Sophia Griggs

Sophia Griggs

MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. My approach to therapy is based on the understanding that each individual’s experience is uniquely personal. I collaborate with youth, adults, couples, and families in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way to enable them to build on their strengths and insights and to achieve the changes they seek to make. We choose therapeutic approaches that best fit each client’s needs. I often utilize an integrative approach that blends various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and solution-focused techniques. I also provide Christian life counseling.

My work as a Broward County Public School Social Worker for 14 years enables me with vast experiences helping children of all ages to overcome emotional and behavioral obstacles by using sensitive, creative, and interactive methods. I also enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing social, familial, adjustment difficulties, as well as those hoping to improve self-esteem or social skills.

Sultana Pashalidis

Sultana Pashalidis

MA, MFT

With over 10 years of clinical experience and training from both the United States and Greece, I provide a well-informed, grounded, and a solution-focused approach to childhood difficulties. I have been trained in Systemic Therapy and provide counseling in a rich, Multi-Cultural context. I specialize in Relationships and Child/Adolescent Treatment. I help children and teens with Grief/Loss, Depression/Anxiety, Addictions, ADHD, Anger, Defiant Behavior, Parental and Sibling Relations, Adjustment to Medical Illness, Family-blending, Bullying, Cyber-bullying, School and Family Difficulties School and Social Difficulties, as well as Adjustments to Life Changes such as Divorce, Loss, or a Move. I offer Parental Guidance, Family Therapy, Adolescent Groups, and Stress Management Techniques.

I am bilingual and can conduct treatment with you and your family in English or Greek, in addition to some Spanish. Whether you are just beginning to wonder if your child is having a difficulty or have been struggling for some time, I will help you understand your child’s struggles in a productive way and together we will explore what can be done to make daily living happier and more harmonious. My aim and hope is to create a safe and comfortable environment for you, where you can work toward achieving your treatment goals.

Marichelle Henry

Marichelle Henry

MS, RMFTI

I am a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern providing supportive therapy for individuals, couples and families of all ages. Using a systems approach, we can work together to recognize patterns in thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships that have developed through your unique experiences. Providing support with issues of depression, anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, grief, divorce, parenting, adjustment, spiritual and relationship concerns is a priority.

I have a wealth of experience in child welfare having been a Child Protection Professional for over 10yrs. Currently my career has lead me to working with victims of sexual abuse and ensuring their voices are heard. My experience also includes play therapy with an emphasis on coaching parents in promoting healthy development in their children, reducing problematic behaviors, and improving relationships.

I am respectful of individual, ethnic and cultural differences. Striving to create a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable environment to share thoughts, feelings, fears, hopes, dreams, and aspirations is my commitment. It would be my privilege to be part of your journey toward healing, growth, health and wellness.

Heather Dunsmore

Heather Dunsmore

MA, RMHCI

As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Heather’s desire is to empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles. Regardless of age, she will work with an individual to develop and implement plans and goals that will help guide them to a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.

She will use clinically tested and evidence based interventions with in the eclectic theoretical approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered therapy. She facilitates individual therapy along with groups. She accepts children, adolescents as well as adults. Heather supports treatment for but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relational issues, adjustment disorders, along with instruction in communication, coping, relaxation, & anger management.

Heather has lived in South Florida for 13 years and has also experienced the Asian culture during the late 90’s to early 2000’s. During those years she was living as an expat in Beijing, China.

Seneca Williams

Seneca Williams

MA, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Professional Coach in South Florida. I offer mental health counseling, faith-based counseling and career coaching to professional women and working mothers. I specialize in women’s issues, life transitions, co-dependence, divorce, health, stress management, parenting, career conflict, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexuality, bereavement/grief, etc. I work with various disorders addictions, anxiety/depression, bi-polar disorder, social anxiety, post-partum, PTSD, etc.

I offer a creative counseling approach which enhances therapy, because it addresses the left and right brain (logic and creativity) for maximum results. I incorporate expressive writing and journal writing with evidence-based therapy such as Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy. These approaches provide clients with skills and solutions.

