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Meet Bridgitte Stuart MS, LMHC, C-DBT

Owner and Lead Therapist

Bridgitte Stuart, MS, LMHC, C-DBT is a licensed psychotherapist with 4 years of experience in mending and bridging gaps in the mental health field. Bridgitte has gained clinical knowledge and experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and carries a background in working with individuals across lifespans. She specializes in trauma-focused therapy, depression, anxiety, phobias, and other mood-related and behavioral changes. 

 

Bridgitte uses evidence-based and manualized therapeutic approaches and molds them into the requirements of your individual needs. She has experience in applying Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Her passion for gaining knowledge and providing you with the best care possible, creates a space where you can be you while evolving with the skills learned from the models above. 

Availability: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science Mental Health Counseling

  • The University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Science Psychology

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, FL #MH19071

  • Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy #283771

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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Meet Gilbertte (Melissa) Berthier, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Life may seem like it is hard to handle at times, but what if you could choose your hard? Too often we are faced with challenges that are either out of our control or an unexpected cycle that we cannot seem to shake. We are truly the experts of our lives. It is our experiences that make us the fighters we are today. Feelings of overwhelmedness, stress, or frustration may often feel like the norm. But it does not have to be. You will be provided with a space that is safe and nonjudgemental, as we work towards prioritizing your needs. A space to just be you and a therapist who is ready to provide the support you need.

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker looking to meet you exactly where you are. I have a diverse background with clinical knowledge in both outpatient and school settings; as well as, community outreach. I am experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families in crisis. I utilize evidence-based treatments to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional distress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and more. 

Sometimes it is hard to see the path ahead when you can barely see your next step. Let that be the step we take on your new journey to healing. Whatever challenges you’re experiencing may have knocked you down, but it will not knock you out. There is no such thing as the perfect person, just a better version of who you were yesterday, today. There is no right or wrong way, just simply come as you are. 

Availability : Monday - Thursday 11 am - 8 pm

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Meet Toma' Blue, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Times are changing and sometimes in life we have to learn how to adapt to these changes, with little to no notice. Are you one of those individuals who has issues adjusting to the constant life changes, battling anxiety due to past traumas or are someone who at times experiences low mood and aren't sure where these moods may be stemming from? If you can relate to these things, you are not alone; nor does this have to be your norm. I use a person-centered approach in treatment. I also provide a supportive & non-judgmental safe place for all clients. I enjoy assisting clients work towards their goals & taking control of their lives. I believe that when we as individuals have balance in our lives; that we are then able to gain a sense of self-worth & better self-esteem.

 

Some may ask, How can you truly assist me? How I can assist is, providing Psychoeducation to clients, utilizing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy along with Cognitive Processing. Clients then will be able to effectively resolve their difficulties, have a sense of control and live the life that they ultimately desire.  I apply evidence-based treatments to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional distress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and more. Along with the evidence-based treatments; I also have a diverse background. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern; I have had the privilege to work with many different communities and perform outreach within my community. I am experienced in working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing barriers in their lives. I also have worked with individuals within the drug abuse systems, Department of Children and Families; along with the at risk of homelessness and the homeless veteran population.

 

Now, in this life nothing is perfect and we will never be perfect beings. However, we do have the ability to have healthier lives and I believe that with a healthy and sound mind; comes a healthier life and lifestyle overall. Let's begin your healing journey and push forward to new beginnings.

Availability : Monday and Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm

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Meet Tatyana Munroe, BS

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Everyone’s story is different and having that strong therapeutic alliance is essential to have a positive outcome in this clinical process."

 

Mental health has been a passion for this counselor in training.Upon experiencing the benefits of what psychotherapy could provide in her own life and the lives surrounding her, she knew that this was a gift that she wanted to share with others.

Tatyana is a counselor in training currently attending Keiser University with experience in the mental health field. She worked for many substance abuse centers, residential programs (adolescents), and with trauma related cases. She genuinely values the clients that she works with as unique individuals and her satisfaction comes from seeing the positive outcomes that she experiences with working with each individual. Tatyana specializes in addiction, trauma, and anxiety.

 

"With there being so much suffering in the world, some of us strive to make a difference by helping those who may not have a voice of their own by not only advocating for them but by helping them create that voice for themselves. Finding yourself experiencing sadness, not able to express yourself, experiencing a big change in your life, etc. Grow through the process of counseling and find yourself becoming more confident, self-aware, loving yourself and hopeful for the future. Let's work together to help you create a new beautiful journey for yourself."

Availability: Monday - Friday 8 am - 12 pm

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Meet Charree Graham, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We have all experienced a time in life where the feelings of stress, anxiety, hurt and
confusion seem too daunting to overcome. Sometimes we may simply just not feel like ourselves. Therapy is an opportunity for you work through those feelings, gain new perspective, and maximize the tools already within you.

 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for supporting and guiding individuals through their discomfort to get on the other side of it. My goal is to empower you to look within, maximize your full potential and live YOUR truth.

 

My background includes working in community health, crisis stabilization, residential
and correctional behavioral health settings. I am experienced in supporting those
dealing with anxiety, grief, mood disorders, life transitions and relationship issues. I
utilized evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused,
Insight-Oriented and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I believe as the client you are the expert over your life and your sessions will be individualized to you and the specific goals you identify.

