Counselors

Tom Edwards, M.Div., LMFT, CISM, BCPC

Pastoral Counseling
Masters of Divinity
Masters in Marriage & Family
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Prepare/Enrich Program
Certified E.M.D.R.

Areas of Expertise – Pre-Marital, Marital, Blended family, Adolescents, Children ODD and conduct disorder, Anger management/issues, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders, Addictions, Abuse issues, Critical incident, Stress management, Bi-polar, Personality Disorder.

Does not see – Children under 4 years old unless with a family

Fee: $100.00 per 50 minute session
Location(s): Land O’ Lakes and Brandon Office

*Contracted with various insurance companies

Robbie Goss, M.A., LMHC, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART) Facilitator
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Identity Coach
Areas of Expertise – Marriage, Addictions (esp. sexual), PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Personality disorders, Sexual disorders
*Leads Life Recovery Group for men
Does not see – Children, Teens
Fee: $140.00 per 50 minute session
Skype Sessions Available: I currently use Skype to work with clients who are unable to visit me in person or who prefer to work online.
Location(s): Brandon, Riverview, Wesley Chapel
*Currently due to Covid-19 the Riverview office is closed.

Ellie Rayburn, B.S., M.A., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Master of Arts Professional Counseling
Bachelors of Science Multidisciplinary Studies (Religion and Counseling)
Radiologic Technologist R.T. (R) (MRI) (CT) (MAMMO) (ARRT)
Certified Emotion Focused Therapy Therapist (E.F.T.)

Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.)

Prior to earning a counseling degree at Liberty University Ellie was involved in ministerial and support counseling for several years. In addition to her counseling experience, she also worked in the hospital setting for over 23 years holding a degree working in Medical Imaging. Her education and experience has develop a very strong and unique set of problem solving skills. Using this combination of education enables her to see clients in a more holistic manner not only psychologically and spiritually but in their biological/physical needs as well.

Ellie works with individuals, couples and teens.

Concerns and issues I can help with are: Addictions and Compulsions, Anger, Anxiety, Co-Dependency, Depression, Divorce Care, Eating Disorders, Grief, Life Struggles, Relational Difficulties, Stress Management, Self-Image/Identity, Sexual Abuse, Religious Issues, Trauma, Unresolved Childhood Pain, Marital. 

Fee: $120.00 per 50 minute session
Location(s): Brandon Office

Kerri Timothy, M.A., LMHC

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor 
M.A. in Professional Counseling
B.A. in Social Work
Certified Lay Counselor

 

I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years and am very passionate about encouraging and walking alongside individuals through their own specific journey of healing. Life is full of ups and downs and all of us experience pain at some level. Yet, there are times the pain can become so tragic that we are forced to take a time out for ourselves and ask for help! My philosophy behind the counseling relationship involves trust, unconditional acceptance, compassion, understanding and being real!

Areas of Expertise – Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction, Alcohol/Drug Addiction, Co-dependency, Suicidal Thoughts/Self Harm, Life Coaching, Women’s Issues, Parenting, ADD, ADHD and Grief/Loss Support.  I enjoy working with children ages 5 and over, male/female adolescent’s, women, couples, and families.

Fee: $100.00 per 50 minute session
Location(s): Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel

Rev. David B. Hudson

Pastoral Counselor
B.S. Christian Counseling, Delta Epsilon Chi Scholar
Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level I)
PREPARE & ENRICH Pre-Marital and Marital Assessments
 
Areas of Expertise – David combines biblical principles of care-giving with traditional and current clinical methods. Focusing on crisis intervention, trauma, grief, anxiety, anger management, addiction, pre-martial, & marital conflict resolution & communication. 

Fee: $60.00 per 50 minute session.  Skype sessions are available.
Locations –Wesley Chapel

 