I have several years of experience working in NY State as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with adults, children, couples and families to provide coping skills and behavior management. I empower my clients to improve their level of functioning and achieve their goals.

Sherida Gayle

Sherida Gayle

MS, RMFTI

I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, a Certified K-12 Professional School Counselor and an Infant Mental Health Specialist trained in relationships, attachment, infant/child development, and family interactions. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I welcome people from all walks of life, and have worked with a wide range of clients.

With my child centered approach to therapy, I utilize multiple therapeutic treatment approaches that are age-appropriate when working with children and teens with a variety of emotional, behavioral, and social problems. I have specific expertise in behavioral interventions, behavioral modifications and parent-child psychotherapy. I work with children and their parents to decrease challenging behaviors, increase social emotional resilience, model creative problem-solving skills and develop coping skills.

With the use of systemic therapy, and an eclectic approach to therapy, I help clients develop skills to better manage anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief/bereavement; adjustment, relationships, immigration, women’s issues, and life transitions; communication, conflict resolution, life coaching and spiritual direction.

Every person is unique and benefits from a personalized approach. Throughout the therapy process, I believe in a non-judgmental approach that reflects cultural sensitivity to the unique and diverse experiences of individuals, couples and families as well as a supportive, caring, and honest therapeutic environment which is important to facilitate change and growth.

Camille Sandilands

Camille Sandilands

BA, MFT-Student Intern

Camille Sandilands, BA in Psychology from Florida International University, MA-intern in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have a passion for helping couples, families and individuals who are struggling with life adjustments, relationship problems, parenting problems, anxiety, stress and depression. My experience also includes working with clients of different ages suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Bipolar disorder. Some of the theoretical approaches I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Bowen Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, in between other Family System Theories. My theoretical approach is tailored to my client’s needs, striving to provide an environment where the client feels safe, valued, and encouraged to explore the past history of the family so we can have a better understanding of the present, and then discover a healthier approach to life’s difficulties. My services can be provided in English or Spanish.

With my child centered approach to therapy, I utilize multiple therapeutic treatment approaches that are age-appropriate when working with children and teens with a variety of emotional, behavioral, and social problems. I have specific expertise in behavioral interventions, behavioral modifications and parent-child psychotherapy. I work with children and their parents to decrease challenging behaviors, increase social emotional resilience, model creative problem-solving skills and develop coping skills.

With the use of systemic therapy, and an eclectic approach to therapy, I help clients develop skills to better manage anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief/bereavement; adjustment, relationships, immigration, women’s issues, and life transitions; communication, conflict resolution, life coaching and spiritual direction.

Every person is unique and benefits from a personalized approach. Throughout the therapy process, I believe in a non-judgmental approach that reflects cultural sensitivity to the unique and diverse experiences of individuals, couples and families as well as a supportive, caring, and honest therapeutic environment which is important to facilitate change and growth.

Jaceline Celestin

Jaceline Celestin

MFT-Student Intern

I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and as a Guardian ad Litem I have worked with children and families in crisis for the past four years. I work with young children, tweens and teens as they maneuver through difficulties in dealing with school, divorce, trauma, anxiety and abuse. I also enjoy working with couples and individuals as they struggle with life transitions, dating, parenting, personal, marital and relational difficulties. I also have the experience and desire to work with the dynamic senior/elder community. I use the systems approach to therapy, which allows me to look at patterns of behaviors without blame, shame or judgment. I hope to provide a space where individuals, couples, families or groups feel empowered to make changes in their lives and relationships. In order to help clients reach their therapeutic goals I use techniques in Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy with emphasis in Solution Focused Therapy. My personal goal as a therapist is to listen, encourage and empower you.

Nathifa Gooden

Nathifa Gooden

Administrative Assistant

Nathifa Gooden is our Administrative Assistant. She is often the first point of contact when you visit our office and on the phone. She is responsible for the daily operations of the office which include billing, and referral management. Nathifa is knowledgeable in the behavioral health industry. She enjoys serving our ESS clients and is here to help answer any questions you may have.