Alicia C. Lesniak LMHC, DBT-LBC
Alicia Lesniak, LMHC, DBT-LBC
Alicia is the founder of MiMo Psychotherapy Group and was Miami's first Linehan Board Certified Psychotherapist in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her patients include adolescents and adults ranging from those with significant emotional and behavioral issues to higher functioning professionals looking to identify barriers to growth. Alicia graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and went on to attend graduate school at Florida International University in Mental Health Counseling where she graduated at the top of her class (summa cum laude). With extensive experience providing therapy, facilitating groups, and coordinating services from outpatient to residential settings Alicia, specializes in helping adolescents, adults and families in crisis. Building on her passion for DBT Alicia received training in “Prolonged Exposure” - the DBT-PE protocol created by renowned researcher and trauma expert Dr. Melanie Harned - to facilitate healing for clients with trauma. Other specialties include eating disorders, suicidality, self-harm, mood disorders, behavioral issues/impulsivity, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, identity issues and LGBTQ issues. Alicia is particularly passionate about working with parents of adolescents and young adults and is currently running the DBT parent skills groups in addition to overseeing the adherent adolescent and adult DBT programs.
Danielle Mullon LCSW, DBT-LBC
Danielle Mullon, LCSW, DBT-LBC
Danielle is a Linehan Board Certified practitioner of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with ten years of experience as a psychotherapist. She uses her expertise in DBT to treat adults who struggle with dysregulated thoughts, emotions and behaviors, including severe problems such as self-harm and chronic suicidal behaviors. Understanding that the vast majority of individuals suffering with these problems have also experienced trauma in their lives, Danielle has undergone training in DBT PE (Prolonged Exposure), a trauma-specific treatment that is incorporated into DBT for the treatment of PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder); she was trained by Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP, the developer of this evidence-based treatment. With the belief that treatment cannot be cookie-cutter, Danielle works closely with her clients to create a treatment plan that is tailored to their personal goals. Her approach is behaviorally-oriented, therefore progress is measurable and observable. She strives to understand the unique narrative of each of her client’s lives, knowing that meaningful change can only happen in the context of a supportive, nonjudgmental relationship.
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 LGBTQIA+ community and is trained in providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative care.
Leslee Gillette, LMHC
Leslee Gillette, LMHC
Leslee is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a decade of experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with moderate to more significant mood disorders, personality disorders, body image dissatisfaction, LGBTQ issues and relationship issues. Throughout her career, Leslee has developed expertise in working with women’s issues with a particular focus on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Leslee completed training through Postpartum Support International (PSI), a nationally recognized evidence-based training program. She is passionate about supporting birthing parents navigate their journey from trying to conceive through the perinatal period. Additionally, Leslee had the privilege of treating clients through all levels of care at Oliver-Pyatt Centers in South Miami, where she worked diligently to help clients heal their relationship with themselves and their body, address and challenge diet culture, and find more effective ways of navigating through life. As the lead facilitator of the Binge Eating Disorder program while at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, Leslee prides herself on practicing from a Health-At-Every-Size perspective as well as adopting the Intuitive Eating model. 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.
Josh Davis, LMHC
Josh Davis, LMHC
Josh is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience working with substance abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, and complex trauma. Trained in family systems theory and practice, Josh has developed expertise in working with high-conflict families and couples using a non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative approach, while challenging clients to identify and overcome barriers to their goals. His passion is to help individuals connect, accept, and love their authentic selves and facilitate deeper connections with loved ones. Josh is an inclusive therapist who enjoys working with individuals from all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, faiths, and body sizes. Using a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Josh uses a dynamic approach based on the client’s individual needs. In working with complex and developmental trauma, Josh has been trained in Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM), which is a mindfulness-based approach addressing attachment and relational issues. NARM’ s approach targets and tracks disconnection and maladaptive survival strategies to facilitate the growth of a more adaptive sense of self and connection to one's body as well as improve emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills.
Jackie Drozdow, RCSWI
Jackie Drozdow, RCSWI
Jackie began her studies at Brandeis University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology followed by a Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work. While completing her Master’s Degree, she obtained her certification in Intuitive Eating, supervised by the founder, Evelyn Tribole. Jackie has worked in a variety of clinical settings and levels of care including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient hospitalization, outpatient services, and school systems. Jackie is a RCSWI who has extensive experience with eating disorders, personality disorders, complex trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and body image issues. She also has worked at one of the nation’s leading eating disorder treatment facilities, Oliver Pyatt Centers, providing care to adolescents, adults, and their families. Jackie has found that therapy is most effective when grounded in understanding, collaboration, and motivation. She prioritizes creating a supportive environment in which individuals feel both safe and inspired to make powerful strides towards a more fulfilled self. To ensure Jackie fosters a personal therapeutic relationship with each of her clients, she takes the time to fully understand her client’s experiences, challenges, and goals. She believes in the power of authenticity, and employs a direct, humanistic, solution- focused approach.