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Dr. Agathe Milhomme Ph.D., LCSW


Dr. Agathe Milhomme holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, Master Degree in Social Work from Barry University School of Social Work, and a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Florida A&M University. She has over 10 years of experience practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida providing services for preteen, adolescents, young adults, seniors, their families, and couples who are struggling with life’s various difficulties, traumas, and adversities. 


Dr. Milhomme’s specialties include, but are not limited to: addictions, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, coping skills, grief, trauma, codependency, relationships, dual diagnosis, mood disorders, stress, peer relationships, and self-esteem. 


Her clinical modalities focuses on utilizing the best evidence-based techniques such as: CBT, Narrative, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Gestalt, Motivational interviewing, Psychoeducation, Behavior management, Interpersonal Psychotherapy.


Dr. Milhomme is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving a full self-awareness and strength from the inside out. “My current role as a psychotherapist enables me to focus on my passion to support individuals and that’s important to me because my goal is to help you on that path to becoming a better you.” Dr. A. Milhomme

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Alexandra Altman LMFT 


Alexandra Altman has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida since 2009. She obtained a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and a B.A. from Tufts University with a double Major in Psychology and Spanish.


During her career she has worked with individuals, groups, and families to address various areas of concern including communication, conflict management, social skills, navigating big changes, feelings of isolation, strained relationships, and parenting.


Alexandra’s sessions are solution-focused while keeping in mind that our relationships help to shape and re-shape our worldview. She has experience in applying strategies for positive outcomes for a variety of presenting concerns that include but are not limited to ADHD, Autism impacting individuals and families, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Self-Esteem, Family and Relationship Concerns. Alexandra works with individuals and family. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Alexandra uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systems Theory, and Strength-Based Therapy.


“Sometimes we just need a sounding board; someone to talk to. I believe in the importance of creating a safe space for my clients so they can feel comfortable in sharing their areas of concern.” Alexandra Altman

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Alexandra Valentin RMHCI, MS

Register Mental Health Counselor Intern


Alexandra Valentin is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Intern in the state of Florida who has been providing  mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples for several years. Alexandra earned a Master of Science degree from Capella University bachelor's degree in Psychology from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 2012.    

Alexandra assists clients, including children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, in developing healthy self-perceptions. She enjoys working with children and adults to help them discover their life's purpose while learning and understanding how to lead the life they have always wanted.

Alexandra uses several strategies to help individuals overcome and manage ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, mindfulness techniques, self-esteem building, inner child work, mood management, stress reduction, and work-life balance.

“My fascination and desire for understanding human behavior prompted me to study Psychology in college in order to increase a more positive outcome for all my clients.” Alexandra V.

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Arielle Theodore LMHC


Arielle Theodore is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor of Caribbean descent who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health at Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York and obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hodges University in Naples, Florida. Arielle has over 5 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health and presently conducts individual and family therapy to pre-teens, teens, young adults, and the adult population. 


Arielle is fluent in English and Creole. She has experience in working with various populations (i.e., crisis stabilization, criminal justice, LGBTQ, and high school/college students) and age groups (i.e., teens, young adults, and adults). Her specialties include: Abuse, Life Transitions, ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, College Related Issues, Depression, Family Issues, Grief/Loss, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Relationship issues, Self-development/Self-esteem, Sexual Orientation, Stress Management, Substance use/abuse, and Work & Career Issues.


Arielle has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. 


“I focus on helping others explore their emotions while using proper tools to overcome their emotional/psychological issues to live a healthy positive life.” A. Theodore.

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Carelis Costello RMHCI, M.S.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Carelis is a Registered Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida providing Psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Carelis facilitated a career change in 2017 from earning a Bachelors in Paralegal Studies to graduating with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from NOVA Southeastern University. Her passion in the field of psychology made her a great candidate in 2020, as a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University. 


From the start of her counseling journey, Carelis has practiced in settings working closely with an array of diagnoses such as but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Disorders, and many more. 


Carelis utilizes interventions such as but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 


The combination of over 10 years of mental health work and experience has allowed her to effectively work with individuals of all walks of life. Empowering individuals is what she strives for to improve the efficacy of treatment. Carelis is a bilingual New York native to Hispanic parents and is well familiar with multicultural differences faced in day to day challenges. She is a proud mother of four young children and understands the importance of mental health and self development while raising a family. 


