Name: Jessica Monique Nixon
License Number(s): MH14675
Degree(s)/Certifications: Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Certified Addictions Professional​
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC
Work Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Phone Number:(561) 350-6601​
Clinical experience: Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Administrative Management, EMR Development
Areas of Interest:
Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Trauma/Abuse, Co-occurring Disorders


Name: Dione Massicot De Pooter
License Number: MT2570
Degree(s)/Certifications: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. I completed my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. I went on to complete training and certification as a Certified Addictions Counselor (presently pending renewal).
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: Tamarac, FL 33309
Phone Number: (954) 274-7141
Clinical experience: I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience working with families in various arenas including court systems, residential treatment for substance abuse, and trauma recovery.  I conduct individual, couple, family, and group sessions. I utilize various models to determine most suitable fit for my clients. I received Gottman Level I training, Cognitive Processing Therapy training, and addictions training and certification. I have provided supervision to Masters-level Interns at External Practicum site.
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety (Mindfulness), Anger Management, Couple Relational Issues, Pre-marital Counseling, Communication, Problem-solving, Social Skills.


Name: Deborah Vadell, L.M.F.T.
License Number: MT 1705
Degree(s) Certifications:  License in Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova University, B.S in Sociology, A.A. in Psychology.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: Miami Dade County
Phone Number: 786-302-9600
Website: see email address for additional contact information
Clinical Experience: I have 26+ years of experience in the field of behavioral health. I have been the clinical director of various start up facilities with experience in non for profit and for profit institutions. I have extensive knowledge about insurance based requirements for documentation as well as preparation for JACHO and DCF accreditation. I am currently a clinical director in an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center.
Areas of Interest: I specialize in systems focused counseling, strength based counseling, dual diagnosis, addiction treatment, family and couple’s counseling. I work with MDD, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD and trauma based issues. I have extensive experience with working family therapy from a one client perspective and have cultivated various group therapies during my tenure as a therapist over the years. My focus is heavy on building self-esteem and increasing awareness of self-defeating thoughts and behavioral patterns. I also work with grief related issue that include person’s adjusting through separation and divorce. I have published a children’s book to assist parents with learning parenting strategies. I have also have developed various non-published clinical materials that focus on addressing issues of relapse prevention and coping with grief. I can offer interns a unique way of working with clients based on proven techniques and theories. I will also provide copies of various clinical materials to assist with interns ongoing clinical training needs. I look forward to collaborating and supporting you to meet your goals as a creative and innovative therapist!




Name: Kari Bouldin
License Number: MT2852
Degree(s)/Certifications: Master of Arts in Psychology, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: Greenacres, Florida
Phone Number: 561-628-1223
Email address:
Clinical experience:  Director of Family Therapy Program at Teen Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches; Substance abuse treatment (inpatient and outpatient); Couples Therapy; Family Therapy; Individual Therapy; EMDR trained
Areas of Interest: Adolescents and family issues, step parenting/co-parenting issues, couples and marital therapy


Name: Cynthia Mendez Tamayo, LMFT                                     

License Number: MT2669
Degree(s)/Certifications: Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor for MFT and MHC interns
Phone Number: 305-720-4774

Location: Miami Lakes, South Miami, Kendall, Miramar, Pembroke Pines and other neighboring cities. Contact me for exact availability.  Clinical Experience: I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting support, chronic illness, adjustment issues, substance abuse, grief and loss and life transitions. I helped develop and pilot the Pediatric Oncology program at Cancer Support Community Greater Miami and have also worked with children and families in many other settings. I also have experience working with children on the spectrum and other cognitive/learning disabilities through the utilization of ABA therapy.
I have participated in the practice of group supervision for several years prior to becoming a qualified supervisor. I enjoy helping new clinicians explore their areas of interest and strengthen their skills as they develop their own identify as a clinician. Working as a supervisor also helps me continue to grow as a clinician as I am continuously exposed to different perspectives and provided with renewed insight. I would love to work together as you kick start your career!


