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Jamie F. Wintz, LMHC




Jamie F. Wintz

Address:  8259 North Military Trail, Suite 14, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Phone: (352) 514-2562





Originally from Ohio, Jamie F. Wintz is a mother and a wife who has been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Palm Beach Gardens Child and Family therapist since 2010. 

She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families and has several years of experience working with adults, as well. Jamie has served as a Therapist in the Florida public school system and has become a seasoned advocate for students requiring Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans. Additionally, Jamie specializes in the treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and has specific experience working with youth who have aged out of the foster care system.

Jamie earned her Master of Health Science Education degree from the University of Florida and her Master of Education degree in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. 

For more information about Jamie, click: Palm Beach Gardens Adolescent & Family Therapist.


David L. Hefty Ph.D., LMFT, CAP


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David L. Hefty, Ph.D., LMFT, CAP

Address: 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 214, Wellington, Florida 33414

Phone: (561) 791-7741


Originally from Miami, I received my undergraduate in psychology from the University of Florida with a minor in sociology in 1990, and my doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida in 1998. In addition, I completed a 2 year post- graduate training program in marriage and family therapy in 1999 from the Gainesville Family Institute. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT 1729) and Certified Addictions Professional.

My professional experience includes over 20 years of clinical experience, former adjunct professor at the University of Florida, Department of Counselor Education providing graduate instruction in marriage and family therapy as well as extensive experience as the director of child, adolescent and family programs.  Additionally, I have extensive experience in the area of addictions treatment including clinical, administrative and grant writing.


Generally, my style is very comfortable. Utilizing a variety of theoretical approaches, my style is best described as both health affirming and solution focused. This approach frequently results in rapid changes as it borrows from individual and couples’ strengths. Also, my focus is multi-leveled: on the individual, the relational dynamics as well as the context in which they exist. In addition to strengths, client culture and spirituality, if relevant, are potential resources utilized in my therapy.


I maintain day, evening and weekend appointments to best meet the needs of the couples and families that I serve. I accept most major forms of insurance.



Melissa D. Scwartz, LCSW, LMFT


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Melissa Schwartz, LCSW, LMFT

Center for Individual and Relational Development

Address: 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 214,
Wellington, Florida 33414

Phone: (561) 791-7741

 About Melissa:

As a busy mother, wife and   professional, I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage   as the basis of one’s personal and family life. I also understand the   challenges as well. As a clinician, I work from a systemic perspective,   meaning that I work with the whole family (in some contexts) or with the   people involved with the "problem". I work from an empowerment   model with the goal of teaching my clients new ways of perceiving their   problem, as well as adopting healthier coping and communication skills so   they can make their desired changes. I believe the client is not the problem,   the problem is the problem, and we will work together to decrease any form of   anxiety and/or depression you have about the issue you are experiencing. I   feel all people need feedback and support throughout their lives and I   believe coming to counseling is a healthy, and positive way of empowering   yourself to change for the better. I am an oppression sensitive therapist. I   take into account my client's strengths, work from a mutual respect model,   and recognize that my client's gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class,   race, religion, and health, all impact how the client perceives and   experiences his/her issue. I have experience working with a multiplicity of   issues including: depression, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic   violence, marital/couple counseling, divorce & remarriage, child   behavioral problems, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), eating disorders, sexual   orientation/sexual identity development, and low self-esteem/assertiveness   training. I specialize in the treatment of couples and families.        


B.S., University of Florida,   Rehabilitative Counseling; Gerontology, 1994
M.S.W., Florida State University, Clinical Social Work, 1996
Post Graduate Marriage and Family Counseling Certification, Gainesville Family   Institute, Marriage and Family Counseling, 1998

License/Certification in   Marriage and Family Therapy *

Licensed Marriage and Family   Therapist, Florida - License # MT-1796

Other Licenses/Certifications   *  

L.C.S.W., Florida, SW0005422

Voluntary   Certifications/Awards/Memberships/Publications  

I am actively involved   professionally within the community and have presented at multiple state wide   conference on various subjects including: in-home family therapy,   step-families, working with Court ordered therapy and the Department of   Children and Families, working with gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered,   and questioning youth and their families in therapy.
I received my clinical membership to AAMFT in 1999.

