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Ann Taylor
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ann Taylor, LMHC, CAP

Philosophy of Care

Ann Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida who has over 10 years of experience providing clinical assessments and therapeutic care to adult male Inmates in the State of Florida Correctional System who suffer from depression, anxiety schizophrenia, trauma, and self-injurious behavior and 13 years of experience providing substance abuse counseling to adults who have received DUIs, have pain management issues, and alcohol and drug abuse and dependence.   Ann completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at the University of Memphis and received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

Ann utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches to therapy, sustaining flexibility, inspiration, and resourcefulness to meet the wishes of her patients.

Ann strives to form a warm, honest, caring and supporting rapport to help facilitate developing your strengths and to work in partnership to provide lifelong skills to enhance your goals and ensure that you experience the meaningful life you desire.

Education

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
Argosy University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Military/Veterans
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Stress Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
Anton Georgiev
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Anton Georgiev, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anton Georgiev is a culturally diverse, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) focused on a holistic treatment approach. Anton 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 outpatient psychiatric resident, while retaining his inpatient nurse duties. His experience includes the emergency stabilization psychiatric unit, addiction unit, geriatric psychiatry, and adolescence psychiatry. In addition to direct inpatient and outpatient care, Anton has 5 years of experience as a group therapy leader as part of his registered nurse duties while working in Memorial Hospital.

Anton completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Florida State College of Jacksonville and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and PMHNP at Eastern Kentucky University. Anton is a strong supporter of incorporating therapy into client treatment, for its potential to unlock the previously unused or forgotten abilities to self-manage and control feelings, reactions, emotions, and fears. He accepts the benefits of alternative and complementary treatments in his client’s ongoing efforts to be a well-balanced person. He is aware of his client’s personal choice of treatment and their cultural and spiritual beliefs, which have the potential to greatly affect the treatment and the therapeutic relationship between provider and patient.

Anton’s goal is to treat the whole person, giving each individual tailored and personalized care, specific to their culture, lifestyle, belief system, and capacity. He is a firm believer in the philosophy of “sound mind-sound body”, therefore his care explores the connection between psychiatric and medical aspects. Anton invests the time to explain, educate, and provide his clients with all of the needed information to make the best possible choice. He 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
Dr.Yveline Jacques
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

 

Ivette Medrano
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Ivette Medrano, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ivette Medrano is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who 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 attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Ivette completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Florida International University. She takes a collaborative approach with her clients, using an eclectic therapeutic method that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, trauma-focused therapy, and solution/insight-oriented therapy.

Ivette believes in holistic health which includes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing to promote a fulfilling and purposeful life. She 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
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
Julouse Etienne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Julouse Etienne, APRN, PMHNP, FNP

Philosophy of Care

Julouse Etienne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in the state of Florida. She has experience working with individuals who have various mental health concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues. Julouse also provides spiritual support if the patient requires it.

She says that while she wants to be able to provide whatever her patient needs, she cannot do that if the patient does not reach out. It is her job to make every patient feel confident and secure with themselves and their lives, so she wants to be able to help in every way possible — the only way to do so is if the patient reaches out and informs her of their needs.

As a spiritual woman of color, Julouse understands the issues of inequality and finding one's true purpose. She plans to help the patient not only by prescribing but also by providing emotional and spiritual support when needed.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
South University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Kristin Lee
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristin Lee, Resident (RMHI)

Philosophy of Care

Kristin Lee is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (MHC-I) with a passion for helping children and families. Kristin has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field working in various capacities. Kristin received her start working with adults who were diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health needs but later discovered her heart was working with children who have struggled with challenging behaviors, trauma, attachment issues, ADHD, and anxiety.

Kristin received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and has also completed Level 1 Trauma and Resiliency Training from Florida State University, and has completed training in Adoption Competency at Georgia State University. Kristin enjoys helping children and families reach their fullest potential. By combining an integrative approach utilizing various play-based therapy techniques, Kristin is able to understand the unique needs of small clients. Kristin has received extensive training in play therapy as well as sand play and understands that play is the way in which children are able to freely express themselves. Kristin is also a trained yoga and meditation teacher and believes in using a holistic approach to most challenges.

