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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

 

Diana Cardona
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • New Directions
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Diana Cardona, LMHC

Searching for a therapist can be quite a difficult process, especially when dealing with the challenges we face on a daily basis. Diana chose to become a therapist in order to help guide you through situations that may be overwhelming; at times we are left with more questions than answers and we need a helping hand. You are not alone. Diana will be that sense of guidance and source of support throughout the process. Diana believes clients’ needs are met through personal insight, understanding and empathy. Diana will provide a safe place for you to be heard without the fear of judgment.

Diana is extremely passionate about her work and she aims to be a beacon of hope for individuals in need of encouragement and advisement. Using Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused and other approaches, you and Diana will explore areas of concern and develop ways to create a change in actions and mindsets that have been identified as disruptive.

With over six years of experience in the Mental Health field, Diana believes therapy is a unique experience for each individual. Diana’s ultimate goal is to help you feel validated and work with you to thoroughly achieve the progress you wish to attain. Diana strongly believes that all persons possess the capability of consummating change & making healthy decisions. Diana welcomes you to make an appointment and embark on a new journey to wellness!

Specialties

  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief

Client Focus

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
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
Jaceline Celestin
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jaceline Celestin, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Ms. Celestin currently works with all ages and specializes in working with individuals, couples and families as they transition through relationship issues (divorce, separation, dating) parenting and trauma. She works with children and adolescents in areas of stress management, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorders, trauma, grief, and LGBTQ+ issues.

The systems approach to therapy is used to allow the exploration into patterns of behaviors without blame, shame or judgment. Jaceline hopes to provide a therapeutic space where individuals, couples, families or groups feel empowered to make changes in their lives and relationships. In order to help clients reach their therapeutic goals, modalities such as in Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy with emphasis in Solution Focused Therapy is used. Trained in Mind Body Medicine techniques, interventions such as deep breathing, art therapies, and meditation are practiced. Jaceline is also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and co-occuring Disorders.

There isn't a life manual on how to answer the difficult questions we face. Life can be very difficult at times and these are trying times. It takes courage to acknowledge that certain behaviors or ideas no longer benefit us or our relationships. The silver lining is that we have the power to change our lives. The past does shape us but the road to our future can take us wherever we choose. Therapy is about empowerment and growth without judgment or labels. I'm excited to hear your story and I'm equally excited to help you reach your therapeutic goals.

Education

Master of Science
Florida International University

Specialties

  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
Jason Weed
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Florida Blue
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jason Weed, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jason Weed is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida who has 3 years’ experience treating adolescents, adults and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, Trauma, men/women’s issues and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from South University and received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University.  Jason utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Jason 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.

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
South University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • DBT/CBT/MBT
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issue
  • Crisis Intervention
  • EMDR
  • Dual Diagnosis (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Borderline) 
  • Family and Couple Dynamics
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Men/Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
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 Cima
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jessica Cima, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Jessica Cima is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience working with adult clients who are suffering from the effects of anxiety, depression, stress, multicultural and identity issues, as well as relationship and family conflict.

Jessica utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in conjunction with mindfulness-based approaches to help individuals use effective coping skills to manage, and possibly change unhealthy behaviors. Awareness and acceptance are major aspects that she focuses on throughout the therapeutic process. Other approaches she uses include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and motivational interviewing.

If you are experiencing mental health challenges or conditions that are affecting you negatively, being able to talk to someone who can listen without judgment and who can provide a safe and comfortable space to do so is important. Jessica is here to help and would like to thank you for having the courage to consider allowing her to be part of your journey.

Education

Master of Science
Nova Southeastern University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Stress
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
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
Kat Hammer
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • New Directions
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kat Hammer, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Kat Hammer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 26 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families who have experienced trauma in a variety of settings. Her philosophy of care has been influenced by working in the field of sexual and domestic violence, her training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and feminist theories, as well as her own life experience.

Kat understands how trauma influences stress, our bodies, mental health, and safety in the world. She believes that racism, sexism, and LGBTQ phobia can cause people from being authentic, safe, and whole. We all exist in a larger context and our well-being is not in isolation from our relationships and experiences of others. Each of us deserves to know our worth and value.