Office Information

 I accept most major forms of insurance. I am available weekdays, including evening hours. Please call (561) 791-7741 to arrange an appointment.

 Map to Wellington Marriage Counselor Melissa Schwartz's Office:


Dr. Jonathan D. Rapp, Ph.D.


Dr. Jonathan D. Rapp, Ph.D.

Jupiter Address:  725 North A1A (Ocean Blvd.), Suite B106, Jupiter, Florida 33477

Palm Beach Gardens Address: 4362 Northlake Blvd., Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Phone: (561) 223-1707


About Dr. Rapp

Dr. Jonathan Rapp is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals and couples discover solutions to life’s most difficult personal and relational challenges.  His genuine compassion and professional expertise create a comfortable atmosphere where transformation is possible. 


Dr. Rapp is a licensed clinical psychologist with doctorate and master’s degrees in clinical psychology and postdoctoral training in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  He specializes in providing couples therapy for those who want to build trust, passion, and tenderness in their relationship, often after infidelity, persistent conflict, or simply growing apart has caused one or both partners to become unsatisfied. 

How Couples Therapy Works

Emotional distance, recurrent conflict, betrayal, and infidelity are often the symptoms of deeper issues.  In therapy couples are guided through addressing the root cause of these symptoms, recovering from their effects, and building a healthy and satisfying relationship. 

Couples learn to:

  • Establish a deeper dialogue at a feelings level

  • Replace anger and frustration with understanding and compassion

  • Identify unmet needs and meet them

  • Shift out of negative interaction patterns and into positive ones

  • Develop a deep emotional bond

  • Become more open, attuned, and responsive to one another

Take the next step toward having a relationship full of passion and tenderness by calling Dr. Rapp at (561) 223-1707 to set up an appointment or click to view more information on Dr. Rapp’s website. 







Gail Guillory, LCSW

Address:  4425 Military Trail, Suite 203, Jupiter, Florida 33458

Phone: (561) 747-2775



Gail is the Clinical Director and Founder of Family Counseling Associates in Jupiter, Florida. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from Barry University and became licensed as a psychotherapist in 1996. She has been working as an individual, couple and family therapist for over 17 years and has been in private practice in Jupiter since 1998.

Gail received her early training at the Parent Child Center of the Palm Beaches where she was employed from 1991-1998. She held several positions within the agency including; Outreach therapist, Outpatient therapist, Coordinator of the Attention Deficit Disorders Clinic, Clinical Supervisor, and Program Director. She received extensive training in the areas of Attention Deficit Disorders, parenting, step-parenting, and blended families. She feels that her background in community mental health has helped her to develop the skills and training necessary to work with a diverse population and a broad spectrum of mental health issues.

Currently, Gail primarily treats adolescents and adults dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, self esteem, anger and relationship difficulties. Gail also has a special interest in working with couples, divorced and blended families helping them to overcome the special circumstances unique to each family.

Gail is a cognitive behavioral therapist who describes her style as directive and actively participates in the sessions to assist her clients in meeting their goals for therapy. Gail is married and lives in Jupiter with her family where she is actively involved in her community.



Dr. Virginia Crist, Ph.D., LMFT



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Dr. Virginia Crist, Ph.D., LMFT

Address: 2499 Glades Road, Suite 206, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 

Phone: (561) 212-6855




Dr. Virginia Crist is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist in private practice in beautiful  Boca Raton, Florida.  She enjoys seeing individuals and couples who are motivated to lead happier lives.  She passionately commits herself to creating a life transforming experience for every patient she sees. 

Dr. Crist is known for her research on romantic love and encourages the enhancement of intimacy in interpersonal relationships.  In addition to healthy romantic love relationships, she also enjoys working with parent/ child issues and other forms of relationship issues, as well as individual issues. She has studied and attended numerous conferences on migraine headaches, and has also studied breast cancer.   One of the things Dr. Crist has done to give back to the community is to have facilitated a weekly breast Cancer Support Group for Women and Their Husbands at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital for one year, and then the West Boca Medical Center also for one year.

