Lisa Baker, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
For more than 25 years I have been helping men and women, children and families, people of all ages and situations… those facing incredible challenges too tough to handle on their own. My experience includes:
- individual, couples, marriage, 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 life coaching, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting, and healing from abuse. I use a variety of techniques proven to help achieve healing and overcome obstacles that have been keeping you stuck. I am ready to help and look forward to meeting you and working together to rediscover your dreams!
Immediate appointments are available. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call or email us today.
Olivia Pelts, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and have received specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as the model program for treating individuals 6 to 18 years of age with trauma backgrounds.
I specialize in helping individuals identify and overcome the barriers that keep them hidden and stuck. Having worked domestically and internationally has afforded me the opportunity to specialize in areas of trauma, sexuality and relationship problems. Additionally, I have been an athlete my whole life and went on to play college basketball, which allows me to connect with student athletes of all ages as I personally understand the pressures that are demanded by coaches, parents and ultimately from the player themselves.
Have you ever found yourself saying, “I’ll do better next time,” “I’m such a failure” or “He’ll love me when I ______.” Shame often keeps us from stepping out and asking for help. My greatest joy is to help you or your child identify the deepest struggles so you no longer are defined or bound by them. In working with you or your child, my goal is for my clients to find freedom to be all you were created to be.
Here’s what a past client had to say about their experience:
“Olivia was able to connect with my daughter on a very personal level, which was critical to get her to open up with Olivia. Within the first few counseling sessions, I saw my daughter make significant improvement and her happiness started to return. Over the next few months, Olivia helped my daughter return to her “old happy self”… I would definitely recommend her to others in need of a really good counselor.”– J.W.–>
Donna Dreslin, MA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
A strong passion and desire to help individuals become their very best is my primary goal. I enjoy assisting individuals in gaining deeper insights and a better understanding of themselves. I am solution oriented and 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 also 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; 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 further specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute in Pennsylvania and Gottman Method Level I training in Couples Therapy.
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 develop 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, Counselor
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
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, adolescents and children struggling with anxiety and/or obsessive compulsive disorder
- Adults, teens, adolescents and children struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts
- Individuals struggling with past or current traumatic experiences
- Couples and family counseling
I attended Florida State University for my undergraduate degree of psychology and then continued to University of South Florida for my graduate degree in mental health counseling. While at USF, I also completed my certification in Marriage and Family Counseling. Most of my experience working with children and teens has been focused towards helping them with severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and/or depression – working alongside the parent to alleviate impacts of trauma, depression, and anxiety. Please see our Child Therapy and Counseling page for additional information!
I usually practice from an emotionally focused approach, and at times I also use a cognitive behavioral approach. Both of these approaches are scientifically based and shown to be the most effective in treating individuals of all ages, couples, and families.
Many of us may find it difficult to begin opening up to a stranger- younger clients, as well as the couples and adults I work with, have found I am able to connect in a friendly and comforting way, helping them to feel safe.
I have a true passion for helping others to find their strengths. I look forward to meeting with you, your spouse, and 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