
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders, including Schizophrenia
  • Stress-related conditions