After two masters degrees, Dr. Crist was identified as one of the “Top 15 Counselors in the USA.”   Then she pursued a five year doctoral program, and attended  Harvard Medical School through the Department of Psychiatry for additional training.  Dr. Crist then received Diplomate credentialing by The American Psychotherapy Association.

She has been invited as a guest speaker for appearances on TV and live news as the expert, and radio talk shows, and as a live speaker countless times all over South Florida at such prominent venues as the only featured guest speaker at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort for quite some time.  She also facilitates a popular group in her office entitled “The Search for Intimacy” and a class entitled "Romance 101".

Dr. Crist is Therapist to the Stars and Celebrities. In addition, she provides Consulting Services at large and small Corporate Sites from 35 minute presentations to a Powerful Full Day V.I.P. Conference Package. 

For more information on Dr. Crist, including links to some of her informational videos, click: Boca Raton Marriage Counselor Dr. Virginia Crist.


Jianny Adamo, LMHC, LPC, NCC




Jianny Adamo, LMHC, LPC, NCC

Address:  238 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 104, Delray Beach, Florida 33483 (Pineapple Grove)

Phone: (954) 495-4566




Who doesn’t want to be in a safe and intimate marriage? Yet, often times we deny who we are in order to be accepted, betraying ourselves.  And at other times, we hide behind masks and barriers cutting off our ability to engage in deep connection and closeness.

My training as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach focus on preparing you for a life-time of love by assisting you to increase self-awareness, shift to empowering attitudes and behaviors and align your choices with your goals.  My skills are drawn from theories for mental, emotional, relational and spiritual change, offering you the support to release and move past fear and limitations that are getting in the way of your fulfillment.

 For couples, I offer a customized program tailored to your specific needs to grow in love, intimacy and understanding, in other words, to recharge the love that brought you together. For singles, I support you in healing from past relationships, break unfulfilling cycles of attraction and to prepare and attract the love of your life. In divorce recovery, I help you to stabilize and heal, promoting a quicker path to healthy living. I equip my clients with effective communication and conflict resolutions skills as well as intimacy skills for greater success in your personal and professional life.

My passion to help create intimate, life-long fulfilling marriages led me to earn a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Nyack College, NY where it combined psychological and spiritual theories to understanding humanity. Intimate relationships, although conflictive at times, are nature’s path to healing, personal growth and happiness. In many ways it’s a reflection of the love or union God intends to have with us--a union where it’s safe to know and be known, love that transcends the individual, calling forth inner strength, purpose and vitality.

Nothing excites me more than to support you to move towards a rewarding life centered on freedom to love, ability to connect deeply and to live authentically.




Carri Lager, Ph.D., LP



Dr. Carri Lager

Address:  900 S. US Hwy One, Suite 101, Jupiter, Florida 33477

Phone: (561) 727-9120


Email : 


I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago with a focus on developmental and multicultural issues in psychotherapy and a combined Masters Degree and Specialist Degree (M.Ed./Ed.S.) in Mental Health Counseling from one of the nation's top ranked Counselor Education programs at the University of Florida. I am currently licensed in the state of Florida to practice clinical psychology independently and am a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. 

I have over thirteen years of clinical training and experience working with diverse children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families within university counseling centers, outpatient centers, inpatient child/adolescent and substance abuse hospitals, school settings, and private practice. My clients sought treatment for a variety of presenting issues ranging from short-term transitional concerns to more long-standing, deep-rooted issues. I have an integrative treatment approach and philosophy based on the individual needs of my clients that combines evidence-based cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, relational, and acceptance-based approaches (e.g., mindfulness).

In my experience, I have found that there is too often an emphasis on problems or what's "wrong" with individuals that seek therapy, often creating a negative stigma. My therapeutic style is unique in that I take ample time to thoroughly understand the issues that bring my clients into treatment while simultaneously discovering, highlighting, and utilizing their strengths and successes to carefully develop focused and realistic treatment goals. This is done in the context of considering each client's unique cultural background and life experiences. My aim is to help restore your sense of well-being and balance as quickly as possible by fostering self-reliance, self-acceptance, and self-awareness in a caring, accepting environment. I view the therapeutic relationship as a primary agent of change and work to ensure this relationship develops into one that is both safe and collaborative. I believe that each person is the expert of their life. We will work together to develop both short-term and long-term goals and consistently measure our progress toward achieving them. It is my role to foster greater self-awareness so a unique path toward a sense of balance can be realized by my clients. 


