Tough Love Method

Retreat Mission Statement:

Our retreat is dedicated to guiding individuals to the next level of growth and love in their relationships with themselves and others.

Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages openness and self reflection through a unique approach towards healing.

Our goal is to empower individuals to learn and develop the skills needed to manage their pain, struggles, and learn from their experiences in order to create a more fulfilled life and be the best versions of themselves.

Through evidence-based practices, education, and support, we are committed to helping our guests regain control of their lives by achieving lasting progress towards improved mental health and overall wellbeing.

About Our Retreat:

7/30/22 TL Retreat video highlights:


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Gabriela Reyes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked at Coral Gables Counseling Center (CGCC) for over 11 years.

Gabriela’s areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, improving communication, relationship issues, life transitions, dating anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, addiction, stress management, LGBTQ+, BDSM, erectile dysfunction, and commitment issues.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Nicole Herdocia-Oria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a certified Family Mediator working with Coral Gables Counseling Center (CGCC) for over 8 years.

Nikki’s areas of expertise include: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, improving communication, self esteem, trauma, stress management, sexual issues and dysfunction, struggles with identity, commitment issues, LGBTQ+, family mediation, co-parenting and early childhood behavior.


Attorney, Life Coach & Yoga Instructor

Cristina Nicole Fernandez is a family law attorney, life transition coach and yoga instructor working with the Coral Gables Counseling Center (CGCC) for over 5 years. Cristina’s areas of expertise include: individuals facing life transitions such as divorce. Cristina helps manage the heightened stress levels that arise from these transitions through empowerment, education and coaching through these difficult processes providing valuable resources, and insights both from the emotional and legal standpoints to assist in achieving future goals.