Name: Dr.. Kenneth N. Brown LMFT AAMFT
License Number: LMFT #1895
Degree(s)/Certifications: (D.MIN.  M.DIV., DIP.  O.P.C., B.SC., AAMFT)                                              
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervsor MHC and MFT
Students in clinical counseling programs at Master’s Degree Level plus
Work Location:  Treasure Coast Florida (Indian River, St Lucie and Martin Counties)
Hope Counseling 130 S. Indian River Dr. Suite 301, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone Number: 772-429-3334, 772-429-3336, 772-538-2679 cell
Clinical experience: Since commencing private practice in 1987, Dr. Brown has engaged in individual, couple and family counseling. He has counseled over 3000 clients/families in over 40,000 hours of clinical practice. In 1989, Dr. Kenneth Brown founded and clinically directed Hope Counseling Services with 10 to 12 Master’s Degree level clinical counselors in Toronto and then relocated his clinic to Florida in 1999. Dr. Brown served for eight years, as one of the owners and clinical directors of the Institute of Family Living in Toronto, assisting in managing of that agency of 15 to 20 psychotherapists. For seven years, Dr. Brown offered clinical supervision for 2nd and 3rd year students in a counseling practicum for a Master’s Degree program at the Ontario Theological Seminary and the Adlerian Institute of Psychology associated with the University of Chicago.  For three years, Dr. Brown was an associate, marriage and family therapy supervisor and clinical therapist with the Family and Pediatric Clinic in Cocoa Beach, with 8-10 therapists. Since 2004, Dr. Brown continues to supervise Master’s Degree Students in Counseling, and also Registered Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Interns to assist them gain clinical licensure in Florida as a State Approved Supervisor.
Areas of Interest:  Dr. Brown’s passion is providing personal and group supervision for Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and Master’s Degree Students.  Dr. Brown has a special interest in compassionately providing clinical assessment and treatment for police officers and their families, victims of violence, traffic accident victims, emergency personal, returning troops and all law enforcement personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress or job related stress, Crisis Intervention, PTSD treatment, Marriage/Family Therapy, Hiring Evaluations, Back to Work Assessment & Critical Incident counseling for Law Enforcement Personnel. He is experienced in adoption counseling for pre and post placement and family reintegration issues, anxiety reactions, couple counseling, sex therapy, depression, grief work, suicidal obsessions and victims and abusers of spousal or sexual assault.  Please refer to my website with posted Resume for more information.


Name: Melissa Falco-Diaz
License Number: MH8739
Degree(s)/Certifications: B.S. Family and Community Services, M.S. Guidance and Counseling, Ed.S. Mental Health/Marriage and Family; L.M.H.C.
Intern/Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location: Miami Dade and Broward Counties
Website Address: N/A
Clinical Experience:  I have been tackling the field of counseling for over 15 years.  It is my passion to work with various groups from the elderly to children/teens; from couples and families to individuals.  I have worked in countless settings both public and private and my passion is assisting individuals in becoming the absolute best version of themselves by reaching their maximum potential.  It is never too early or too late for personal growth. 
Areas of Interest:  Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety/Depression and other Mood Disorders, Grief/Loss, Stress Management,  Career/Academic, Health Issues, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy 

Name: Angela L Exum, Ph.D., LMHC, NBCT
License Number: MH13416
Degrees: MS Counselor Education, Ph.D. Counseling - Marriage, Family, & Couples Therapy
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC and MFT
Address: 5571 N University Drive, Coral Springs FL 33067
Phone: 954-701-0940
Clinical Experience: Dr. Exum has worked with children and families for over 26 Years. She has worked with a myriad of public and private institutions, with diverse populations of all ages. She has dedicated her life to serving and educating all individuals, promoting mental health awareness, and helping couples and families work well together through enhancing communication. Dr. Exum is a National Board-Certified Educator and holds certifications in Education and Leadership/Supervision which expands her knowledge when working with younger clients or parents. She is also a Certified Supreme Court Family Mediator, a qualified Parent Coordinator, and Certified Active Parent Trainer. Dr. Exum has also works with the Special Needs population as a practicing Applied Behavior Analyst.
Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma Counseling, Adjustment disorders, Parenting, Childhood disorders, Career Counseling, Women’s issues, Relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, Behavioral issues, Grief/Loss, and Stress Management.

Name: Judith Hakiel-Calcaterra         
License Number: LMHC 11434
Degree(s)/Certifications: I hold a Master’s from Barry University in Mental Health & Rehabilitation.  My undergraduate degree is from the University of Arizona in Sociology and minors in Business and Retail.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: JHC Therapy 10400 Griffin Rd #109 Cooper City, FL 33328
Phone Number: 954-947-1340
Website address:
Clinical experience: I have over 8+ years of experience in the field.  I have primarily worked with duel diagnosed ranging from prison settings, private treatment centers, out-patient and my own private practice.
Areas of Interest: Individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, substance abuse counseling & mental health counseling, 

Name: Eht-El Taylor
License Number: MH2471, MF1369
Degree(s)/Certifications: I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage & Family Therapy from St. Thomas University. I hold a doctorate degree in Pastoral Counseling from Maimonides University. I am a certified in Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Rapid Eye Movement Desensitization.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT 
Work Location: 1946 Tyler Street Hollywood, Fl 33021, Serving Hallandale and North Miami Beach
Phone Number: 305.331.6891
Website address:  Under Construction
Email address:
Clinical experience: I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples in a variety of settings. I have extensive experience working with domestic violence, Post-Traumatic Stress, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am a certified assessor and facilitator of Batterers’ Intervention Program Florida Department of Corrections for over 10 years.
Areas of Interest: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Grief Work, Identity issues, LGBTQ related issues, Crisis intervention, Critical incident Stress Management, EAP, Bipolar, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependency among others.

