Vincent Mauro, MS, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Vincent Mauro is a transplant to Florida from Rockland County, New York. Vincent graduated from Long Island University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 and is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern working toward full licensure in the State of Florida.
Vincent was born and raised in a small New Jersey suburb about 15 minutes outside of New York City. He had an upbringing that was, for the most part ideal, however; Vincent realized from an early age that he was different than most of the people around him in a few ways. He was diagnosed with Dyslexia at a young age and this presented a number of unique challenges as it made even simple academic tasks difficult and time-consuming. This would follow him his entire academic career, the learning disability never goes away, however with proper coping skills and a lot of dedication, is it possible to manage. With a lot of hard work, Vincent graduated with honors and earned his Master’s in counseling. Additionally, what was once Vincent’s biggest personal struggle is largely what brought him to the field of therapy, and pointed him in the direction of focusing on human sexuality.
Vincent is gay and aware of the reality of isolation and mental health concerns that many queer people face. Vincent admits that throughout most of his teens and even into his early twenties that often behind a happy façade lay substantial emotional and mental turmoil. Vincent gained interest in being a therapist only after his own therapist gave him homework. Shortly after graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2016, and at a crossroads in his own life, his physical health declined due to a genetic condition, and he was to a therapist to help manage the emotional components of his health. Vince’s therapist gave him homework to read books and do other research into how sexuality can impact physical and mental health. Vincent liked this assignment so much that he began to do research well after the assignment was complete and eventually this is what led him to attend graduate school once his health improved and to subsequently pursue a career in mental health.
Vincent has made it his mission to help others by being the help he once desperately needed and struggled to find. In addition to his degree, he has earned his training certifications for AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists) and is a certified recovery coach. Vincent has since worked with at-risk youth, co-led eating disordered groups, and has presented research at community centers and universities.
Areas of Specialization:
Substance Use and Prevention
Depression and Mood Disorders
Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder
Eating Disorders & Body Dysmorphia
Compulsive Sexual Behavior
PTSD & Stress Related Disorders
Self - Esteem
Grief & Loss
Family Systems Conflict
Humanistic / Person-Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems
Solution Focused Therapy