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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:

Taylor Barchowski, MA
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Taylor works with ages 6 through young adults. She works both individually with clients and collaboratively with parents. Taylor specializes in helping her clients address anxiety, depression, interpersonal trauma, divorce recovery, grief, self-criticism, and difficulties with life changes.

Her approach is warm, holistic, and relational. Taylor pulls from a variety of treatment techniques which include CBT, ACT, Play-therapy, Somatic therapy, and Strength-based approaches--tailoring the treatment plan to meet each client’s individual needs. As a Certified Yoga Teacher, she also integrates yoga practices into sessions if requested. Available 3 days/week. As a registered intern, Taylor offers reduced fee private pay arrangements only. For scheduling, please contact her directly by email at [email protected].

Jennifer Bargerhuff
Masters Program Clinical Student Intern

Jennifer joins us for her mental health counseling student internship through mid-December 2021. Offering individual and family therapy for those experiencing 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 adults for individual therapy to address depression, anxiety, job stress, and life transitions. He is also known across Tampa Bay as the go-to therapist for professionals.

With day & evening appointments available, Larry accepts Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum, and several employee assistance programs, as well as private pay arrangements. Contact him directly for scheduling at (727) 946-1346. 

Linda Berkowitz, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Linda offers individual, family, and couples counseling for clients age 3 and up. Her specialties include: parenting concerns, behavior issues, trauma & domestic violence, divorce recovery, stress management, depression/anxiety, and personality disorders. Linda also has an extensive background in Play Therapy techniques.

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


Alexa Buford, RCSWI
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Somatic Movement Practitioner


Alexa works with adolescents(12+) and adults. She specializes in treating eating disorders, complex relational trauma, codependency, low self esteem, difficult life transitions, and general mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. She also offers related psychoeducation to loved ones.

Alexa utilizes many modalities for an integrated and creative approach to therapy. She holds compassionate space for her clients to feel heard, understood, and valued. She supports her clients in developing strong internal boundaries and a stronger sense of self and clarity of purpose. She will also guide her clients in developing mindful awareness of their bodies so that they may deepen their understanding and capacity for expressing and regulating their emotions. Yoga, spirituality, meditations, movement, and/or art therapy can be incorporated into individual treatment as requested by the client.

As a registered intern working toward Florida licensure, Alexa sees clients on a private-pay basis only. Available for weekday appointments. For scheduling, please contact Alexa directly by email at [email protected] or by phone at 727-418-5476.

 

Bruce "BJ" Develle, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available evenings and weekends, BJ Develle especially enjoys helping parents with teens both through parenting skills support and couple/relationship preservation tools. He also has extensive experience working with the chronically ill and their caregivers. This particular background has made him an incredibly helpful resource for area healthcare providers experiencing strain and stress related to their service during the COVID pandemic. Additional areas of specialty include: men's issues, depression/anxiety, stress management, and grief/loss.

He writes: "My passion lies in empowering clients to guide our work together to achieve their goals as we explore who they are, work towards who they want to be, address any barriers, and strengthen relationships." BJ sees clients on a private pay basis only. For more info or for scheduling call BJ directly at (727) 233-5098 or by email at [email protected] 

 

Nicole Di Monda, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Specializing in ages 6 through young adulthood, Nicole offers individual, family and couples therapies. Those struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, trauma, Borderline Personality, and self harm will find both comfort and challenge for growth in her earnest, caring style. Nicole incorporates CBT and DBT interventions into her treatment plans and is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Nicole is available for both day & evening appointments. She accepts Optum/United Healthcare and Cigna insurances as well as private pay arrangements. Contact Nicole directly for scheduling at (727) 777-9087.


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Andrea Dolgin, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Andrea offers individual therapy for adolescents and adults addressing eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, 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 sees clients on a discounted private pay basis only. For scheduling, call (813) 470-8104 or reach her by email at [email protected]


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
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addictions Professional
Certified in Leading Meditation

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 is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner.

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 daytime appointments, Emilie accepts Cigna and United Healthcare/Optum insurances as well as private pay arrangements. Contact her directly to schedule by calling (813) 403-8445


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.  Areas of specialization include: fractured relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, anger, life transitions, and divorce recovery. Rob sees clients on Saturdays only and accepts Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Tricare East insurances, and self-pay arrangements.  For scheduling, call Rob at (813) 520-9112.

Jessica Gagliardo, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Specializing in helping individual adults address trauma and related issues, Jessica is available for scheduling evening and Saturday appointments.  EMDR-trained. Jessica also treats anxiety, depression, self-harm, phobias, and is an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. 

She accepts BayCare, Cigna, Optum/United Healthcare, and self pay arrangements. Contact Jessica directly for scheduling at (631) 835-9801 or [email protected].


Jen Gobeli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available evenings & weekends, Jen specializes in women's issues to include challenges with infertility, miscarriage loss, postpartum depression/anxiety, adoption, parenting demands, as well as pandemic isolation, stress, and general mental health concerns. Jen is also trained in A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) for trauma. 

Currently accepts Optum/United Healthcare, Oscar, and Oxford insurance as well as private pay arrangements. Contact Jen directly for scheduling by calling (727) 314-5468.

Nicole Guincho, LMHC, CAP
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addictions Professional

Nicole has been in the mental health 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 evenings, Nicole sees clients on a self-pay basis only. To make an appointment with Nicole, call (813) 205-2276

Gabby Lafond, MSW, RCSWI
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Gabby provides individual & family therapy for ages 12 and up, with a special passion for helping teens and young adults. Her areas of specialty include: eating disorders, body image and self esteem concerns, anxiety/depression, self-harming, difficulties of blended families, trauma, grief, and challenging life transitions. Gabby carefully designs a unique treatment plan for each client, incorporating CBT, DBT, and experiential methods.
As a registered intern, Gabby offers discounted private-pay rates only. She is available Mondays & Saturdays. For scheduling, contact our office or reach her by email at [email protected].


Mia Mikesell, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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 outpatient treatment. She is certified as a Prepare Enrich Premarital Counselor and offers a Christian counseling approach when requested. As a registered intern, Mia offers reduced private-pay rates only. 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.

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]

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, Optum/United Healthcare & sees clients on a self pay basis. Office hours on Saturdays. For scheduling, contact her directly at (727) 641-6187.