“I am committed to expand my knowledge as a lifetime learner to serve the well being of our community”. C. Costello

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Courtney Cooper LMHC


Courtney Cooper is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with over 30 years’ experience as a mental health counselor, corporate trainer, sales executive and life coach. She has assisted hundreds of individuals in gaining and implementing the skills necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Courtney is a graduate from Capella University where she received a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and conducts private therapy in the state of Florida.


Courtney seeks to empower her clients with positive communication skills, parenting skills, and conflict resolution to achieve the relationships they desire and help clients align professional goals with their personal values and strengths.Courtney’s specialty areas include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, grief counseling, couples, family, and relationship counseling. She utilizes CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to extinguish limiting beliefs and behaviors and replace them with positive, empowering beliefs and actions.


“I help individuals identify their strengths and eliminate the negative self-talk and thinking that keep them from being their best and living their best lives.” Courtney Cooper

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Chineze J. Martinez LMHC, CAP, BC-TMH


Chineze Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Addiction Professional in the State of Florida. Chineze has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for 15yrs and has provided treatment to multiple populations including but not limited to:  juvenile adolescents, co-occurring disorder clients, pregnant women, college students, and crisis cases. Chineze has supervised several college level students in administering clinical intellectual assessments (WAIS, WISC), biopsychosocial assessments, treatment planning and documentation including the facilitation of individual, family, and group services. Mrs. Martinez has assisted in the development of new hire onboarding trainings and was responsible for all complete an accurate documentation for all DCF/Medicaid/JCAHO auditing, and clinical documentation development.


"I see our clients as our special guest. You will be EDUCATED, SUPPORTED, and EMPOWERED in the familiarity, incorporation, and utilization of skills needed to initiate change. You are provided with hope that your yesterday does not have to be your today and definitely not you’re forever as long as you remain active in changing the narrative of your story. Together we can reframe your today and put you on a path that will just keep YOU moving."

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Debra Killackey LCSW 


Debra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been providing psychotherapy and case management services since 2001. Debra is a native Floridian and began her educational journey at Edison State Community College in 1997. After earning an AA degree, she transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University in 1999 to study Early Childhood Education and Social Work. Debra graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Human Services. At this time, Debra provided Counseling and Life Skills Education for Adolescents within the foster care system. Debra continued her education at Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a Master of Social Work degree in 2006.


Debra worked with chronically and terminally ill clients of various ages (infants to age 107) and their families from 2006-2020. Debra works with couples, families, and individuals (including minors). 


Debra’s emphasis and commitment lies with the adjustment of clients to major life changes while providing innovative interventions designed to manage anxiety, grief, depression, adjustment within relationships, coping with life adjustments i.e. marriage, change in family dynamics.


Debra’s background and education allows her to connect with an individual and their family utilizing an eclectic, person centered, strength perspective approach to alleviating distress. Debra is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, completed various training in Gottman, Family Systems, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. 


“Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and development in various aspects of your life. My goal is to help you to develop deeper insight into your personal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while emphasizing your strengths and abilities. You are capable of change, you are resilient, and you deserve to live a happy life.” Debra K.

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Denise Craig LMHC 


My name is Denise Craig I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, who believes in providing clients a safe space to fully express themselves while gaining clarity. I aim to collaboratively work with clients on their treatment goals in order to create lasting change. I believe we must first create awareness of what we are experiencing and why and this will allow me to utilize the best therapy modalities that meet my client's needs. 


I conduct individual and family counseling with adolescents, young adults, adults, and the geriatric population. My specialties includes: Abandonment, Addiction/Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+ related concerns, Health (Bipolar, Depression, and Anxiety), Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame, Sexuality Concerns, Self Development, Intimacy Problem, Stress, Anger, Crisis/Trauma, Impulse Control, Codependency, Relationship/Family Conflict, and Work-related stressors.


My modalities include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Life Coaching, Art Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT), Multicultural Therapy, and Workplace Mental Health Support.


I strive to create a supportive healing environment where we can look at your negative life patterns and work collaboratively to create positive solutions and healthy thought processes to relieve emotional and psychological distress.

