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Meet Bridgitte Stuart MS

Chief Executive Officer, Owner, Lead Therapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Education

Bridgitte Stuart, a master's level clinician and licensed psychotherapist, brings a wealth of expertise with her 7 years dedicated to enhancing mental health care. Her journey in the field spans both inpatient and outpatient settings, enriching her approach with a diverse clinical background. Bridgitte's focus is on bridging gaps in mental health, particularly for individuals across various life stages.

Her specialization lies in trauma-focused therapy, adeptly addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, and other mood and behavioral changes. Bridgitte's approach is client-centered; she skillfully adapts evidence-based and manualized therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs of each individual. Her arsenal includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

What sets Bridgitte apart is her passion for continual learning and commitment to providing the highest standard of care. This dedication translates into a therapeutic environment that empowers clients, allowing them to embrace their true selves while evolving through the skills and insights gleaned from the therapeutic models she employs.

  • Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

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

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, FL

  • Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Availability: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 8 pm, Friday 3 pm - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm (limited)

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Meet Gilbertte (Melissa) Berthier, MSW

Clinical Supervisor, Lead Therapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Gilbertte Melissa Berthier, a master's level clinician and psychotherapist with over 7 years of experience in the field, offers a compassionate and insightful approach to therapy. Life's challenges, whether beyond our control or recurring struggles, can often seem insurmountable.

 

Gilbertte's philosophy is rooted in the belief that we are the architects of our own lives, with our experiences shaping us into resilient fighters. Her goal is to help you navigate feelings of overwhelm, stress, or frustration, which, though common, don't have to be your norm. In her care, you'll find a safe, nonjudgmental space dedicated to prioritizing your needs – a place to simply be yourself, supported by a therapist wholly committed to your well-being.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Gilbertte meets you exactly where you are in your journey. Her diverse background encompasses clinical knowledge in outpatient and school settings, as well as community outreach. She is adept at working with individuals, couples, and families, particularly those in crisis. Utilizing evidence-based treatments, Gilbertte addresses a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional distress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and more.

Gilbertte understands that the path to healing can be obscured when even the next step feels uncertain. She invites you to take that step with her, embarking on a journey to recovery and self-discovery. She believes that while life's challenges might knock you down, they don't have the power to knock you out. Emphasizing that perfection is a myth, she encourages a focus on becoming a better version of yourself each day. With Gilbertte, there's no right or wrong way to start; she welcomes you to come as you are and begin the transformative process of therapy.

  • University of South Florida, Master of Social Work

  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, FL

Availability: Monday - Friday 12 pm - 8 pm

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Meet Delsa Joseph, MS

Master's Level Clinician in Mental Health Counseling

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Education

Delsa Joseph, a master's level clinician with over 6 years of experience in the mental health field, is deeply committed to the transformative journey of therapy. Recognizing that seeking therapy is a beautiful step towards self-discovery, Delsa provides a nurturing environment where individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Through the therapeutic alliance, she helps clients develop effective coping strategies, enhance their communication skills, and gain insights into their behavioral and emotional patterns.

As a dedicated mental health counselor, Delsa's focus extends to supporting both individuals and families in achieving greater emotional and mental wellness. Her experience has equipped her to adeptly guide families and individuals through a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Delsa’s therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy and collaboration, integrating evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to foster meaningful change.

Delsa places a strong emphasis on practical application, focusing on the daily implementation of beneficial practices tailored to each client’s unique needs. At the heart of her practice is the goal to establish a safe and supportive space. This environment allows clients to express themselves freely and non-judgmentally, enabling them to navigate their emotions and experiences in a healthy and constructive manner.

Languages Spoken: English and Haitian Creole

  • Florida Atlantic University, Master of Art in Counseling Psychology

  • Florida A&M University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Social Work

 

Availability: Monday 8 am - 1:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm, Friday 8 am - 5 pm

