Meet our Providers

Aida Flores
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Aida Flores, LMHC, BCC

**Bilingual therapist-Spanish/English

Philosophy of Care

I love to work with clients who are experiencing some sense of lack of confidence, self- esteem issues, feelings of doubt and fear and experience some difficult in making decisions.

My empathy, compassion and understanding give away for a positive therapeutic relationship in which I  will help you achieve your goals, my focus is to empower you and assist you recognizing your strength no matter what the challenges might be.

After the initial first sessions, I will be able to identify your strengths and use them in order to motivate you and use them as a driving factor in your counseling process.

I genuinely will listen to you and ask you questions in order to check with you that we are on the same page.

I work with adolescents, couples, families and individulas.

Usually, at the end of each session, I will schedule another counseling session in order to have the  consistency and momentum of your desire to work on your problems.

Education

Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology
Nova Southeastern University

Specialties

  •  Anxiety (General anxiety, Social anxiety)
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship issues
  • Certified Coach
Christina Davis
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Christina Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ms. Christina Davis is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner that specializes in treating psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She has over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, ranging from leadership positions such as managing a large urban community mental health facility as a charge nurse in the Crisis Stabilization Unit, to medication management in residential, detox, and outpatient settings.

Christina completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Florida State University, then her Master of Science degree at the University of South Alabama. She holds national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner.

As a first generation Asian American, she understands the significance of how cultural influences and religious beliefs may have on the stigma of mental illness. She has seen countless individuals and families suffer as a result of ambivalence, fear, shame, and guilt on receiving mental health care, and is passionate about helping others overcome this. As a mother herself, she also understands the challenges and emotions that come along with parenting and postpartum issues. Christina seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths, and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. She utilizes holistic therapy, solution focused, and evidence based medicine to meet the needs of every individual.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric disorders

 

Dr.Brett Engle
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • New Directions
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Brett Engle, PhD, LCSW

** Dr. Engle offers sessions in English and Spanish

Dr. Brett Engle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and has been a therapist for over 20 years. He is a motivational interviewing trainer and trauma specialist. Dr. Engle treats emotional disturbances of all kinds, many of which are based in traumatic experiences.

Dr. Engle obtained his bachelors in psychology and masters in social work from Boise State University. He received his PhD in social Welfare at Florida International University and was awarded a National Institute of Health grant to complete his dissertation on adolescent commitment language as a predictor of therapeutic outcomes. Dr. Engle taught clinical social work classes for over 10 years and has been an Assistant Professor at the FIU Wertheim College of Medicine since 2009. He has published over a dozen peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and presented at numerous conferences, including as a grand rounds and keynote speaker.

Anyone who wants to be free of the effects of a traumatic past or from negative emotions that seem to come out of nowhere is encouraged to contact Dr. Engle directly. Dr. Engle utilizes person-centered, strengths-based, and experiential mindfulness-based treatment interventions designed to impact the unconscious mind, i.e., the way a person automatically thinks, feels, and reacts. He directly targets emotional change rather than expecting the client to first make behavioral changes in order to benefit from therapy.

Dr. Engle's specialties:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety, including generalized anxiety, phobias and panic disorders
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Wellness and performance
Marcela Mejia
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • New Directions
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Dr. Marcela Mejia, PsyD

** Services are offered in English and Spanish
** Individual and Couples Therapy 

Doctor Marcela Mejia is a licensed psychologist, in the state of Florida, specializing in helping adolescents and adults understand and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University and her Doctorate of Psychology, with Utmost Distinction, from Albizu University.

Dr. Mejia utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, strength-based, mindfulness-based, and humanistic approaches to therapy. She focuses on each individual holistically, studying the client’s point of view at all stages of the treatment through assessment of their current emotional and mental state. She is committed to providing a nurturing environment and helping clients develop coping skills so they can unlock their creativity and thrive, becoming the best version of themselves.

There are times in life when we face personal, professional, or relationship challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about ourselves or our choices. Dr. Mejia offers her knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you find peace of mind, unload your suffering and pain, renew your sense of hope and freedom, and make healthy choices to move toward a full, authentic, and harmonious life.

