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."
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.
If you want support working through conflict, managing your stress level, setting new boundaries, working through self-sabotaging patterns, restoring a sense of being whole and centered, contact me for a free consultation.
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.
Aquilla Ali MSW, RCSWI
(Registered Clinical Social Work Intern)
I graduated from Widener University with a Masters of Social Work.. My background has been in working with children and families in the behavior health field. I have worked in the past with this population as a preventative case manager, a housing case manager, and a residential counselor.
As a current Licensed Social Worker I conduct individual and family sessions with children ages 3-15 and their families. My experience includes working with clients that deal with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Parental issues, Stress Management, Family Conflict, Self Esteem and Self Harm.
The modalities that I use in session include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Attachment Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Eco Systemic Structural Family Therapy.
My skills include building a strong therapeutic relationship, creating a safe space, validating client’s feelings, focusing on strengths, working with the client as well as meeting the client where they are, and offering resources as well as skills to build self-sufficiency.
As a clinician I want my clients to feel supported and heard. As we build a safe space, my goal is to work with the client on utilizing new skills and resources to assist in achieving goals that we create together. I aim for my client to feel empowered by supporting their journey in using the strengths they possess.
Jean-Colt Belizaire PhD, LMHC, CAP
Dr. Belizaire holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology / Psychology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology, a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University. He is a published author who has served as a panelist and visiting professor at the University of the Virgin Island and State University of Haiti respectively. Dr. Belizaire has worked as an adjunct professor at the Miami-Dade college and has more than 10 years of experience working as a school teacher in both Miami-Dade and Duval county. In addition to being a licensed clinician in the state of Florida, Dr. Belizaire is a board certified addiction professional and a qualified supervisor in the state of Florida. Most notably, Dr. Belizaire founded Belizaire Psychological Services & Consulting (Outpatient Mental Health and Consulting Agency) in 2012 and has since been successfully providing quality mental health services in the state of Florida.
"I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space to talk and to be heard. I appreciate your willingness to be open and I recognize how essential a strong alliance is in therapy and strive to develop one."
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 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.
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!”
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 have extensive experience in assisting patients with depression, anxiety, anger, stress management, trauma, childhood trauma, relationship problems with a spouse, partners, children, friends or co-workers, 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
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: anxiety, depression, grief and mood disorders. 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.
Kay Rubin Ph.D., RMHCI
(Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern)
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 15yrs teaching higher education classes including online, blended and face to face sessions. She is talented in the development and implementation of innovative psychology curriculums and creative teaching strategies that fully engage students in the learning process
Presently Dr. Rubin is working as a Registered Mental Health Intern while working towards her Florida state licensure. Her clinical history entails providing individual and family counseling services to children and adults from all diverse backgrounds and is trained in implementing a variety of therapeutic approaches that have resulted in positive outcomes for all her clients. Dr. Rubin prides herself devising decisive behavior modification intervention methodologies, treatment plans, and bio psycho-social assessments
“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. The impact that these connections have on us influence our experiences.”
Kinya Williams LMHC
I am a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages. I will work with you and/or your loved ones to address any concerns with managing the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, divorce, grief and loss and various other challenges while helping you maintain a productive lifestyle.
I have extensive experience in dealing with diagnoses such as ODD, ADHD, PTSD, self-harm, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, phobias, coping skills, as well as grief and loss, social skills, healthy relationships, and management of emotions.
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, career problems, addictions, depression; trauma, self-esteem issues, and coping with life changes.
Marlea utilizes several clinical approaches such as: person-centered, psychoeducation, existential, and cognitive behavioral therapy, 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."
Stela Katelieva MS, RMHCI
(Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern)
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!”
Tiffany Graham LCSW
Tiffany Graham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is Certified in EMDR and working towards attaining 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 specialties include treating the following issues: Addiction, 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, and Relationship/Family Discord. 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.