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Meet Shayla Felicien, MS

Master's Level Clinician in Mental Health Counseling and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Shayla, a master's level clinician with valuable experience in the field, brings a unique and empathetic perspective to her practice. "I know what it is like to be the one seeking help, and finding a therapist who genuinely cared about my personal struggles," she shares, highlighting her understanding of the therapeutic journey from both sides of the chair.Now as a psychotherapist, Shayla is committed to creating a foundation for successful therapy based on genuine concern for each individual's unique experiences. She employs a non-judgmental, strength-based approach, aiming to illuminate strengths in her clients that they may not yet recognize in themselves. Her method integrates evidence-based techniques and therapeutic approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), tailored to serve the specific needs of each client.Shayla specializes in treating a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem, career choice and challenges, parenting skills, and boundary issues, among others. Her expertise spans working with children, teenagers, and adults, offering a comprehensive approach to mental health care."I am here if you need me," she affirms, extending a supportive hand to those navigating life's challenges. "You are stronger than you know!" Shayla's message is one of resilience and hope, encouraging clients to recognize and build upon their inner strength as they work towards overcoming their struggles.

  • Keiser University, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • University of Derby, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Availability: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

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Meet Alvin Catalan, MS

Master's Level Clinician in Mental Health Counseling

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Alvin lives by the philosophy, “Live your life as if you’ve never made a poor decision.” This perspective underscores his belief that life is a tapestry of decisions and experiences, each with its own set of lessons that contribute to self-mastery. As a trauma survivor with lived experience, Alvin is dedicated to providing access to care, skills, and resources that empower individuals to live purposefully. While he recognizes that everyone finds their own path, he offers guidance to those who seek it, serving as a supportive beacon in their journey.

An American of Puerto Rican descent, Alvin has achieved a Master's level in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. His experience spans a broad spectrum of counseling scenarios, including individual, group, crisis, faith-based, performance coaching, spiritual integration, and family counseling.

Alvin approaches mental health through a holistic and spiritual lens, viewing it as an integral part of overall wellness. He is passionate about addressing a variety of areas, such as substance abuse, cultural counseling, trauma and generational trauma, sex therapy, spiritual counseling, and working with the LGBTQIA+ communities. In his practice, Alvin employs a diverse array of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Somatic Experiencing, Positive Psychology, Theta Healing, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. This eclectic approach enables him to tailor his therapeutic strategies to suit each client's unique needs and goals, fostering their journey towards self-healing.

Fluent in English and proficient in Spanish, Alvin's versatility in communication allows him to connect with a wide range of clients. His experience includes working with C-level executives, individuals from various countries, and those surviving homelessness. Alvin’s breadth of knowledge and experience, coupled with his empathetic and holistic approach, make him a versatile and compassionate clinician dedicated to supporting the diverse needs of his clients.

 

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Johnson & Wales University, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, Concentration: Event Management, Food & Beverage, Nightlife and Entertainment

  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T)

Availability: Monday - Friday 12 pm - 8 pm

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Meet Jackeline Garcia, MS

Master's Level Clinician in Mental Health Counseling and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Jackeline Garcia, a master's level clinician with several years of experience in the mental health field, believes in the resilient nature of the human spirit. "Life can often present individuals with circumstances that can be difficult to navigate. Experiencing challenges in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional," she states, encapsulating her optimistic approach to therapy.As a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, Jackeline brings a heartfelt passion for helping others to her practice. She has garnered substantial clinical knowledge and experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, adeptly guiding individuals through their mental health and substance abuse challenges. Specializing in treating depression, anxiety, and addiction, Jackeline provides counseling that addresses a spectrum of mental health issues. Her focus is on empowering clients to acquire the necessary skills to cope with life's challenges effectively.Jackeline employs evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. She firmly believes in the client's autonomy, viewing each person as the captain of their own journey. This philosophy ensures that therapy sessions are client-centered, focusing on goals specifically identified by the individual. "Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start," she asserts. Jackeline is committed to assisting clients in taking the next step towards becoming their best selves, working collaboratively to create positive change and foster personal growth.

  • Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Florida International University, Bachelor of Art in Psychology

 

Availability: Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

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Meet Olivia Blackman, MSW

Master's Level Clinician in Social Work and Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

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Olivia, a master's level clinician with several years of experience in the mental health field, brings a deeply empathetic and authentic approach to therapy. As a Black woman, she understands the challenges of living authentically in a society that often undermines minority mental health. Her primary goal is to guide people towards a state of equilibrium, enabling them to become the best versions of themselves. Olivia is particularly skilled in helping clients cope with stress, worry, cognitive distortions, and issues related to self-esteem and self-perception.In both her personal and professional life, Olivia champions a non-judgmental approach to therapy. She creates a safe space for clients to be unapologetically themselves, emphasizing strength-focused, holistic, hands-on, creative, and evidence-based methods. Her approach is designed to meet clients exactly where they are, moving at a comfortable pace while gently encouraging them to step outside their comfort zones.Olivia's academic journey includes a Master's in Social Work with a Minor in Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (RCSWI), actively pursuing licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her professional experience spans various settings, including juvenile community-based services, private practice, and educational environments. While she specializes in working with children and adolescents, Olivia is continually broadening her practice to include adults, ensuring comprehensive care for all age groups.