Name: Richard Charles
License Number: MT2029

Degree(s)/Certifications: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Ed.D. degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University Online; Ed.S. degree in Counseling from Barry University; Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from St. Thomas University; Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida International University.

Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT

Work Location: 10031 Pines Blvd, Suite 248

Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024

Phone Number: 754-229-5912


Email Address:

Clinical Experience: 15 years of experience  conducting individual and family therapy and substance abuse counseling with children, adolescents, and their families as well as individual, couples, and family therapy, and substance abuse and mental health counseling (both inpatient and outpatient) with adults.

Areas of Interest: Individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, and Christian counseling.


Name: Andria Estrella-Roa, LMFT
License Number: MT2642
Degree(s)/Certifications: Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT,MHC
Work Location: Central Florida
Phone Number: 321-946-4714
Email address:
Clinical experience: I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been trained in a variety of Systemic Therapies

applicable to most mental health issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings

to include: working with sexual abuse victims, physical abuse victims, domestic violence victims, the homeless, adolescents,

couples, and families with everyday problems.

Areas of Interest: Adolescent mental health, child abuse prevention, positive parenting, family therapy, various traumas,

couples therapy, parenting issues, difficult family dynamics, narrative therapy, dialogical conversations, solution focused,

TFCBT, systems theory


Name:  Adriana Hernandez
License Number: MT2467

Degree(s)/Certifications:  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Graduate Certificate in Loss and Healing;

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist by NBCCH, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT,MHC

Work Location: South Miami (7800 SW Red Road)

Other areas of practice: Doral, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas

Phone Number: 305-748-2949


Clinical Experience:

Areas of Interest: I use several modern and post-modern approaches to supervise interns in a safe environment. I am currently

working on taking my supervisory skills to a higher level by being a supervisor candidate pursuing the designation "Approved

Supervisor" in 2015 for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Name:  David S. Johnson, Psy. D. LMHC, CAP, SAP
License Number: MH #9197, CAP #3095
Degree(s)/Certifications:  Psy. D., LMHC, CAP, SAP
Intern Supervision Type:  Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location: Brevard County, Indian River County
Phone Number:  321-693-4573
Website: In Process
Clinical experience: I have over 20 years of experience in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and
Family Counseling, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions, Dual Diagnosis and Clinical
Supervision  and Education.  I also have completed pastoral training from the Calvary Chapel School of
Ministry and I completed training from the International Fellowship of Chaplains.  I have worked as an
Adjunct Counseling Professor for Webster University for two years.  I worked in my own counseling
practice for 10 years as a dual diagnosis and family systems provider for the Children and Families
System.   I have 7 years’ experience as the program director for a homeless dual diagnosis veteran’s
program in Central Florida.   I also have provided clinical supervision for mental health, marriage and
family, clinical social workers and licensed addiction professionals from over 5 different university
Areas of Interest: Clinical supervision, dual diagnosis, solution focused counseling, Biblical counseling,
seeking safety, dialectic behavioral therapy, strength based counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy
and music education.    

Name:  Karni Kissil
License Number: MT2687
Degree(s)/Certifications:  I hold an M.A. in clinical psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, an M.ED in Couple and Family Therapy Counseling from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. I am a member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) and the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA).
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT,MHC
Work Location: 900 E. Indiantown Rd. Suite 310, Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone Number: 561-225-4124
Clinical experience: I have been providing therapy for individuals, couples and families for 20 years in both the U.S. and Israel. I worked in various settings including non-profits, community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, and private practice. I have helped children, adolescents, and adults deal with a wide range of problems including; grief and loss, trauma, immigration, family conflict, parenting issues and life transitions. 

Areas of Interest: family therapy, couples therapy, trauma especially sexual abuse, grief and loss, immigration and life transitions. My approach to supervision follows the person of the therapist model of Harry Aponte.

Name: Richard P. Long, Ph.D., LMFT 
License Number.: MT3126
Degree(s): MFT
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified MFT, MHC
Work Location: Naples, FL
Phone Number: 706 662 3448
Clinical experience: 20 years community mental health center, 2 years private practice setting
Areas of Interest:  couple therapy, trauma, sexual abuse, identity issues, and telemental health counseling

                                           Bridging the gap between graduation and licensure ™

Name: Lisa Alleva, Ph.D., LMFT
License Number: MT2122
Degree(s)/Certifications: Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Ph.D., in Marriage and Family Therapy. Certification in RRT (Rapid Resolution Therapy), Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing), Certified in RTM (Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories), Certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor for MFT, MHC
Work Location: 1200 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 301, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Phone Number: 561-350-9567
Email address:
Clinical experience: I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2000 and have been licensed since 2015. I specialize in trauma and substance abuse. 

