Lisa Baker, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am an MSW trained and Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working with individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. My expertise includes helping people with a wide variety of problems meet their challenges and reach their potential.
I have been trained in using the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)which brings healing from unmet needs in the past that keep people “stuck” from moving forward in the present. The DNMS is effective for many problems including depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, and other unwanted feelings and behaviors.
I am also trained in couples counseling. I am a Prepare-Enrich certified facilitator and have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). Both Prepare-Enrich and EFT provide proven techniques for helping couples improve or enhance relationships and restore marriages.
My additional expertiseincludes:
- Helping people who are going through the unique pain of separation or divorce
- Working with parents to more effectively manage challenging child behaviors
- Life coaching for major life decisions
- Christian Counseling which allows your faith to help guide and strengthen the healing process
To learn more, or to get started in creating your blueprint for happiness, please contact me today!
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