  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Master of Social Work

  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Bachelor in Social Work

 

Availability: Tuesday - Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm

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Meet Nicole Aldridge, MS

Master's Level Clinician in Mental Health Counseling and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Welcome to a space where understanding meets empathy, marking the beginning of your journey towards emotional resilience. If you find yourself navigating the complexities of your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, you're in the right place. Meet Nicole, your compassionate guide on this path to self-discovery and healing.

Nicole is a dedicated and empathetic master's level clinician and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, possessing a rich educational foundation that includes a degree in Psychology, a Master's in Early Childhood Education, and a Dual Master’s degree in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health. This diverse academic background infuses her work with depth and a heartfelt passion for mental health care.

Nicole's commitment to helping individuals build emotional resilience is evident in her approach to therapy. She has extensive experience in addressing a wide array of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ADHD, substance issues, and family conflicts. Her belief in the power of a person-centered approach and mindfulness creates a therapeutic environment where active listening and empathy cultivate a sense of purpose and autonomy in her clients.

What truly sets Nicole apart is her unwavering commitment to continuous support and her skill in forging strong, therapeutic connections. She collaborates closely with her clients, guiding them through evidence-based approaches to explore their concerns and understand their experiences deeply.For Nicole, being a mental health professional is more than a profession; it's the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. She is dedicated to offering robust support and educational tools, while also holding a space for individuals seeking to navigate their thoughts and feelings.Embark on this journey with Nicole, where each step is taken with utmost care, understanding, and a genuine commitment to your well-being. With Nicole, your path towards emotional resilience and self-discovery is nurtured and respected. Your journey starts here.

  • Walden University, Dual Master in Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

  • Capella University, Master of Science in Early Childhood Education

  • Delaware State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

 

Availability: Tuesday and Thursday 5 pm -8 pm, Every Other Wednesday 5 pm - 7 pm, and Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

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Meet Sherayne Welch, MS

Master's Level Clinician in Mental Health Counseling and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Sherayne Welch, a master's level clinician with a wealth of experience as a mental health counselor, brings a deep sense of passion and dedication to our team.

 

As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Sherayne has honed her skills in both clinical and Telehealth settings, offering comprehensive care to those in need. Her expertise, particularly in managing the demands of a national suicide hotline, speaks volumes of her ability to handle complex and sensitive situations with empathy and professionalism.

 

Focusing on adults and late adolescents, Sherayne specializes in treating Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. Her approach is characterized by an open, conversational, and non-judgmental style, fostering an environment where clients feel safe and supported. She believes in empowering her clients, ensuring they feel in control of their therapy journey and comfortable to share openly in the therapeutic space.

 

Sherayne's clinical skills are complemented by her adeptness in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and providing supportive counseling. She also showcases her therapeutic versatility in private practice, where she provides care for adult clients living with acute mental illness and daily life stressors.

 

In her past role at a private practice in Trinidad, West Indies, Sherayne offered individual, group, and couples counseling, further diversifying her clinical experience. She has also provided therapy to adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders, facilitating psychoeducation and supported education groups to enhance their quality of life.

 

Sherayne Welch's comprehensive approach to mental health, combined with her diverse experience and empathetic nature, make her a valuable asset to our team and a source of reliable support for our clients.

  • Capella University, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

  • Caldwell College, Bachelors in Psychology

Availability: Monday - Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm, and Thursday 9 am 1 pm then 2 pm - 4 pm

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Dawn Downey-Coleman, BA

Clinical Mental Health Counselor In Training

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Dawn's journey in the United States Navy was marked by exposure to various levels of trauma, an experience that shaped her path towards healing and helping others.

 

Recognizing the power of seeking help, Dawn made a conscious decision to overcome her own challenges, inspired by the support she received during her difficult times. Now, she is driven to be that supportive presence for others. Her calm demeanor provides a comforting and reassuring environment, making her an empathetic advocate and a voice for those affected by trauma and beyond.

