Meet Dr. Josiane

Dr. Josiane Bonté Apollon, or “Dr. Josiane,” is a Couple and Family researcher, licensed psychotherapist, Integrative life coach, and International speaker. She provides a systemic and integrative approach, with over 20 years of professional experience in guiding, counseling, coaching, and teaching multicultural couples, families, students, professionals, and organizations in the art and science of compassionate loving.
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Discovering Joyful Togetherness

Dr. Josiane started her clinical training with play therapy and continues to highly value the role of playfulness in couple intimacy. Dr. Josiane believes that child play is similar to a spiritual experience, boundless, nonlocal, generative creativity. Dr. Joss uses humor to free clients from undesired patterns and dissolve the emotional knots that hold people back away from who they want to be. Dr. Joss earned her MS in Mental health Counseling from the University of Miami and her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Josiane has been formally trained in Imago Therapy by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, in clinical hypnosis by Douglas Flemons, in Integrative Life coaching by the Debbie Ford Institute, and Strategic Intervention Coaching and Mentorship from Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes Training program. Dr. Joss speaks fluent French, Spanish, and conversational Portuguese.

The Love Model for Relationships

As a systemic thinker, Dr. Josiane considers each person and their relationships within a couple, a family, and a culture. Various parts of ourselves may have been denied, devalued, or repressed, at an early age. The plan is, in Rumi’s terms, “… not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within ourselves that we have built against it.” It’s an amazing plan that beg for some questions. Why do we do that? How do you get rid of these barriers? What are the ways to surrender to the flow of life and infinite possibilities within your relationships, without feeling stuck, or being cheated, lost, and/or lied to? Who can you trust without giving up on these parts of yourselves and accept love in good and bad times? Really? Is it possible to find love within, without the game of blame or shame?
The Love Model for Relationships