I am currently providing individual, couples, and family therapy (ages 6 years - adult). Clinical specializations include, but are not limited to, the following:

    ADHD/ADHD Testing
    Adjustment Disorders
    Adolescent Issues
    Anger Management
    Anxiety Disorders; Panic, Social, GAD, Phobias,    Performance, OCD
    Assertive Communication Training
    Biofeedback Training**
    Career Planning, Exploration
    Childhood/Teen Behavioral Issues
    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
    College Preparation
    Couples/Marital Issues (All Orientations)
    Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating/Body Image
    Healthy Self-Esteem
    Identity, Acculturation Issues
    LGBTQ Issues
    Life Transitions
    Lifestyle Coaching
    Men's Issues
    Mind-Body Techniques
    Parenting/Family Issues
    Peer Pressure
    Postpartum Depression
    Pre-Marital Counseling
    Relaxation Training
    School Difficulties (Academic, Social)
    Self-Injurious Behavior
    Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
    Smoking Cessation
    Solution-Focused Therapy
    Spiritual Issues; Interfaith Couples
    Stress Management
    Time Management, Study Skills
    Women's Issues
    Work/Family Balance


Biofeedback is a treatment technique where people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. You have most likely already used biofeedback without realizing it. A thermometer tells you if you are running a fever or a scale tells you whether you have gained weight. Both of these devices provide feedback about your body's condition. You can then take steps to improve these conditions.

Some common uses of biofeedback by psychologists are: decreasing chronic stress, treating a variety of anxiety disorders, coping with depression, calming anger, decreasing/increasing blood pressure as needed, managing disorders involving the digestive system, improving performance (i.e., public speaking, athletic events, acting/singing), improving sleep patterns, and promoting an overall sense of well being and balance. Information gained by using biofeedback techniques in therapy (i.e., heart rate, skin temperature, blood pressure) is valuable and can be used to gauge and direct the progress of treatment.

Like a pitcher learning to throw a ball across a home plate, the biofeedback trainee, in an attempt to improve a skill (i.e., relaxation), monitors their performance. When a pitch is off the mark, the ballplayer adjusts their technique so that they perform better the next time that they try. When the light flashes or the beeper beeps too often, the biofeedback trainee makes internal adjustments which alter the signals. The biofeedback therapist acts as a coach, standing at the sidelines setting goals and limits on what to expect and giving hints on how to improve performance.

Using cutting edge software, I will work with you to monitor and improve your performance across sessions. The goal is to achieve what is known as "coherence" or getting in "the zone." This is a completely non-invasive technique hat will simply require you to wear a clip on your earlobe or finger. Many people find this technique very informative as it provides a visual, visceral indication of how your thoughts and feelings are directly related to your bodily functions. Therefore, when trained to calm your mind through relaxation and other techniques, your emotions and body will also become calm and more balanced.


Individuals, couples, and families seek therapy for a wide   variety of reasons. It is very common for these people to question their “normality.” I encourage my clients to view their decision to enter therapy as a healthy and courageous act that will hopefully aid in enhancing their lives. 

When you initially call to schedule an appointment, I will ask you some general questions to get a sense of the issues that are bringing you to therapy. During our first session you will be asked to fill out some forms and meet with me for approximately one hour so that I can gather relevant information about you that will allow us to begin formulating a plan of action for your treatment. Should you decide to pursue a therapeutic relationship with me, subsequent sessions are typically held once per week for 50 minutes. 

Each individual’s treatment varies. In general, you will be expected to explore the areas that we initially identify as being your primary concerns/issues during our weekly sessions. At times, I might ask you to do some work between sessions that we will then process during the following meeting. It is common for individuals first entering therapy to experience a heightened level of hope during the first few sessions. Subsequently, your experience may vary from times in which you feel stuck to instances in which you feel very successful. 

Please keep in mind that change is a process that takes time. It is important for you to allow yourself to be patient and mindful of even the slightest of improvement. Many people find therapy to be an invaluable tool in achieving a sense of balance and happiness in their lives. The benefits of therapy depend a great deal on what you put into the process and how much of what you discover during therapy you actually apply in your daily life.