Name: Sofia Robirosa
License Number: MT2844
Degree(s)/Certifications: Sofia Robirosa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Plantation, FL.  Sofia completed her graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as in Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University. She is the owner of Infinite Therapeutic Services, a practice focused on helping individuals transform their lives and relationships. Sofia is an active member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and locally of the Broward Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (BAMFT), of which she was a Board-Member-At-Large for 3 years (2013-2015). 
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervsisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: 301 NW 84th Ave, Suite 208, Plantation 33324
Phone Number: 954-805-9513
Clinical experience: Sofia has nearly a decade of experience working in the non-for profit sector in agencies, substance abuse facilities, as well as in private practice.
Areas of Interest: Her areas of specialization are parenting and relationship counseling. She has training in Gottman and EFT evidence based models and is a Leader in Active Parenting. Sofia also holds a certificate in addictions (CAP) to support couples and families that are experiencing substance abuse related issues. 

Name: Ann D. White, LMFT, CRC, MST, Christian Counselor
License Number: MT2500
Degree(s)/Certifications: Master of Arts, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; Graduate Certificate; Marriage and Family Therapy; Multi Systemic Therapy Institute 5-day Multi-Systemic Therapist; Christian 12-Step Facilitator    Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location: Hull and Associates, P.A.6700 South Florida Avenue, Suite 29  Lakeland, Florida 33813
Phone Number: (863) 644-8241
Website address:       
Email  (attention: Ann White)
Clinical experience: Qualified Supervisor to Registered Interns in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT2500) for two and nine location counseling/EAP centers. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC#70031). Earned Master of Arts Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling; Graduate Certificate, Marriage and Family Therapy. MST Therapist for three-county home based youth/adolescent services organization. Experienced in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Strategic Therapy, Structural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Multisystemic Therapy. Experienced Christian counselor. Counseled Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy Active Duty, Select Reservists, Civilian and Service Member family members.  Counseled Law Enforcement, Firefighter and EMT active service and dependents. Provided in-home counseling for clients referred by Army National Guard Operation Family First (OFF) Program. Experience with intensive five-hour group therapy. Experience as therapist for 24 bed residential at-risk adolescent shelter. 12-Step Facilitator. Individual, couples, family, and group counseling. Innovative, results-oriented professional for-profit/nonprofit agency Program Manager (two-county) non-residential adolescent/family Program.  Program Manager (three-county) Welfare to Work Program; exceeded Program goals.  Experienced team builder. Excellent written, verbal, computer/Internet communication skills. Established and strengthened positive collaborative working relationships with community/United Way partners. Professional freelance writer with published work in counseling articles (on counseling internet site); published professional content for Professional Licensure Exams, Inc. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), National Counseling Examination (NCE), and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) practice examinations.
Areas of Interest: Christian counseling, marital counseling, individul, couples, family and group counseling, counseling individuals with disabilities, counseling older adults, career counseling

Name: Dr. Mishelle Ortiz-Velez, PhD, LMFT
License Number: MT3026
Degree:  PhD. In Family Therapy, AAMFT approved supervisor
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location:  Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone:  954-856-5436

Email address:
Clinical Experience:  I have extensive experience working with trauma suicidality, high conflict divorce and separation, domestic violence, and co-occurring disorders. I believe, just as in all relationships, a successful therapeutic relationship is based in respectful, transparent, and trustworthy interactions. I am passionate about utilizing a systemic lens to empower clients through their difficult times. Throughout the process of becoming an AAMFT approved supervisor I have found that my true passion lies in helping new therapist discover their strengths and find their place in this helping profession. 

Areas of interest:  Clinical supervision, family therapy, trauma, high conflict divorce and separation, reunification therapy. 

Name: Randee Kogan
License Number: MH6168
Degree(s)/Certifications: Master’s degree in mental health counseling, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified in crisis response and trauma incident reduction.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location: 5700 Lake Worth Road, Suite 110, Greenacres, Florida 33463
Phone Number: 561-600-7624
Website address:       
Email address:
Clinical experience: I have been working in the field of psychological treatment for approximately 27 years; licensed for 17 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, with a variety of populations including, but not limited to: chronic mentally ill, substance abuse, eating disorders, victims of violent crimes (sexual assault, sexual abuse, murder, domestic violence, shooting, stabbings, stalking, etc..), anxiety, depression, relationship issues and much more
Areas of Interest: I truly enjoy providing supervision and training to therapy interns, sharing with each individual intern everything I have learned over the years. 

