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Our Therapists

Joy Davis, LCSW, CEDS
Practice Owner
A clinician in the field for more than 30 years, Joy is the founder of the Growth & Recovery Counseling Center in Trinity.  Joy has recently retired from her psychotherapy practice and now exclusively handles administrative duties at our office.


Therapy Services Available in Our Suite:

Madeline Altabe, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Altabe is available on a monthly basis for bariatric surgery assessments in our Trinity office.  Some insurances will cover a portion of these assessments.  She is also available for telehealth sessions. Please contact her directly to discuss potential services at (813) 314-9800.



Jennifer Bargerhuff
Masters Program Clinical Student Intern

Jennifer joins us for her mental health counseling clinical internship through December 2021. Offering individual and family therapy for those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, codependency, relationship challenges, loss, and more.  Jennifer utilizes a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approach in her sessions.  She also offers a Christian counseling focus when requested. Supervised by Emilie Ellenberg, LMHC. As a student intern, Jennifer is able to offer sessions for only $25/visit.  Limited slots available.  Call our main line or email [email protected] to schedule. 

Larry Baumgartner, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Larry specializes in and offers hope to couples working through infidelity/affairs, communication and relationship issues.  As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, he helps couples reconnect, rebuild, and restore their relationship to where they want it to be.

Larry also sees individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, job stress, and life transitions.  He is also known across Tampa Bay as the go-to therapist for professionals.

Day & evening appointments available.  Accepts Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum, and several employee assistance programs, as well as private pay arrangements. Insurance is accepted for individual therapy sessions only. Contact Larry directly for scheduling at (727) 946-1346. OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person appointments.

Linda Berkowitz, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Linda offers individual, family, and couples counseling for clients age 3 and up.  Specialties include: parenting concerns, play therapy, trauma & domestic violence, divorce recovery, depression/anxiety, and personality disorders.

In the office Tuesdays, Linda has both day & evening timeslots.  She accepts Aetna, Baycare, Cigna, Humana, Magellan & Tricare insurances as well as self-pay arrangements.  Call Linda directly to schedule at (727) 726-7442. OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.


Jackie Breuer, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Gottman Approved Member

Jackie has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years providing individual, family, and couples counseling. She has a special heart for working with women who struggle with low self-esteem, depression/anxiety, and codependency issues. Jackie also helps couples build stronger relationships, reduce family conflict, and adjust to difficult life transitions together. She also offers EMDR, a specialized intervention for trauma survivors.

Described by colleagues & clients as highly-skilled, sensitive and a person of genuine warmth, Jackie is available in the office on Tuesdays & Wednesdays with both day and evening timeslots.  She accepts Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum,  and self-pay arrangements. OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions. Contact Jackie directly for scheduling at (727) 433-0377.


andreaAndrea Dolgin, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
Andrea offers individual therapy for adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and relationship issues. Prior to receiving her Master of Social Work degree, she was a practicing attorney and served as a volunteer sexual assault victim advocate at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.  Throughout her masters training, Andrea was a clinical student intern at Growth & Recovery.
Andrea is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern working toward her Florida licensure.  As such, she offers deeply discounted self pay rates.  For scheduling, call (813) 470-8104 or reach her by email at [email protected] Offering in-person sessions.
Donna Donati-Waddell, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Waddell specializes in working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, caregiver stress, chronic pain & medical issues that affect emotional health, infertility, relationship challenges, and general senior population concerns.  She has extensive background experience working in medical psychiatric offices, nursing homes, and legal settings.

Dr. Waddell is in the office weekdays for daytime appointments and accepts Baycare Plus/Select, Champ VA, Humana, Medicare, United Healthcare/Optum, and Wellcare insurances.  Contact her for scheduling at (727) 421-5329.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.


Brooke Eggimann, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Trauma Specialist
Brooke specializes in helping adult clients resolve painful reactions to traumatic event(s).  Her techniques include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), PE (Prolonged Exposure Therapy) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, often resulting in substantial relief in under 12 sessions. She has extensive experience working with veterans, receiving numerous awards for her service to this population.  Brooke finds these methods also helpful for anyone who feels "stuck" or "unable to get past" a disturbing life event, or for those whose self-esteem has been deeply damaged from specific past experiences. If desired, Brooke will incorporate a Christian faith-based approach to help clients reach their individual and spiritual goals. 
Evening hours are available by appointment. Brooke sees clients on a self-pay basis only.  Call her directly for scheduling at (813) 482-4900.  Offering in-person sessions.
Emilie Ellenberg, LMHC, CAP, CYT200
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addictions Professional
Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher

Emilie offers individual, group & family therapies for teens & adults with eating disorders, addictions, and general mental health concerns. She uses primarily a Cognitive-Behavioral approach in her work with clients while incorporating mindfulness techniques to treat the whole person. Emilie earned her degrees from USF Tampa and has worked in numerous levels of care to include residential treatment centers, in-home services, and outpatient practices.