Dillon A. Steinman, LMHC


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Dillon A. Steinman

Address: 500 S Australian Ave Suite 639 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Phone: (561) 236-0854


Email :


Stressed about life? Relationship issues, finances, work, addiction, mental illness, etc. You want more from life, but you simply aren't able to make that happen on your own due to the current circumstances. You will soon experience a significantly better life as we work towards accomplishing your goals.

I have been working with children and families for over a decade. I have worked in a variety of settings with a range of clients from severely mentally ill, traumatized children, relationship issues, addiction, and others.

I am flexible with my schedule and offer office or home appointments. I have experience and training in behavior issues, family/parenting issues, relationships, addiction, mental illness, along with others; which has been a benefit to my clients as they see results that positively impact multiple areas of their life.

My goal is to help individuals and families to experience a life that you love. We will work together to clarify the issues that are preventing you from experiencing a fully satisfying life, and further develop practical goals to help you accomplish this.

Your therapy experience might be comparable to having a good friend walk alongside you through the stress of life and provide you with support, wise counsel, and help clarify some of the thoughts or actions that are providing undesirable results in your life.

I have a master's degree in counseling psychology and a license from the state of Florida in mental health counseling. Some of my background includes working with addiction, families, children, students, small groups, foster children/parents, severe mental illness, along with other experience.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Individual counseling and life coaching

  • Addiction counseling / Impulse control

  • Cognitive therapies for negative thinking

  • Behavior modification

  • Parent/Child issues

  • Trauma / Grief and Loss

  • Financial stress

  • Relationship issues

  • Life transitions

  • Spiritual/Faith issues

Member of the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors.

Certified Triple P provider (parenting program).



Brian Williams, LCSW



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Brian J. Williams

Address:   308 Tequesta Drive, Suite 19, Tequesta, Florida 33469

Phone: (561) 502-8278


Email :



I SPECIALIZE in COUPLES: married, engaged, separated, living together... fighting, not talking, unhappy or hopeless. Calling a couples counselor is hard. "What good is it talking to some stranger?!" You've tried everything maybe even counseling and nothing seems to work. You're stuck. That's where I can help. Believe it or not there are ways to make it better. Your partner may be afraid or doesn't want to come. I don't criticize. I don't take sides. I don't judge. Don't kid yourself: it can be hard work but it also can be fun.

I use tested methods & A SENSE OF HUMOR. 1/2 of what I know is training. The rest from being married over 30 years & working with couples just like you. I studied with John Gottman who you've seen on Oprah. My wife & I have been in counseling, more than once.

How do you pick a counselor? Someone you both like and trust? First, find someone that specializes in couples. Call, email or text with your questions. My website explains how I work, tips to make things better quickly & some resources if you decide not to do counseling now.



Wynne Stallings, LMHC, CAP, ICADC





Wynne Stallings, LMHC CAP

Address:  100 Village Square Crossing Suite 105 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Phone: (561) 389-5236


Email :



The issues for which I have the most experience and the most passion include: entire families impacted by addiction; addicts and ACA's in recovery seeking to rebuild their lives; persons seeking help in codependent relationships; premarital and marital couples seeking to enrich or restore their marriages; persons seeking to expand or redefine their career paths; and overall persons who feel "stuck" in life and need assistance finding direction, excitement, and purpose. I have worked in the secular environment for my entire career. However, I am able to provide a biblical perspective for clients who desire such an orientation.

Addicts get many hours of therapy while in treatment, but family members, comparatively, get very few. I have specialized in helping family members understand and cope with addiction whether the addict is using or not. Addiction runs in families and although genetics can't change, family coping skills can.

My experience is broad and varied. In addition to substance abusing adults, I have worked with children and adolescents with learning, behavior, and substance use disorders. I have worked with prison inmates, including 3 years on a psychiatric unit. My passions for all are personal, marital, and family growth.