Kat recognizes that each of us is the expert of our own life. She utilizes a strength-based, person-first practice that assists youth, individuals, and families in developing skills to improve coping, sense of self, and the mitigation of barriers that keep us from experiencing peace and contentment. She believes that therapy requires work and commitment from both parties. Whether it is to manage anxiety, manage a life change, or address trauma, her interventions are tailored to the presenting issues and the goals of the person seeking support.

"All of us struggle," says Kat. "No human can be on this planet and not face challenges. No one is defined by a single action or event. Yet, all of us need a place to feel safe, to feel challenged, to learn to embrace our authentic selves." Kat believes we all deserve someone in our corner when we feel in doubt. While life will always be challenging, Kat believes we find our value, worth, and purpose when we are less afraid and let ourselves embrace who we are in our entirety by recognizing our strengths and forgiving ourselves for our flaws.

Education

Master of Social Work
Our Lady of the Lake University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Mental Stress
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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
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
Sarah Suarez
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Suarez, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Suarez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has over 3 years of clinical experience providing therapeutic counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety/depression, stress, self-esteem, and coping skills. Sarah is a strong ally and sensitive to the needs of other cultures.

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Florida International University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Central Florida. As a native Spanish speaker, Sarah can provide bilingual services and reach more individuals within the community.

Sarah has a strong passion for helping others and seeks to establish a healthy, therapeutic relationship with you. She will provide encouragement and support to help you reach your goals, improve your wellbeing, and feel a stronger connection to those around you. Sarah specializes in cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and positive psychology approaches to help clients achieve their goals. She utilizes research-based techniques to promote growth within a safe environment and considers her clients to be the experts of their lives.

Education

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling
University of Central Florida

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Communication Skills
Sean Kweskin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Certification
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sean Kweskin, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

My ‘Philosophy of Care’ is consistent with the mission, vision and values of best mental health practices and reflects the belief of achieving excellence in the delivery of client care.

I believe I must be there for our clients and their families. I honor this belief with a commitment to service excellence.

I remember that each client is an individual, a member of a family and a member of a larger community. Each client requires a varied amount of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support.

I believe that each client has basic needs, rights, privileges and preferences, which must be respected regardless of race, color, age, sex, creed, national origin, economic status or physical disability.

It is my belief that every client has the right to know the truth about his/her condition and that it is my duty to prepare clients for these truths and for their participation in decisions regarding their care.

To preserve each individual's dignity and to gain his or her trust, I know I must introduce myself and explain my role, use the individual's preferred name, explain my interventions to manage expectations and review the plan of mental health care with him or her regularly.

Education

Carlos Albizu University (formerly MIP)
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Detoxification
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Death & Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Marriage/Couples
  • Educational Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
Stacey Hodges
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Hodges, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Stacey is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida. She has earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology-Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida and has extensive experience in helping individuals, couples and families with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, marital discord, codependency, addiction/recovery, eating disorders and past emotional trauma. Stacey’s passion is to help people regain their confidence, self-esteem, and identity by teaching clients the coping tools necessary to understand and work through past experiences; to be able to handle present issues while still having to maintain current responsibilities; and to provide people with tools necessary to handle future issues.

Stacey utilizes evidence bases techniques to help clients achieve their best results. The techniques will be based on the client for optimal success, and Stacey has had great results by implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Reality Testing, Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Every client has unique needs and Stacey will adjust her therapeutic modalities to find the best fit for you.

Stacey is the kind of Therapist that doesn’t give up and always looks out for her patients. She has an in-depth understanding and appreciation for everyone’s unique situation in life and finds innovative, creative ways to break through barriers and get her patients where they want to be. Being a Therapist is more than just being there for the patient, it is about the patient knowing the Therapist is there for them.

Education

Master’s Degree in Psychology-Counseling
Palm Beach Atlantic College

Specialties

  • Substance Use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety/ Stress
  • Depression
  • Motivation and Goal Setting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Family Unit
  • Grief & Loss
  • PTSD
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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