Name:  David Malcom Thomas
License Number: MT2940
Degree(s)/Certifications:  MS in Counseling Psychology (focus in Marriage and Family Therapy), Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2010: MCM the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1977; BM the University of the Cumberlands, 1975.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location:  1014 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, Florida
Phone Number:  (863) 214-8653
Email address:
Clinical experience:  Manager of Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care, Devereux, Polk Service Center (2014-16); Lead Therapist Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care, HEADS USA, (2016-present); Yantra Psychiatric Services, Lakeland, FL (2017); and private practice provision through The Shepherd’s Center, located in Sebring, Lakeland and Winter Haven, Florida.
Areas of Interest: Providing services in all areas of the scope of Marriage and Family Therapy, with special attention and expertise related to trauma and crisis care across the lifespan.  As warranted by client need, service provision may occur through play therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and individual, couples, and family therapy against a background of Family Systems (Bowenian) and Individual Therapy (Adlerian and Reality Therapy) orientations.

Name: Andrew S. Kaplan
License Number: MT2640
Degree: I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Barry University in December of 2006. I completed a dual program in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor for MFT, MHC
Work Locations:  Ft. Lauderdale and North Miami Beach. My office hours for Registered Interns is from 4 to 7pm. I may be able to provide Supervision on Sunday’s if necessary.
Phone number: 305.332.1392
Clinical Experience:  I have worked in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Centers since graduating with my Master’s Degree in 2006. I gained experience working with couples and families after opening a private practice once I became licensed. Clinically, I see families as systemic and focus on resolving underlying power struggles, emotional enmeshment, and dysfunction within relationships. My approach to resolving Mental Health issues is eclectic.  Identifying underlying pathology, irrational thinking and poor coping skills leads to cognitive restructuring and more solution focused thinking.​ I have actively treated clients suffering from substance abuse and mental health problems for the past 11 years. I currently serve as Clinical Director at a local rehab center in Ft. Lauderdale. 
Areas of Interest:  I am most passionate about the counseling process itself given the significant life changes that are produced from the process. Perhaps I am most intrigued with addressing Mental Health issues given the depth of emotional dysfunction that is a part of it. 

​Name: Onix Dobarganes, LMHC
License Number: MH14825
Degree(s) /Certifications: Master of Science, Counseling with dual specialization in Mental Health Counseling and Marital, Couple & Family Counseling (CACREP-Accredited Program)
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor for MHC & MFT Interns
Work Location: Available in Miami-Dade & Broward County
Phone Number: 786-541-6553
Email address:
Clinical experience: Following my graduate studies, I served as the Judicial Clinical Social Worker for 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Miami-Dade, facilitating therapeutic services for court-ordered families, with open cases related to: divorce/ custody, marital reconciliation, domestic violence, parental alienation, crisis assistance, substance abuse, foster care, reunification, co-parenting, time-sharing, supervised visitation, and monitored exchanges. Thereafter, I transitioned to outpatient care and private practice, focusing on children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. During the past few years, I have become a leader in ABA/ Behavior Analysis, assisting children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in acquiring functional communication, social and adaptive skills, as well as coaching caregivers of children with ASD. Feel free to contact me to further discuss your goals as a clinician and how I may best assist you. I take a developmental approach to supervision as I enjoy supporting interns in honing their skills and confidence. Affordable & Flexible Schedule.
Areas of Interest: Family Court-Related Cases, ABA/ Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disorders, Children/ Adolescents with Behavioral and Severe Emotional Disturbances, Parenting/ Family Issues, Writing Children’s Books and Integrating Alternative Therapies with Couseling (Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Reiki etc.).


Name: Lauren Ringel Capasso
License Number: MT3004
Degree/Certifications: I hold a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Miami. I received my Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with major of Psychology. I received my license in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: ABC’s for Success, LLC; Broward Center for Counseling
Phone Number: (754) 777-8641
Clinical Experience: I have over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in a child inpatient crisis unit, community behavioral health centers, and private practice. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families in the outpatient setting, as well as community-based care. I received extensive training in play therapy techniques.
Areas of Interest: Life transitions, child/adolescent, stress, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, family conflict, grief, parenting, relationship issues, trauma, women’s issues, marital and premarital


