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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
Christina Davis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
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.Yveline Jacques
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
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

 

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

Equilla Cherry, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Equilla Cherry is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with several years of successful experience in mental health. Equilla is passionate about providing comprehensive examinations and quality mental health services. She has experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. She believes that patient care is the first priority. Equilla specializes in treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, and mood disorders.
Equilla is dually certified as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She received her MSN from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She received her PMHNP from Maryville University in St Louis, Missouri. She is ANCC and AANP board certified. She has practiced in both inpatient crisis stabilization setting and outpatient setting.
Equilla’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of a therapeutic relationship to assure mental health goals are achieved.

Education 

Florida Southern College
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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
Ivette Medrano
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • 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:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Jere Cooper
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Jere Cooper, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Jeré Cooper is a board certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a great passion for holistic and patient centered care. Jeré began her journey into the health care field working for Atlanta’s number one center for Trauma; Grady health system, where she spent a total of six years working as a registered nurse. Over the years, Jeré has had the opportunity to treat patients in a wide variety of settings such as Adult ICU, Neonatal and Pediatric ICU, ICU step down, outpatient surgery, and case management. 

With Jeré coming from a family of health care professionals, healthcare and education has always a been a great passion of hers. In 2016 she obtained her Bachelor Degree from Grand Canyon University, and about one year later she went on to peruse training as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Through her years of experience at the bedside, she became more aware of the great need for mental health professionals in the health care system, and she began to develop an interest in the field. This is what lead her to pursue a master’s degree as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019. 

Jeré believes that patients are an essential part of the treatment team and she takes pride in ensuring that each of her patients are given adequate education and resources needed to make sound decisions in their care. 

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing 

Specialties

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • 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

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Cincinnati 

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Jillian Blusiewicz
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jillian Blusiewicz, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jillian Blusiewicz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and grief in children, individuals, and couples. She has 10 years of experience in the mental health field.

Jillian completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Central Florida. While obtaining her LCSW she found a passion for hospice and worked in end-of-life care. Jillian builds on teaching and practicing appropriate coping skills that are proven to be effective at enhancing happiness and wellbeing.

Jillian enjoys helping others. She seeks to meet people where they are and offer support and guidance. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Central Florida

Specialties

  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Stress
Julouse Etienne
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
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)
Kali Thurman
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Tricare East Non Network
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
Karen Allen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karen Allen, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Karen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board approved supervisor in the state of Florida. She has 11 years’ experience helping individuals three years and older adversely affected by abuse, neglect, and trauma. She has helped people with depression, anxiety, anger issues, life transitions, couple’s issues, and addictive/compulsive behaviors. Karen is certified in Integrative Medicine for Mental Health to help clients improve their mental health holistically. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida and her Master of Science in mental health counseling from Capella University.

Karen’s collaborative approach focuses on helping people engage their strengths as resources and realize their goals through skills building. Through trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, and somatic based approaches such as eye movement therapy. Karen designs therapy to best meet the unique needs of every individual and couple.

Karen’s priority is to provide you with a warm and safe relationship free of judgment to help you identify your needs and to assist you with developing and building on your strengths. Therapy is a process and by collaborating with me, you will be supported as you seek to meet your goals and enjoy the life you value and desire.

Education

Capella University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Christian-focused
  • Stress management
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Integrative medicine for mental health
  • Self esteem
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
Katherine Glaser
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katherine Glaser, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Katherine Glaser, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in Mental Health with Thriveworks. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Indiana University. Since then she has worked in the community hospitals network, community mental health, and close to a decade of work in mental health with the Veterans Administration. She then worked in the private practice setting for five years before starting her career at Thriveworks.

She works with children over the age of 10, adults and couples. Her practice style is an eclectic approach using CBT, interpersonal, mindfulness, play therapy, the strengths perspective, trauma informed care and DBT. Ms. Glaser enjoys working with a wide variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, childhood and parenting issues.

Katherine seeks to begin an honest and meaningful union with you, to assist in processing the past, so that your present can be focused on in a mindful and positive way.

Education

Indiana University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood and Parenting Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma
Kim Roberts
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kim Roberts, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kim Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York and Florida who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and young adults to help equip them spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically with the skills and tools needed to navigate life’s challenges. She believes that you are the expert in your life, and aims to work collaboratively with you on your journey to personal growth and healing. Kim specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing from trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, self-rediscovery, college/graduate school issues, relationship difficulties, women’s issues, and professional/career issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Masters of Social Work from New York University Silver School of Social Work  and is a Zelda Foster Palliative and End-of-Life Care fellow. 