 

Currently, Dawn is enriching her knowledge in the field of mental health as a counselor-in-training at Keiser University. Her academic background is diverse and robust, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a master’s certificate in Denial and Deception, qualifications she earned while serving as an Intelligence Specialist in the Navy.

 

In her free time, Dawn dedicates herself to volunteering at a local shelter, supporting women dealing with addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She places immense value on the growth and positive development of her clients, prioritizing their well-being and progress.

 

Dawn lives by the philosophy, “You can’t control what life throws at you, but you can control how you respond to it.” In her therapeutic approach, she equips her clients with the tools and skills necessary to handle life's challenges. By working through these challenges together, she helps her clients adopt a more optimistic perspective, seeing life's glass as half full rather than half empty.

 

A third-year student at Keiser University, Dawn is actively working towards her goal of becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Her experience encompasses working with adult clients in community-based settings and in educational contexts, and she is continuously expanding her expertise to include adolescents as well.

  • Keiser University, Master in Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling (pending)

  • Northwood University, Bachelor in Business Administration

 

Availability: Monday - Wednesday 11 am - 6 pm

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Meet Sophia Kelly, BS

Clinical Mental Health Counselor In Training

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Sophia, a diligent student at Keiser University, is currently completing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

 

Inspired by Carl Rogers' philosophy that “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination,”

 

Sophia recognizes that life's journey is replete with both challenges and joys. Her approach to therapy is rooted in this understanding, focusing on fostering optimism and a positive mindset even in the face of uncertainty, trauma, anxiety, confusion, and sadness.

 

As a counselor-in-training, Sophia is on her path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Her life experiences and a deep-seated passion for helping others have been the driving forces behind her pursuit of a career in mental health.

 

Sophia's empathetic nature allows her to connect with each individual uniquely, providing the personalized support they need to navigate their challenges.

 

Sophia is particularly passionate about assisting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment styles, and relationship issues. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic, centered on the specific needs and problems presented by her clients. She believes in selecting therapeutic methods and interventions that are most effective for each client, ensuring a tailored and client-centered treatment process.

 

Therapy, for Sophia, is a collaborative journey. She aims to create an environment where her clients feel safe, seen, and heard, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in the therapeutic process.

 

Sophia is dedicated to being a supportive part of her clients' teams, helping them navigate the complexities of life with understanding and care. She would be honored to join you on your journey, offering guidance and support as you work towards self-growth, inner peace, and resilience.

  • Keiser University, Master in Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling (pending)

  • Radford University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology

  • Universidad De Granada - Centro De Lenguas Moderna - Bachelor of Science

  • Certification in Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) Suicide Prevention

Availability: Monday - Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm

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Meet Danielle Glancz, BA

Clinical Mental Health Counselor In Training

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Danielle, currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Keiser University, embodies the spirit of empathy in her approach to therapy.

 

Inspired by Alfred Adler's words, “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another,” Danielle is deeply committed to understanding and resonating with the experiences of her clients.

 

As a Master’s student working towards her licensure in Mental Health Counseling, Danielle has gained valuable experience working with families, children, adolescents, and specializing in addiction treatment. Her professional journey has seen her engage with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, enhancing her versatility as a counselor.

 

Danielle's expertise extends to group counseling and facilitation, where she has honed her skills in creating supportive and dynamic therapeutic environments. Her passion for helping others is the cornerstone of her practice. She aspires to facilitate overall happiness and well-being in her clients.

 

In her clinical practice, Danielle upholds a non-judgmental and open stance, creating a space where clients can freely express their needs and concerns. She believes that one of the key benefits of counseling is the absence of judgment, often encountered in other areas of life. Her treatment approach is client-centered, utilizing multiple therapeutic methods tailored to each individual's unique needs.Down-to-earth and authentic, Danielle values genuine connections in her therapeutic relationships.

 

She endeavors to put herself in her clients' shoes, ensuring that therapy sessions are comfortable, authentic, and reflective of real human emotions and experiences. Danielle invites you to work together towards feeling and being your best, offering a partnership in therapy that is both empathetic and grounded in reality.

  • Keiser University, Master in Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling (pending)

  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Bachelor of Art in Psychology

Availability: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm, Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Meet Shany Houri, BA

Social Worker In Training

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