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Our Therapists

Joy Davis, LCSW, CEDS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
 
In the field for more than 25 years, Joy is the founder of the Growth & Recovery Counseling Center in Trinity.

Joy specializes in the treatment of adults who struggle with eating disorders, depression, high levels of stress, anxiety, and issues with body image and self esteem. Her current focus and great passion is working with men & women exclusively in groups.

She has served as an eating disorders expert and writer for goodtherapy.org, is an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and has been awarded certification as an eating disorders specialist (CEDS). 

Joy frequently incorporates art, music, meditations, structured journaling and other creative approaches into her psychotherapy sessions when clients wish to explore issues beyond the spoken word.  Joy is known for her love for her work, her affirming, gentle-but-direct style, and her ability to connect with clients in a real and personal way.
 
Note:  Joy is accepting new referrals for group therapies only.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH to established clients.
 

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

Jackie has worked in the mental health field for almost 2 decades providing individual, family, and couples counseling. She has a special heart for working with adults who struggle with low self-esteem, depression/anxiety, and codependency issues. Jackie helps her clients build stronger relationships, reduce family conflict, and adjust to difficult life transitions together. She also has additional training in providing EMDR, a specialized intervention for trauma survivors.

Described by colleagues & clients as highly-skilled, sensitive and a person of genuine warmth, Jackie is available Tuesdays through Thursdays, both day and evening timeslots.  She accepts Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, Magellan, Humana, Prime Health, Single Care, New Directions EAP, Health Advocates EAPs, and self-pay arrangements. OFFERING TELEHEALTH

 
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.  
 
Lina will provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can strengthen your capacity to engage with others, navigate through what is making you feel stuck, enhance your problem-solving skills, and generate a solid plan of action.  
 
She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in social work from New York University.  She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and earned an Academy of Certified Social Workers designation through NASW in 1994.  
 
Adelina is fluent in Spanish and available to see clients weekdays as well as one evening per week. Adelina accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross, Baycare, Cigna, Humana, Magellan, New Directions EAP, and United Healthcare, as well as self-pay.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH

 

Additional Services Available in Our Suite:
 

Madeline Altabe, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
 
Dr. Altabe is a remote affiliate of Growth & Recovery. She is available on a monthly basis for bariatric surgery assessments in our Trinity office.  Some insurances will cover a portion of these assessments.  Please contact her directly to discuss potential services at (813) 314-9800 or call our office directly at (813) 575-0570.
 
 
 
Amanda Asproni, MA, RMHCI
Professional Life Coach
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
 
Amanda has a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & is a Professional Life Coach specialized in infidelity recovery and compulsive sexual behavior.  She offers support and concrete tools that help stabilize and guide her clients in the aftermath of an affair or betrayal trauma.  She is also well-versed in the availability of additional community and online resources for her clients. 
 
Amanda sees clients on a self pay basis only.  Contact her directly for scheduling at (813) 450-8663. For more information about Amanda's services, visit her website at www.healingaffairscounseling.com
 
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.
 
Evening, weekend, and online appointments are available on a private pay basis only.  To get started contact Larry directly at (727) 946-1346 or through his website at www.TrinityRelationshipCenter.com  OFFERING TELEHEALTH and in-person appointments. Offering a 3-visit telehealth special for couples whose relationship is impacted by the Coronavirus stresses & demands.
 
 
 
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 Wednesdays and Saturdays, Linda accepts Aetna, Baycare, Cigna, Humana, Magellan & Tricare insurances as well as self-pay arrangements.  Call Linda directly to schedule at (727) 726-7442.

 

Patricia Casañas, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher
Bilingual Therapist
 
Patricia is a bilingual licensed therapist who specializes in treating children as young as 8, adolescents, and adults for eating disorders, anxiety, OCD & related compulsive disorders, and PTSD.  She also specializes in exposure and response prevention therapy to address these issues.  As needed, Patricia will work with clients out in the community to provide meal coaching and anxiety/OCD response prevention coaching.  Patricia offers empathic, holistic and evidence-based methods of treating her clients.  Additionally, with her certified background as a yoga teacher, she will include meditative and grounding aspects in her approach to helping clients manage anxiety symptoms.
 
Patricia has office hours on Friday afternoons & Saturdays.  Though she does not accept insurance, she will work with clients to get reimbursed through out-of-network benefits when available. ¡Se habla español! Contact Patricia directly for scheduling: (813) 421-3435.
 
 
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 Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays for daytime appointments and accepts Medicare, United Healthcare, and Wellcare insurances.  Contact her for scheduling at (727) 421-5329.

 

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.
 
 
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 for both day & evening appointments, Emilie accepts Cigna insurance and offers reduced self pay rates. Contact her directly to schedule by calling (813) 403-8445.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH
 
 
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 available Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays.  Currently accepting Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross & reduced self-pay rates only.  Contact her directly by calling (727) 282-5382 or by email at [email protected]  OFFERING TELEHEALTH
 
 
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, Cigna, Humana, and Tricare East insurances. For scheduling, call Rob at (813) 520-9112.

