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Marissa Lloyd


Marissa is a licensed professional counselor of mental health (LPCMH), certified trauma practitioner,  and a nationally certified counselor (NCC) who is passionate about providing nurturing practices that best serve children, adolescents and their families.

Through internships and post-graduate work, she has 10 years of working solely with children and families in various setting such as not-for-profit mental health agencies, schools, mental health court, the State of Delaware Prevention & Behavioral Health Services and pediatric primary care offices. Marissa currently provides both traditional, office based therapy as well as equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP). 

  • University of Delaware (2010): Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

  • Wilmington University (2014): Master's Degree, Clinical Mental Health Counselor

  • Delaware Guidance, Advanced Clinical Training Program (2016): graduate of a two year intensive, post-graduate training

  • Certified Trauma Practitioner through The National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children

Marissa is a native and resident of Middletown for over 25 years. After many years of working outside of the area, she is happy to help her fellow residents resolve issues such as:

  • Grief, Trauma & Loss

  • Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts

  • Anxiety

  • Anger, Aggression

  • Bullying

  • ADHD

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Sibling or Family Conflict

  • Self-Esteem

  • Academic struggles

  • Poor Social Skills

  • Poor School Behavior

  • Adoption, Foster Care

  • Oppositional behavior

  • Parenting Skills

Monica Shire
Ed.D, Educational Leadership: Nature-based Education MS, Mental Health Counseling

Monica has over 20 years of experience as an early childhood professional serving children and families as a therapist, international adoption social worker and nature-based educator. Monica believes
that when we connect with nature, we connect with ourselves. She utilizes the natural world and critters of all kinds to form therapeutic relationships with children and families. Time in nature has proven to
increase happiness, reduce anxiety and stress, improve attention, increase empathy and reduce the risk of psychiatric disorders.


For more information, see this short research-based article. Monica employs a holistic approach and helps clients find healing through mental, physical and spiritual balance.

● Antioch University (2022): Certificate in Early Childhood Nature-based Education
● University of Delaware (2022): Ed.D Educational Leadership: Nature-based Education Professional Development for Reducing Children’s Sedentary Screen Life
● University of Delaware (2011): Master’s Certification: Educational Leadership
● Liberty University (2002): Master's Degree, Counseling
● University of Idaho (1993): Bachelor's Degree, Early Childhood Education


Monica is a Delaware native, avid farmer, beekeeper and a lover of the great outdoors! She currently provides traditional, office-based therapy as well as nature-based therapy and teletherapy for children, adolescents and their families. Monica is currently working towards her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCMH) designation in Delaware and Maryland. Below are some of the areas in which she specializes:

● Ecotherapy
● Family Therapy
● Therapeutic Play
● School/Academic Issues
● Behavior Modification
● Anxiety/Stress
● Adoption Issues
● Prenatal and Postpartum Issues
● Autism
● Grief/Bereavement
● Phobias
● Women’s Issues
● Spirituality
● Christian Counseling

Lezley Sexton

Lezley is a highly experienced and skilled licensed professional counselor (LPCMH), national board certified counselor (NBCC), and certified case manager (CCM) with over 15 years of experience in providing therapy to children, families, and adults. She understands the challenges of navigating difficult life transitions and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals through strength-based and person-centered therapy.


Lezley has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including mental health and substance use facilities, inpatient/outpatient facilities, home and school settings, and telehealth. She earned her Masters in Community Counseling and her Bachelor's in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University, and she is committed to staying current with the latest research and trends in the field.

Lezley has extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse. She also has a deep understanding of the complexities of bereavement and divorce/family conflict, as well as the challenges that come with significant life changes. Additionally, she has a passion for working with veterans and their families.

Lezley believes that each person has unique strengths and challenges, and she is committed to helping her clients discover their own unique path to healing. She offers a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or a significant life transition, Lezley is here to support you and help you achieve your goals.

Lezley has experience in the following areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Substance Abuse

  • Divorce/family conflict

  • Mood Disorders

  • PTSD

  • Working with Veterans

  • Depression

  • Significant life changes

Denise Thomas

Denise is a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Delaware. With over 15 years of experience working with children and families, Denise has a strong foundation in providing counseling services to at-risk children, foster children, and military youth and families. She completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in health services at the University of Delaware and later earned her graduate degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from Delaware State University. 

Denise has received additional training and is certified in the area of trauma, specifically Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Her expertise in neuroscience has allowed her to understand the impact of traumatic experiences on the brain. With her knowledge and skills, Denise has helped many children, youth, and families to heal from past trauma and improve their overall well-being.