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Dr. Art Hochberg Ph.D.


Dr. Art Hochberg,  has been a licensed  psychologist  for the past 40 years.  He has worked at universities, prisons, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Art has appeared on radio and television shows and given numerous presentations relating to the effects of stress on our daily lives. Dr. Art emphasizes the role of attachment as it relates to suffering and fear. “The present crisis in the world is causing increased difficulties for individuals and families, and warrants a deeper investigation as to what it means to be born as a human being.” Dr. Art Hochberg Ph.D.


Dr Art is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and currently resides in rural Pennsylvania where he works in an outpatient clinic and conducts Tele-Therapy (Online)  services for mental health clients suffering from a variety of emotional stressors.

Dr. Art conducts individual and family therapy with tennagers, adults, and geriatric populations.


Dr. Art's specialties include, but are not limited to treating: depression, anxiety, coping skills, grief, trauma, mood disorders, stress, fear and self-esteem.


Dr. Art’s methodology to therapy results from utilizing a Zen Philosophy derived from his studies with a Sufi master named Bawa Muhaiyadden for the past 47 years. Methodologies: Client Centered, Eclectic Therapy, Short Term Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.


“I Help People To Escape Difficult Situations or Figure Out How to Cope With Them” Dr. Art Hochberg Ph.D.


Dr Art’s Published Books:

Letting Go (2013) / A Practical Guide to Throwing Out The Garbage.

Lightin Up! (2013) / Healing Through Passion and Humor

Life with the Guru (2014)

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Elizabeth Perrogon RMHCI, M.S.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Perrogon, and I am currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor intern in the State of Florida. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling both from Hodges University. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a diverse and multicultural population who are fluent in English and/or Spanish.


I help individuals, couples, and families comprehend their goals by using appropriate and suitable diagnoses, assessments, and a variety of evidence-based treatment interventions. I use a variety of theoretical approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interview Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).


My specialties include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, LGBTQ + related concerns, gender identity, stress management, adjustments, abandonment, anger management, trauma, grief and loss, emotional management, self-esteem, improve-decision making skills, substance abuse, impulse control, family conflict, and parenting.


I embrace the counseling profession’s importance on progress, wellness, encouragement, and empowerment when working with clients that are facing problems and seeking our support. I provide a warm and welcoming environment that allows clients to feel safe and secure in order to open themselves up when they feel ready. I am here as a tool to guide and encourage my clients by working with them and helping them to develop a plan to be able to achieve their goals and be the best version of themselves.


“Most of the time, we tend to be blind to the issues, struggles, or traumas we are currently facing. Let me try to be the tool that maybe you need to find the light at the end of the tunnel. We all deserve to live our best life by enjoying the shining and rainy days.” E. Perrogon

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Faatimah Dreher RMHCI, M.S.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Faatimah (Fuh-Tee-Muh) Dreher is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of  Florida. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from Bellevue University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Nebraska. Faatimah continues her studies as a PhD candidate in the Conflict Analysis and

Resolution program at Nova Southeastern University. For close to a decade, Faatimah has been a major advocate in the mental health field while collaboratively empowering individuals, couples, and families through evidence-based treatment analysis and interventions. 


Faatimah’s specialties include, but are not limited to: Trauma, Somatic Emotional Processing, Anxiety/Depression, Grief/Loss, Nervous System Regulation, Adult Child and Parent Relationships, LGBTQIA+, Sexual Identity, Gender expression, Shame/Guilt/Resentment, Internal/Group Conflict, Habit Forming Techniques, Life Purpose, Career Development, Obesity, Disordered Eating, Identity/Self-Esteem, and Decision Making/Impulse Control.


The theoretical modalities she implements in sessions include Mindfulness-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(M-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Attachment-Based Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-Couples), Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory Informed Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).


“Whether you are feeling down about the past, dissatisfied with the present, or overwhelmed with your future, I am here to work with you to clear the pathway towards your ideal version of peace. You are not what you have been through, and you deserve the life you desire.” Faatimah D.

