Susan is a National Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Rehabilitation Counselor and a counselor who has been trained in IFS and is certified as an EMDR Counselor. She has helped numerous clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex PTSD, dissociative disorder, anger, and substance abuse. She uses client-centered and healing-focused techniques, and she has trained with leading clinical experts in childhood trauma, attachment repair, dissociation, and addictive behaviors.
Susan believes that success in therapy is based on the relationship an individual develops with himself or herself while working with a counselor. She offers short-term and long-term therapies based on an individual’s need. Short-term therapy can involve anywhere between 3 and 18 sessions, whereas long-term therapy can involve 24 or more sessions. Participation in therapy is based on an individual’s needs and desires.
Susan actively collaborates with clients to find practical ways to bring about hope and healing while adhering to clinically proven effective treatments. She incorporates stress reduction to aids her clients in the healing of attachment wounds, early and present day traumas, depression, and anxiety, in addition to life challenges such as loss and life changes such as divorce.
A graduate of University of North Texas with more than 15 years’ experience as a counselor specializing in rehabilitation, Susan currently works with a limited number of clients to ensure each receives the appropriate care and attention.
As a Certified EMDR Counselor, Susan also works with individuals to get past "stuck" points in treatment. EMDR is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and other professional governing bodies as an effective treatment method, provided it is performed by a properly trained clinician. It has been recognized as a powerful treatment for many emotional difficulties and addiction issues, and it is recommended by trauma experts. EMDR has also been used to help improve academic, sports, and work performance. Susan also provides Neurofeedback brain wave training. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, medication-free healing therapy for conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, OCD, or insomnia. During Neurofeedback sessions, you sit in a relaxed setting while watching your brain's activity (represented by moving or changing images) on a computer monitor. Over time, this feedback conditions your brain to adjust itself to its optimal levels of arousal and focus, freeing you from chronic conditions without dangerous medications or surgery.
Amanda Joa, MA, LMHC
As a trauma therapist, Amanda knows it takes courage to share your private experiences and vulnerabilities with someone new to you—such as a counselor. This understanding informs everything about her practice—in building your working relationship, she seeks to cultivate a safe, healthy space where no matter who you are, you can be your most authentic self, without judgement. One of Amanda's mission is serving those who serve others—she has extensive experience working with military veterans and first responders, and if that’s you, she can help you cultivate the tools you need to navigate the uniquely challenging stressors and traumas of those experiences.
In addition, Amanda's practice is queer- and gender-affirming, ENM-aware, and embraces the experiences of clients with disabilities as well as BIPOC clients. She specializes in early childhood trauma, attachment injury, sexual violence, military trauma, and gender- and queer-affirming counseling.
Amanda's therapy incorporates evidence-based neuro-counseling techniques that empower you to recognize and correct destructive patterns and retrain your brain to respond to past traumas and current stressors in healthy, constructive ways using neurofeedback, EMDR, & IFS techniques.
Lisa Colyer, LMHC
Do you find yourself plagued by memories from the past that create negative beliefs, feelings or self-destructive behaviors in the present? What if you could learn to approach aspects of yourself that lead to true healing instead of constant inner struggle?
Lisa’s mission as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate space where you can find freedom from the past, reconnect to your authentic self, in order to cultivate feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment in the present. She is passionate about helping you discover and heal the parts of yourself that may continue to live in shame, isolation, or fear. Her own personal healing journey has led her to specialize in a holistic approach that offers support to your mind, body and heart connection. As a certified EMDR therapist, she can help you move past negative life experiences. This powerful therapeutic modality provides a release from long held beliefs that no longer serve you today.
Lisa hold a Master’s degree from UF, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has 15 years of experience working with diverse populations (children/families; addiction treatment and detox; inpatient psychiatric unit). She incorporates mindfulness, DBT, solution focused therapy and CBT into her therapeutic practice.
Lisa believes in the power of being present, holding space and witnessing your journey towards self compassion and inner harmony. She is dedicated to helping you thrive and being attuned to your own inner wisdom that is guiding you towards peace and self respect.