Denise's experience extends beyond the office setting, as she has worked with clients in community and school settings as well. She is dedicated to providing high-quality counseling services to her clients, and her warm and compassionate approach has helped many families to navigate difficult challenges. Denise has recently expanded her practice to include telemental health services, providing counseling services to those who may not have access to in-person counseling or who prefer the convenience of online counseling.


If you're seeking a caring and experienced therapist who can provide trauma-focused counseling and has a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the brain, Denise is here to help. Contact her today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards healing.

Vicky Primer, Ph.D.

I am excited to offer you the opportunity for a personal journey toward problem resolution and healing, designed specifically for you and your needs. Understanding that each of us is the sum of all we experience, and that each of us has a very personal journey in this world, each person seeking services is provided an individualized, collaborative path to healing.

My career reflects best practices identification and effective implementation and employing of evidence based programs to serve at risk children, individuals and families. I completed my doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Kansas State University. I have worked in all of the major systems (community mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and crisis services) as a practitioner, administrator, and teacher.

Clinically, I specialize in treating individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties due to trauma.  I am trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma intervention recognized internationally an effective and efficient intervention. Additionally, my expertise includes couple therapy, family therapy, persistent mental health disorders, and grief and loss. I utilize a Strategic Family Therapy Approach because:

  • It is a theory of optimism and hope rather than explaining problems as pathological and terminal.

  • It is a therapy of change rather than insight without action, promoting solutions and new behaviors over only understanding and excuses about why problems should exist.

  • Strategic therapy is dedicated to the premise that therapists should practice in an active, directive, and skillful fashion.

  • The tone of therapy is warm and respectful, often with a playful nature.  Humor is used frequently.

  • The uniqueness of clients and the need for interventions tailored to that uniqueness is respected.  The therapist works within the client’s own world view whenever possible.

  • Flexibility is a key element of the therapy, and different approaches are needed for the variety of presenting problems and cultural, ethnic, and social contexts brought to therapy.

  • It is a therapy of responsibility – of parents for children, of therapists for clients, and of supervisors for supervisees.

  • Strategic therapy is a therapy of justice and advocacy in which therapists take strong stands against violence and abuse and advocate for children, families, and those who may be disenfranchised from the typical world.

In an effort to bring about my own best practice, have studied with highly recognized leaders in the MFT field and in the Reiki community, received supervision from honored professionals in MFT and trauma, and have developed a network of exceptional colleagues. My practice focuses on holistic interventions that are culturally sensitive and relevant to the client.

Keishia Hemphill


Keishia is a compassionate and dedicated licensed professional counselor of mental health (LPCMH), Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C), and nationally certified counselor (NCC). Keishia strives to provide a safe and healing space for adolescents and their families. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in non-profit and school settings, and now provides remote teletherapy.

Keishia specializes in helping individuals navigate through grief, trauma, and loss using art therapy techniques, training in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), and an overall holistic approach for individualized treatment. She understands that each individual has unique reactions and responses to universal experiences, and therefore tailors her treatments to the specific needs of each person. Keishia has a warm and competent approach and works collaboratively with her clients to help them achieve their goals.

Keishia graduated from Spelman College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2014. She went on to complete her Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in 2016. Keishia also holds a certification in Grief Counseling from The American Academy of Grief Counseling.


Keishia is originally from Ohio and grew up as a military child, which exposed her to various environments, people, and cultures. She has been a resident of Wilmington, DE since 2016 and is continuously interested in learning about the needs of her clients and their communities. Keishia is passionate about helping adolescents who are struggling with:


  • Academic Struggles

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Depression, Self-harm, Suicidal Thoughts

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Grief, Trauma, and Loss


  • Poor Social Skills and School Behavior

  • Self-Esteem

Keishia understands that our experiences, identity, and environment collectively shape how we experience our inner selves and others. She believes in making meaning of the different parts of our world together and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals.

Alicia Hicks

My experience enables me to offer effective individualized care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, adolescents, children, families, couples, and groups.  I can assist you to advance through the pain of trauma to develop healthy ways of thinking using an integrative approach along with your own strengths.

My focus is to help children and families heal, energize, and become aware of your inner strengths. I will provide a positive safe emotional space, listen to your concerns, and collaborate with you to customize your individual treatment plan. My client promise is to be here for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you, your child, and your family grow from your experiences, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

My graduate degree is a Master of Arts from Eastern University in Clinical and Community Counseling, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in the State of Delaware. I look forward to working with you to assist you and your family while on the path to healing!