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Genia Bonchuk LMHC


I specialize in working with people who consider themselves successful on the outside but feel anxious and depleted on the inside. I help my clients restore mental and emotional wellbeing by healing past traumatic experiences, teaching effective stress management coping skills, establishing new routines that contribute to restoring deep sense of self-appreciation and self-worth.


I conduct individual counseling services with young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. If you want support working through conflict, managing your stress level, setting new boundaries, LGBTQ+ related concerns, working through self-sabotaging patterns, restoring a sense of being whole and centered.


What I bring to the table is professional experience, advanced treatment interventions, sharp mind, and a sense of humor.

Modalities include: Evidence Based Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR,  R-TEP/G-TEP (resent traumatic episode),  Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-Focused Therapy. I am fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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Jill Stellaccio MS, CAC


Jill has been an active member of the mental health and addiction fields for over a decade. She is a Board Certified Addictions Counselor for the State of Florida. She is a proud alumna of Nova Southeastern University where she obtained her Master’s in Forensic Psychology and was also inducted into the International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI). Jill has worked with hundreds of clients over the span of her 10+ year career and has a unique ability to build trust and rapport with clientele  with her delicate and humorous personality. Her humor assists with her connection to her clients as well as her own personal experiences with mental health, substance abuse and trauma issues.

 Ms. Stellaccio works with individuals and couples to address various areas of concern including addictions, relationship concerns, LGBTQ+ related concerns, sexuality issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, career and workplace conflict, physical illness, trauma, PTSD, navigating big changes, feelings of isolation.


Jill’s  approach is individual to the person she is working alongside, but she specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and a Person Centered approach. Jill also has the ability to hold her clients accountable by providing honesty in a firm, supportive manner that helps them get the results they desire.

“I have been through my own struggles with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. I have made it my mission to ensure that others find healing like I have and to increase a positive outlook on their future. If you have the drive or need me to give you that extra push to make things happen, well I'm here for you!”

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Jodi Greenblatt LMFT 


Jodi Greenblatt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. Jodi is bilingual in English and Afrikaans. She has worked in a multitude of clinical settings including outpatient, private practice, employment assistance programs, non-profit community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment centers.


Jodi has several years experience supporting adolescents and adults through anxiety, panic disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorders, as well as substance abuse. Jodi utilizes and integrates strengths-based, holistic, trauma-informed approaches and cognitive behavioral techniques to support her clients in managing stress, decreasing anxiety, while increasing a more peaceful and calming life. Jodi will work with you to manage stress, strengthen coping skills, learn healthier ways to navigate relationships, and enhance your personal growth. 

“Life can become stressful, but you can gain alternate perspectives and learn new ways to handle situations. Together we will find strategies that feel right for you to use every day, while you discover your happiest self!” Jodi G.

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Joselyn Peters RMHCI, M.S. 

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern


Joselyn Peters (J.P.) is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University.


Joselyn has worked with diverse populations and helped his clients achieve a sense of well-being, both mentally and emotionally, using evidenced-based treatment interventions.


Joselyn works with individuals to address diverse issues that are not limited to substance abuse, LGBTQ+ related concerns, sexual orientation, gender identity, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, anger management, impulse control, and improving decision-making skills.


Joselyn uses theoretical approaches based on the clients and their needs, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to name a few.


“I enjoy working with individuals who want to be the best version of themselves.  I will help you through this journey in a safe, non-judgmental space.” J. Peters

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Karen Bass LMHC


Hello! My name is Karen Bass and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters of Arts in Counseling Services in 2001 from Rider University. I’ve worked in a diverse range of settings including private practices, non-profit community agencies, hospitals, partial care, schools, and employee assistance with individuals, couples, families and children.

I have over 20 years experience as a therapist working with others just like you and can help you cope and flourish in your life. I can help you enjoy more fulfilling relationships, manage the challenges of life and feel better about yourself.
I conduct individual, couples, and family therapy to young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. I have extensive experience in assisting patients with depression,  LGBTQ+ related concerns, anxiety, anger, stress management, trauma, childhood trauma, relationship problems, couples, parents of special needs children, as well as major life changes such as divorce or the loss of a loved one.