Kim believes in utilizing an integrative approach from a trauma-informed, social justice and strengths based lens. She integrates various modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in her work to help you optimize your resilience. 

Kim is compassionate, relatable, professional and is known to be a catalyst of change. She creates safe, open, connected and empowered spaces where you can access your highest potential, transform your mindset, and transcend limitations. 

Education

Masters of Social Work
New York University Silver School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Life Transition
  • Academic/Career Counseling
  • Women's Issues
Lynn Howard
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • Tricare East Certification
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
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
Maureen Murphy-Lee
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maureen Murphy-Lee, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Maureen Murphy-Lee is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has more than 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults that are struggling with anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADD/ADHD, behavioral issues, grief/loss, trauma, familial stressors, and difficult life changes.

Maureen obtained her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arkansas. She began her career as a school-based clinician working with both elementary-aged students and their families within a community setting. Over the years, Maureen has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings such as partial-hospitalization, intensive and regular outpatient, and additional school placements while also providing services such as individual counseling, family therapy, and group therapy.
Maureen incorporates techniques and strategies from several evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Because her background also entails working with children and adolescents, Maureen is also trained in play therapy techniques and operates within a strengths-based approach.

As Maureen works with you, you will focus together on overcoming the struggles and obstacles that you are experiencing. In counseling, connection and trust are key when working together. Maureen knows how difficult it is for anyone to trust and open up to others. Thus, Maureen believes it is necessary for her to work with you at YOUR pace, and provide a non-judgmental space that is tailored to YOUR needs.

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Arkansas

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Melissa Nicholas
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

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:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
Nicole Hill
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

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

Rachael Cohen, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

The skills I use are drawn from recognized evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Psychoeducation, as well as motivation and relaxation techniques.

I employ a person-centric approach to help assist my client to identify their own unique strengths and utilize them to overcome challenges, reach their goals, and improve their lives.  

Education

Master's of Social Work
Barry University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Adjustment issues related to life challenges
  • Anger and stress management 
  • Domestic Violence and Maltreatment
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
Robert Ryan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Robert Ryan, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

With over 10 years of clinical experience behind him Robert employs a broad range of mind and body focused therapies to help individuals and couples live more caring and productive lives. Robert likes to say that he meets clients “where they are” to collaboratively help them though what is keeping them from becoming their most authentic selves; be it anxiety, depression, anger or social isolation. Robert has years of experience assisting men of all ages live up to their fullest emotional potential; helping them to mend or build strong emotional relationships.

A graduate of the Psychological Counseling: Art Therapy program at the Adler University in Chicago he brings special care and sensitivity to the powerfully emotional work of helping sexual assault and trauma survivors rebuild their lives and relationships. 

Robert believes if you are ready to take a different path towards relating to yourself and to others, to create space for new possibilities, he is here to help you start that journey.

Education

Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling: Art Therapy
Adler University

Specialties

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Career transitions
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship/Couples counseling
  • Sexual Assault/PTSD
Sharon McKay
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sharon McKay, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Sharon McKay is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida who has 11 years’ experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. Sharon has experience in working with a variety of mental health issues, including substance/alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, women's issues, family, and LGBTQI. Sharon completed her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College of Massachusetts, Tampa Bay campus.

Sharon utilizes psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior, realistic, and strength-based approaches to therapy, always maintaining creativity, flexibility, and awareness to meet the needs of every individual.

Sharon looks forward to developing a compassionate, collaborative, and productive relationship with you to overcome the challenges you face and develop a healthy, happier life.

Education

Springfield College of Massachusetts, Tampa Bay campus
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
Stephanie Selby
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Selby, LMHC

Philosophy of Care 

Stephanie Selby is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working in the substance and mental health field for 7 years. She has worked at numerous treatment centers focusing on those with co-occurring disorders and finds joy in helping people to get back to a balanced and healthy life.

Stephanie's passion is helping women who struggle with self-esteem issues, substance abuse, mood disorders, and personality disorders. She believes her empathy, compassion, and genuine nature make me a good fit for anyone with these issues. I can also be very direct, but loving.

Stephanie personally understands the pain of addiction and depression. She has been in recovery now for 20 years and finds that her experience uniquely qualifies her to help others. If you are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, and/or self-esteem, she is here to help. Take the first step toward your new life today. Reach out for help — Stephanie's hand will always reach back.

Education

Master of Arts in Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
Tania Castor
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
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
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
Zishan Majeed
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
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

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