Zojaim Solorzano-Downs is a Supreme Court Family Mediator and certified Co-Parenting Coordination. She is also a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. After going through a painful divorce and 10 years of putting her dreams on hold, Zojaim enrolled herself in the Social Work program at Florida International University. She completed her undergraduate placement at Our Kids of Miami Dade & Monroe as the Intern for the Intake Director. After finalizing her divorce, Zojaim graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. In 2012, she received her Master’s degree in Social Work in the Advanced Standing Program with high honors. She concluded her Master’s Degree internship at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, “Heroes Program” under the direct advanced clinical supervision of the Director of the Social Work Division.
During her clinical internship, she provided clinical therapy to individuals, families and children. She also ran weekly therapeutic groups for women and children. In 2013, after graduating and working in a long-term facility assisting clients with their disabilities, she realized that her talents were better needed elsewhere. Her 17 years of experience in the insurance industry coupled with her Life, Health and Annuity Insurance License led Zojaim to work in the financial industry where she would assist her clients in setting up appropriate protection plans. Having seen an exorbitant amount of financial gaps in most of her client’s policies, she was left with a feeling of frustration. She immediately decided that she was more valuable to current and future clients if she was the one handling their cases from the beginning. Zojaim then began her career with MassMutual in 2013 solely specializing in protection products.
While working for MassMutual she began to realize the evident need couples have while going through the divorce process. Zojaim possessed a strong desire to use her talents and help people in need of therapy throughout this process. She felt that her purpose in life is to assist individuals, families and children adjust to their lives after a major change such as divorce. As a result of these feelings, she decided to open her own private practice in South Miami, Zoe’s Divorced Happily Group. She started conducting Therapeutic Groups for divorcees every last Thursday of the month.
Zojaim is an active member in various organizations including the Collaborative Family Law Institute, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Femfessionals and the National Association of Social Workers. Today she resides in Coconut Grove with her three children. After her own experience with the divorce process, she understands how one might feel lost and confused when it comes to navigating the divorce process. Being a divorcee helped her become a more proactive therapist, financial representative and mediator in the area of divorce. At the end of the day she feels that the more she knows the better she can help her clients. She feels that it is her purpose in life to assist individuals, children and families transition and conquer any life changing situation whether is a job loss, illness, divorce, or separation. Zojaim desires to help men and women overcome the difficult divorce process and continues to live her life according to the mantra, “A happy tomorrow is in the near horizon.”