Meet our Providers

Aida Flores
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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 individuals.

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:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
  • Compsych
  • 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: $199: Intake
$149: 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

 

Erkan Caygoz
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Erkan Caygoz, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Erkan Caygoz is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides care for individuals in Florida and Arizona. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare and has worked in a wide variety of behavioral health settings. Erkan has expertise caring for all ages across the life span including all levels of complexity. He is a strong communicator and has a superb ability to connect with his clients and their families. He completed his graduate degree at Drexel University, a prestige University located in Philadelphia, PA with a renowned reputation in the medical education field. He also now holds a position as a Clinical Professor at his alma matter.

Erkan strongly believes in the Patient-and Family-Centered Care model. He places special emphasis on listening to and honoring patient and family perspectives and incorporates their values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds in his decision making. He believes that collaboration between everyone in the treatment team – which is centered around the patient and their family is most important to obtaining positive outcomes. Erkan is outcome driven and has proven to work tirelessly to ensure his clients are well cared for.

You, the client, are the central and most important part of the treatment team and It is Erkan’s purpose to establish a therapeutic alliance with you so that he can meet your needs. Erkan seeks to help guide you to meet your life’s goals and to obtain the wellness that you deserve.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Mood disorders / Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety / PTSD
  • Trauma / Abuse
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • ADHD
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Gladys Amador
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Gregg Halverson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Gregg Halverson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Gregg Halverson is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family nurse practitioner in the state of Florida who is knowledgeable, passionate, and has strong clinical skills. Gregg navigated his career into mental health after serving in the United States Navy, dedicating life-saving skills as a firefighter, delivering optimal medical care as a paramedic, and making sound decisions as an emergency room nurse. He had the opportunity to work at one of the highest trauma centers and the nation’s busiest emergency departments and comprehensive mental health departments in Florida. Over the past 20 years, Gregg has experience working with diverse individuals, providing quality of care to all, while continuing to serve veterans requiring medical examinations. 

Gregg graduated from Florida Southern College with a Master of Nursing in Family Medicine. He completed a post-master’s certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Florida State University. To best serve his patients, Gregg utilizes evidence-based medication management towards ultimate psychiatric and mental health medical care. 

Gregg establishes a welcoming environment that is inclusive to all patients. He strongly believes in a holistic, patient-centered, and collaborative approach to delivering psychiatric and mental health treatment to improve his patient’s quality of life. He strives to achieve his patient’s goals towards a meaningful and healthy lifestyle. 

Education 

Florida State University
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Florida Southern College
Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress
  • PTSD
Jessica Co
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Jessica Co, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Relationships and life goals have the potential to be the most rewarding AND the most stressful aspects of our lives. I have seen a vast amount of patients through the aging lifespan and many diverse backgrounds, who struggle to navigate life through mental health issues which impair their ability to work, attend school, spend time with family, deal with chronic illness, and perform social/ spiritual activities; all of which bring joy, self-fulfillment, and build positive human connections. We all thrive to achieve joy and happiness. I'm ultimately here to help you obtain perspective, achieve balance, and assist in guidance to a more rewarding and meaningful life. Getting help and support is a strength in coping and positive notion to empowering your life.

As a Certified Psychiatric nurse practitioner with more than 10 years of experience as an APRN, I can help navigate through psychotherapy, medication prescription/ management, and also develop an integrative approach with both. Together we can explore the mind, body, and spirit for empowerment of living a health and full life. I utilize evidence based, complementary mental health modalities, traditional psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy to compose and individualized treatment plan for the best personalized results.

My goal is to offer a safe, nonjudgemental space in which to explore what you're going through, in the comforts of your own home. Virtual health visits (also known as Telehealth medicine), gives you the opportunity to do so.

Education

Frontier Nursing University

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Julia Murchison
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julia Murchison, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Julia Murchison, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University in 2016. She is a native Floridian and has been a resident of Gainesville since 2017. Julia is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with a focus on emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. Prior to returning to graduate school to earn her MSW she worked as a licensed massage therapist specializing in cranio-sacral therapy and emotional release work. She has over 20 years’ experience teaching meditation and breathwork modalities and she is also trained as a yoga instructor. She has worked in the fields of substance use, severe and persistent mental illness, posttraumatic stress, grief, and end of life issues. Julia demonstrates compassion and empathy in the support of persons whose lives have been affected by mental health issues, trauma, and addiction.

I use an integrative approach consisting of cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, ACT, polyvagal theory, with a dash of gestalt. Understanding the importance of the felt sense of emotions through body sensations, nervous system responses, and how the brain reacts to stress and triggers is the cornerstone of the work that I use. Helping people understand what they are feeling and why and learning how these emotions contribute to unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors is the path I use to work toward change. The unconditional acceptance of each client through a warm and empathic relationship develops and forges the therapeutic environment.

Asking for and accepting help can sometimes be the biggest fear to making change happen. I am glad to see you are exploring your options to working on the issues that you are struggling with. I would be happy to meet with you and see if my approach is the right one for you. Please let me know how I may be able to help you.

Education

Masters in Social Work
Barry University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Mood dysregulation
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
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Florida Blue
  • 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
Lynn Howard
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Lynn Howard, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Lynn Howard is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.  She has a background in yoga, meditation, and bedside nursing.  As a registered nurse she adapted to working multiple settings including medical, stepdown and ICU.  Her interest in energy work and healing modalities helped influence her studies as a family nurse practitioner.  With a history of body work, yoga, and massage, she found herself working in pain management.  It was here where her belief in the mind-body connection was further solidified.  She realized that the patients with optimized mental health care had the best outcomes.

