Heal past wounds and find joy again. Our holistic wellness approach to happiness is the answer.
Self-Love Harbor was founded by Stella Vidal, MS. She is a Published Author of the critically acclaimed book, "7 Intentions to a Happier YOU!,”
Stella is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Artist, NCCB Nationally Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Crystal Healer, Registered Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Personal Trainer. Because of Stella's incredibly effective Holistic Wellness approach, she has been featured in several national publications, such as Voyage Magazine, US Reporter, The American Reporter, among others, as a pioneer in the Holistic Mental Health and Wellness industries .
As a Latina immigrant, Stella is able to empathize with those who are struggling to find their place in the world. She and her family escaped the drug cartels in Colombia and came to the US with humble beginnings. Stella decided to place tremendous importance in education and obtained her Mental Health Counseling Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1997.
Ever since, she has been able to help thousands of humans to heal from unspeakable traumas and evolve into the best versions of themselves, through her transformational coaching practice. Her approach is holistic, adding a spiritual component because she understands that we are spiritual beings living a human experience and getting in touch with your spirit is key to transforming your life.
Claudia Cardona has joined Self-Love Harbor bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise as an LMHC and having been the Regional Clinical Director for Catholic Charities Psychotherapy Services for the last decade. Claudia believes an integral part of therapy and transformative change lies in creating a space where all individuals, regardless of their challenges feel welcomed and supported.
Claudia believes in utilizing client’s strengths to help them overcome challenges and create an environment where hope and growth can prevail.
Claudia’s primary focus and interest has been working with couples, individuals and families throughout the last twenty years. Claudia has been trained in evidenced-based practices; such as, CBT, EMDR and Solution Focused therapy.
Claudia is passionate about making a difference and works to cultivate authentic, transparent and trustworthy relationships with her clients. Claudia has the professional experience and is committed to providing treatment that aligns the individual’s values, needs and pace.
Claudia has experience working with adoptive parents and adoptees as a trained adoption competency therapist and by being an adoptive mother herself.
At Self-Love Harbor we will assist you to heal your emotional wounds so that you can finally achieve your goals. Our approach is holistic (mind, body, spirit) and it also incorporates the principles of evidenced-based practices such as, CBT and Solution Focused counseling. Within our treatment approach, we will also help you reconnect with your body through movement and breath so that it can help you, instead of hinder your ability to be manifest freely. The spiritual component allows you to tap into the ever-present power of your spirit which guides our lives, yet is neglected by most coaching modalities.
Our transformational Life Coaching is life-changing! We are experienced in Strategic Planning for small business entrepreneurs, or humans seeking direction. We can guide you through life changes, tough decisions, monumental life events that require a better version of yourself. We're just a phone call away.
Stella is incredibly easy to talk to and finds a way to meet you exactly where you are both physically and mentally. She listens in-depth and empathizes, but also provides you with the tools necessary to accelerate your growth. I couldn’t be happier that I found her!!
"I decided to sign up for therapy once I started to realize that my obsessive thinking and thoughts were affecting my everyday life. I was lucky enough to have gotten paired with Stella with Self-Love Harbor and couldn't be happier with her services. Stella taught me a lot of different strategies and techniques with my favorite being the Mind, Body and Soul concept. As someone who struggles with obsessive intrusive thoughts.ould allow myself to get lost in my mind and therefor not be in touch with my body and soul. Hence causing me to have anxiety attacks. She taught me that I am the one in control and that I have the power to snap myself back into reality when my mind does begin to wander. Once you begin to practice this technique, you immediately realize just how much impact your mind has on your body and soul, and that if your mind is not in touch with your reality you begin to neglect your body and soul. I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Stella at Self-Love harbor helped me so much and I am very grateful for her."
I adore Stella!! She is the most loving, and dearest person I have ever met. She is understanding, compassionate and overall helps me through it all with such love. I recommend anyone who feels like they need someone to talk to and find the help they are looking for to take a session with her, it is truly life changing and her office feels so warm and calm. Thank you Stella for our amazing sessions would recommend 100%❤️❤️❤️
"She taught me that I have the power to overcome what is going on inside my head, and once you begin to practice this technique you realize just how much impact your mind has on your body and soul. I’m to grateful for Stella as she helped me so much! "