I take an eclectic approach utilizing strategies from modalities such as Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Trauma-Focused Therapy. We will work together to find the approach that works best for you as an individual. Some of the helpful coping techniques I utilize: 
Communication and Conflict Management Skills -- to improve personal and work relationships.Anger-Management Skills -- anger is just an emotion, but when it gets out of control it can be destructive. I can teach you ways to avoid this by teaching anger management techniques.Mindfulness, Relaxation and Meditation Skills -- to reduce anxiety and stress on a daily basis and when experiencing a stressful situation.Cognitive Behavioral Techniques -- to help you change negative, destructive thoughts to healthier, productive thoughts leading to more positive feelings and behaviors.

Whatever your concerns, I will be there as your counselor, guide and ally to help you identify the steps needed to learn new coping skills, clear out unresolved past issues, feel more empowered, self-assured, and become a healthier, happier, more centered individual. Therapy can help you gain confidence and improve your life, and I am here to help.


Kathleen Rodriguez LMHC, QS (Qualified Supervisor)


My name is Kathleen Rodriguez and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida since 2018. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 from Capella University.  Since graduating with my Master’s degree I’ve provided a wide range of counseling services to children, adolescents and adults from diverse communities and cultures.


I use a variety of theoretical approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, person centered, Trauma focus, gender identity, substance abuse counseling, couples counseling, play therapy and Motivational interviewing.


I strive to provide empathy, support and guidance to all who struggle with managing their mental health behavioral issues such as, but not limited to: addiction (substances and gambling) anxiety, depression, grief and mood disorders and LGBTQ+ related concerns. I am fluent in English and Spanish and I am dedicated to serving individuals and families in the community who are in need of mental health counseling.  I am experienced in play therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, individual and substance abuse relapse prevention counseling. 


I provide a warm and welcoming environment to allow clients to open up on their own time. 

I am here for my clients to build them up and guide them to become the best version of themselves.

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Dr. Kay Rubin Ph.D., LMHC


Dr. Kay Rubin received her Ph.D. from Barry University and she received her Master’s degree from Alfred University. Dr. Rubin has been working at Miami-Dade College as a Psychology professor for the past 15 years teaching higher education classes with a speciality in the development and implementation of innovative psychology curriculums and creative teaching strategies that fully engage students in the learning process.


Dr. Rubin's clinical history entails adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors from diverse backgrounds. She prides herself on tailoring her therapeutic approaches to each individual for best outcome practices. 


Dr. Rubin's modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Strength-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Therapy. 


Dr. Rubin specializes in Couples/Marriage counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Bipolar/Mood disorder, LGBTQ Community, Grief/bereavement, Stress Management, College Related Concerns, and Geriatric population.

“I aim to create both a trusting therapeutic relationship and a comfortable environment to facilitate connection, self-discovery, healing, and personal transformation. Our work together will give you the tools to help transition your life in a more desirable direction. As a therapist I naturally focus on the relationships my clients have with themselves or others and how it impacts the quality of their lives. Having a healthy relationship with yourself and others is strongly correlated to increased happiness and improved mental health.”

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Leah Valley, MSW, LSW


Leah Valley is a Licensed Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker and a

Registered Yoga Instructor with more than 20 years of mental health and clinical experience. Leah earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Widener University and her Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Stockton University. 


Leah has worked in a variety of clinical settings, supporting individuals

through a multitude of issues across the life span. Leah works with adults who struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, work related concerns, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ related concerns, and life transition challenges. Leah is trained in Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for anxiety. Her experience and passion

lies in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety

and life/relationship issues and transition. 


Leah’s modalities include but are not limited to: Mindfulness, breath work,

Insight oriented psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based

Therapy, DBT and trauma based therapy. She also utilizes trauma informed holistic based intervention methods that includes but is not limited to: Sensory integration, visualization, guided imagery, journaling, mindfulness and other evidence based techniques. 


“I want to aid my clients in their therapeutic journey from a life

filled with loss, despair and disconnectedness to hope, resiliency and

connection to one’s self and the world around them.”  L. Valley

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Lindsay Gonzalez LCSW, QS (Qualified Supervisor)


Hi, my name is Lindsay Gonzalez, I have worked with children, adolescents and families for the past 14 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey, and also supervise aspiring Licensed Social Workers through their process to become licensed clinicians. I am an alumni of Monmouth University, where I graduated with my Bachelors and Masters in Social Work.


