Alicia C. Lesniak LMHC, DBT-LBC
Alicia is Linehan Board Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and treats adolescents and adults as well as participates in an adherent DBT program. Alicia graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and then went on to attend graduate school at Florida International University in Mental Health Counseling where she graduated summa cum laude and at the top of her class. In addition to her extensive experience providing therapy, facilitating groups, and coordinating services for adolescents and adults from outpatient to residential settings, Alicia is passionate about providing evidenced-based trauma treatment using Prolonged Exposure and was trained by renowned researcher and trauma expert Dr. Melanie Harned. Other specialties include binge eating, suicidality, self-harm, mood disorders, behavioral issues/impulsivity, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and LGBTQ issues. As Alicia is particularly passionate about working with parents of adolescents and young adults she currently runs the DBT parent skills groups as well as provides individual parent coaching sessions for struggling familes.
Alicia Lesniak, LMHC, LBC-DBT
Danielle Mullon LCSW, DBT-LBC
Danielle Mullon, LCSW
Danielle is Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy with nine years experience working with mood disorders, borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders. She is passionate about self-discovery and believes the most effective clinician is one who practices what she preaches. Danielle uses a structured yet flexible, evidenced-based approach to help her client create a life worth living. She understands that having insightful conversations with one's therapist can be enjoyable, but that is not enough to create lasting behavioral change. She knows that the only way to change behaviors like self-harm, chronic suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, binge eating and other self-defeating behaviors is to first understand the causes and then systematically change them. Danielle's clients learn how to be present in their lives, feel their sense of connection to the universe and feel a sense of balance and centeredness. You will learn how to ride the wave of emotions without being controlled by urges to decrease misery and increase your sense of freedom and peace.
Kristy Mena, LMHC
Kristy Mena, LMHC
Kristy began her studies at the University of Central Florida receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, moving forward to receive her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. As a Licensed Mental Counselor, Kristy has worked in several different levels of care ranging from outpatient services, in-home therapy, residential and partial hospitalization. Her experience has provided her with extensive knowledge in crisis management and helped develop a deeper understanding of children, adolescents and family system dynamics. Kristy also has experience working at one of the nation’s leading eating disorder treatment facilities for adolescents providing individual therapy, group therapy and family consultation to address individual behaviors and family dynamics that lead to dysfunction. Collectively, Kristy’s experience has allowed her to work with a wide range of issues such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, OCD, impulsive behavior, trauma, self-esteem and body image issues. Kristy has received training in several treatment approaches such as DBT, CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Psychodrama. As a particular area of interest, Kristy is passionate about working with clients from the LGBTQ community.
Kym McCabe, LMFT, PhD
Kym McCabe, LMFT, PhD
Kym has more than 20 years of experience as a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals of all ages as well as couples and families for a wide range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, behavioral/parenting issues and eating disorders. As a particular area of interest, Kym is passionate about working with children, teens and young adults as well as a coaching parents who are struggling to manage behavioral issues with their child or teen. Kym's approach to therapy is warm, direct and outcome driven. She is interested in who you are as an individual as well as the your role within the context of your family and other environments. Kym's initial therapeutic goal is to meet you where you are, identify clinical goals and foster an open and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Throughout working with Kym your personal strengths will be identified and bolstered in response to challenges with interventions that are pulled from evidenced-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Family Systems Theory and relational-based interventions.
Leslee Gillette, LMHC
Leslee Gillette, LMHC
Leslee Gillette, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with seven years of experience working with families, adolescents and adults. She has a broad scope of clinical expertise encompassing anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, personality disorders, trauma, LGBTQ issues and difficulties in relationships. She also has extensive experience in dealing with parents, self-injuring behavior, and communication skills building. Leslee also has years of experience treating Eating Disorders and has had the privilege of treating women through all levels of care at Oliver-Pyatt Centers in South Miami, Fl. There, she found her passion for helping clients heal their relationship with themselves and their body, address and challenge diet culture, and find more effective ways of navigating through life. She was the lead facilitator of the Binge Eating Disorder Group and practices from a Health At Every Size perspective. Her therapeutic style is collaborative, authentic, empathic and founded in her belief that a warm, trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation of helping others grow. She is trained in DBT and has extensive experience using a variety of evidence-based trauma therapies to assist those in need.