My experience includes but is not limited to assisting children, adolescents and adults with:

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Foster Care and Adoption

  • ADHD

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family Conflict

  • Mood Disorders

  • Behavior Issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • Substance Abuse

  • Crisis Counseling

Brittany Bell

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and a Nationally Certified Counselor who is deeply committed to helping children, adolescents, and families achieve their full potential. With over 10 years of experience in early childhood education and over 4 years in mental health counseling, she brings a unique perspective to her practice. Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from American University.

Brittany's approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and she believes in working collaboratively with her clients to create a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. Her client-centered approach is grounded in empathy, unconditional positive regard, and a genuine desire to support her clients. Brittany's positive energy and warmth make her a natural fit for clients of all ages.

Brittany has experience working with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and significant life changes.


She understands that seeking help can be a difficult decision and strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients. Brittany is passionate about helping her clients build resilience, cope with challenges, and thrive in their lives.

Brittany specializes in:

  • Crisis intervention

  • Suicidal and homicidal ideations/behaviors

  • Depression

  • Auditory command hallucinations

  • Trauma

  • Interpersonal conflicts

  • Prosocial and anti-social behaviors

  • Family and relational conflicts

  • Emotion management

  • Anger management

  • Self-esteem

  • Bereavement 

  • Parenting styles

  • Anxiety

  • Oppositional and defiant behaviors 

  • Gender Dysphoria 

Juana Zegarra


Juana is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New Jersey and Delaware.  She is a Trauma Focused-CBT trained practitioner.  She is a practitioner of the Nurtured Heart Approach ® and has completed advanced training in this system.  Juana is passionate about providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families.


Juana has more than 18 years of working solely with children and families in various settings such as for profit and not-for-profit mental health agencies, the State of New Jersey Division of Protection and Permanency, as well as care management organizations. She has spent most of her career working with children involved with the child welfare system.  

Her specialty is providing parent training and psychotherapy for children and teens who are highly behaviorally and emotionally intense. Juana currently provides consultation services through a care management organization in NJ as well as telehealth therapy services in Delaware.

Juana is a native of Peru and resident of Rehoboth Beach. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.  She completed graduate studies at Marywood University in Scranton, PA with a master’s degree in Social Work.  After many years of working in New Jersey, she is happy to call Delaware her home and help children, adolescents, and their families resolve issues such as:


  • Grief, Trauma & Loss

  • Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts

  • Anxiety

  • Anger, Aggression

  • Bullying

  • ADHD

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Sibling or Family Conflict

  • Self-Esteem


  • Academic struggles

  • Poor Social Skills

  • Poor School Behavior

  • Adaption to a new culture/immigration

  • Adoption, Foster Care

  • Oppositional behavior

  • Parenting Skills

Shannel Victor


Shannel is a compassionate and dedicated therapist with over ten years of experience working with diverse populations. She graduated from Delaware State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has since dedicated her career to helping individuals achieve emotional wellness and develop the necessary tools to cope with life stressors.

Throughout her career, Shannel has worked with high-risk populations, provided wellness services in academic settings, advocated for communities, and worked in foster care. Her diverse experience has given her a unique perspective and the ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life.

Shannel's theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, anger, depression, toxic relationships, codependency, impulse behaviors, communication deficits, and self-esteem. She believes that therapy should be a collaborative process between therapist and client, and her goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can learn the skills necessary to improve their emotional well-being.

Shannel's motto is “Frame the process not your pain," which encapsulates her belief that everyone is entitled to live their best life, be happy, and feel worthy. She is passionate about helping clients discover their inner strength and develop the courage to make changes that lead to a more fulfilling life. Shannel's compassionate and empathetic approach, combined with her extensive experience and training, make her a valuable resource for anyone seeking support and guidance on their mental health journey.

Joanne Gaines


Joanne is a warm and friendly therapist who loves working with people of all ages and helping them unlock doors to achieve their goals, dreams, and desires. She finds great joy in assisting clients during times of adversity, finding peace, hope, and success. Joanne believes in helping her clients tap into their strengths to grow and blossom.


She is committed to making her clients' futures brighter, and her person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based approaches help clients gain new perspectives on themselves and their lives.

Joanne is especially skilled at connecting with children and adolescents, and has helped many families to find desired changes in their lives. She believes in a collaborative approach to therapy, and works closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that the entire family system is supported. Her knack for communication and conflict resolution allows her to diffuse challenging situations, and her commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of her clients is evident in the results she achieves.


Joanne's life motto is from a song sung by Mahaila Jackson, “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”.


