DeCarlos Scippio, MSW, RCSWILicensed Social Worker Intern
My name is DeCarlos Scippio, I grew up in Lake City Florida. I am an army veteran and was honorable discharged as a sergeant after six years of services. I studied as an undergraduate at Famu and earned my master’s in social work from the University of Central Florida.
As a clinician, I teach clients resiliency to help them overcome barriers and cope with everyday stressors. I use Talk Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
To best serve my clients I create a safe and non-judgmental environment. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to address trauma, depression, behavioral problems, grief, self-esteem building, and life coaching.
Clinical services are provided in a variety of settings to include telehealth, home, educational institutions, and in office settings.
I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field.
Jerrika Battle, MSWSocial Worker Intern
My name is Jerrika Battle and I have been working in the field of social work for 4 years now. I received my B.S in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from The University of Florida and then followed up with my Master’s in Social Work from The University of Central Florida.
I entered this field knowing and seeing there was a need in my community. Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life and to have someone on their side willing to advocate for them. I have a passion for working with at risk youth and families, providing them with resources while improving their social and psychological well-being. I have worked in many settings including school, outpatient, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and group homes. I utilize evidence-based practices while in sessions, including cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed care. From the great words of Mother Teresa, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Look forward to working with you and your family …
Kristina TurnerOffice Assistant
Kristina assists with connecting clients with the best fit clinician. Kristina is passionate about her clients in providing service with a smile. Kristina has a daughter named Oaklynn, she loves talking with people. Kristina also loves helping people so she is eagerly awaiting a call from you to connect!
Shanele Robinson,RCSWILicensed Social Worker Intern
Shanele completed her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Saint Leo University and then her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. She possesses over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field along with a passion for helping others. A few of her attributes are her non-judgmental attitude, superior interpersonal skills, and positive therapeutic alliance. Shanele has experience with Case Management, individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She often utilizes the strength-based approach, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to evoke the change process. She understands the importance of identifying all aspects of an individual’s life such as your physical health, support systems, work or school environment and faith which all contribute to the well-being of the client.
Rachel NazworthMaster’s Level Therapist
I have been working in the field of mental health counseling since 2008. I specialize in children and family counseling with emphasis and special certifications in Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Aggression-Replacement Therapy, and Play Therapy. I have worked for over 10 years with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I have experience working in the Department of Juvenile Corrections, outpatient community mental health, inpatient facilities, residential facilities, and in-school counseling. My passion is helping kids, teenagers, and families heal and find happiness. I utilize an array of therapy modalities which are carefully and specifically chosen to fit with each individual client’s unique goals and aspirations while receiving treatment, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered therapy.
Kiriam DiazHealth Counselor
My name is Kiriam Diaz I am a mental health counselor, working in the field most of my life without calling it counseling. But officially, by standards of a degree, five years in the profession. I specialized in all mental health, fluent in Spanish and English. EFT level 2 certification, EFT is a method that helps us release trapped emotions and works well on trauma and PTSD.
I have experience in reliving trauma, grief counseling, supportive counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, substance abuse, and educational counseling. I have worked with veterans with PTSD, have used Cognitive therapy and EFT, the two methods combine have been effective for PTSD and traumas.
I believe that we need to incorporate every part of the human being, body, mind, and spirit working from the deepest level to brings complete healing, taking things slow and giving support along the way. Our life is a gift in every way, and learning is at our highest level of evolving; with this in mind healing will be done. It is what we are here to do! I hope to help you along the way.
Jennifer MaleyMental Health Therapist
Jennifer has been in the mental health field for 15 years and a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern for 4 years in Florida and before that, in California and Oregon. She has extensive experience helping children, adolescents and adults facing a wide range of challenges and goals, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, parenting challenges, and relationships.
She has worked in community-based programs that worked with the Department of Juvenile Justice, schools, and Department of Children and Families. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the foundation for much of her work.
She believes in individualizing her approach to best suit each client and situation. Jennifer is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. and Motivational Interviewing.
Ta’mar JerniganMasters Degree in Educational Leadership
My name is Ta’mar Jernigan, a native of Lake City, Fl. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Citadel and my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.
As a clinician, I first strive to build a comfortable relationship with my clients. Gaining their trust will help me better understand them and assist them in overcoming their hurdles within life. I found my passion with counseling as I am also a Physical Education teacher going into my 16th year at a local elementary school here in Lake City.
I want to close the gap with mental health and younger kids through school since mental health has become one the leading factors in society today for children, adolescence, and adults.
Casharo ThomasBehavioral Analyst
My Name is Casharo Thomas and I currently reside in Live Oak FL. I have 13 brothers and sisters, 9 boys and four girls with me being the baby of them all. I am married to my beautiful wife of 12 years. We have 5 adopted children, 5 God Children and 1 biological son.I went to Branford High School and Graduated with the class of 1995.
I graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership. I have been teaching Language Arts in the Middle School setting for the last 15 years.
In my spare time I like to go fishing, bowling, watching movies and spending time mentoring young males. My goal within the next 5 years is to become a Certified Behavioral Analyst to better serve the population of youth that etushsucaticly interact on a daily basis. My motto in life is “ Where there is no struggle there will be no progress”
G. HolmesBehavioral Therapy
I became interested in counseling while I was stationed in the Presidio of California and witnessed firsthand how trauma and family discord can impact children and teens. As a military police investigator, working on cases involving families, with troubled children or victims of abuse and neglect, I realized parents were often victims of abuse and neglect. I found by working with families as well as the individuals in the family, the family could become stronger and parents more able to parent their children when their traumas were resolved.
I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and will work with people where they are. I’ve been blessed to see positive changes in the clients I’ve worked with over the years. I have always believed a person can heal and change if he/she is willing to put in the work. I see therapy as a journey and I’m here to support that journey.
Faith Based Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Abuse, Marriage and Family Counseling, Intimate Partner Violence-Survivor (Adults and children exposure), Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid Certified (Adults and Children), Family Team Meeting Facilitator, Veteran’s and Veteran Family Counseling, Intergenerational Trauma. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.