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Christine Pontes, LCSW

Christine Pontes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Christine has been in the mental health field for nearly twelve years, supporting children, adolescents, and adults in improving their mental health and overall quality of life. Christine has supported individuals by treating various mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use disorders, ADHD, and more. Christine has frequently supported individuals who are…

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Brandon Benguaich, LADC I

Brandon Benguaich, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Brandon subscribes to a person-centered, resource-oriented approach that focuses on the skills and abilities that clients bring to therapy. Brandon seeks to work collaboratively with clients to help develop their skills and learn new skills. Brandon draws from a range of skills and techniques related to CBT and DBT skills, as well as the use…

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Mina Mikhail, MA, LPC

Mina Mikhail, Licensed Professional Counselor

Mina utilizes an approach that focuses on ensuring the client feels heard first and then focuses on thoughts and cognitions. He follows a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach that looks at how thinking affects behaviors and emotions. Mina has found success with this strategy and personally believes in its success. He also understands the limitations of…

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Natalia Loureiro, MSW, LSW

Natalia Loureiro, Licensed Social Worker

Natalia’s approach to therapy lies in being a supportive, heart-felt guide that elevates clients toward healing, self-awareness, and growth. She believes that empathy, active listening, and the ability to truly understand people in their multi-faceted complexity are the keys to helping them make meaningful changes in their lives. Her utmost satisfaction comes from seeing the positive changes clients…

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Samantha Merse, LAC, ATR-P

Samantha Merse, Licensed Associate Counselor

Samantha is an Art Therapist who has worked with a range of different people, from substance use to depression to personality disorders and more. Samantha has experience working at an intensive outpatient and partial hospital program where she worked closely with individuals who were more high-risk. While there, she was able to develop her skills as a clinician, honing…

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Lacy Pippin, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Lacy Pippin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lacy has worked in mental health and substance use for the last seven years. She has experience working with various patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes that each patient is a unique individual with a story that has shaped them into who they are today. She focuses on providing care specific to each individual patient…

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Jennifer Granozio, LPC

Jennifer Granozio, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jennifer is a licensed therapist passionate about helping individuals navigate life’s challenges and achieve emotional well-being. Since 2020, she has been dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Her therapeutic approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, strength-based therapy, and person-centered therapy. Whether…

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Nonata Calcines, RMHCI

Nonata Calcines, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Nonata A. Calcines is a registered mental health counselor intern with the State of Florida, fulfilling her clinical hours in psychological and mental health disorders/conditions. Under the guidance of wonderful professionals, she is gaining valuable experience in forming therapeutic alliances with individuals, couples, families, and groups, integrating a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and life stages.  She…

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Ester Buchnik, RMFTI

Ester Buchnik, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Ester Buchnik is a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Florida, providing Family Therapy services to adults, families, and couples seeking premarital therapy. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hunter College, Ester spent over ten years in the field of crisis counseling, treating Holocaust Survivor’s trauma, Sexual Assault, and Incest that was experienced by various…

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Sanjeeta Khalid, RMHCI

Sanjeeta Khalid, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

As a dedicated mental health therapist, Sanjeeta brings a wealth of professional experience and a compassionate approach to every therapeutic encounter. With 9 years of practice in the field, she has honed expertise in various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions, Trauma Informed Care, Solution-Focused therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis intervention, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method…

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