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Barb Paganelli, APRN, CNS-BC,NP

Clinical Nurse Specialist,  Counseling

Services you can schedule with BJ:

IFS: Self Awareness Therapy

Self Awareness Therapy focuses on developing insight and building on your personal strengths.  Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.   

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has evolved over the past twenty years into a comprehensive approach to help individuals, couples, and/or families through empowerment.

Pain Relief

The AVACEN 100 is an FDA-Cleared, over-the-counter, non-invasive medical device that provides temporary relief for arthritis, muscle and joint pain; and muscle relaxation.
Schedule an Avacen session with Barb to see how improving microcirculation could help provide you relief!

A message from Barb...

I am a Licensed Nurse Practitioner and a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 20 years experience in the mental health profession providing counseling and therapy to individuals, adults, families and couples. I am a certified Internal Family Systems  (IFS) therapist and have facilitated instruction and supervision for therapists, nurses, and coaches applying the IFS model of therapy.

I received my Masters in Psychiatric Nursing from Wayne State University and a Master in Addiction Studies from University Detroit Mercy. I have a wealth of varied experiences in the mental health field, plus years of professional training which bring value to my skill as a therapist.

Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counseling, is an effective way to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and /or somatic responses (sensations in the body).  Beginning therapy can be a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible—no matter what challenges you may be facing.  Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.

In addition to seeing clients in my office, I also see clients through secure online video sessions. This allows greater flexibility for those who travel often for work as well as people who live outside of Florida. 

I look forward to working with you!

Barb Paganelli, APRN, CNS-BC,NP


  • Certified Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Graduate Duke University Integrative Health Coaching Professional Training
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists Board Certified thru the American Nursing Credentialing Center
  • Nurse Practitioner License
  • Senior faculty teaching Mental Health Nursing in an Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists in the crisis intervention/emergency psychiatric services team within an emergency/trauma room setting

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