Relationship Institute of Palm Beach


Our mission



Jessica Baum, LMHC, CAP

Jessica Baum is the owner and founder of Relationship Institute of Palm Beach. She grew up in New York City and decided in her twenties to leave city life behind and move to Palm Beach. She has an undergraduate degree from Fordham University, and holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from South University. As a certified addiction specialist, her focus is chemical abuse and, co-dependency,  and anxiety. Jessica is also a cerifited Imago Therapist. Using the Imago approach, Jessica helps treat family systems and couples issues with an extensive knowledge on relationships. Jessica also uses this approach in family programs she runs for treatment centers. She also has extensive training in psychodrama and experiential therapy. She is also skilled in cognitive therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She is trained in EMDR therapy and Post Induction Therapy and has done a copious amount of work with trauma. 

Jessica’s own personal core belief is centered around the importance of connection. Connection and understanding of ourselves, as well as how that relates to how we connect in the world. She believes that the crux of most personal struggles can be attributed to a lack of true understanding and personal connection. It is that disconnect in the world which ultimately leads to pain. Jessica founded Relationship Institute of Palm Beach on the premise to help heal, foster happiness, and restore hope in the individuals and families she works with. 

One of Jessica’s latest accomplishments is the launch of a new online course, “7 Stages To Detoxing From An Unhealthy Relationship”, a course designed to help individuals all ofver the world struggling with ending a relationship or trying to move past a toxic bond. To learn more, click here.

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Deborah Beriro, LMHC

Deborah Beriro is a native Palm Beach resident who received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University in Washington, DC, with a double major in International Studies and Art History. She has a Master of Science Degree in Applied Psychology and Mental Health Counseling from Lynn University in Boca Raton FL. Deborah has extensive knowledge of, and has worked with clients with, substance abuse issues for many years. She is highly skilled at working with co-morbid and co-occurring disorders that often accompany, are exacerbated by or are masked by substance abuse issues. Using an eclectic approach, Deborah uses DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness approaches to help clients find relief from Depression, Anxiety (general, social, situational, etc.) and OCD, amongst others.

Deborah is also skilled in helping recently divorced parent(s) co-parent in healthy ways which in turn will create a healthy and optimal environment to raise happy and well-adjusted children. When working with substance abuse issues, she helps families correct or avoid the co-dependent behavior that can be so detrimental to the family and deadly for the addicted family member. Deborah also works with clients that are struggling in relationship, transition, and spiritual issues. She looks at the big picture when addressing clinical issues and is able to help by often thinking out of the box with her treatment approach. Deborah is fluent in Spanish, French and English.


Licette Sangiovanni, MHC

Licette Sangiovanni is originally from the New England area. She attended Providence College in Providence, RI, and continued her studies at American Intercontinental University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Human Resources Management. Licette has always had a passion for service. From a young age, she knew that she had a strong desire to help others. After many years of working in the corporate world, Licette realized that true fulfillment meant a career change. That decision lead her to earn her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, from the Palm Beach Atlantic University, in West Palm Beach, FL.  

Licette has extensive experience in the substance abuse field. She has worked with clients at all levels of care presenting with co-morbid disorders. She has co-facilitated family education programs to support the healing process of the family members and her clients. Her knowledge has helped families develop the tools needed to foster healthy communication, boundaries, and coping skills. 

In her work, Licette utilizes traditional psychotherapies and experiential therapies. Her treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and insight-oriented therapy. She has helped clients explore and process through grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and traumatic life experiences.

Licette believes in cultivating self-awareness and self-efficacy within her clients. She works both with individuals and couples. She is a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator. In this capacity, she provides assessments to help couples gain insight into the facts and feelings that may be affecting their communication.