 

It is okay not to feel okay and you deserve the opportunity to get unstuck and live the
life you envision for yourself. I want you to feel supported, accepted, and free to be your authentic self. I encourage you to take the next step at showing up for yourself so you may live freely and abundantly as your most genuine and authentic self.

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Meet Delsa Joseph, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
 

The most beautiful thing about seeking therapy is that it can lead to a better understanding of oneself. Through a therapeutic alliance, individuals can develop coping strategies, improve communication skills, and gain insights into their own patterns of behavior and emotions.

 

Delsa is a registered mental health counselor who is dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve greater emotional and mental wellness.

 

With 6 years of experience in the field, she has helped families and individuals navigate through a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Her approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices. She is a practical counselor focusing on daily implementation of good practices.

 

Her ultimate goal is to create a safe and supportive space so clients could have a non-judgmental space to express themselves and work through their emotions in a healthy way.

Languages Spoken: English and Haitian Creole

Availability: Monday - Friday 8 am 5 pm

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Meet Olivia Blackman, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

I know firsthand what it feels like to show up for myself, even when I don’t feel it. As a

Black woman, it is hard to live authentically in a society that makes you feel like you

aren’t enough or that your mental health is fiction. My goal is to help people find a place of equilibrium so that they become the best version of themselves. I enjoy helping clients cope with feelings of stress, worry, cognitive distortions, issues with self-esteem and perception.

Much like in my everyday life, I provide a non-judgmental approach to therapy to create a safe space to be your unapologetic and authentic self. My approach is strength focused, holistic, hands-on, creative, and evidence based. You can expect to be met right where you are at, all while moving at a pace that will not overwhelm you, yet at the same time, push you outside your comfort zone.

 

My educational experience includes a Masters in Social Work with a Minor in Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. I am Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (RCSWI), actively working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(LCSW).

I have worked with clients in a juvenile community-based setting, private

practice, and educational setting. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, while continuing to expand my practice with adults.

Availability: Tuesday - Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm

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Meet Dericka Jackson, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Life will always throw you a curveball, and that's okay! I am here to help you navigate through life stressors and transitions.

 

We all need support and a listening ear throughout this journey called life when it becomes overwhelming; if you are in need of support, you've came to the right place. My preferred therapy modalities include Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

 

I believe that the client knows what is best for them and it is my responsibility to help my clients find their confidence and strength to know what is right for them. I strive to provide a relaxing therapeutic environment that allows for a sense of humor while also providing hope.

 

Let’s discover the root cause of your anxiety and develop the proper coping skills together!

Availability: Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

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Jackeline Garcia, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

“Life can often present individuals with circumstances that can be difficult to navigate. Experiencing challenges in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”

 

Jackeline Garcia, MS, RMHCI, is a registered mental health counseling intern with a passion to help others and support them in working through challenging times. She has experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. Jackeline has gained clinical knowledge and experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Jackeline specializes in the treatment of individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and addiction. and provides counseling to those struggling with a variety of mental health issues. Jackeline will help you acquire necessary skills to cope with life challenges. 

 

I utilize evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I believe as the client you are the captain of this ship, which makes you the expert of your life and your sessions will be focused on specific goals you identify and want to work on. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” Now the challenge is to take that next step on the journey of becoming a better you. Let’s work together to create the positive change and personal growth you deserve. 

Availability: Monday - Friday 8 am - 11 am and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

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Shayla Felicien, BS

Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern 

“ I know what it is like to be the one seeking help, and finding a therapist who genuinely cared about my personal struggles”

Now that the tables have turned and I am the one sitting in the chair of the therapist, I want you to know that this is what I believe to be the foundation of successful therapy.

Along with this genuine concern about you as an individual, I utilize a non-judgmental, strength-based approach-meaning that I help you see strengths that you may not already see in yourself- along with evidence-based techniques and therapeutic approaches such as solution focused therapy (SFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and an integration of other therapies to serve your individual needs.

 I specialize in the treatment of children, teenagers and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem, career choice and challenges, parenting skills and boundary issues to name a few. 

I am here if you need me, and wish you well as you aspire to manage and overcome the challenges you face. You are stronger than you know!

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Dawn Downey-Coleman, BA

Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern 

During Dawn’s time in the United States Navy, she saw and experienced trauma on a variety of levels. So, in an effort to push past the pain and create a promising future for herself and others, she made a conscious decision to get help for herself. She notes that there was always someone there to help her through difficult times in her life, and now, she wants to be that someone that helps others. Her calm demeanor allows her clients to feel at ease when they meet with her. She is a voice for the people and her firsthand experience puts her in an ideal position to assist those who have been affected by trauma and so much more.  

Dawn is a counselor-in-training at Keiser University where she is studying the vast field of mental health. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Business and a master’s certificate in Denial and Deception, which she received while serving in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist. Dawn spends her free time volunteering at a local shelter where she works with women who have addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She genuinely values her clients. Seeing individuals grow and experience positive outcomes is her priority.

It’s been said, “You can’t control what life throws at you, but you can control how you respond to it.” Dawn gives her clients the tools to develop the skills needed to handle life’s problems. Working through challenges together, Dawn sets the stage to help her clients see the glass half full versus half empty.

Dawn is a third-year student at Keiser University, actively working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Her experience includes working with adult clients in community-based settings and in an educational context while continuing to expand her expertise with adolescents.

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