Name: Joy R. Berkheimer, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
License Number: MT 3402
Degree(s)/Certifications: Dual Masters Degree Marriage, Family & Couples Counseling/Mental Health Counseling
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT 
Work Location: 7000 W. Palmetto Park Rd, Ste 210, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Phone Number: 786-423-2648
Website address:
Email address:
Clinical experience: I’ve earned a Masters’ degree from Barry University, with dual specialties in marriage, family and couples therapy and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, registered with the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am also an Intuitive Joy Life Coach, trained with the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP Institute) as well as received individual intensive intuitive healing training.  My time with individuals and couples is focused on a humanistic and strength-based foundation to allow for clients, connection, self-discovery and healing. It is through not only my professional experience that I engage in our work together, but I show up with my own real life experience in loss, shifts in points of view, walking through a battlefield of change and finding ways to shed an old skin to come to the other side of things more empowered and full of joy than imagined that inspires a belief that there is always more for you and a faith that you are 100% the author of your own story.
Areas of Interest: As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and what our loved one believes about us. We make life plans with all this in mind. It is because of the impact our connections have on us, that I understand the need to help those dealing with transitions around your relationships, whether they be romantic, career or with yourself. These changes can be you realizing the position you imagined you were in is transforming, slipping away or even ending, and you now need help to figure out who you are and what you will do following this new shift in your journey. Within each new turn in life, there is an opportunity for self-discovery, exploring questions about your actual needs and gaining strength to move forward in a healthy way. This journey does not have to be taken alone and my goal is to support and move beside you until you are again able to ride the waves, more empowered than when you began

Name: Aynar Alvarez, LMFT
License Number: MT3169
Degree(s)/Certifications: MS. Ed.; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor for MHC & MFT Interns
Work Location: Coral Gables, Florida
Phone Number: (786) 554-7724
Website address:
Clinical experience: I have seven years of clinical experience in a private practice setting as well as with a small community mental health center. I am also trained in the psychodynamic framework. As with treatment, the fit between supervisee and supervisor is an essential ingredient in creating a beneficial working relationship that is mutually enriching and leads to personal and professional growth. Please feel free to reach out to me to talk about any questions regarding the way I work so that we may gauge whether working together would be helpful for you in your process. Though I prefer to work individually, we can certainly discuss the possibility of group supervision should you have a colleague in mind.
Areas of Interest: Individual & couple therapy, mood disorders, family systems, psychodynamic framework. 

Name: Dr. Josephine L. Rodriguez
License Number(s): MT2712, MH11367
Degree(s)/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor, Masters Certified Addiction Professional,  Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, American Academy of Obesity Counselors
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT and MHC
Work Location: Coral Springs, Fl And 465 West 41 St. #PH  Miami Beach, fl 33140
Phone Number: (954) 856-4588  (786) 376-0773
Clinical experience: Works with couples, families, adolescents also with anxiety, depression, stress co-parenting, and other mental disorders

Name: Misti Green LMFT, LMHC, DCC
License Number: MT2905; MH12629
Degree(s)/Certifications: I obtained a Masters of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida. Prior to graduate school I attended University of Tampa and received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-professional allied health. I also have a Distance Credentialed Counselor Certificate and offer telemental health counseling and supervision.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location: Bradenton Florida
Phone Number: 941-877-0562
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Clinical experience: I have been working in the field for 7 years in a variety of settings ranging from community mental health, inpatient mental health, private practice, and utilization review.  I have utilized a variety of modalities including individual, family, couples and group therapy. I have worked with a variety of diagnoses ranging from Mood Disorders, psychotic disorders, sexual and physical abuse and various other forms of trauma. I have worked in a rape crisis department specializing in children’s mental health and have moved into working with clients of all ages and cultures, and family dynamics.

Areas of Interest: Couples and families; trauma; sexual and physical abuse; children and adolescents

Name: Laura Escobar
License Number: SW 10814
Degree(s)/Certifications: MSW, LCSW
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MSW, MFT
Work Location: Homestead, Miami-Dade County
Phone Number: 786-356-7379
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Clinical experience: I have almost 13 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients of all different ages, ranging from newborns to the geriatric population. I have worked in different settings providing direct clinical intervention and as a clinical supervisor, in Family and Dependency Court, Corrections, Juvenile Justice System, partial-hospitalization program and inpatient psychiatric units, private practice, in-home care, shelter for adolescents, and a health insurance company.

Name: Dr. Nathalie Bello. LMFT
License Number: MT 2319
Degree(s)/Certifications:Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 from the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Secondary Education. Then went on an earned a Master of Science Degree in 2004 and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in 2015, both in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida  11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 211 Cooper City, FL 33026
Phone Number: 954-951-2929
Clinical experience: Have seen over 1,000 clients of all ages providing Individual and Family Therapy. I was the Executive Director of SUPERB, an award-winning anti-bullying program in Broward County schools created by Nova Southeastern University and am currently the Vice President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I have supervised and trained marriage and family therapy students in proper therapy techniques as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University. I am certified in Collaborative Divorce as well.
Areas of Interest:  Depression, Stress, Co-Parenting, Anger Management, Communication Problems, Grief, Self-Esteem, Blended Families, Pre-Marital Counseling, Life After Divorce, Peer Relations, Life Decisions, Empty Nest Syndrome, Trauma from Sexual Abuse, and Adult Trauma from Child Abuse.  