Dr. Mejia’s specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger management & Communication
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief / Loss
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction / Abuse
  • Coping with Life transitions (i.e., divorce, becoming a care giver, job loss, re-establishment sense of self / identity)
Dr.Yveline Jacques
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Dr. Yveline Jacques, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Dr. Yveline Jacques offers services in English, French, and Creole

Dr. Yveline Jacques is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. Dr. Jacques has been in the medical field for a total of 20 years and has been practicing psychiatry for the past four years. She is certified to treat clients across the lifespan, but she is specialized in adult psychiatry helping clients with a variety of psychic disorders including major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Jacques completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of North Florida.

Dr. Yveline Jacques utilizes evidence-based practice for the prevention, assessment, diagnosing, treatment, and rehabilitation of the mentally ill with the purpose to alleviate mental suffering associated with psychiatric disorders and the optimization of mental well-being.

Dr. Yveline Jacques understands the importance of your mental health and is ready to establish trust, listen to you, being informed of your symptoms and your concerns, involving you in your plan of care, partnership with you in achieving your desired treatment outcome. 

Education

Nova Southeastern University
MS Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorder

 

Gladys Amador
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • New Directions
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gladys Amador, LMHC, NCC

** Services are offered in English and Spanish

Gladys Amador is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Florida. In 2014 she graduated from Barry University, a CACREP qualified university in Miami Shores Florida. Since then, she refined her practice at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital as a practicum student and later honed her skills at a non-profit in Miami-Dade County.

Gladys speaks both English and Spanish fluently and can provide individual therapy in the language of your heart. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Cuban parents, she grew up in South Florida as a first generation American. Her expertise include a broad spectrum of disorders from serious mental illness of paranoid schizophrenia to adjustment disorders, grief, anxiety, depression and family separation to name a few. She has worked with indigent clients, the homeless, professionals, the elderly, college students, relapse prevention/substance misuse clients among others. One of her passions includes group facilitation where she led anger management and life skills sessions at forensic alternative and women’s rehabilitation treatment centers.

She is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance and believes whole-heartedly that connection is the cure. Gladys loves to dance, spend time with friends and family, and do all things water – swimming, kayaking, boating, skiing.

A true professional in the mental health field, Gladys invests countless hours polishing and practicing the human/healing arts to support people find and refine their passions.

Gladys’ specialties include:

  • Mood disorders
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Women’s issues
  • Couples/Relationship/Family therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
Kristi Gannon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristi Gannon, LCSW

Kristi Gannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both the state of Virginia and Florida. Kristi currently offers telehealth sessions only for both of those states. Kristi completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University.

Kristi has worked with diverse adult populations with different backgrounds throughout her career, including both on an individual basis and with couples. She has undergone specialized training to be recognized as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional by the ICATP. Kristi understands that no single approach to therapy works for every individual, and therefore integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral, person-centered therapies, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their desired goals.

Kristi is passionate about the work she does with her clients and uses a collaborative approach to empower clients in taking control of their own recovery. She offers an empathic, non-judgmental, and safe atmosphere that promotes growth and healing.

Kristi’s specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship problems
Lisa Crooks
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Crooks, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker within the State of  Florida. She has 7 years of experience within the field of clinical social work via counseling and supportive services. Lisa obtained her Master in Clinical Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in Health Services Administration along with a minor in Health Sciences. Lisa has experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. Lisa prioritizes providing culturally competent services, and identifies as a woman of color. 

Lisa's treatment focuses on issues such as stress management, self-care, self-love, building resiliency, grief and loss, social skills, adjusting to major health conditions, oncology, and divorce. Sessions can be traditional talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed.

Lisa believes in empowerment. She understands that you are the expert of your life, and that she is only helping you gain understanding. She wants to guide you towards a state of positive welfare, understanding of yourself, and your life experiences.

Education

Florida Atlantic University
Master's in Clinical Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Oncology
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Use of Therapeutic Art Techniques
Marion Codling
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Marion Codling, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Marion is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) that treats clients across the lifespan. Marion has extensive experience working with and treating patients with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and mental health disorders. In addition to medication management, Marion incorporates an innovative approach of treatment that focuses on treating the “Mind, Body and Spirit,” to meet her client's mental, physical, and spiritual needs. Marion has extensive training in crisis stabilization of acutely ill clients requiring hospitalization, as well as those in an outpatient clinical setting. Marion’s expertise includes but is not limited to diagnosing, treating, and prescribing medication for Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Psychotic Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders.

