Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Gainesville, FL

Meet Our Providers

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

Anton Georgiev, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anton Georgiev, PMHNP-BC Philosophy of Care Anton Georgiev is a culturally diverse, board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, focused on the holistic approach of treatment. Anton’s goal is to treat the whole person, giving each individual a tailored and personalized care, specific to their culture, lifestyle, believe system, and capacity. He is a firm believer in the philosophy of “Sound Mind-Sound Body”, therefore his care explores the connection between the psychiatric and medical aspects. He began his psychiatric career in 2013 working for River Point Behavioral Health and Memorial Hospital, both major inpatient psychiatric facilities in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 2019 Anton has been gaining experience as an out-patient psychiatric resident, while retaining his in-patient nurse duties. His experience includes emergency stabilization psychiatric unit, addiction unit, geriatric psychiatry, adolescence psychiatry. In addition to direct in-patient and out-patient care, Anton has an extensive, five-year experience as a group therapy leader, as part of his registered nurse duties while working in Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. Anton is a strong supporter of incorporating therapy to the treatment of the client, for its potential to unlock the previously unused or forgotten abilities to self-manage and control feelings, reactions, emotions, and fears. Anton accepts the benefits of alternative and complimentary treatments in the ongoing client’s effort to be a well-balanced person. He is aware of the clients’ personal choice of treatment, cultural and spiritual believes, which have the potential to greatly affect the treatment and the therapeutic relationship between provider and patient. He invests the time to explain, educate, and provide the client with all of the needed information to make the best possible choice. Anton understands that a treatment is never static, it is an ongoing and highly dynamic process, involving honest communication and effort from both, provider and client.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Masters of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Gender dysphoria Addiction
Erkan Caygoz
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana=
  • 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
Gregg Halverson
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
Ivette Medrano
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Ivette Medrano, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ivette is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Florida International University. She has over 12 years of experience in healthcare. Ivette sees patients across the lifespan and has experience working with children, adults, and families. She especially enjoys working with adults on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and OCD.

Ivette takes a collaborative approach with her patients using an eclectic therapeutic method that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, trauma-focused therapy, and solution/insight-oriented therapy. She believes in holistic health which includes physical, mental, and emotional well-being to promote a fulfilling and purposeful life.

Ivette seeks to create a warm relationship with you in order to work together towards your identified goals and values.

Education

Florida International University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Jennifer Richie
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $139: Follow-ups

Jennifer Richie, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She completed her graduate studies at Georgetown University and undergraduate degree at Drexel University. Jennifer is currently working on completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Chamberlain University. Her background includes child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine.

She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. Jennifer possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by her natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.

As a PMHNP, Jennifer’s role is multifaceted, including managing care in inpatient and outpatient settings, executive leadership, working as a mental health advocate, and a therapist. She has a deep interest in the prevention of mental illness and promoting mental wellness.

Education

Georgetown University
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Kali Thurman
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Kali Thurman, PMHNP, APRN

Philosophy of Care

Kali has over 10 years of experience working with adolescent and adult populations facing a variety of complex mental health issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, impaired coping, life-transitions, eating disorders, grief, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Kali utilizes a client-focused, collaborative, strength-based approach to guide the therapeutic relationship. She incorporates principles from solution-focused, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy to help individuals overcome obstacles to achieve their mental health goals.

Kali will work to understand your unique mental health needs and utilize her skills to guide you on the path to reach and maintain your mental health goals.

Education

Jacksonville University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues,
  • Grief,
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Melissa Nicholas
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149:follow-ups

Melissa Nicholas, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Nicholas is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who specializes in treating adults for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders, along with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses. Melissa has worked in various behavioral health settings and has a lot of experience engaging with clients with various mental health disorders. She also has experience working with veterans who have served our great nation.

Melissa completed her Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees at Galen College of Nursing. She went on to complete her Master in Nursing (MSN) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Melissa will be starting Frontier Nursing University in order to obtain her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and will remain in the forefront to combat the stigma of mental health.

Melissa is a caring and empathetic provider who believes in a holistic, patient-centered, and collaborative approach when providing psychiatric and mental health treatment. She takes the time to get to know her clients in order to build a good rapport and a good therapeutic relationship. Melissa encourages her clients to partake in decision-making pertaining to their treatment goals. She incorporates evidence-based practice and medication management to provide the best quality of care for her clients.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem,
  •  Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Melissa Titus
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Melissa Titus, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Titus is a Board Certified, Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida with over 11 years of experience in providing care to patients in varied settings. After working years as a hospital and emergency room nurse, she saw first-hand the vast need for good mental health care. Melissa understands that mental health is affected by our past as well as impacted by our current (careers, relationships, medical issues, and even living during a world-wide pandemic). She takes all these factors into account when seeing patients to ensure an individualized treatment plan is centered around each patient’s needs.

Melissa has expertise in working with all ages across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults) with a variety of disorders including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Behavioral issues, Obsessive-Compulsive, Oppositional Defiance, Mood, Trauma, PTSD and many more. She works with her patients to formulate an individualized plan using the most up to date, effective, and therapeutic techniques as well as providing medication management when warranted.

Melissa is passionate about providing quality, empathetic, and comprehensive mental health care to her patients. She loves to stay up to date with the latest treatment options for her patients and provides the education needed for her patients to understand the complexities of their mental health. Melissa would love to partner with you to help meet all your mental health needs.

Education

Jacksonville University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD),
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
  • Mens Issues

 

Rachel Arner
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Arner, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Rachel Arner has worked extensively with trauma work, specializing in sex-trafficked youth and sexual abuse. Rachel enjoys working with youth and adults in processing trauma, building healthy coping skills, and healing, offering trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to help individuals and families.

Rachel understands the unique dynamics of family struggle and co-parenting from personal experience as a stepmother. Mental health struggles and life hardship can create feelings of loneliness, but fortunately we do not have to go through these problems alone and blindly.

Education

Masters of Social Work
University of Kansas

Specialties

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
  • Co-parenting
Sonia Bain
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
Edna PetitHomme
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
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
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • 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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