Name: Josephine Laquis Rodriguez Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, MCAP, NCC
License Number: MT # 2712, MH # 11367
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Location: Coral Springs, Fl  Also offer supervision via video chat
Phone: (954) 856-4588
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Clinical Experience: Have offered registered interns supervision for the past 3+ years. Have worked with substance abuse, mental health disorders and with couples, families and relationship issues.

Name:  Maria Hernandez Cuevas
License Number:  LMHC 3908, LMFT 1800
Degree:  Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location:  9380 S.W. 72 St. Suite B 211 Miami, FL 33173
Phone:  305-595-5485
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Areas of interest:  Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Marriage and Family Therapy, Children, Critical Incident, Crisis Intervention, EMDR, among others.
Clinical Experience: I have worked as a psychotherapist and as a Marriage and Family for the past 25 years.  I work with children, adults, families, and couples who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and marital and family difficulties.  I assist my clients to alleviate their issues by providing a therapeutic environment which allows them to find a satisfying and healthy relationship with themselves and others.  I work to reduce symptoms and explore awareness.  I provide couples with a place to expand or complete a relationship with compassion and dignity.  Together with my clients we explore the meaning of current behaviors and ways to modify patterns.  We explore vulnerability and change.  I assist parents with parenting guidance. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor,  a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a certified EMDR therapist

Name: Judi Addelston
License Number: MT2155
Degree(s)/Certifications: Ph.D., LMFT, Certified IFS Therapist, Florida Qualified Supervisor
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: 1928 Proctor Ave Orlando Fl. 32817
Phone Number: (407) 492-3348
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Clinical experience:  I have over 17 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  I am a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist and use this model to inform the work I do with clients.
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Grief, Identity, LGBT, ACOA, Adulting, Eldering, Life Transitions

Name: Angela Adams Martin, MS, LCSW
License Number: SW14381
Degree(s)/Certifications: Masters in Human and Community Development/Masters in Social Work
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MSW, Qualified Supervisor MFT
Work Location: Greater Jacksonville area/Green Cove Springs
Phone Number: 217-898-8160
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Clinical experience: I have more than 20 years of experience working with people across the lifespan although much of my time has been spent working with adolescents, transition age young adults, and couples. I have two areas of specialization: helping to improve family and partner relationships and providing healing to those who have faced traumatic or adverse life events. However, I have worked with many people with very diverse backgrounds, needs, and goals. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Family Systems, Solution Focused Approaches, Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches, NMT (Neurosequential Models of Therapeutics). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Florida and Illinois and a Qualified Supervisor for both LCSW and LMFT in Florida.
Areas of Interest:Trauma Recovery, Family Systems, Professional Development

Name: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT
License Number: MT 2779
Degree(s)/Certifications: I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child Development from Florida State University in 1991. I then went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Family Therapy as well as a Clinical Specialist Degree in Family Systems Health Care from Nova Southeastern University in 1993.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida  11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 211 Cooper City, FL 33026
Phone Number: 954-951-2929
Clinical experience: I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults providing individual and family therapy. I am currently the President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am trained in Family Systems Theories and am level 1 & 2 Gottman Trained.
Areas of Interest: Couple Therapy, Affair Recovery, Childhood and Adult ADHD, Childhood and Adult Anxiety, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Name: Melina M Gennaro
License Number: MT2735
Degree(s)/Certifications: I hold a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St Thomas University in Miami. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional. EMDR trained

Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC
Work Location: Delray Beach, FL
Phone Number: 305 509 9772
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Clinical experience: I have over 7+ years of experience in the field.  I have primarily worked with Substance Use Disorders, families, dual diagnosis clients, trauma and gender issues.
Areas of Interest: Substance Use Disorders, Family Therapy, trauma, gender and sexuality.

Name: Dr. Ayala Winer, LMHC, LMFT

License Numbers: MH 8780, MT 2554
Degree(s)/Certifications: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  I then went on to earn a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy both from Nova Southeastern University.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT 
Work Location: Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida  11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 211 Cooper City, FL 33026
Phone Number: 954-951-2929
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Clinical experience: I am a relationship expert and provide Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy. I am certified in Collaborative Divorce and help couples work through their divorce issues. I am also an adjunct professor in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University and Capella University.
Areas of Interest:  Premarital counseling, relationship counseling, and counseling for life after affairs, Parenting Issues

