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Lisa Baker, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Baker, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social WorkerFor 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, M.A., Mental Health Counseling
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

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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, 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 have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Both of these approaches are scientifically based and shown to be the most effective in treating individuals of all ages, couples, and families. You 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 you to feel safe.

I have a true passion for helping you to find your 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

Zachary Giparas, B.S.
Psychology and Communications

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Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed, stuck, or just struggle to cope with life’s challenges without knowing where to turn. Everyone experiences stress, but too much or long-term stress can negatively impact your health. I am passionate about supporting you when you are struggling in order to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, develop the tools to maintain your stability, and reach your potential.

I work with individuals, couples, and families who are currently feeling stuck and are looking to make positive changes. My areas of focus include:

    • Adults, teens, adolescents and children
      • Issues with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and relationships
    • Couples and family counseling
      • Relationship and communication issues
    • Christian counseling and Christian Marriage counseling
      • Allowing your personal values, spirituality, and belief system to empower you
      • Strengthening the bonds with your faith and with your partner through the sanctity of marriage

To effectively work with my clients, I use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach with influences from
Emotionally-Focused and Humanistic therapies in order to focus on your unique needs. These
approaches are scientifically based and shown to be very effective in treating individuals of all
ages, as well as couples and families.

You are a unique person and will move through life at your own pace, but sometimes you need
help feeling happy and healthy. If you are struggling, please consider reaching out for support. I
look forward to working with you and helping you make the positive changes towards sustained
growth and wellness.