You can reach Wynne at 561-389-5236 or visit her website at


Amy & Nathan Oliver


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Amy & Nathan Oliver

Address:  8895 North Military Trail, Suite 206E, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Phone: (561) 622-1107


Email :



Nathan Oliver has a strong passion for counseling.  Having performed a variety of seminars for parents, couples, students, and professionals and written marriage enrichment curriculum, Nathan brings a unique experience to counseling.  He has a bachelors degree in psychology from Biola University, a masters degree in counseling from Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.  Nathan has worked in child protection services, trained marriage mentors under a federal grant, designed a treatment program at a local drug/alcohol treatment center, and served as Director of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Counseling Center.

Nathan counsels from a growth-focused therapy model that seeks to meet clients at their present hurts and needs.  He is proficient in cognitive/behavioral therapy, solution-focused marriage therapy, and addictions therapy.  Having been mentored and trained by some of the leading counselors in the country, Nathan brings a strong history as well as a fresh perspective to the counseling room.  Both Nathan and Amy can provide optional Christian counseling for those clients who request a desire for faith based counseling.  

Amy Oliver has a heart for marriage and working specifically with adolescent females. Her experience includes multisystemic family therapy (MST), child play therapy, in-home family therapy, private practice and supervising therapists in the MST model.  She earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Taylor University and a dual masters degree in both marriage and family therapy and community mental health from John Brown University.  Previously, Amy worked as a licensed professional counselor in both Colorado and Arkansas, and today is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida.

Having a wealth of experience in counseling, Amy has been invited to speak at the American Association of Christian Counselors world conference and facilitated a wide variety of workshops/university level classes on counseling related topics across the country.  In addition, Amy continues to be a featured speaker at M.O.P.S and other groups for moms throughout Palm Beach County.

Nathan and Amy's national list of references includes: Dr. H. Norman Wright, Drs. Greg and Gary Smalley, Dr. Gary Oliver, Dr. Jim Beck, Bill McCartney, Dale Schlafer and Randy Phillips.  For more information on Nathan and Amy's references, credentials, counseling, or to make an appointment please feel free to email them at



Lisa Lauer, MA, LMHC, NCC


Lisa Lauer, MA, LMHC, NCC

Address: 4440 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: (561) 967-2566
Email :

About Lisa Lauer, MA, LMHC, NCC

For 17 years, I have assisted my clients in creating more fulfilling lives and satisfying relationships. People can get trapped in patterns that negatively impact them. Their thoughts, feelings and behaviors improve as they learn more effective strategies for achieving their goals. In counseling, I help individuals and couples discover positive options for coping with the obstacles they face.

We all learn communication styles that may stand in the way of resolving relationship problems. If you are experiencing marital difficulties, it is beneficial to examine your role in relationship conflicts and develop skills which produce more successful ways of getting your needs met. If remaining married is not an option, I can support you in the healing process throughout and after divorce. Life transitions can be difficult, but they also can be an opportunity for a happier life and healthier, more enjoyable relationships.

I practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a well-researched form of therapy that allows me to help individuals and couples with various challenges. My clinical experience has focused on: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce adjustment, stress management, parenting strategies and grief/loss.

I am a Florida licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a certified school guidance counselor. Additionally, I am a certified advocate in domestic violence awareness, prevention and treatment. My main office is located in Palm Beach Gardens and I also can accommodate clients at my West Palm Beach and Lake Worth locations. I offer a flexible appointment schedule, including evenings and weekends.


Karen Collins, MSW, LCSW, ACSW


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Karen Collins

Address:  4266 West Main Street, Jupiter, Florida 33458

Phone: (561) 512-9743


Email :



You can develop a happy and healthy relationship to become the couple that your friends admire because you are so obviously connected. Fulfilling and healthy relationships should be the norm not the exception. Learn how to define what you need in a partner and become the best partner you can be to develop an amazing relationship. I assist you in identifying, developing and maintaining the relationship you want and need. I work with individuals and couples-pre-marriage, during marriage and with couples who have chosen to divorce to promote the healthiest relationships possible.

Learn to manage stress, responses to stress and trauma, and mood fluctuation to improve your quality of life. Therapy assists in minimizing the impact of stressors, improves mood, reduces depression and anxiety and provides direction to navigate stressful events to decrease negative outcomes. A few sessions can create significant changes.


