Call Us: 386-775-0990
366 E Graves Ave, Suite D
Orange City, Florida 32763

Veronica Petkus | LMHC

Lynda Ruf, Psychotherapist in Volusia County With the support and encouragement of another human being, I believe each of us has the capacity and inner strength to heal from adversities and challenges that cross our paths. It is an honor to walk beside you through your personal journey, to help discover your unique strengths and insights, and to witness growth and healing.

It takes courage to seek counseling. You are deserving of a full life, as well as the knowledge that you, yourself, hold the answers inside.

About Veronica

I am a working mother of two young girls and find that balancing a life of work, family, and personal interests is a challenge in itself. Daily life is already difficult, so when painful or distressing experiences are added, finding this balance may seem even more distant. It would be an honor to help in your growth toward balance, peace, and happiness.

We'll work collaboratively to help achieve your desires and goals while regaining personal hope and strength.


Following the completion of my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, I received my Master's Degree in Counselor Education with dual certification in both Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Stetson University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed in the state of Florida, as well as a certified School Counselor in the state of Florida (# 0001047413). I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various settings, including mental health counseling agencies, bereavement, and schools in the community.


My areas of expertise include the management of anxiety and depression, trauma, abuse, grief/loss, self-esteem, development of social skills, behavior modification, parenting, and life transitions. I use a combination of techniques that include EMDR, cognitive behavior therapy, and expressive therapies. I am currently working in a private practice setting, while continuing my work as a school counselor in the public school system.

I work with children, teens, and adults and offer affordable counseling and reduced fees on a limited basis. Please inquire about discounted Student Rates as well. Please call (386) 212-3643 for a FREE phone consultation to see if counseling is right for you.

Contact me today if you need assistance with any of the following areas:

Anxiety Depression
Trauma Abuse
Grief/Loss Self-Esteem
Development of Social Skills Behavior Modification
Parenting Life Transitions

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