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Our Counselors

Lisa Baker, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Baker, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

For more than 30 years I have been helping individuals, couples, and families, people of all ages and situations… those facing incredible challenges too tough to handle on their own. My experience includes:

● Individual, couples, premarital, marriage, parenting, family and group counseling
● In-home therapy with struggling families
● Medical and hospital social work
● Senior Care Management
● Christian ministry and faith-based counseling

I respectfully value all beliefs and will customize our sessions to meet your needs and goals. I specialize in relationship problems, and helping adults heal from childhood wounding experiences such as emotional neglect and various types of abuse. I use a variety of techniques proven to help achieve healing and overcome obstacles that have been keeping you stuck. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS). I am ready to help and look forward to meeting you and working together to rediscover your dreams!

Donna Dreslin, MA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Donna Dreslin, MA Licensed Mental Health Counselor

With a strong passion and desire, my primary goal is to help individuals overcome life challenges and become their very best. I enjoy assisting individuals in gaining deeper insights and a better understanding of themselves. I am solution oriented and strive to help clients overcome negative and destructive patterns of thinking and behavior in their lives that limit and restrict their ability to achieve their potential.

As a seasoned professional with many years of experience in the business world, I have developed strong skills to help solve the unique problems and issues of working men and women of all ages. I make it a priority to help everyone feel safe and comfortable, as throughout my life, I have built my career on gaining the trust and respect of others.

My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to; couples, marriage and relationship issues, self-worth, childhood and adult trauma, grief and loss, life
transitions, stress, anxiety and depression.

My education includes a B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova University. In addition, I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute in Pennsylvania and advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.

I strongly believe that the depth and quality of my relationships with my clients is the driving force behind achieving success. Therefore, I am committed to developing a level of trust and comfort with each of my clients that will flourish in a warm and supportive environment. I look forward to working with you!

Jessica Breslin Perrault, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Practice Manager

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Reaching out for help can be incredibly difficult and scary! For that reason, my goal is to create a safe and comfortable place for you to share as much or as little as you are ready to share. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are currently feeling stuck and looking for additional guidance. My experience includes, but is not limited to:
● Adults, teens, and adolescents struggling with anxiety and/or obsessive compulsive disorder
● Adults, teens, and adolescents struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts
● Individuals struggling with past or current traumatic experiences
● Couples and family counseling

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Both of these approaches are scientifically based and shown to be the most effective in treating individuals of all ages, couples, and families. It is common that we may find it difficult to begin opening up to a stranger. My clients have found I am able to connect in a friendly and comforting way, helping you to feel safe. I can assure you that I will meet you where you are at with an open-minded and non-judgmental approach.

I have a true passion for helping you to find your strengths and for helping you feel more in control of your emotions. I look forward to meeting with you, your spouse, or your family in order to work towards living a fulfilled and happy life! “Probably the biggest insight… is that happiness is not just a place, but also a process… Happiness is an
ongoing process of fresh challenges, and… it takes the right attitudes and activities to continue to be happy.” – Ed Diener

Jason Bassilakis, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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For over 15 years, I’ve provided therapy to individuals and couples wanting to make long-lasting behavioral and life changes in order to improve their mental and physical well-being, their relationships, and ultimately their lives.

Having previously worked for over a decade in the business world and dealt with my own set of life challenges, I understand firsthand the personal and professional life stresses and challenges that lead a person to seek support. I believe my non-judgmental, caring, and informed approach to therapy creates an environment which provides the best setting for significant change.

I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a well-researched, scientifically-based couples therapy that increases connection and intimacy between partners by developing practical skills to boost communication and empathy, leading to happier and healthier relationships. I have also helped individuals with issues related to bereavement, major professional and life transitions, trauma, and depression.

My approach is one that pairs thoughtful discussions with practical, day-to-day tools people can apply in their lives for lasting change. I also believe in engaging with daily “fundamentals,” such as taking care of your body, finding interests and activities that increase your joy, and introducing mindfulness and regulation techniques, to assist you on your path.

Positive change in individual therapy and marriage counseling is possible! I have witnessed it in my practice over and over again. We’re living in stressful times. Trying to push our way through pain or repress our internal experiences might provide relief in the short term, but unaddressed mental health issues inevitably catch up to us. I’m glad you’re taking this healthy step by finding some support and I sincerely look forward to joining you in your journey. Give me a call to set up a free consultation.

Maya Tatro, Masters in Clinical Psychology
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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My passion is to help you find meaning and connection in your life, increase positive self-worth, and learn more effective and healthy ways to get your needs met.

I offer a collaborative, supportive, and safe space for you to explore your past, present, and future. My therapeutic style is genuine, warm, and encouraging.

