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Meet The Team

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Brooklyn Hancock LMHC, Registered Play Therapist, EMDR Certified Therapist

License Number: MH18423

 

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 7 years of experience. I graduated from the University of Florida with my bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Science. I continued my education at the University of Central Florida where I earned my Masters Degree in Counselor Education: Mental Health Track.

 

I am a Registered Play Therapist as well a EMDR Certified. Primarily, I have worked in the school system and have subsequently become certified as a school counselor as well. Being in the schools, I have had a wide variety of experience with various issues and populations. Additionally, since the pandemic, I have gained experience working with adults via telehealth. My strengths are working with parents on parenting strategies, relationship building, communication, anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment related concerns, and self-esteem/self-worth. My counseling style is typically soft but direct, as well as incorporating cognitive behavioral approaches. I use my background in play therapy to aid in using expressive methods in session. I believe that sometimes the most growth comes from processing the things we create rather than say. However, counseling is never a one size fits all, and I take the time to collaborate with my clients on what works best for them. My personality is warm and accepting. I focus on building a positive and trusting relationship first and foremost. 

Insurances Accepted: United Health Care, Oxford, Oscar, UMR, Aetna, Cigna

Private Pay: $130/hr. 

Hours: Daytime and limited nights Monday-Thursday

Populations Seen: children ages 3+, adolescents, teens, and adults 

Owner/Therapist

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Therapist

Julia Young LMHC, Registered Play Therapist, EMDR Trained

License Number: MH19508

 

Julia Young is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Child Life Specialist. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and their families in therapeutic settings, including a pediatric hospital, a child advocacy center, and private practice. Julia's style is warm, affirming, and informed by evidence-based interventions, including EMDR. She is well-versed in supporting clients through traumatic experiences and has extensive experience in working with individuals with chronic health conditions, grief, loss, behavioral challenges, and family transitions

Insurances Accepted: United Health Care, Oxford, Oscar, UMR, Aetna

Private Pay: Accepted through Julia's Private Practice here 

Hours: Daytimes and Nights Monday-Thursday and Saturday mornings. 

Populations Seen: Children 3+, adolescents, teens, families, and adults

Phone: (407) 449-2856

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Therapist

Shacara Brummitt LMHC

License Number: MH22466

 

Welcome to a transformative journey where every step forward is an opportunity to shape a
brighter future. As C.S. Lewis wisely said, "Y
ou can't go back and change the beginning, but
you can start where you are and change the ending"

 

I am Shacara Brummitt, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I am pleased to extend a warm greeting to you. Throughout my career, I have been devoted to positively impacting the lives of children,
youth, and young adults across diverse environments. With a profound passion for fostering personal growth, my mission is to guide individuals in navigating their lives emotionally, facilitating holistic healing, and empowering them to lead fulfilling lives. My educational foundation includes a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. In 2013, I embarked on my counseling journey at the same institution, culminating in attaining a Master's in Counselor Education in 2015. Over the past eight years, I have served as a certified school counselor
in various settings, catering to students with unique backgrounds and needs. My experience
equips me with the knowledge and skills to assist children, youth, and adults understand
and implement healthy strategies to navigate the challenges of academics, family, friends
and life. Becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor allowed me to extend my services beyond
the school setting. I enjoy working with adolescents and youth, providing a safe space for
them to explore, grow, and thrive. I am committed to creating a supportive and empathetic
environment where my clients can embark on their journey of self-discovery and transformation. Together, let us pen the narrative of your or your loved one's life, focusing on the present moment and shaping a future filled with wellness and fulfilment. Your journey toward positive change begins here.

Insurances Accepted: United Health Care, Oxford, Oscar, UMR, Aetna

Private Pay: $130/hr

Hours: Wednesday nights and Saturdays 

Phone: 407-634-7480

Populations Seen: Children 10+, adolescents, teens, and adults

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Therapist

Sarah Atherton LMHC, EMDR Trained

License Number: MH8140

 

Today's world can be challenging and stressful, with many emotional demands. Reaching out for assistance takes great courage and reading this means you're thinking of taking that first step. Having worked with children, adolescents, and families in community mental health and school settings for the past 20 years, it would be my honor to assist you on your journey of self-discovery and growth.

I have experience with all age groups and use a variety of modalities including Client-Centered, play therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, DBT-informed, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. My highest priority is to provide a safe space free of judgment to allow clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Reaching out for help can be the first step on your journey. When you feel you're ready, contact me with any questions. I'm available for evening and weekend appointments.

 

Insurances Accepted: Aetna

Private Pay: Sarah accepts private pay through her own private practice

Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday nights and Saturdays 

Populations Seen: Children 10+, adolescents, teens, and adults

Phone: 407-449-2830

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Therapist Intern

Nikki Conomos, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

License Number: IMT3847

 

If you found your way to our site, I would first like to say that I am proud of you! Taking the first step in your healing journey for your child, yourself, or for your family, is a major milestone. My philosophy and purpose is to help my clients have a more peaceful, relaxed, and joyful mindset while navigating life. I received my Master’s degree from Stetson University in Marriage and Family Therapy with Advanced Studies in Clinical Mental Health. I work with children, adolescents, individuals, young couples, and families. I have good experience in working with varying family dynamics from differing backgrounds.

 

I love building rapport starting from the first encounter with my clients. I have a warm, nurturing, and even humorous and relatable approach. The therapeutic relationship is so crucial in creating a safe, comfortable, environment where you can be vulnerable in sharing with me. My specialty is working on helping my clients to improve self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relational issues, boundary setting, and overall, recognizing the importance of self-worth and taking your power back. I use evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. With my families and couples, I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as techniques from The Gottman Method and Prepare/Enrich, to help improve negative interaction cycles, communication, and attachment-based issues. I am excited to get to know you and to navigate this adventure together! 

 

Insurances Accepted: NONE

Private Pay: $90/hr 

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 am to 7 pm

Populations Seen: Children 8+, adolescents, teens, adults, families, and young couples 

Make an appointment: 407-906-6167

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Sarah Trowbridge, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

License Number: IMH22146

My mission is to create a nurturing space where children can explore fears and challenges through strength-based approaches to help them learn to express and grow into their fullest potential, while also empowering caregivers with the tools and strategies to foster connection and understanding within the family dynamic. I use a combo of expressive arts and evidence-based approaches, focusing on enhancing the parent-child relationship through structured or play-based interactions. Taking play therapy a step further, by teaching YOU how to become the play therapist, leading to sustainable success and growth even after graduation!

 

I am a registered Dance movement therapist and I love to use playful, creative and strength based modalities such as expressive art therapies (art, music, drama), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally I also offer evidenced based positive parenting modalities such as Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Positive Parenting Program.

 

My therapeutic toolbox is rooted in warmth, empathy, creative arts, and evidence-based techniques tailored to meet the needs of each child and family. In my practice you'll find a compassionate ally who listens without judgment, who walks alongside you with unwavering support as your biggest cheerleader, where your family's well-being is cherished most.

Insurances Accepted: NONE 

Private Pay: $90/hr 

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 am to 7 pm

Populations Seen: infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, teens, adults, families 

Make an appointment: 407-906-6167

Therapist Intern

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