Emilie is a past Board Member of the Suncoast Mental Healthy Counselors Association and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She also offers Qualified Licensure Supervision for State Registered Interns.
Available Tuesdays for both day & evening appointments, Emilie accepts Cigna and United Healthcare/Optum insurances as well as reduced self pay rates. Contact her directly to schedule by calling (813) 403-8445.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.
Alice Elliott, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Bringing more than 17 years of clinical experience in community mental health & private practice settings, Alice offers individual psychotherapy for clients age 16 & up. Alice is experienced in helping those struggling with relationship and career loss, life transitions, depression, sexual abuse, and illnesses or accidents. She has worked extensively with veterans, first-responders, and victims of abuse and has additional training in EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Alice is OFFERING TELEHEALTH exclusively at this time.  She accepts Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross, United Healthcare/Optum & reduced self-pay rates only.  Contact her directly by calling (727) 282-5382 or by email at [email protected] 
Robert Evanko, PhD, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Rob Evanko sees older children, teens, adults, couples & families.  Having served the Tampa Bay area for three decades, Rob’s main priority as a counselor is to find compassionate & creative ways to connect with each individual family member—giving special attention to personal interest areas/strengths, unique personalities, experiences & family backgrounds. Additional specialization areas include: fractured marital relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, anger, life transitions, & divorce recovery.
Rob is available to see clients on Saturdays only and is able to accept self-paying clients, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and Tricare East insurances. For scheduling, call Rob at (813) 520-9112.  Offering in-person sessions.
Jessica Fugere, LMHC, LMFT
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Jessica holds dual licensure as both a general mental health counselor and a marriage & family therapist and has previously worked providing counseling to at-risk children and families through the child welfare system.  She specializes in working with couples and families from a family systems perspective, offering a blend of empathic support and real-world suggestions for growth & healing.  She particularly enjoys helping couples repair damaged relationships and watching families build stronger bonds through counseling.  In addition, Jessica enjoys working with teenagers with behavioral disorders and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life stressors.
Jessica is currently available to see older children, teens, adults, couples and families for in-person appointments.  She is accepting self-pay clients only at this time and is in the office on Monday & Thursday evenings.  For scheduling, call (813) 500-2021 or email her at [email protected]
Nicole Guincho, LMHC, CAP
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addictions Professional
Nicole has been in the field for more than 15 years.  In addition to seeing private clients at Growth & Recovery, she is also the Regional Director of Behavioral Health at a local non-profit agency. Nicole specializes in the treatment of individuals age 18 and over who struggle with addiction, grief, trauma, depression, and/or issues with anxiety.  She combines both cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies to help clients improve their ability to manage difficult life stresses. Nicole is also certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) 
Available Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Nicole sees clients on a self-pay basis only. To make an appointment with Nicole, call (813) 205-2276. Offering in-person sessions.
Laurel Jones, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Laurel provides individual, family, and couples therapy for clients age 10 and above.  Her areas of specialty include:  grief/loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, life changes, premarital counseling, and relationship difficulties.  She offers CBT, person-centered, and experiential approaches as well as Christian faith-based counseling when requested.
Laurel has a double masters in mental health counseling and school counseling from Johnson University and worked for several years at a grief & loss equine therapy facility prior to her move to our area. As a post-masters registered intern, Laurel offers deeply discounted rates & is clinically supervised by our Christine Pringle, LMHC.  For scheduling please call her directly at  (727) 268-8729.  Day & evening appointments available.
Adelina Liberto, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Bilingual Therapist
For two decades Lina has provided psychotherapy for children ages 6 - 12, adolescents, young adults & their families. She is highly experienced in play therapy techniques and specializes in helping clients address stress, loss, low self-esteem, parenting concerns, trauma, abuse, lost trust in relationships, divorce aftermath, anxiety and depression.  
Adelina is fluent in Spanish and available to see clients weekdays as well as one evening per week. She accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross, Baycare, Cigna, New Directions EAP, and United Healthcare/Optum, as well as self-pay.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.  Contact Lina directly for scheduling at 727-469-3220.
Mia Mikesell-Bobo, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
The newest addition to our suite, Mia is available to see women ages 15 and up and their families.  Her areas of specialty include grief/loss, anxiety, stress resilience, self esteem, and relationships.  She has worked in mental health & human services in a variety of settings to include bereavement camps, mentorship programs, and an outpatient treatment center.  She is certified as a Prepare Enrich Premarital Counselor and offers a Christian counseling approach when requested.  As a post-masters registered intern, Mia offers greatly reduced rates.  Contact her directly for scheduling by calling (813) 482-7899


Mario Morano, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Mario has worked in community mental health and inpatient treatment centers for nine years prior to entering private practice at our suite. He specializes in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family relationships, technology addiction, issues related to working in the healthcare & mental health fields, and traumatic life events. Mario is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.), an approach that can decrease and even resolve PTSD symptoms in as few as 1 - 2 sessions.
Available for evening appointments.  Self pay arrangements only.  Inquire about reduced-rate packages.  Call (813) 616-3402 for scheduling. OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.
Christine Pringle, LMHC, MCAP
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional
Christine has 12 years of community services and counseling experience across a variety of treatment settings and levels of care.  At Growth & Recovery, Christine serves adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups in the following areas: addictive behaviors & substance abuse, self-esteem, parent/child and partner relational problems, mood disorders, continuity of care & step-down stabilization, anxiety, anger, grief, trauma, and general stress management. Christine is also a Qualified Supervisor for mental health counselors working toward licensure.
Christine is eclectic in her approach and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and Psycho-education tools.  She also likes to utilize humor, as laughter at times can be the best therapy! Christine also enjoys exploring with her clients about how mind, spirit, and body are interconnected.
Available evenings, Christine accepts Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum, and offers reduced self-pay rates. To schedule with Christine, call (727) 510-6700 or email her at [email protected] OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.
Mary Ann Zigouris, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
For more than 20 years, Mary Ann has been providing psychotherapy services to young people (ages 14+) and adults.  Initially from NY where she obtained both her undergraduate and masters degrees, Mary Ann has experience working in out-patient settings, medical offices, and child development centers.
Her areas of specialty include: women's issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and emotional eating. Mary Ann has additional training in providing EMDR for trauma survivors. Clients describe Mary Ann as compassionate, concerned & engaged, and especially helpful in offering alternative ideas to help them reach their goals.
Mary Ann accepts Cigna, Medicare & sees clients on a reduced-rate self pay basis. Office hours on Saturday afternoons.  For scheduling, contact her directly at (727) 641-6187. OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person sessions.

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