Marion has over 20 years of working as a Mental Health Registered nurse and now as PMHNP/FNP and she prides herself on having the ability to build a genuine rapport with her patients while providing outstanding patient-centered care. Marion incorporates the holistic approach by educating her clients on making lifestyle changes to improve self-care and promote wellness. When combined with psychotherapy and psychotropic medication, her clients can lead a healthier and more productive life. Rest assured that Marion will provide outstanding, individualized, and quality patient-centered care while adhering to clinical practice guidelines.

Education

Chamberlain University
Maryville University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Conversion disorder
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Personality disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating Disorders
Michael Schuck
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • United Heathcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michael Schuck, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

I specialize in anxiety, anger management, and relationship problems. I help my clients overcome this issues and live healthier, and more fulfilling lives. Do you struggle on building healthy relationships? Does conflict, stress, and anxiety surround your life? If you say yes to any of these questions I am here for you, and would like to help you.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor ( LMHC ) with many years of experience helping clients improve their overall well being. I worked on a variety of clinical settings such as Hospitals, Outpatient clinics, and addiction treatment centers providing individual, family therapy, and facilitating psychotherapy groups. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and counseling can be done in the language of your choice.

Education 

Nova Southeastern University
Mater's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
Pedro Sam
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • New Directions
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pedro Sam, LMHC

** Services are offered in English and Spanish

Pedro graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2006 with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. He is a licensed therapist who has been practicing counseling for nearly 14 years. He is also a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns seeking licensure. Pedro has served as a therapist and as the Clinical Director at various mental health and recovery centers through out the years. Pedro dedicates his practice to improve the lives of individuals who have lost hope and need direction. Pedro has experience counseling individuals, couples, and also facilitating psychotherapy groups. Pedro's treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy among others.

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Marriage and couples counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Issues
  • Issues of teenager and student age individuals
  • Behavioral Issues, Self Harm, and Anger Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Stress Management
  • 12 Step NA/AA Step Fellowship Guidance
Willow Goldfarb
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Florida Blue
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Willow Goldfarb, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Willow is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor local to Fort Lauderdale. She maintains healthy, professional relationships with her clients while offering a down to Earth counseling experience. Willow’s philosophy of care is nuanced and person-centered. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques to improve her client’s abilities to cope with life’s stressors. 

She earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida. Willow gained experience working within the foster care system, addiction recovery systems, within public schools, as a supervisor to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and through providing consultation to large corporations about creating environments that promote mental well-being.  

Willow helps her clients share their story by offering a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She provides genuine empathy and thoughtful insights into her clients’ concerns in a collaborative approach to care. Willow acknowledges concerns related to systemic oppression and the shortfalls of certain therapeutic approaches with marginalized communities in order to implement courses of treatment best suited to competently address her client’s needs. Willow provides feminist, anti-racist perspectives to empower clients of all identities and intersections. You can trust Willow to be affirming. She provides supportive therapy for people of all walks of life who have the desire to grow into their best self. 

 Education

Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling
University of Central Florida

Specialties

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirmation
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Gender Identity Concerns/Development
  • Relationship Issues
Edna PetitHomme
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edna PetitHomme, PMHNP

**Edna offers mental health services in Haitian-Creole

Philosophy of Care

Edna PetitHomme is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. Her education includes a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and a Master’s in Family Medicine from Florida Atlantic University. She received her Post master’s Certificate in Psychiatry at Florida State University.

She has training and experience treating and monitoring patient with psychiatric disorders. She has worked in community mental health serving and advocating for jailed individuals. Edna possess strong clinical skills enhanced by her ability to build rapport with patients. Edna follows evidenced based guidelines with clinical experience.

She is passionate about providing compassionate, quality, and comprehensive mental health services to her patients. Edna seeks to establish a caring relationship with you in order to improve your quality of life.

Education

Florida Atlantic University and Florida State University
DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Behavioral issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders

She sees adult clients for mental health evaluations and medication management.

She has worked in community mental health serving and advocating for jailed individuals.

Including brief psychotherapy and prescribing mental health medications if indicated.

Julienne Calixte
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Julienne Calixte, PMHNP

**Julienne offers mental health services in Haitian-Creole

Philosophy of Care

Julienne Calixte is a board certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. Her education includes Medical Doctor in Haiti and a Master’s in psychiatric nursing from Florida International University.

She has training in treating and monitoring patient with Psychiatric disorders. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse inpatient unit for 5 years. She sees patients through life span for psychiatric evaluation and medications management. Julienne enjoys helping individual in their life recovery.

Education

Florida International University
MSN

Specialties

  • Specialties
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Eating Disorder

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