My specialties include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, School-

Avoidance,Oppositional Behaviors, Anger Management, ADHD, Trauma Histories, Grief/Loss, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Gender/Sexual Identity and Substance Use. 


I use many different modalities in my sessions including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Strength-Based therapy and Systems Theory. Additionally, I like to pull in art and play therapies for my younger clients.


I consider myself a very creative person and enjoy the challenge of looking for ways to use a client’s interests to engage them in therapy. I will provide your family, spouse or child with an empathic and non-judgemental space as we work together in reaching your goals. 


“Therapy is hard and trusting a new person is even harder. It is my role to earn my client’s trust and work at their speed through our time together.” L. Gonzalez

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Marci VanD’Huynslager LMHC, QS (Qualified Supervisor)


Marci VanD’Huynslager received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida State. She later made the decision to further her education in behavioral health and obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Marci has worked in a variety of behavioral health settings to include both inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, home and school based therapy. Over the past two decades Marci has worked within both law enforcement and behavioral health professions in various sworn and non-sworn capacities. Marci’s professional experience includes Patrol Deputy, Investigator, Special Agent, ranking officer(s) and member of command staff(s) and Peer support provider for 1st Responders. Marci has blended professional skill sets from multiple domains successfully to transition from experienced law enforcement officer and leader to those of a well versed mental health service provider


Marci conducts individual, couples, and family therapy with Young Adults, Adults, and Geriatric populations. Her specialties include treating the following issues: Addiction, 1st Responder Related Issues, PTSD, Trauma, Grief, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Childhood sexual abuse, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, Parenting Concerns, ADHD (Adult), Self-Esteem, and Relationship Concerns.  


Marci’s modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Faith Based Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. Marci tailors a specific treatment approach to what suits the client’s needs.


Marci ensures that she conducts a thorough assessment of her client's present complaints and mental stability while collaborating with client’s to empower and facilitate positive personal growth.

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Marlea Major LMHC


Marlea Major, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 22 years of experience working within healthcare facilities that services first responders and military personnel. Being a veteran and first responder, Marlea has personally witnessed what our brave men and women endure each day and the emotional trauma that can occur within these challenging careers. Marlea has worked with a large range of clients from adolescents to adults, experiencing: anxiety, stress, PTSD, parenting problems, parents of special needs children, career problems, addictions, depression; trauma, self-esteem issues, and coping with life changes.


Marlea utilizes several clinical approaches such as: person-centered, psychoeducation, existential, cognitive behavioral therapy and Christian counseling while focusing on empowering and helping each individual to regain control within their lives and unique situations.


Marlea is a warm, empathetic professional who believes that each person should be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity.  She understands how difficult it can be to ask for help and realize how strong her clients are in order to reach out to her for assistance. 


"I am happy that you are taking steps to take back your power and I am here to assist you in your journey."


Melissa Vance LMHC


I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for the state of Florida and graduated with my masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2014. I have over 8yrs experience working in the healthcare field and have since worked in various settings to include child welfare, community based health, private practice, hospital and school settings. 


In my  clinical sessions I utilize a variety of theoretical approaches including: EMDR trained, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Person Centered, Trauma focused and Motivational Interviewing.


I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages who may be struggling with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, mood regulation, anger management, coping skills, healthy relationships, codependency, self-esteem, emotion management, LGBTQ+ related concerns, sexuality related concerns, and couples/marriage counseling. 

I provide a judgment free, collaborative, safe space to assist you with overcoming whatever challenges you may be facing.

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Melissa Kanenbley LCSW, MSW


Hi, my name is Melissa and I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical of Social Work clinician who is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families. I earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2005 from Barry University. Over the past 17 years as a clinician I have worked in many different settings such as inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs along with individual therapy.


I provide services to individuals, couples and families with a variety of concerns such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, LGBTQ+ related concerns, Mood Disorders, Co-occurring Disorders as well as a large range of major mental illnesses and addiction concerns. My goal is to help my client’s overcome barriers related to life stressors, mental health symptoms, and emotional dysregulation to improve overall well-being and functioning.


