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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 CounselorWith 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, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Our Counselors Jessica Picture 200x300Reaching 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

I spent the first 15 years of my career in the business world, so I understand firsthand
the stresses related to work and family that lead a person to seek support.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been a therapist helping individuals handle those life
stressors and challenges. Over the years I have gained diverse experience working with
people experiencing depression; anxiety; post-traumatic stress; marriage, family and
other relationship issues; and life transitions and losses.

I believe that my non-judgmental, caring, and competent approach creates an environment which provides the best setting for change.

I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotionally Focused
Therapy (EFT). Both therapies have been well-researched and show scientifically-based positive results.

I want to make sure you not only learn to manage challenges, but you also experience
more vitality in your life. Therapy is as much about living a joyful life as it is about
dealing with problems.

Positive change is possible. I have witnessed it over and over again. We’re living in stressful times. Trying to just push our way through can only last for so long. I’m glad you’re taking this healthy step by finding some support for yourself.

I look forward to helping you through this journey.

Dan Dean, MA
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
Certificate, Marriage and Family Therapy

Dan Dean PhotoI have found that providing a safe space to be heard, understood, and accepted is one of the most important aspects of therapy. My goal is to help all of my clients find that safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. I am here to listen and guide when you are feeling helpless, hopeless, and even lost. Together we can find your blueprint toward your goals!

I have had the privilege of helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families as they struggle with a myriad of challenges. My special focus is on strengthening relationships through the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy. EFT has been proven to help people with a variety of struggles, including depression, anxiety, marital and relationship distress, and family conflict.

Another helpful service is Discernment Counseling. This type of counseling helps couples decide if you need to go forward with divorce or if you want to work to save your marriage. Research shows a large number of couples can benefit from this type of counseling. It can prevent some couples from going down the path of divorce prematurely, and can help other couples make the difficult decision of divorce in a thoughtful and respectful way.

With 10 years of experience, including youth ministry, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, I am able to help with the challenges you are facing.

I hope you will reach out and ask for help. My other clients have been glad they did, and I believe you will be too!

Kate McEwan
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

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.

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