Name: Jeffrey Sundberg, PhD, LMHC
License Number: MH10368
Degree(s)/Certifications: PhD in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC, MFT
Work Location: 120 East Oakland Park Blvd, Ste 201, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone Number: 954-397-5833
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Clinical experience: Dr Sundberg has practiced psychotherapy for over 15 years working with a full range of
mental health issues such as, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual orientation, and self-esteem to name a few.
His professional work experience and training has been truly comprehensive in non-profit agencies and for profit
companies including: inpatient (hospital) and partial hospitalization (PHP), as well as, intensive outpatient
(IOP) and outpatient (OP) settings.
Areas of Interest: Dr Sundberg’s latest professional education and training has prepared him as a
scholar for exploring consciousness and facilitating one’s transition to an enlightened state of being, also known as
Transpersonal Psychology – beyond ego.  This deeper substrate of awareness, once accessed, has the potential to
swiftly change one’s life in profound ways.  These tremendous benefits have been reported in the transpersonal
literature from people who have experienced near death experiences; their lives change significantly upon their
return and can never go back to their previous perspective.Combining traditional psychology with transpersonal methods.

Dr Sundberg offers truly unique opportunities for one to deeply understand themselves and improve their lives exponentially – the only limitation is the pre-programmed mind.

Name: Jennifer Magbanua, LMFT

License Number: MT 2439

Degree(s)/Certifications: BA in Psychology, MS in Marriage and Family Counseling, Prepare/Enrich, Gottman trained, Family Mediation, Collaborative Divorce

Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MFT, MHC

Work Location: 7651-B Ashley Park Court, Suite 404 Orlando, FL 32835 (Metrowest area)

Phone Number: 407-782-4848

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Clinical Experience: ​ I started my own private practice, JM Counseling Inc, 10 years ago upon becoming licensed. Prior to opening my own practice I worked in two other private practice settings . I have previous work experience as an in patient therapist on an adult unit at Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare (now Aspire Health Partners). I also managed a group home for Central Florida Group Homes. I also have served as a family mediator as well as a mental health neutral for Collaborative Divorce proceedings.
Areas of Interest: Marital/relationship difficulty (especially infidelity recovery), family difficulty caused by blending families. Helping registered interns learn the practice building skills necessary to thrive in private practice.

Name: Carol Chehade 
License Number: SW11465 
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MSW, MFT
Work Location: 1931 NW 150th Ave; Suite 129 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 
Phone Number: 754-210-2153 
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Clinical experience: I special in relationship issues, trauma and grief. I have an extensive background working in the fields to heal the effects of addiction, sexual exploitation and losses of all forms.
Areas of Interest: Since everything we experience is “in relation” to others; I am highly drawn to how the before mentioned experiences I have worked within interact with everyday relationships.


Name: Viktoryia Biheza Ferretti
License Number: MT3099
Degree(s)/Certifications: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, M.S.Ed in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy; Level 1 Certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Institute
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, C-START; Infant Mental Health Training Program, Institute of Child and Family Health Cognitive Processing Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina;
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Childhood Traumatic Grief, Medical University of South Carolina;Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
Functional Assessment Rating Scale, Florida Department of Children and Families, Rater ID 805-020-482
Children’s Functional Assessment Rating Scale, Florida Department of Children and Families, Rater ID 805-027-958; Core Competency Advocacy Training, Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence, Naples, Florida
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, Naples, Florida; Advocacy Core Training, Florida Council against Sexual Violence, Naples
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor, MHC and MFT 
Work Location: Miami, Fl  contact for more details
Phone Number: 305-735-1188
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Clinical experience and Areas of Interest: Viktoryia is a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in child counseling, play therapy, relationships and marital counseling, treatment of anxiety and depression, grief and trauma in teens, children and adults. She has extensive training and experience in Infant Mental Health, Child-Parent Relational Therapy (CPRT), play therapy and parenting skills.  Viktoryia‘s primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), however she incorporates Solution Focused and Client-Centered approaches to fit her clients’ needs. Viktoryia is passionate about incorporating art therapy and other creative solutions into her work. Viktoryia has worked in both private and non-profit agency settings.

Name:  Shari Edwards Randerson
License Numbers: MH8767, MT2807
Degrees: MS in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University; PhD in Counseling, specializing in Marital, Family and Couple Therapy/Counseling from Barry University.
Intern Supervisor Type: Qualified Supervisor MHC and MFT 
Work location: 3681 NW 59 Place Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Phone number: 954-821-8600
Website: TBA
Clinical experience: Dr. Edwards Randerson has worked extensively with at-risk youth and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings, the foster care system, addictions, and domestic abuse.  She has facilitated a variety of support groups and educational groups, including but not limited to: parent effectiveness training groups, substance abuse groups, groups for individuals with thought and mood disorders, as well as groups for at-risk children and adolescents, particularly those identified with emotional/behavioral disabilities in the public school system. Dr. Edwards Randerson is also trained in TF-CBT

and EMDR.
Areas of interest: Women’s issues, relationship, grief and loss, trauma.