Kristin's youthful spirit and caring personality allow her to connect with her clients to achieve wellness. Seeking assistance for your loved one is never easier, Kristin understands that partnering together is the best way for clients and their families to achieve healthy outcomes. Kristin is very person-centered and believes in treating each person as an individual with their own unique set of needs. Kristin welcomes the opportunity to help you and your family meet your goals for holistic health and wellness.

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Webster University

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • School Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child therapy
Melissa Nicholas
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
Rachel Block-Stewart
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Block-Stewart, LMHC

Philosophy of Care 

Rachel Block-Stewart is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents seeking help with life transitions and adjustments, trauma, depression, anxiety, and difficulty coping.

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Community Health at the University of Maryland and her Master of Science (MS) in Applied Psychology with a Counseling emphasis at Eastern Washington University. She utilizes client-centered, collaborative, insight-oriented, trauma-informed, mindful, somatic, and expressive approaches to help clients meet their unique needs and goals.

Rachel works closely with each individual and family to provide the support they need to reach their goals. She builds a warm, supportive, and collaborative relationship focused on your unique goals. Rachel works closely with you to provide support and to help you overcome your current struggles, reach your goals, and a live a life of meaning, value, and joy.

Education

Master of Applied Psychology
Eastern Washington University

Specialties

  • Life Transitions 
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD) 
  • Stress Management 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Mindfulness 
  • EMDR 
  • Yoga Therapy 
  • Academic/Work/Career Issues 
  • Depression  
  • Anxiety 
  • Self Injurious Behavior/Self-harm 
Sara Hunt
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sara Hunt, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Helping couples, families & individuals work through life's challenges. I am dedicated to working with clients to discover and reach their goals. The cornerstone of my practice is my belief in that each individual has the strengths and ability for change.

I am passionate about helping couples, families & individuals handle transitions and developmental changes. At times, we become stuck and not sure what direction to take to alleviate our stress. I am eager to help clients assess aspects in their life that may need change by guiding them in creating goals to resolve
their struggles.

Life throws everyone curve balls; I am here to be supportive through this process and will work with you to understand connections, bridge gaps, and ultimately reach your goals. My desire is to help clients distinguish the problem and refocus on positive life changes.

Education

Capella University
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • LBGTQIA
  • Self-Harm
Stacey Grant
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Grant, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Philosophy of Care

Stacey Grant is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with over 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services to adults, couples, and families with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, and addiction.

Stacey completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Child Psychology at North Florida University and her Master of Science (MA) in Addiction Counseling at Grand Canyon University with continuing education in mental health. She is a Master Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP).

Stacey seeks to establish a hopeful and caring relationship with you in order to assist you in your journey to achieve your goals and live the life you desire to live. She utilizes a collaboration of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused approaches to therapy. Stacey is always aware that each individual is different and will make sure the approach matches the individual’s needs and wants.

Education

Master of Science in Addiction Counseling
Grand Canyon University

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Coping Skills
Tania Castor
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Tania Castor, APRN, PMHNP, DNP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tania G. Castor is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults.

Dr. Tania G. Castor possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by the 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, Dr. Tania G. Castor's role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate, and therapist.

"I believe that each and every one of us has the potential to change our story to a happy ending," says Dr. Tania G. Castor. "I look forward to helping you discover a greater you."

Education

Florida International University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief, Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Zishan Majeed
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Zishan Majeed, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Zishan Majeed is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in the state of Florida. Zishan has over 5 years of experience working with adults who are experiencing chronic anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, eating disorders, gender identity issues, OCD, parenting difficulties, prenatal or postpartum issues, low self-esteem, and more.

Zishan earned his Master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University. While continuing his education, Zishan began working as a clinician for Jackson Health Systems (JHS) and the University of Miami’s Neuroscience Department. Being part of JHS and Miami's Neurology and Neuro-Science department gave Zishan the foundation and building blocks of what would later guide him into the field of psychiatry. Zishan aims to help break down the barriers created by stigma, providing the help you need without judgment or negative feedback. Zishan’s attentiveness and passion lead him to provide care by using a collaborative and holistic approach to address biological, psychological, and social factors that impact a client’s health.