Linda Ealy


Linda is a therapist who is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children through nature based therapy.  She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Cairn University and spent over 15 years teaching early childhood education before making the switch to mental health when she saw the behavioral and academic challenges her students were experiencing, as a result of anxiety, attachment disorders, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and traumatic losses.

In 2022, Linda graduated from Grand Canyon University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in Childhood and Adolescent disorders. She currently offers ecotherapy to children aged 7 and under at the farm location where she practices.

Ecotherapy, is a type of therapy that involves spending time in natural environments to improve mental and emotional well-being. Ecotherapy is an effective treatment for children as it allows them to connect with nature, develop a sense of belonging, improve task management skills, and reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Through ecotherapy, Linda's clients engage in auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning experiences such as gardening, sensory walks on the farm, basket weaving, and arts and crafts, that help them develop a sense of wonder and awe for the natural world while accomplishing their treatment goals.

Linda firmly believes that each new day presents an opportunity for growth and that problems are simply challenges that make us stronger. She sees her role as a therapist to help children build resilience, develop coping strategies, and gain the tools they need to lead happy, healthy lives.


In her free time, Linda enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as gardening, upcycling furniture, kayaking, camping, basket weaving, swimming, and beach combing. Her 15+ years of experience in outdoor education through camping and historical interpretation gives her a unique perspective on the benefits of nature-based therapy for children.

Cheryl Gwaltney


Cheryl holds her Masters in Education from Wilmington University in Counseling and Guidance and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, along with, her QMHP (Qualified Mental Professional) in VA. She is currently working toward her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation in DE and PA. Working in education since 1997 and counseling in various settings since 2006, she has experience with individuals across the lifespan in both for profit and not-for profit institutions including residential, outpatient, and in-home settings. During this time a focus on family systems and trauma therapies has developed. Cheryl is a certified trauma practitioner with an interest in non-traditional therapies for trauma healing including equine and other enviro-therapies, EMDR, brain mapping, and neurofeedback to name a few. 


Cheryl utilizes a holistic approach to partnering with clients and their families on their healing journey. She believes true change comes from the individual work in conjunction with the family. She believes in working with an individual in the way that best meets them as their own unique person. With a focus on empathetic listening, compassion, and non-judgmental space she strives to build relationship with each individual and their family to partner with them on their journey to their best selves. Some of the areas of focus she works with include:



*Mood Disorders

*Grief, trauma & loss


*Self Concept




*Family Conflict

*Educational Challenges

*Career/Educational Planning

*SI/Self injurious behavior

*Relationship building


While striving for balance between work with families, personal family responsibilities, and the challenges of life she cultivates her own personal well-being with time in nature. Along with spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys hiking, fishing, sharing time with animals of all sizes from horses and cattle to the family dogs. She practices the same reenergizing natural practices for self-soothing found in nature she shares with her clients and looks forward to the opportunity to take that journey with her clients through equine and animal assisted therapies at the farm location.

Consetta Canales


Consetta is a highly experienced therapist who who specializes in treating children and adolescents through equine assisted psychotherapy. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient treatment, outpatient community mental health, elementary schools, residential treatment, and telehealth.

Consetta has 20 years of experience working with horses and has seen firsthand the powerful impact they can have on humans, especially children. Equine assisted psychotherapy provides a unique and engaging experience for children that differs from traditional therapy in an office setting. Working with horses in therapy can help children to develop important life skills, such as communication, problem-solving, trust, and empathy.

Through equine assisted psychotherapy, children are able to learn and practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment. Horses are incredibly perceptive animals and can mirror a child's emotions and behaviors, providing immediate feedback and insight into their inner world. This allows children to become more aware of their thoughts and feelings, and to learn healthy ways of managing them.

Working with horses also allows children to be in the present moment and experience a sense of calmness and relaxation. The farm environment provides a natural and peaceful setting, allowing children to feel more comfortable and at ease in therapy. This can lead to deeper insights and breakthroughs in therapy.


Overall, equine assisted psychotherapy can be a transformative experience for children, providing a unique and engaging way to work through challenges and develop important life skills. Consetta is passionate about helping children and adolescents discover the benefits of working with horses in therapy and is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for them to do so.

Consetta specializes in the following areas:

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Behavior modification

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Family therapy

  • LGBTQIA-Affirming

  • Medical Illness/Disease Management

Amelia Bigesby


Amelia came to Delaware as a military wife and soon came to love all its offerings, especially as a place to raise a family. As a former dancer and dance teacher she also enjoys the arts Delaware offers and its ease of access to taking in shows up and down the east coast. 


