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, 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.
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-based settings 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.
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.
Tiffany Graham is a Register Social Work Intern who is working on attaining her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional certification (MCAP). Tiffany is a first-generation college graduate from Caribbean descent who received a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida back in 2015. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Tiffany began working at South County Mental Health in Delray Beach, Florida which began her journey in the field of Social Work. Tiffany later obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Tiffany has over 6 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder. Tiffany has worked in several treatment facilities, including but not limited to, South County Mental Health Center, The Florida House Experience, and Banyan Health System to assist in combating the addiction crisis. Tiffany specialties include treating individuals with the following issues: Addiction, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Guilt and Shame, Self Esteem Issues/ Body Imagining Issues, Stress Management, Anger Management, Crisis Intervention, Impulse Control, Codependent Relationships, and Family Discord. Tiffany has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Tiffany has experience in working with various populations (i.e., homeless, community control/criminal justice, LGBTQ, and the elite class) and age groups (i.e., children, adolescents, and adults). Tiffany’s focus on helping others develop a healthy thought process in order to relieve emotional and psychological distress.
Lori Pantaleao, Ph.D is a licensed mental health counselor. 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.
Monica Garcia completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida State University and continued her education at Nova Southeastern University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysis. Monica is a Mental Health Counseling Intern working towards her licensure, which she will obtain in December of 2020. She has worked in a variety of settings including but not limited to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, St Mary’s Medical Center, Multilingual and Up Up and Away. Monica is also a Registered Behavior Technician working towards her Board Certified Behavior Analysis Certification. Monica has worked in various populations including the homeless & criminal justice community, schools of Broward and West Palm Beach County, as well as private practice with children and families. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, impulse control, guilt/shame, stress and anger management, and trauma. Monica also works with children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and/or who are on the Autism Spectrum. She engages and encourages parents for parent training when having a child diagnosed with ASD or a Developmental Disability. Monica believes creating a non-judgmental environment where individuals can disclose and heal comfortably is essential in the therapeutic process. Depending on the issues presented in session, she is able to utilize play therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as applied behavior analysis to assist each client autonomously and empower clients to get on a path of growth.
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