Zishan believes that one of the most crucial factors in being an effective Advanced Practice Nurse is to promote hope in individuals and families with mental health conditions, instilling self-responsibility and empowerment. With his emphasis on hope, he'll partner together with you to create the life you value and desire. Work with Zishan—you'll receive his professional assistance opening new doors that lead to healthier relationships and life goals.

Education

Walden University
Masters of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD
Jessica Carter O'Brien
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jessica Carter O’Brien, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jessica C. O'Brien is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida who has over 10 years of experience working with clients of all ages seeking assistance with a variety of challenges and concerns. She is currently accepting clients 18 years of age and older.

Jessica earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida and has worked in a variety of settings, including a college counseling center, community mental health agencies, and private practice settings. She uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused therapies to work together with clients to create personalized goals and treatment plans aimed at helping them make the changes they’d like to see, including living a healthier, more satisfying, and self-directed life. She also has experience working with clients who would like to include their spiritual, religious, and faith beliefs in counseling.

When participating in therapy, it’s important to find a counselor with whom you feel comfortable and can openly share the challenges you are facing. Jessica is committed to fostering a respectful and safe therapeutic environment where you can be your authentic self as you work towards making changes in your life. She views the counseling relationship as a partnership in which the client is the expert on themselves and the best outcomes occur when both she and the client bring their respective knowledge and expertise to the therapeutic relationship.

Education

University of North Florida
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Academic, occupational, career, and work issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life stress and transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Spiritual/religious/faith beliefs 
  • Stress management
Ricky Thompson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ricky Thompson, MA, LMHC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Ricky Thompson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) as well as a Certified Grief Counselor Specialist (CGCS). He specializes in anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, conflict resolution, couples counseling, depression, family counseling, grief and loss, self-esteem, self-harm, sleeping disorders, stress management, and substance abuse.

In addition to having earned a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Ricky has a specialized concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. This includes additional education in theories of family process and development, and couples and family counseling. Ricky has also received training in the Gottman Method for couples. Additionally, he helped develop a substance abuse program that is approved by the state of Florida and has received training for sleep issues from the University of Pennsylvania for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia.

Ricky's focus is to help individuals, couples, and families take back control of their lives. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you address life's challenges. Ricky will use proven interventions to offer a personalized approach for each client. With compassion and acceptance, he will work with you to help build on your strengths to attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.

"A strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to make lasting change. While we can not change the past, together we will make the changes necessary to give you the life you desire and deserve," says Ricky. "Congratulations on taking this important first action toward making the changes you desire in your life."

Specialties

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sleeping Disorders / Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse / Addiction and Recovery
Karen Hanson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karen Hanson, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Karen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida who has experience partnering with children (ages 6-17) and adults (18-64+) seeking help with a wide range of difficulties. These difficulties include anxiety, academic/occupational issues, career and life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and self-esteem issues.

Karen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her Masters of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Karen has additional certification training in the area of Grief/Loss/Trauma.

As your therapeutic partner, Karen draws upon evidence-based therapy approaches such as client-centered, strength-based, emotionally- and solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness skills. Karen is dedicated to meeting you where you are and together co-creating the therapeutic goals to get you where you want and are committed to going.

You can expect compassion, acceptance, and respect as well as, that firm gentle nudge (and a little humor) from Karen as you focus on exploring greater self-insight, clarity, and strategies for you to find that correct balance in your life again.

"Welcome to Thriveworks! Awareness is always the first step to making any desired change," says Karen. "You have that feeling that there is something off balance that needs to change in order for you to function better in your personal life, professional life, and/or in your relationships. Let’s get to it."

Education

University of Wisconsin-Superior
Master of Science in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Academic/Occupational Issues
  • Career/Life Transitions
  • Grief/Loss/Trauma
  • Self-Esteem

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