Lynn has excellent listening skills and a keen awareness of patient needs.  Her background in nursing has enabled her to understand individual needs throughout the lifespan.  Her unique experiences have set her up for a mindfulness-based practice in psychiatric medicine.

Lynn believes in encouraging others to live their best life by focusing on their strengths.  She enjoys collaborating with individuals to assist them in achieving their goals.

Education

University of Cincinnati
Master of Science in Nursing FNP

Specialties

  • Anxiety D/O
  • Panic D/O
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar & Mood D/O
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Sleep D/O
Marion Codling
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Florida Blue
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Maryann Tasong Esapa
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Maryann Tasong Esapa, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Mrs. Esapa ARNP PMHNP B-C is an experienced Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse practitioner in both inpatient and outpatient settings including Tele-psychiatry. Mrs. Esapa has experience in treating acute mental health disorders and chronic mental health disorders including substance abuse. My philosophy is that I have the responsibility to the public to provide safe, holistic, patient-centered care. As an advocate, I empower my  patients by encouraging them to become active partners in their own  care and engage in mutual goal-setting between ourselves and the patient. 

Education

Walden University
Masters Of Science in Nursing  

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Paraphilic 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
Nicole Hill
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Nicole Hill, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Nicole Hill brings vast amounts of knowledge and experience with over 10 years of compassionate practice as a mental health Registered Nurse. 

Beyond her 10 years of experience within the mental health field, Nicole understands, firsthand, the challenges and shortcomings that a majority of her patients’ experience. Throughout her life, Nicole has witnessed many close and immediate family members struggle and overcome various mental health disorders including major depression, anxiety, PTSD, and most impactful to her, substance abuse. Nicole believes that this personal experience has enabled and encouraged her to pursue and be successful in her career in the field of mental health. Nicole enjoys using her professional knowledge and personal experiences to bring the best possible care to her patients so they can reach their true potential.

Nicole is both compassionate and empathetic. After being a psychiatric nurse in various specialties, she witnessed the overwhelming scarcity of providers along with a sad stigma surrounding mental illness. This inspired and propelled Nicole to obtain her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner license to allow her to jump in and help fill these gaps. She has made it her mission to fight for improved access and treatment for those suffering with mental illness.

Nicole likes to remind her patients, “your brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs, kidneys and liver… and just like those other organs, your brain can become sick too.” Nicole believes that caring for your mental health is of the utmost importance for improved quality of life. Most uniquely about this provider, Nicole empowers her clients to participate in decision-making for their treatment and believes in holistic patient-centered care. More noteworthy, she enjoys sharing her vast knowledge and resources surrounding treatment to educate her patients. Nicole truly values and fosters a warm and trusting relationship with all of her patients.

Education

Jacksonville University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication 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
Sonia Bain
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149 Follow-up

Sonia Bain, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Sonia Bain is a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in treating adults struggling with depression, anxiety, difficulties with focus and concentration, stress, and sleep issues. She is a non-judgemental communicator with a flexible approach. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Berrien Springs, Michigan and received her Masters of Science and Post-Graduate degree in Kentucky.

 Sonia uses an evidence-based practice approach for psychiatric medication management and therapy. She provides education on the diagnosis, treatment plan, and medication regimen as she regards her clients as collaborators in mental health treatment.  She strives to be empathetic and seeks to maintain an environment of trust.

Sonia desires to form an open and honest partnership as a personal, individualized treatment plan is created to help achieve your mental health goal. She hopes to empower each of her clients to take the necessary steps towards mental wellness.

Education

Andrews University
Masters of Science
Post-Graduate Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Grief
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Twyla Newman
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Twyla Newman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Twyla Newman, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. She has had a wealth of experience and training in caring for those who have mental health disorders across the lifespan since 2010. She’s cared for people with Bipolar/Depression, Anxiety/Worry, Panic Disorders, PTSD, and many more. Twyla is a caring and compassionate individual who prides herself in giving quality individualized competent care. Twyla has always had a passion for caring for people, as early as the age of 18 years old. She pursued her first nursing degree in 2004 when she became a Licensed Practical Nurse from Traviss Technical College in Lakeland, Florida. She went on to become a Registered Nurse in 2010 from Galen College of Nursing with an Associates of Science degree in St. Petersburg, Florida. Twyla loved nursing and wanted to grow in knowledge and skills that she pursued and obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in 2016 from South University in Tampa, Florida. She didn’t just stop there; She wanted to master the art of science in the field of mental health care where she graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2020.

Twyla has a unique ability to connect with her patients. She is a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgmental person and this allows her to build a trusting rapport with those she gives care. She actively listens to her patient’s and collaborates with them for best quality outcome.

Twyla is on a mission to help as many people as possible to help alleviate symptoms that’s causing them emotional distress. Twyla wants to help combat the stigma of mental health disorders. Her goal is to reach a diverse group of people to give culturally competent care. Twyla welcomes you to give her a call.

Education

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Sleep Disorder
Willow Goldfarb
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Florida Blue
  • Tricare
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: $199: Intake
$149: 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
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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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