 
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.
 
 
David Goguen, MA, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
 
David specializes in the treatment of chronic stress-induced or mind-body pain. Having faced chronic pain himself and having significantly reduced it, David brings a deep level of personal understanding to the recovery process. He is an eclectic therapist and treats pain holistically, integrating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies to tailor treatment to each client's unique needs.
 
David also works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, LGBTQ issues, and trauma histories. As a registered intern, David offers deeply discounted rates.  Available for both day & evening appointments during the week. For scheduling, call David directly at (813) 748-2824. OFFERING TELEHEALTH. Also: offering a small number of FREE 3-5 visit packages to first responders and medical personnel who are suffering from trauma due to COVID-19.
 
 
Micheal Jones, Ed.D, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
 
Micheal specializes in the treatment of children, teens, and adults who struggle with depression, stress, anxiety, and athletic performance errors. He is currently working on his doctorate in sports psychology and performance.  In addition to providing individual counseling, Micheal is also an experienced basketball consultant with over 20 years involved in basketball both as an athlete and coach (K through college level.)  Micheal incorporates physical activity, music, meditations, and other creative approaches into psychotherapy sessions as well as a Christian faith-based approach when clients request.  Micheal is also a psychology professor at Pasco Hernando State College and Saint Leo University.
 
Available on weekend afternoons on a reduced self-pay basis only.  To schedule, contact Dr. Jones at (352) 405-6598.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH
 
 
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
 
 
Christina Oiler, MEd, RDN, CEDRD, LDN
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
 
Christina received her bachelors in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of New Haven and her Masters in Health Education concentrating in Eating Disorders from Plymouth State. She has a broad experience with varying levels of care including: inpatient, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.  She is excited to transition clients back home from their previous treatment center or even get a fresh start!  Food exposures, intuitive eating, meal planning & coaching are just a few examples of nutrition therapy provided.
 
Food is fuel & is also celebrated.  Let her guide you to find that balance.  Christina is happy to provide services for other dietary concerns and conditions for children, adolescents, & adults. Available weekday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays. Call Christina directly to schedule at (727) 316-5941. OFFERING TELEHEALTH
 
 
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 & weekends on a reduced self-pay basis only. To schedule with Christine, call (727) 510-6700 or email her at [email protected] OFFERING TELEHEALTH.  Also: offering a small number of FREE 3-visit packages to any first-responders or medical personnel who are suffering trauma around COVID-19.
 
 
Trine Schmidt, LMHC, LMFT
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 
Serving all ages, Trine provides individual, couples, and family therapies with an especially compassionate and caring manner.  She has experience working with clients who struggle with stress, anxiety/depression, low self esteem, parenting challenges, trauma, and family/relationship concerns.  She uses an eclectic approach  with a focus on mindfulness, attachment theory, and emotionally focused therapy.  She also is able to utilize energy healing, chakra balancing, and spirituality coaching when desired.
 
Trine sees clients on a self-pay basis only.  Call her directly to schedule at (813) 485-4086.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH
 
 
Tara Stewart, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
DBT-Certified
 
Tara specializes in helping adolescents and adults who struggle with self-confidence, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, promiscuity, substance use, self-harming, and risk-taking behaviors.  She has trained extensively in DBT, an approach that focuses on concrete skills to helps clients better manage intense emotions, tolerate distress effectively, and build healthier supports & relationships.
 
Tara graduated with her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and has experience working in hospitals, juvenile detention, in-home services, and outpatient mental health settings serving all ages.
 
Tara offers both individual and group therapies and is available for Sunday appointments.  Contact her directly for scheduling by calling (631) 786-5933.
 
Kristina Taylor, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 
Kristina offers individual, family, and couples counseling for adolescents & adults.  She specializes in eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, and general life "curve balls."
 
Having received her Bachelor's Degree in theatre from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern, Kristina uses an eclectic approach to therapy including experiential work.  She also incorporates a Christian faith-based approach whenever desired.
 
Kristina is available for daytime and evening appointments.  Discounted rates now available to new clients. Please contact her directly for scheduling: (813) 586-4916.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH
 

Eddie Williams, Ed.D, MSW, LMHC, MCAP
Licensed Mental Health Counselor 
Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional

Serving in the mental health field for almost 20 years, Dr. Williams specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, family conflict, child/teen behavior issues, anger management, divorce recovery, and difficult life transitions.  Available for both day & evening appointments. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross, Beacon (select products only), Cigna, and Magellan insurances as well as self-pay.

For scheduling, contact Dr. Williams directly by calling: (352) 251-8899.  OFFERING TELEHEALTH

 

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 if 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

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