Michelle Fyfe was born on the tropical island of Jamaica. She went to Hillel Academy Prep School and The Queen’s High School. She played netball. She was on the school’s swim team and represented her school during competitive swimming meets. She also was a member of the Flying Fish Ambassadors II swim team and swam competitively.

Michelle Fyfe received an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Broward Community College in Davie, Florida. She obtained a BA degree in Psychology from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida.

Michelle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), and a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA).

Michelle has been making an impact on lives and helping others since 1997. She has experience in the field of addictions, mental health, juvenile delinquents, HIV, military service members and their families, and life’s stressors. Michelle has held several positions in Private and Government sectors including the position of Chief Operating Officer, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review Director, Director of Admissions, Clinical Director, and Program Manager in which she was responsible for program development, management, and utilization management.

Michelle is a well rounded therapist and she sees therapy as a journey of self discovery and self realization. Moving towards your full human potential. She uses her training and life experiences to help you review and evaluate your life situation, and help you clarify your true goals.

Michelle’s approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Client Centered. Michelle is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Every client is a unique individual, and she tailor’s her technique and approach to meet your needs and personal style. She is compassionate, empathic, and supportive in engaging clients and assisting her clients with achieving their goals. She works closely with her clients in order to improve their lives and help them deal with their life’s stressors. Michelle is genuine and she truly cares about the clients that she serves.

Specialties Include: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety/Stress, Children and Adolescents, Codependency, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Grief/Loss, Guilt and Shame, HIV/AIDS, Life Management Skills, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Parenting Issues, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem Issues, Women’s Issues, Depression, Mood Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Family Life, Employee Assistance Program, Work Related Issues, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT).

Natalie Rothman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a certification in Behavioral Health from Nova Southeastern University. Natalie’s Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology was obtained at the University of South Florida. Natalie is also the primary therapist for Positive Start Counseling Services (PSCS) and usually the person you will make initial contact with in regards to the intake process and scheduling appointments.

Natalie has eleven years of diverse experience in the mental health community and has worked with various types of groups, and clients such as, children, adolescents, adults, couples and families through government agencies, educational facilities and private practice. Natalie has seen clients in agency locations as well as in their private homes.

Currently, Natalie is working on completing a dissertation with the focus being related to animal assisted psychotherapy. At this time, Natalie is working towards including a four-legged furry co-therapist to the PSCS family in the near future. Also, Natalie is an active straight ally in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community.

Natalie believes therapy starts with the relationship between the client and therapist. In her opinion the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the beginning of the process to change. Natalie places an emphasis on solutions and is oriented towards a strength-based approach when working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. She understands that everyone is unique and her technique will be adjusted to meet your needs.

Melissa Sellers is a New York native who now calls Florida home. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hofstra University, and a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. Melissa began her work in the field of addiction at a dual diagnosis hospital and continued to gain interest in the growing addiction epidemic. She has worked in a number of treatment facilities including hospital-basedsettings and private centers to assist in combatting the addiction crisis. Her clinical experience and expertise includes individual therapy for adolescents and adults, couples and family counseling, and group therapy. She is also experienced in treating anxiety,depression, substance abuse disorders, personality disorders, adjustment problems, marital and family discord, LGBTQ populations, and co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Her passion is to guide others to a path of a healthy mind and body while using an eclectic approach specifically tailored to each individual.

Drema Carpenter is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology. She is currently focusing on her Doctorate Degree in Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. Drema specializes in treating children, adolescents and families, as well as couples, utilizing a wide range of holistic orientations and techniques that provides each client with an individualized experience to meet their needs.

Drema has proficient experience specializing in children, adolescents, adults and family therapy. She started her professional career working with children, adolescents, and family in 2008 and has continued for the last 11-years. She traveled to elementary and middle schools to facilitate group therapies with a focus on anger, depression, anxiety, and identity stressors. During this time, she also facilitated groups for children 6-years-old and younger at an outpatient setting. Along Drema’s path, she also has experience in marriage/couples and sex therapy.

Drema has experience conducting psychological and intelligent testing for children, adults, and couples. Drema’s areas of concentration have been working with children, adolescents, and adults with a history of trauma, identity development stressors, depression, and/or anxiety, along with obsessive compulsive disorders, and bipolar disorders. She has also co-facilitated therapy groups with a focus on substance abuse in outpatient and partial hospitalization placement.

The combination of Drema Carpenter’s experience in outpatient and inpatient settings with a cognitive behavioral based therapeutic model, her holistic approach, and her psychotherapeutic skills creates unique opportunities for exploration, insight, and dynamic growth for therapy clients consisting of all ages.

Drema’s expertise in couple’s therapy led her to conduct research on Marital Satisfaction titled, 16PF Couple’s Counseling Report: Predictors of Marital Satisfaction, Personality Similarity, and Relationship Adjustment Among Couple’s in Marital Therapy, (Carpenter, 2018).

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Allison Schickedanz is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). She is working on attaining status as a Registered Play Therapist and is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) level I&II. Allison has over 12 years experience working in law enforcement and has extensive training in crisis de-escalation and crisis intervention. Allison is also a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member and teaches this class, as well as teaches law enforcement Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) specific to children. Allison received her Bachelors at South University in Royal Palm Beach, FL and her Masters, also at South University, and graduated in September 2016 with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health.

Allison has experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes several different therapeutic interventions depending on the client and the needs of the client. Allison has previously worked with the homeless population at The Lord’s Place, as well as with Vita Nova, which focuses on adults who have phased out of the foster care system. Allison also has experience in working with first responders, veterans, families and individuals addicted. Allison has previously worked in substance abuse treatment in which she facilitated groups and provided services to client with co-ocurring disorders. Allison’s focus is working with trauma and she enjoys helping those with trauma rediscover themselves.

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