Our Counselors

Angela Basso
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Angela Basso, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Angela Basso is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida who has 8 years of experience serving adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, spirituality, addictions and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the ground campus at University of Phoenix in Arizona. Angela is a Master Certified Addiction Professional and is skilled with Accelerated Resolution Therapy for treating trauma.

Angela utilizes existential, motivational, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and schema focused approaches to therapy. She is flexible and engages in collaboration to create individualized treatment plans tailored for the unique needs of each individual and couple.

Angela believes that your goals are important and hopes to build a relationship of trust and compassion, to help you identify and empower your strengths so that you can envision and live the purpose-driven life you deserve and desire.

Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor Interns and Marriage and Family Interns in the state of Florida

Education

University of Phoenix
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
Edna PetitHomme
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edna PetitHomme, PMHNP

**Edna offers mental health services in Haitian-Creole

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

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

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

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

Including brief psychotherapy and prescribing mental health medications if indicated.

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

Ivy Lee, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ivy Lee is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Florida. Ivy has started out as a patient technician at a drug rehab facility, moved to in-patient psychiatric hospital, and started working as a bedside nurse for two years. While being a bedside nurse for two years, Ivy has completed her master’s degree at Florida International University for her ARNP.

Ivy’s practice philosophy is to be holistic and individualize treatment. She wants to create a trusting relationship with her patients so that she can provide the best treatment. Ivy wants to provide a safe space for her clients, while maintain a professional environment.

Education

Florida International University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Jill Burchenal
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Jill Burchenal, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jill Burchenal is a licensed therapist with over 20 years 

Counseling experience working comprehensively with diverse populations in individual and group sessions. She received her Bachelors degree in psychology at the University of South Florida and her Masters degree at South West Texas State University. Before returning to Tampa she was a Certified Mediator at the State Bar of Texas and a Certified Montessori and a qualified supervisor for Mental Health Interns in the State of Florida.  

She loves working with individuals, couples and families as they grow and cope with life’s many challenge so to help them find their own power and embrace their genuine self. She is intuitive and trained and will make it easier to grow. 

She believes Asking for Help while under duress is one of the harder tasks on this planet and her hope is to provide an environment that fosters this ability so that each unique person can find and embrace their own inner rhythm that leads to the free flow of energy to find your happy dance, leading to a Life well lived. 

Education

South West Texas State University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Specialties include,
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Codependency
  • Adult Child Issues
  • Parenting
  • Internal Family systems
  • Couples
  • Substance Abuse
  • Health Professionals/PRN/IPN
Karen Allen
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

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
Masters in Human Services with Specialization 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
Kathy Thompson
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kathy Thompson, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Kathy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Kathy is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Kathy has several years of experience in working with children, adolescents and families. Additionally, Kathy works with couples and adult individuals. Kathy received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida Southern College in 2004 and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella.

Kathy prefers to collaborate with each client in achieving the goals that the client wants.  After establishing a trusting relationship, we work together to find realistic and lasting ways to achieve your goals. Kathy’s primary approach is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where exploring maladaptive thinking can change behavior.  Other strategies are developmental, psychoanalytical, and humanistic in approach and encourage one to develop a stronger, healthier sense of self. All approaches are evidence-based, meaning research has influenced the practice.

Education

Capella University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Adjustment
  • Adoption/Foster
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • LGBTQ+
  • Stress Disorders
  • Trauma
Lee Watters
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Lee Watters, LMHC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Lee Watters is a board-certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, with five years’ experience working with adults and couples with a variety of issues, from simple anxiety and relationship problems to handling life transitions and career concerns. Before earning an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida, he had a 30-year business career, including time as a Hollywood screenwriter.  As a result, Lee also works effectively with entrepreneurs, executives, and creative types.

Working collaboratively using strength-based Solution-Focused Therapy, Lee integrates CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Narrative techniques and tools to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. He believes your problems do not define who you are.  You are a well-meaning person temporarily bothered by something unwanted. 

You are the best expert about your life.  Lee will help you learn and apply evidence-based tools tailored specifically for you.  If you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, he looks forward to working with you to identify and achieve your goals.

Education

University of North Florida
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Managing anxiety and stress
  • Resolving relationship issues
  • Career counseling
  • Dealing with life transitions
  • Increasing performance
  • Rewriting life and problem narratives
  • Uncoupling relationships

You can read more about Lee in his interview with Voyage Tampa.

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

Leonie Sistrat, PMHNP-BC

** Leonie offers psychiatric mental health services in Creole

Philosophy of Care 

Leonie Sistrat is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida who is a highly motivated, dedicated and compassionate nursing professional with over 10 years of experience delivering quality patient-centered care. She obtained her degree in Nursing from Broward College, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Walden University.

She is an outcome focused Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who ensures the provision of comprehensive, integrated care to maintain and optimize good mental health outcomes. Leonie is highly proficient in integrating critical thinking and sound clinical judgement to effectively manage routine and emergency psychiatric issues, with a sustained emphasis on safety and quality of care. She has experience in providing psychiatric care to clients across the lifespan and providing safe and evidence-based medication management.

Leonie strives to cultivate a strong and trusting patient/provider relationship that improves the mental health and wellness of diverse patient populations. Leonie’s specialties include diagnosing and treating clients with:

Education

Walden University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Adjustment disorders
  • PTSD
Samuel Myrick
Accepting:
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Samuel Myrick, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Samuel “Sam” Myrick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Florida and Illinois, with over five years experience collaborating and guiding individuals, partners, and families through the process of becoming their most whole and functional selves.He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia State University and went on to receive his Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University in 2015.

Sam’s primary ways of working with clients rely heavily on principles rooted in relational and attachment focused approaches with a strong foundation in cognitive-behavioral therapies (including dialectic behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy), though he also has a strong background in integrating techniques such as expressive writing and art-based interventions, and training in structural family therapy and emotionally focused therapy for relationship issues.

Sam is a firm believer that we are more than the sum of our parts and that the one constant in human experience is change. In his work with clients, whether one-on-one or as a family unit or relationship unit, he focuses on enhancing awareness of core values, inherent strengths, and primary hopes for the future to collaboratively work towards a coherent and focused path to wellness. Whether working on a very specific issue, such as workplace anxiety, or more complicated presentations like childhood trauma and relationship conflict, Sam aims to engage his clients as the drivers of their own destiny and to be an authentic and empathetic copilot.

Education

Kennesaw State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Complex trauma and PTSD
  • Identity issues
  • Relationship issues (including polyamory and kink/BDSM affirming therapy)
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety and stress related issues
  • Family therapy
  • Adolescent therapy
  • Substance misuse/abuse and co-occurring disorders
Sharon McKay
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

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 Safos-Moriarty
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Stephanie Safos-Moriarty, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Safos-Moriarty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 20 years combined experience as an educator and counselor. She offers counseling services for parents, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, geriatric clients, and all populations including LGBTQIA. Stephanie is a facilitator for the Batterer’s Intervention Program for domestic violence, trained in treating juvenile sex offenders with the Department of Juvenile Justice, human trafficking, women’s empowerment, parenting, and issues including depression, anxiety, and anger management.

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.  

Stephanie utilizes cognitive behavior therapy, strength based, solution focused, and an eclectic approach with her clients to meet each of her clients’ individual needs.  Stephanie’s warm and caring approach allows her clients to feel safe as she walks beside you throughout your counseling journey.  

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Masters in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Anger Management
Yveline Jacques
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Yveline Jacques, 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
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorder

 

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