I utilize various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. My focus is to be a mindful and compassionate listener, help my clients foster self-awareness and insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to move forward into a path of healing, growth and actualization. I work to engage my clients to become the best version of themselves and live the best life that is authentic to them.


“I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!”

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Nakia Battles RCSWI, MSW 

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern


Nakia Battles holds a Masters and Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Florida A&M University. Nakia is presently working as a Licensed Registered Clinical Social Worker. Nakia incorporates her experience in child welfare to ensure clients are properly equipped with the tools useful in guaranteeing successful outcomes in achieving their desired goals. In addition, Ms. Battles has several years experience providing services to adolescents, young adults, families and couples to help overcome their adversities in the areas of mental and behavioral health.


Ms. Battles specializations include but are not limited to: ADHD, Mood Disruptive Disorder, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. 


Nakia utilizes various modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy (with the utilization of puppets) and Person-Centered Therapy.


Ms. Battles focuses on enrichment and empowerment of the client while utilizing community resources to achieve best outcomes. Nakia has brokered relationships with families in the Miami community which has allowed her to utilize her therapeutic skills in regards to bridging gaps within family dynamics and repairing the hurt that was imposed upon them through generational trauma. 


“I meet my clients where they are and help them get to where they want to be.” Nakia B.

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Natasha Noel-Cooper RMFTI, MFT 

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern


Natasha Noel-Cooper received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and her B. A in

Psychology Minor in Education from Touro University Worldwide. Natasha is presently a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida.


Natasha provides services to all age ranges for individual, family, and/or couples counseling. Natasha utilizes a variety of techniques that include but are not limited to: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidenced based therapeutic techniques.


“I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, children, corporate professionals, students,

and seniors. I work with couples and families who desire to build, re-build and strengthen their

relationships in a safe, non-judgmental space using a collaborative, team-oriented approach to

promote change”.

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Phylice Kessler LMHC


Phylice Kessler is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with over 30 years’ experience as a Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Professional, Health and Wellness Expert, and Life Coach. She has assisted hundreds of individuals in gaining and implementing the skills necessary to achieve their personal and health and wellness goals. Phylice is a graduate from Nova Southeastern where she received a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and conducts private therapy in the state of Florida.


Phylice seeks to empower her clients with positive feedback, empowering support, and healthy coping skills to help manage the ups and downs of everyday life. Phylices’ specialty areas include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationship issues, women's issues, and life transitions. She utilizes CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, DBT, Somatic practices and Mindfulness practices to challenge distorted thinking and teach client's how to live their best lives.


“I see my role as less than a therapist and more like a partner. Together we explore what you need to work on in order to break through the patterns that have been holding you back."  Phylice K.

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Royneisha Johnson LMFT 


Royneisha Johnson (LMFT) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive training in relationships, behavioral health, and trauma. Royneisha holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cookman University. 

As a professional therapist, she will guide you in the many steps toward positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind.  Royneisha has several years experience in treating children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families who have experienced a variety of mental health and emotional issues. 


Her approach is holistic and strength-based, using many treatment modalities, including DBT, Mindfulness-Based, CBT, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for couples.  


Royneisha helps her clients by providing the space and tools to begin to heal and move forward in their journey. Together she will work with you to uncover and better understand the life challenges and day-to-day stressors that detract from your life and focus to begin identifying and practicing things that will make you stronger.  


“I’m here to listen and help provide the confidence and guidance you need to change negative behavior patterns and begin taking steps in the right direction.” Royneisha J.

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Rose Mary Lagravere LMHC, QS (Qualified Supervisor)


Rose Mary earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Since 2006, she has held a Mental Health Counseling License for the State of Florida.  In addition to her clinical work, Rose Mary has had the privilege of serving as a Clinical Supervisor, providing guidance and support to mental health programs, interns, volunteers, and administrative staff.


With over 30 years of experience in the field, she is dedicated to supporting individuals and families on their journey towards improved mental well-being. Being fluent in both English and Spanish allows Rose Mary to effectively connect with clients from diverse communities and cultures.Throughout her career, Rose Mary has worked in various clinical settings, providing therapy services to individuals of all ages. She has extensive experience in assessing and treating a wide range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, grief, stress, trauma, self-esteem related issues, ADHD, behavioral issues, parenting skills, and neurodevelopmental disorders.