Candy Mayor, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

BA in Psychology from USF with a minor in religion

Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southeastern University

Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Candy is an enthusiastic and engaging counselor who strives to bring the best out of her clients, and compassionately challenges them to reach their goals. Candy wishes to meet the genuine you, and meet you where you are in life. She feels that counseling is not just her career, but her calling in life. If you find it hard to open up to people, or consider yourself shy or insecure, Candy is the therapist you have been hoping for.
She began her journey as a therapist by pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of South Florida. While studying, she gained experience counseling youth at her church and serving as a youth leader. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Candy began her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southeastern University. She gained further experience volunteering at Baylife Church and the Women’s Resource Center, and interning at multiple local Therapy Offices. She also provided counseling services at the Centerpoint Church Counseling Center. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Candy began providing services at Lifebuilders.
She recognized the demand for expertise in trauma, so she became Certified in Advanced Resolution Therapy (ART), which enables her to help her clients overcome traumatic experiences, PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, OCD, and an array of associated disorders. Candy has also completed Gottman I certification, and has a strong background in marriage counseling. She provides services to individuals, adolescents, and families seeking help with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, self-image, and many other topics.
In addition, she serves couples in all stages of their relationships; including post-divorce. She is a wife of a law enforcement officer and loving mother of two small children. Candy is also fully bi-lingual, and available for Spanish speaking clients. She is pleased to be a part of your journey.
Areas of expertise: anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress management, OCD, pre-marital, marital, self-image, youth struggles, ADHD, ADD, grief support, parenting skills, family issues, mindfulness, and various coping mechanisms.

Does not see: Children under the age of 11

Fee: $90 per 50 minute session
Location: Brandon office

Melanie Coriolan, RMHCI, RMFTI

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

 BA in Psychology from the University of Central Florida

Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy

Areas of Expertise: Melanie provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples at any stage of their relationship, teens, and families. If you are someone that struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, anger management, parenting skills, coping skills, and other things that are making it harder for you to get through your day, Melanie can help alleviate these stressors and give you the tools needed to maintain your progress. The primary theories used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

Does not see children under the age of 12 years old.

Fee: $85- per 50-minute session

Locations: Wesley Chapel,  Land O’ Lakes, and Brandon

Nathan Willis, RMHCI

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling & Counselor Education University of Florida

M.S. in Professional Counseling Southeastern University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Park University 

Brainspotting Practitioner

 

Nathan works with adolescents, couples, and individuals. He works with sexual/pornography addiction, sexual identity issues, gender identity issues, and rebuilding sexual intimacy in marriage. He helps clients struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, ADD/ ADHD, Bi-polar, Self-esteem, identity, OCD, and trauma.

Nathan practices from a client centered and narrative approach to ensure support of client goals. He has a heart for trauma victims of sexual assault; to support victims in their healing processing. Nathan believes that clients have what they need to heal, he focuses on supporting client strengths to allow for self-healing and processing.

Does not see children under the age of 6 years old without a parent present.

Fee: $85 per 50 minute session
Location: Brandon office

Christie Rios, M.A., Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Christie Rios, M.A., Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

B.S. in Psychology
B.S. in Theology
M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Certificate in Integrative Mental Health Care
Certified Minister
Christie is a compassionate and empathetic counselor who is passionate about encouraging and helping people grow into the individuals that God created them to be. She has a long history of working in various clinical settings that have allowed her to develop strong counseling skills, such as working on a children’s crisis unit, in homeless services, in-home and in-school settings running individual and group sessions for at-risk youth, and the Veterans Administration leading individual and group sessions for those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. She also has actively served on the pastoral staff at her church and provides spiritual and ministerial guidance to those in need on a regular basis. Her education and experience has allowed her to work with people of all cultural backgrounds and walks of life, so she is prepared to help guide you on your journey toward healing. Her primary theoretical approach used is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and she enjoys working with individuals, groups and families.
Does not see: Children under the age of 10
Areas of expertise: Depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addictions, trauma, youth related issues, anger management, self harm, binge-eating disorders, co-dependency, self-image issues, adjustment disorders, stress management, parenting skills, communication skills, assertiveness training
Fee: $75 per 50 minute session
Location: Brandon office

Brianna Brandon, Student Mental Health Counselor Intern

Brianna Brandon, SMHCI

Student Mental Health Counselor Intern

Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling from Liberty University

Currently working on Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University

As a mental health counselor, I not only count it a joy, but a calling, to be able to walk alongside of you through trials and tribulations of any kind, past hurts, present day obstacles, and fear that can come from the unknowns of the future.

I approach therapy with a client centered perspective, ensuring that throughout the counseling process, you are met with empathy, genuineness, and respect as I empower you to courageously take one step at a time towards your healing.

Using the combination of education and experience, I see clients with a wide range of both mental health and spiritual needs including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, unresolved childhood hurts, self-esteem and identity, ADD/ADHD, stress management, and caregiver burnout. Additionally, I specialize in working with individuals living with chronic health conditions and autoimmune disorders, such as Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, chronic pain, and other long-term health challenges.

The season that you are walking through right now might feel overwhelming, unpredictable, and unbearable. But it is not a season that you have to walk through alone.

 

Does not see: Individuals under the age of 15

Fee: $25

Location: Brandon