I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to promote good emotional health. I treat people with adjustment issues, anger issues, stress, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. I will assist with symptom reduction and management and collaborate with your primary care physician or psychiatrist as needed regarding medication management(if medication is needed).

Amazing relationships can happen with the right guidance and direction. I have spent a significant amount of my career working with couples to improve and strengthen their relationships. I work with couples pre-marriage, during marriage and with couples and families who are going through a divorce. You can learn how to have and maintain great relationships.

I help couples and families who have chosen to divorce minimize the negative impact on the family during the adjustment and transition to the impending lifestyle change. Support, mediation and counseling are offered to the couple and family throughout the divorce and beyond as needed. It is important to prevent and reduce the emotional expense that a divorce can have on children and parents. Divorce is life altering to all involved, but it can be handled in a healthy manner that produces the least amount of trauma possible.

Articles By Karen:

Happy Relationships


Jennifer J. Hume, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP



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Jennifer J. Hume

Address:  840 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 435, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

Phone:  (561) 951-0879

Website :




Jennifer Hume is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in teaching her clients new tools for happiness and success. With over 14 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of the University of Georgia specializing in helping clients recover from substance abuse and dependence, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. In addition to being a Certified Addiciton Professional, her areas of expertise are anxiety, postpartum anxiety and depression, psychological trauma, and grief.  Jennifer is Level-II trained in EMDR, and has also completed training in Brainspotting - both are excellent therapies for getting rid of distress and creating calm.  Jennifer is experienced in treating pertinatal and postpartum disorders and has completed a certificate program via Postpartum International, Inc. (PSI).

In addition to being a successful private practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia, and now in North Palm Beach, Florida, Jennifer has presented at state conferences, professional continuing education events, and to general audiences speaking on the topics of complicated grief, caregiver support, and coping with traumatic grief during the holiday seasons.  She also has extensive speaking experience on the topics of relapse prevention, and the dynamics between family members and clients impacted by addiction and alcoholism.

Jennifer is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and unbiased feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With professionalism and understanding, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are interested in accomplishing.

1996 - University of Florida,  Bachelor of Science in Psychology
1999 - University of Georgia, Masters of Education in Community Counseling

Licensure and Certifications 
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia, License #LPC003762
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, License #MH9917
National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certification #57001, National Board for Certified Counselors  
Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Florida Certification Board

Additional Training
EMDR - Level I and Level II trained clinician
Brainspotting - Level I trained clinician
PSI Certificate Holder - Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinician

Jennifer's Articles:

How do You Heal Your Wounded Relationship? Get to the Core.




Susan Tinsley, MA, LMFT, DAACS, NCC


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Susan Tinsley

Address:  132 W. Indiantown Road Suite 202
Jupiter, FL 33458

Phone: (561) 252-1871





I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.  I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After finishing graduate school and practicing in Denver for several years, my family and I moved to Jupiter, Florida.

I received my Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  I hold a Post Masters Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT 2666) in the state of Florida. I am a Certified Clinical Sexologist by the American Board of Sexology ( ABS Certification No. 2926). I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (#259574).

I have worked with many diverse populations and issues. As a married mother, I will bring my life experiences as well as my clinical training into our sessions together.


I offer therapy services for individuals and couples facing all types of challenges. Together, we will develop a treatment plan designed to meet your needs and goals.

I see clients for 50 and 90 minute sessions at my office. I also offer intensive therapy sessions, 3 hours at a time.  I offer Walk Therapy in 50 minute sessions to individuals only.


My style is directive. I believe the types of therapy I practice work well when the client is seeking solutions to addressing life challenges in a practical, straight forward way.

Call or email me to set schedule your discounted first session to see if I'm the right therapist for you.

My educational background is Holistic and community-based therapy. This means I will  look at the entire system such as society, family, peers and self.  A system can influence a person's perceptions, modes of interacting and style of communicating.  The Holistic approach looks at the whole person including their overall mental and physical health, relationships and career.

I practice Solution focused therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Solution focused therapists believe that change is constant. This type of therapy focuses on what clients want to achieve through therapy rather than on the presenting problem. Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) addresses issues concerning dysfunctional behaviors, patterns and emotions.  The client will learn techniques on how to identify distortive thinking and change their behaviors.