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Margarita C. Donies



I’m a helper, a rescuer, a restorer. I didn’t just land in psychology either. I endured some of my own traumas, healed them and then set off on a mission to bring safety to others. That’s how NTA was born. Once I defined my purpose, I know what role I was going to play in the world. Thus, I set off to work as a trauma therapist with a mission to help people learn how to live a fulfilling life post trauma. I believe in a restorative approach to healing trauma. A combination between mind and body healing which yield more comprehensive results in trauma survivors.

During my 11 years in the field, I have found that taking a slightly more relaxed approach to therapy helps clients feel more comfortable and helps to build rapport. I aim to have my clients feel seen, heard, understood and most importantly safe.

As a trauma therapist I often find that initially clients come with what I call “a messy closet”. I often refer to the “stuff” in the closet as “unfinished business” and the goal is to get to a healthy therapeutic place where the client feels safe to open the closet and begin to sort things out. Often, there are shattered pieces of the self and we also work on restoring those to achieve improved mental health and overall wellbeing. The concept behind my treatment is for my clients to come in with darkness and leave with the light.


Trauma-Focused Therapy

National Therapeutic Alliance is a brand that was created with one word in mind, Alliance. We aim to form alliances with our clients and to help our clients establish alliances with themselves. We believe the healing process starts with the self. That’s why we design a tailored treatment plan focused on restoring the self.

National Therapeutic Alliance values commitment, transparency, empathy, clarity and dedication and we encourage our clients to expect this from themselves. Our mission is to help clients reach a place of healing where they are no longer a victim of their trauma. Rather, they have arrived at a place in their life where they have been able to re-write the narrative and assign purpose to pain.

NTA focused on restoring the individual. Helping our clients heal the trauma through evidenced based methods as well as with the use of a restorative psychology approach. Restoration speaks to the rebuilding of the something towards the way it was. In this case, we look to treat the individual psychologically and physiologically, by combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solution Focused Therapy with relaxation techniques as well as Mindfulness training. We aim to restore the nervous system and teach our clients how to create a relaxed muscle body state, to prevent re-traumatization.

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Jasmine Quander – Smith


Hello! My name is Jasmine Quander-Smith and I am so glad that you are right here, right now. It is no mistake that you are reading this. This means that you are ready to do the work. As a teenager life can complicated and uncertain. I’m sure there have been many times when you just don’t know what to do or have been going through some tough moments in which you wish you had someone you could trust.

I can help. As a therapist my primary focus in working with you is to meet you where you are. Getting to know your situation and seeing the world through your lens. We will work together to facilitate healing and move towards a more fulfilling life. My work began with adjudicated inner-city youth and has continued into the public school system, adult and child victims of domestic abuse and private practice clients of various backgrounds. My therapy training positions me to have real conversations with clients in confronting the past, embracing the present and moving into alignment for the future. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults, and I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, sexuality, trauma and mood disorders.

I look forward to meeting you. Let’s get to work!

Shontell Williams


If there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s that you have to adapt and learn to evolve. Life is forever changing and if you don’t keep up, you get left behind. Growing up I’ve always displayed a major sense of independence. Being able to quickly adapt ensured my survival. In my life I’ve endured some highs and I’ve endured some lows. It was from my experiences though, that I realized that independence can only take you but so far. Thinking that I could do it all on my own eventually became a hinderance for me, and it was in my darkest hours that I realized that everyone needs someone. I am not invincible, nor could I pretend anymore that I was. I searched for meaning in my trials. I prayed for enlightenment and purpose. Then one day it was revealed to me. I will help those seeking guidance and provide support to those in need.

Through my studies in psychology and training in Rehabilitation, I have enhanced my abilities to fulfill my purpose. I’ve gained a deeper understanding of people and their needs. Specifically, children and young adults. Children and young adults need 3 things acceptance, protection and understanding. My approach is humanistic and individualized to fit each client’s needs.

Let me teach you independence and perseverance. If you are feeling hopeless, let me help you build a dream. If you are weak, let me help you gain strength. Together we can work through your trials and meet triumph with open arms. No one gets left behind!

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7401 Wiles Road
Suite 302
Coral Springs
FL, 33067

T: 954 570 1332