Counsel & Connect, Inc.
Noemi Marquez, LCSW

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Noemi Aguila-Marquez, LCSW, MSW, HS

I am Noemi Marquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Clinical Social Work is a combination of Sociology and Psychology. I have been working with families and children since I was 19 years old and always knew I wanted to use my work to help others. I graduated from St. Thomas University in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services and a minor in Religious Studies. I worked in my field and realized that I wanted to do psychotherapy. I went back to school at Barry University and earned my Masters in Clinical Social Work in 2003. I am currently in the PhD in Social Work Program in Barry University to advance our knowledge and research base regarding trauma, foster care, and transgender children.


Throughout my career I have helped adults, children, and teens work through whatever has been holding them back. Whether it be through getting a deeper understanding of their situation, learning new skills to handle their situation, offering that support in a lonely situation, or helping them get their life on track to meet their personal/professional goals. More recently, because of the boom of immigration, I have been faced with helping people keep their families together as they battle through immigration issues. Over all, I have helped people deal with the scariest things you can find on the news to the anxieties of having a new baby.


I  have specialized training and experience in Preschool Trauma Therapy (ages 1.5-5), Infant Mental Health (ages 0-5), Gender and Sexuality (GLBTQ), Adolescence, Foster Care, Adoption, Parenting Skills, Behavior Therapy (Like in TV show The Nanny), families dealing with immigration issues, and Developmental Training and Screening to local Day Cares.


Soy Noemí Márquez, Licenciada en Trabajo Social Clínico. Trabajo Social Clinico es la combinación de Psicología y Sociología.  Estado trabajando con familias y los niños desde que tenía 19 años y siempre supe que quería usar mi trabajo para ayudar a otros. Me gradué de la Universidad de St. Thomas en 2000 con Bachiderato en Servicios Humanos y una especialización en Estudios Religiosos. Trabaje en mi campo y me di cuenta que quería dedicarme a psicoterapia. Regrese a Universidad Barry y obtuve mi Maestría en Trabajo Social Clínico en 2003. Estoy trabajando hacia la Doctoria en Trabajo Social en la Universidad Barry para avanzar el conocimiento y los estudios sociales de trauma, niños foster, y  niños transgénero.


Durante mi carrera he ayudado adultos, niños y adolescentes a trabajar sobre los problemas que los aguantan en la vida. Ya sea a través de obtener una comprensión más profunda de su situación, el aprendizaje de nuevas técnicas para manejar su situación, ofreciendo ese apoyo en una situación solitaria, o ayudarles a poner su vida en camino de cumplir sus objetivos personales / profesionales. Más recientemente, debido al auge de la inmigración, se me ha proporcionado como ayudar a las personas mantener a sus familias unidas en su lucha a través de los temas de inmigración. En resumen, he ayudado a las personas a enfrentar las cosas más difíciles que puede encontrar en la vida hasta las ansias de tener un nuevo bebé. 


Tengo entrenamientos especiales y experiencia enTrauma en niños Preescolares (1.5-5 anos), Salud Mental Infantil (0-5 años), Género y Sexualidad (GLBTQ), Adolescencia, Foster Care, Adopción, Habilidades Paternales, Terapia de Conducta (igual que en la seria de televisión The Nanny), las familias sufriendo con cuestiones de inmigración, y hacer Evaluaciones y Entrenamientos de Desarrollo a circulo infantiles locales. 


Call/Text: 786-346-0877

Email: nmarquez@counselandconnect.org 


Sara Elysee, LMHC


Sara has dedicated her career to helping children and families in the child welfare system. She graduated in 2010 with herMasters in Counseling Psychology from Barry University with a specialization in Mental Health and has a Bachelors in Psychology from Florida International University. Sara earned her Licensure in Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and is specialized in trauma, infant & early childhood, troubled teens, and families. She is fluent in Haitian Creole.


Sara is also the founder and president of Sound Mind Wellness, Inc. 


Email: Sara@counselandconnect.org


Hermona (Mona) Wilson, MSW, BLS


Graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Barry University in May 2017 following a three year mentorship  with Noemi Marquez, LCSW and specialized study and experience in Gender, Orientation and Trauma. She also completed her Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a Specialization in Psychology.


Mona is both an ally and advocate to the transgender and LGB+ community. She is dedicated to assisting all children, teens, adults and parents in navigating their identity development and overall adjustments toward living a fulfilled life.


Email: Mona@counselandconnect.org

Daniella Dellisanti, Assistant Behavior Analyst and FIU Student


Daniella is an ally and advocate with all children. She currently works providing therapy to children with autism and their families. Daniella is in her last year in her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida International University. She will be continuing with a Graduate Degree in Psychology/ Counseling in Fall 2018. She is a research assistant in the neuropsychology lab studying the effects of sleep and anxiety on memory in children ages 10-14 years old. 


During her free time, she volunteers at Counsel & Connect, providing age appropriate activities during the Different Drummer Family Group (Gender Diverse Group).


Daniella is fluent in Spanish and English.


Email: Info@counselandconnect.org