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, Ph.D. is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Addictions Professional. She holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Equine Assisted Family Therapy (EAFT). Natalie also obtained a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a certification in Behavioral Health, all from Nova Southeastern University. Natalie is also a Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida and has been supervising MFT interns in EAFT for the past four years. She is able to provide licensure supervision to MHC and MFT registered interns.
Natalie has 15 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. Natalie also has two years’ experience in providing telehealth therapy services. She is an active ally in the LGBTQ+ 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.
Ryan Celestina is a Dutch transplant from the island Curacao in the Caribbean where he had a successful career in business, while also having been a music producer and song writer, and continues to write songs and poetry till this day. Ryan has been calling Florida “home” for over twelve years, where he attained a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, as well as a Master of Education in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling, all from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Ryan has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, all of which combined with a client centered approach has allowed him to treat clients with a host of emotional struggles. Ryan has worked for both substance abuse and mental health treatment centers for over five years, and therefore specializes in addiction, including the 12 step recovery program, as well as anxiety, depression and stress management. Ryan has first hand experience with mindfulness practices, which he uses as a tool to help his clients learn how to focus more on living in the present moment in order to appreciate the beautiful things our lives have to offer. Ryan’s expertise in Narrative Therapy is the driving force in helping his clients learn how to develop a more appropriate and satisfied self identity in order to improve their mental health and overall well being.
Lori Pantaleao, Ph.D is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Lori has been working within the mental health field since 2008 and has experienced diversity among all populations within the community. Lori has worked in several therapeutic settings such as groups in government agencies, educational facilities and private practices. The various populations Lori has had the privilege of working with are children, adolescents, couples, and diverse families. Lori has worked with military veterans and their families and strives to continue to provide services and support to those that have served. Lori is active in the Nova student veterans association as she assists student veterans in networking and navigating the transition from military to civilian life. Lori has also worked with and is an active straight ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community. Lori has experience working with the LGBT community as an active participant of the PRIDE institute assisting in chemical dependency recovery. Lori believes therapy starts with a significant relationship, that of the client and therapist. This relationship is pivotal for the client to feel comfortable and change to occur. Lori comes from a solution oriented strength based approach. She is supportive in assisting the client to accomplish their therapeutic goals. Lori understands each individual is unique and will work to promote the improvement of the client’s life the way they see fit.
Judith Mondesir is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. She received her Bachelors from Florida Atlantic University in Social Work and her Masters from Barry University in Advanced Clinical Social Work. Her specialty is in working with individuals with depression and anxiety disorders. She has over 3 years experience working with individuals, couples and families who seek guidance with anxiety, depression, communication, family conflicts, self-esteem, and coping skills. Judith’s approach is goal-oriented, strength based, warm, and engaging. She works towards creating an open, non-judgemental space for you to be comfortable sharing your thoughts, fears, hopes, and goals. Together you will create specific goals to work on at a comfortable pace. You will work together to find patterns and connections between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions; use appropriate clinical modality to work towards your goals. Judith looks forward to working with her clients in order to create the best version of you.
Vivian Fogel is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Vivian graduated with her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Equine Assisted Family Therapy (EAFT) from Nova Southeastern University in 2020. Vivian started working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in 2017 and became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2018. Vivian obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from Florida International University in 2014. Since entering the field, Vivian has had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and diverse families individually as well as in groups. Vivian has clinical experience in various settings including the client’s private homes, agency locations, hospital and virtually through telehealth. Vivian believes in personalized care, she utilizes a strength-based client centered approach when working with clients. Vivian is a Native Spanish speaker born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Angela “Angie” Larsh, LMHC was born in Washington State and raised in South Florida. Angie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. Angie graduated with a Master’s Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Counseling Psychology, in 2018. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy and often seeks training in other modalities. Her therapeutic orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered, Play Therapy and Sand Tray. She is also trained in EMDR, Neurofeedback, and Prepare and Enrich (premarital and marriage assessment). Angie is a positive and empathetic person who works well with children, adolescents, and adults. For Angie counseling is more than a career or a paycheck. Her philosophy includes “I am here to work myself out of a job.”
Claudine Petit-Frere is a Registered Social Worker Intern in the State of Florida and provides bi-lingual services in English and Creole. She received her Bachelor’s from Florida Atlantic University in Social Work and her Master’s from Walden University in Advanced Clinical Social Work. Her specialty is in working with school aged children with behavior, anxiety, depression,
and academic issues. She has over 10 years experience in the community working as a volunteer at Hands Together for Haitians Inc., formerly known as Hands Together of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth Florida. Claudine concentrates on two main approaches. Person centered, which require clients to actively take control during each session, while therapist acts as a guide and a source of support for clients. Cognitive therapy, which focuses on clients identifying their negative thoughts and feelings and replace them with positive and more accurate ones. Claudine also employs the techniques of play therapy when working with children from the ages of 5-8 years old. Play therapy helps children explore, communicate, and safely experience the problem they are working through. Claudine works on establishing a safe space for her clients to feel free to share their thoughts openly.
Erika Parks is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has worked in various Educational settings since 2006. She began working with At Risk youth and adults in 2015 and in the Behavioral Health setting in 2016. Erika also began working as an Intern with the homeless population, those in Addictions (Substance and Alcohol), and those with Co-Occurring Mental Health Diagnosis.
Despite many of the lessons that she learned the hard way, she has grown to appreciate her own experiences which these lessons have stemmed from. Erika has grown to believe spiritually that they have led her closer and closer to a purpose here in this life. Erika’s belief in purpose has inspired her to assist others in their journeys to make better decisions and to seek the greatest purpose for every trial and every decision while also remaining true to their beliefs, values, and who they are (some would say, “where they come from”). It is not her intention to shy away from any existential challenges that we may naturally face as fellow humans. However, Erika looks forward to working with those experiencing areas such as Individual issues, Family Dysfunction, Relationship Dysfunction (Affairs, Co-dependence, Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Divorce, etc), Homelessness, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Family/Care taker issues (care takers of Alzheimer’s/Dementia, and other mental illness), Addiction/Substance Abuse, (Pornography/Sexual Addiction), and spiritual Difficulties.
With her experiences in various settings within Education, Behavior Therapy, Mental Health, and most importantly, LIFE, Erika looks forward to using these opportunities to grow and discover her purpose for all of those that she serves (her clients) as they discover themselves for the better!
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