About the Therapist
Serving clients in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake county.
Specializing in Eating Disorders, Sexual Trauma, Family Therapy, anxiety and depression.
My name is
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern | IMH21647
Gelissa Bultron is currently a Mental Health Counselor Intern pursing licensure. Gelissa’s graduate fieldwork includes direct client-contact in out-patient meetings; activism and advocacy, as well as mental health counseling in community settings. Gelissa Bultron is passionate about helping individuals overcome past trauma and maladaptive patterns through the use of self-compassionate techniques. As the owner of Mentally grounded, LLC, she has been successful in building a business that provides quality mental health services to her clients. Gelissa also serves on the board of the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida and is currently the President. Her dedication to the mental health field and her expertise in utilizing creative approaches to manage anxiety and depression make her a valuable asset to any team.
Drawing from her personal cultural experiences as an Afro-Latina, she is passionate about working with communities of color. Serving as the Diversity chair for MHCCF, she has had the privilege to co-facilitate conversations around race and culture and strives to continue the conversation into other areas of diversity such as, religion, sexuality and gender. She believes these continuous conversations can create empathy for diverse populations and promotes the awareness of intersectionality. Additional topics that ignite her spirit include counselor wellness and self-care.
Gelissa's training follows a humanistic approach that validates the complexities of the human experience while simultaneously holding space for positive change to occur. She aims to meet clients where they are along their journey, without judgment and with compassion. As a clinician, she empowers her clients by using a strength-based approach and providing them with practical skills to emotionally regulate from distressing situations, ground themselves in the present moment and increase interpersonal effectiveness. She incorporates mindfulness practices, expressive arts and psychoeducation to help her clients to understand the therapeutic process and normalize their experience.
What is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern?
In the State of Florida, clinicians are required to obtain post-graduate supervised practice, much like physicians have a residency. During this two year period, clinicians must work under a qualified supervisor and must provide a minimum of 1500 hours of psychotherapy. I carefully sought the superior supervision of Cristina Ally, LMHC, EMDR, MS, RTM, ART, and meet with her weekly.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Nationally Trained Clinician
DBT Level 1 Trained Clinician
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Mental Health Counselor of Central Florida - President
American Counseling Association - Member since 2017
Rollins College: Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
University of Central Florida: Bachelors of Science - Psychology, 2015
Valencia College: Associate of Arts, 2012
As a Florida native, I am no stranger to the various activities and adventures that Florida has to offer. Every season in Florida has something to offer, YES, including the summer. I enjoy beach trips during the summer, hiking or kayaking during the spring or fall and family activities during the winter. Some of my favorite things to do all year round include, going to the local art museum, walking my dog - Bonnie-Rose, and taking a trip to Bok Tower Gardens.