CHS has more than 320 counselors serving children and families throughout Florida.
Meet a few of our dedicated therapists:
Education: Dual Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from USF; B.S. in Psychology from USF with a minor in Public Health
Credentials: Master’s Level Clinician specializing in Outpatient Clinical Services; Registered Mental Health Counselor intern with the state of FL working toward licensure in Mental Health Counsleing w/ our Transitional Trauma Team (TTT); Specialize in Infant Mental Health, Circle of Security and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Pursuing her certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
Fun Fact: First generation American in my family. Parents immigrated to America when they were both teenagers to have a better life. Her dad is from Honduras and her mom is from Guyana. Education has always been a very important thing in her family, so she prides herself on being the first person in her family to go to college and get her degrees.
Education: BS from Bloomsburg University; MSW from Marywood University
Credentials: LCSW and specialize in Trauma Focused CBT; LCSW in FL and NJ
Fun Fact: She loves to travel and learn about other cultures. So far, she has lived in Australia, traveled to 10 countries and 25 US states. She hopes to see the world further and continue to experience how different places “do life”
Education: MSW, Florida State; BS, Florida State
Credentials: LCSW, trained in Real Life Heroes Trauma Focused Intervention and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Fun Fact: Fitness is her passion! She does CrossFit, plays Ultimate Frisbee and runs.
Education: Master of Act in Marriage and Family, currently enrolled in Doctorate program in Advance Human Behavior, specialized in trauma inform
Fun Fact: I love to laugh and have fun
Education: MSW from Hunter College; Bachelor’s in Sociology from City University of New York
Credentials: DBT, ABA and Early Intervention
Language: English and Spanish
Fun Fact: Gummy Bears are her favorite candy
“It’s a calling to help those who find it hard to help themselves. To inspire them and to encourage them and to show they have it within themselves to do it; they have what it takes to be the person that they want to be.” -Victoria Freeman
“While I’ve been with CHS for 1 ½ years, I’ve been conducting therapy for 6 years. I’ve served a variety of backgrounds and communities but my favorite type of therapy is family counseling. When working with a parent and child together, I see higher progress than when serving a child by themselves. It’s important to remember that a child’s behavior is often a reflection of their relationships at home. I see greater success in family sessions when all members are involved in interventions and treatment together. I’m passionate about my role with CHS because I know I can help a family… a child, a parent…feel safe. It is inspirational, especially when I realize they may not have felt safe in their environment for a long time. I see their posture change as though weight is lifted off their shoulders when opening up to me about things… there is a visible release. Counseling and therapy work wonders and it’s amazing that I’m able to be a part of that family’s healing process and help them discover a brighter future.” - Chelsea Stewart
“Technology is a primary source of interaction for many people, and telehealth services allow me to engage clients on an accessible, familiar platform while decreasing travel and time expenses. I tell my clients that time is the most valuable thing we have, and I’m privileged that they’re choosing to share theirs with me. Telehealth helps us make the most of that time using interactive screen-sharing features that keep counseling interesting, while allowing for continuity of care if my client moves to a different location, as a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for successful treatment.” - Caron Shimel