Rose Mary’s approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered perspective. She draws upon evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, among others. By creating a warm and welcoming environment, Rose Mary aims to establish a safe space where clients feel comfortable opening up and exploring their concerns at their own pace. In addition, Rose Mary is also skilled in play therapeutic techniques, family therapy, and couples therapy. 


“I am passionate about helping individuals and families navigate their mental health challenges and strive to empower my clients to become the best versions of themselves. With empathy and support, I am dedicated to serving the community and providing guidance to those in need of mental health therapy. Together, we can work towards building a brighter and more fulfilling future.” Rose Mary L.


Ruth Carrasco LMHC 


I graduated with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in December of 2002 and have been working in the Mental Health Field for approximately 20 years. I’ve had the opportunity to work in very diverse and multicultural environments servicing clients of different ages including young children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients who are fluent in English and/or Spanish. I am a client centered therapist who is very empathic and prides myself in empowering my clients in moving forward with their lives while achieving a strong personal growth pattern. 

I believe in establishing a positive relationship with all my clients in order to create a healthy therapeutic setting. My focus is to help others in developing a healthy thought process to relieve emotional and psychological distress.


My clinician history entails children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse populations and communities. My specialties include: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, LGBTQ+ related concerns, Self-Esteem Issues, ADHD, Stress Related Issues, Women’s Issues, Life transitions, Parenting Issues,, Family Discord, and Career/Work Related Issues. 


My modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Stress Management and Mindfulness.


I look forward to helping my clients achieve their mental health and personal growth goals.

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Shakira Maldonado LMHC, MS

Shakira Maldonado is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York and Master’s Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Shakira graduated with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from The City College of New York. 


During her career, Shakira has worked with adolescents, families, adults, and young children ranging from ages 4 years old to 60 years old. Shakira has been able to help clients both in English and Spanish work through a variety of presenting problems regarding Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, LGBTQ+ related concerns, Relationship Struggles, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Intrusive Thoughts, Stress, and Trauma. 


Shakira uses methodologies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Evidence-Based Therapy. 


“Therapy is a relationship we both embark on. I provide a space to be your most authentic self without judgment and with open arms. I will take your lead but also encourage you to challenge yourself and discover the skills and potential you already have. I look forward to growing with you through this journey”

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Stela Katelieva LMHC 


Stela Katelieva received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and B.A. in Marketing, Minor in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida.  Stela is a versatile mental health counselor with a health and wellness background that stems over 5 years.  She has experience in designing, managing, and implementing therapy groups and health programs for various ages. Stela has conducted several educational trainings and has implemented corporate guideline strategies for teams in order to maximize productivity. 

“My clinical experience has given me an opportunity to work with a broad range of multicultural clients experiencing varies mental and behavioral issues. I focus my attention on empowering my clients as we work toward positive self-development while increasing their capability to overcome present/past life struggles. My ending Goal for my clients is to transform and heal their present lives through integrated approaches of mindfulness, emotional, and physical wellness. Allow me to work with you on your life's journey!”

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Tiffany Graham LCSW, MCAP


Tiffany Graham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is Certified in EMDR and obtained her Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional Certification (MCAP). Tiffany is a first-generation college graduate from Caribbean descent who received a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida back in 2015. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Tiffany began working community mental health which began her journey in the field of Social Work. Tiffany later obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Tiffany has over 6 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder.

Tiffany conducts individual, couples, and family therapy to young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Her specialties include treating the following issues: Addiction (including gamble, gaming, shopping, and substance), Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Guilt and Shame, Self Esteem Issues/ Body Imaging Issues, Stress Management, Anger Management, Trauma/Crisis, Impulse Control, Codependent Relationships, Parents of special needs children, Family Discord, and Marriage/Couple Counseling.


Tiffany has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. Tiffany has experience in working with various populations (i.e., homeless, community control/criminal justice, LGBTQ, and the elite class) and age groups (i.e., children, adolescents, and adults). Tiffany’s focus on helping others develop a healthy thought process in order to relieve emotional and psychological distress.

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