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The Relationship Institute of Palm Beach Is Expanding

Wendy Whitehead

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Over the past seven years, Jessica Baum LMHC, owner and founder of Relationship Institute of Palm Beach, has helped several hundreds of individuals through counselling families, couples, and individuals struggling with trauma, dependency, relationship struggles, dysfunctional family dynamics, personal abandonment, attachment issues, and more.

‘At Relationship Institute of Palm Beach, we are deeply committed to helping people move from a state of loneliness and confusion to a place of safety and contentment with hope for the future.’

Deborah was born in Spain, grew up in both Palm Beach and Connecticut.

Relationship Institute of Palm Beach is proud to announce a new therapist to the team, Deborah Beriro, LMHC. Deborah brings a unique skill set and experience to Relationship Institute that will provide great value when we are working with addiction and family systems that require a broader team-based approach.


Jessica Baum shares: ‘Deborah has already been part of the team for several months now. I am impressed with her abilities to help collaborate with me on clients. Her warmth and professionalism has made this an easy addition and I feel extremely grateful.’

About Deborah Beriro, LMHC

Deborah was born in Spain, grew up in both Palm Beach and Connecticut. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University in Washington, DC, with a double major- International Studies and Art History. After living and working in New York and Paris, she returned to Palm Beach, which she has always considered home. She eventually went back to school and received her Master of Science Degree in Applied Psychology and Mental Health Counseling from Lynn University in Boca Raton FL.

Deborah has extensive knowledge of, and has worked with clients with, substance abuse issues for many years. She is highly skilled at working with co-morbid and co-occurring disorders that often accompany, are exacerbated by or are masked by substance abuse issues.

Using an eclectic approach, Deborah uses DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness approaches to help clients find relief from Depression, Anxiety (general, social, situational, etc.) and OCD, amongst others. Deborah is also skilled in helping recently divorced parent(s) co-parent in healthy ways which in turn will create a healthy and optimal environment to raise happy and well-adjusted children.

By being skilled in multiple therapeutic approaches Deborah aligns with her clients with care and compassion while still managing to challenge them so they can grow. When working with substance abuse issues, she helps families correct or avoid the co-dependent behavior that can be so detrimental to the family and deadly for the addicted family member. Deborah also works with clients that are struggling in relationship, transition, and spiritual issues. She looks at the big picture when addressing clinical issues and is able to help by often thinking out of the box with her treatment approach. Deborah is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

A new location in Wellington Florida is now open 

This past year showed big success in growth for Jessica Baum LMHC and the Relationship Institute as new programs in digital marketing and content were formulated to foster growth. With the rise of social media and online content, the reach of Relationship Institute of Palm Beach has increased greatly. We are proud to announce the opening of a second location in Wellington, Florida for our seasonal clients out west.

There is now a second location in Wellington, Florida.

“With the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, so many equestrians come down to spend the season out west with their horses and families. I’m excited to offer a more convenient location to my West Palm Beach clients during the busiest time of year here in south Florida,” states Jessica Baum, LMHC.

We are thankful for such a successful 2018 that has given us the ability to expand our team and locations. As the new year draws close, stay tuned on social media for more exciting announcements, relationship tips and advice, and news from Jessica Baum, LMHC and the Relationship Institute of Palm Beach.


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