I provide a non-judgmental and open-minded environment where I will meet you where you are. I believe that you are the expert on you, and I am here to listen to you as you journey towards transformation. I value the work of finding root causes and healing past wounds to propel forward in life – gaining insights and skills needed to achieve positive change and take control of your life!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Play Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT).

I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including crisis intervention, substance use treatment, residential treatment, hospitals, and schools. I work with:
● Children, teens, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal
thoughts, adjustment difficulties, self-harm, and grief
● Families struggling with conflict and/or high intensity emotions
● Parenting challenges
● Couples looking to reconnect and work through hurts and difficulties

Life can feel challenging whether you’re dealing with emotional pain, life stressors,
hard decisions, relationship difficulties, or a general lack of satisfaction. It takes a
lot of courage to acknowledge that you are in a place where you need support.

You don’t have to go at it alone. Take that first step and set up a phone consultation. I look forward to working with you!

Kate McEwan, MS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Our Counselors kate mcewen 238x300None of us are immune to the difficulties of life. Grief, anxiety, pain, depression, stress and a myriad of other challenges confront us all on a daily basis. At times, these difficulties can be overwhelming and life can feel unmanageable. For me, the beauty of counseling is being able to journey alongside you to help you make meaning and purpose out of your pain. The transformative process of counseling sets you on a path towards wholeness and with that comes hope and restoration.

My name is Kate and in my years of experience, I have worked with individuals, families and couples in a variety of settings. These include private practice, substance abuse, residential treatment, child welfare and Christian counseling. I have training in Trauma Informed Care (TBRI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

I’m also certified in the Prepare/Enrich curriculum which is statistically proven to improve relationship quality between couples. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

While it is important to have expertise in specific areas, I find myself most invested in you as the client and the power of the client-therapist relationship. I want to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to feel comfortable and heard. I look forward to getting to know you and beginning this journey together.

Aaron Warren, Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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Overwhelmed? At a loss? Just need an ear? I’m Aaron, and I’m ready to help. I am open, inclusive, and supportive of all. I am trained in highly diverse relationships and lifestyles. As such, I firmly believe that all people are people, all love is love, and all should be supported with the same gusto. While I have a wide range of experience working with various ages and problems, I specialize in relational counseling (couples, pods, open, monogamous, etc.), LGBTQIA+ individuals, and adoptive families. My goal is to help all people grow personally and relationally to live a thriving life.

I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, a scientifically-validated form of therapy for couples, families and individuals. Additionally, I customize our sessions using other resources and methods to meet a myriad of needs. With specialized training and experience, I am familiar with the unique challenges of adoptive families and adoptees, LGBTQIA+ persons, and those who have suffered from religious trauma. I also greatly enjoy working with teens and watching families heal and grow.

Life can seem to get away from us, and we just can’t seem to catch back up. In what can feel like the blink of an eye, something so beautiful starts to feel like a burden. We stop living. We start just existing. We get stuck. I look forward to creating a safe space where we can work together to help you start living life to the fullest!

Kandace Luther, BS in Psychology
Master’s Level Student Counselor

Our Counselors IMG 2430 kandace 300x269Deciding to speak to a therapist is a very personal choice, and one that calls for an environment of trust, comfort, and security. It is my sincere hope to cultivate such a space for you to succeed in developing a better awareness of yourself and your relationships, past and present.

As a Master’s level Student Counselor, I work with individuals, couples, and families, nurturing a deeper understanding of how one’s emotional experiences can influence their connections with others, and vice versa. We grow toward these goals together using principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a scientifically proven approach to relational counseling.

Whether your goal is to become a more self-aware and self-assured individual, a more deeply connected couple, or a more harmonious family, I would be grateful for the opportunity to join you on your journey. I genuinely care for my clients and will be invested in your well-being from our very first session. Thank you for considering taking that first step with me.

Gabriela Bettaglio, Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

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I want to commend you for taking this first step in considering therapy. Facing your unique challenges head on by participating in therapy takes strength and courage, and can end up being one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!

With the right support, everyone can experience their own healing path. It’s amazing how just feeling heard and understood can get us started on that path. I do not view unwanted feelings or behaviors as “bad,” but rather view them as responses to very real pain which can be treated with respect, acceptance, and eventually lead to healing and positive change!

My passion is helping relationships heal, grow, and thrive! This includes couples, families, and parent-child relationships. It is also an honor to provide care for individuals experiencing challenges too difficult to handle on their own. I primarily use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach that has been scientifically proven to help improve relationships and provide healing within ourselves. Every session will be customized to best fit your unique needs and goals.

I am continually inspired by the growth that can occur from openly sharing our pain with others in a safe and comforting environment. That’s what therapy is meant to be. There is healing on the other side of what we sometimes want to turn away from. Reaching out for help can be the kindest and bravest thing you do for yourself and your loved ones. I look forward to taking this journey with you!

¡Estoy emocionada de empezar contigo!