Amelia is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia receiving a master’s in counseling. She also attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Argosy University receiving both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in forensic psychology.  For over 15 years Amelia has strived to provide therapeutic services to children and adults to develop better cognitive and emotional skills, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and cope with various life challenges to improve their lives. She also counsels individuals with co-occurring disorders, substance use, and forensic challenges to do the same. Amelia has provided individual and group therapy sessions as a social worker in Delaware in support of residential and outpatient mental health programs. 


Amelia’s specialty is providing a safe environment where you can tackle difficult subjects in order to embrace learning and growth to develop new thinking patterns and behaviors. She has had the pleasure to work in many settings and strives to aid children and families struggling with: 


  • ADHD

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Depression

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Mood Disorders

  • Parenting Issues

Jess O'Hara


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Hello and welcome! My name is Jessica O'Hara, and I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Delaware and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in Florida who specializes in play therapy and works with children, teens, families, and couples. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with you and to be a part of your journey towards healing and growth.


My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that every person has the capacity to heal and thrive. I use a client-centered approach, which means that I work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. I believe that therapy is a partnership, and I strive to create a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.


In my work with children and teens, I utilize play therapy, a powerful therapeutic approach that allows children to express themselves and work through difficult emotions in a safe and natural way. I also work with families to strengthen their relationships and communication skills and support them through challenging transitions. Additionally, I  incorporate elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help individuals develop skills for managing stress and regulating their emotions.


For couples, I use the Gottman Method, a research-based approach that focuses on building emotional connection, improving communication, and resolving conflict. 


I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a certificate in Play Therapy from Capella University. Additionally, I also specialize in the following:

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy

  • Couples/Marriage Therapy

  • Depression

  • Family Therapy

  • Post-Partum Issues

  • Pre-natal Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress

  • Women's Issues

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Attachment Based Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

  • Family Systems

  • Gottman Method

  • Play Therapy

  • Sand Play

  • Structural Family Therapy


I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives. Whether you are dealing with a specific challenge or seeking personal growth, I am here to support you every step of the way. I believe that therapy can be a transformative experience, and I am committed to providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve lasting change.


Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to working with you!

Lindsey Thorpe


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Meet Lindsey, a warm and empathetic therapist with over seven years of experience in mental health. With a passion for helping children, families and couples navigate life's challenges, Lindsey pursued a career in counseling.

As both an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) and a Marriage and Family Therapist, Lindsey has worked with clients facing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, divorce, school problems, self-harm, and substance abuse.

Lindsey believes that every client has their unique strengths and resources that they can draw upon to overcome their difficulties. Lindsey takes a positive and collaborative approach to therapy. She believes that the best way to support her clients is to help them recognize their existing strengths and abilities and use them to achieve their goals. Rather than focusing on problems, Lindsey helps her clients identify their strengths, resources, and resilience, and uses these to support their healing journey.

Lindsey tailors her interventions to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. She uses evidence-based techniques to help clients learn new coping skills, manage difficult emotions, and build healthy relationships. She creates a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space for her clients to explore their feelings and concerns and work towards their treatment goals.

Outside of the therapy room, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family as a new mother.

Ryan Clifton


Ryan Clifton is a Master’s level counselor with 6 years of experience in the field of mental health. Ryan earned a Master’s degree from Wilmington University and is currently working toward obtaining his LPCMH. At our Odessa office location, Ryan
sees teens ages 13 and up, as well as adults for individual and family therapy.

Ryan is a patient individual with a positive demeanor and is often described as someone who is easy to talk to and someone with whom others can relate. He brings the skills he has developed working in Community Mental Health, Outpatient Therapy,
Inpatient Treatment to help join you and your family to see lasting changes.

Ryan helps teens and adults to understand their strengths as well as their challenges, discover healthy ways to express and manage fears and insecurities, and accept
support from those who care about them. Many lack important skills to successfully manage demands of school, relationships, and stressful life events, leaving them "stuck"; in patterns of reactivity that can be concerning and confusing to others.


Through their work and collaboration with their families, his patients often report improved self-awareness, self-esteem, school performance, environmental support, and interactions
with peers and family members.

Ryan specializes in:
● Academic Functioning
● Anxiety
● Depression
● Behavior Modification for oppositional behaviors
● Men's Issues
● Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
● Panic Disorders
● Phobias
● Trauma-PTSD
● Relationship Issues
● Self-Harm
● Stress
● Transgender-Affirming

In his time away from work, Ryan enjoys making music, basketball, hiking, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

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