Brian Sharp

Licensed Professional Counselor

You've tried therapy before, and it didn't help. You've taken medications, but they didn't seem to fix how you were feeling. Some days it just seems easier to stay in bed with the curtains drawn, so you don't have to face the world. I know how frustrating that feels, to have "lost" something from the way you used to be and to not know what it is exactly, that you've lost - to feel incomplete in some way and to not have the words to describe exactly what you are experiencing. I've helped hundreds of people, who have been in the same situation. Many have told me that I am the first therapist, who has actually helped them.
Clients very often tell me that other therapists they have had "just listened" and "didn't really help me work through anything." There is a reason for this: all therapies are NOT created equal. I use therapy methods, which were specifically designed for conditions like depression and anxiety, and which have consistently proven effective for many years.
I have several years of professional experience in treating a variety of clinical conditions but have specialized in working with LGBTQ clients, depression and anxiety, and substance use and addictions.
I know that making that initial phone call is a difficult thing to do, but don't give up just yet. All therapies are not equal. Most of my clients tell me after only a few short months that they no longer need my help, and this is my aim as a therapist - to give you the tools you need to fly solo. I look forward to getting to know you.
Credentials: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (Texas), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Florida), National Certified Counselor (National Board for Certified Counselors), and Registered Counselor (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

Kimberly Julia

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hi, my name is Kimberly and I’d love to be your therapist.

In the ten years I’ve been a social worker, I’ve served people from all walks of life, all ages, gender identities, religious backgrounds, trauma histories, housing statuses, and more. Lately I’ve focused my work on those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence, as the intimate basis by which this trauma impacts a person requires a special kind of nuance, understanding, and empathy. I want to help you heal.

I’m not here to judge you or make you feel guilty. But I want to help you learn, create boundaries, cope, and grow, and that may make you uncomfortable along the way. I want us to be a team. I commit to doing the work with you.
My anxiety used to be crippling. It was unreasonable, caused me to be completely out of touch with reality, and made me hate myself for my indecision. I remember the hole that it felt like trapped me. I remember feeling weighed down, buried.

I look back and I cringe at the unhealthy coping strategies I employed. I avoided unpleasant situations that caused my anxiety to spike. I gave in to that fear that gnawed me raw. I felt so ashamed of my indecision.

But, I grew. I forgave myself and started a journey to understand what triggered my anxiety, fear, and avoidance and what in my life had caused them. It was challenging. I am better for having learned and grown. I accepted myself, with a realistic view of my patterns of behavior, and let go of those unhealthy habits I believed could shield me from pain. I healed.

I empathize greatly with those who struggle on that journey now. It is my passion to help them reach their goals, utilize healthier coping habits, and feel more satisfied with themselves.

Credentials: I am licensed as a LCSW in Florida and soon to be Virginia.

 

Eric W. Danielson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hello, my name is Eric W. Danielson and I very much look forward to working with you.

First and foremost, I want to say thank you for reaching out for help, as it is often a very challenging thing to do. But it is also one of the most important, and as such, I am interested in helping you find immediate wins that can motivate you to greater levels of empowerment while experiencing your desired change. Therefore, if you choose to allow me to walk alongside you as your guide, I appreciate in advance the invitation into the spaces of your home and the areas of darkness you desire to overcome. 

My approach is influenced by both my military career as a retired Army Flight Medical NCO for seventeen years and as a Counseling / Training and Development Professional.

Over the last 25+ years, I have had the honor and privilege of hearing and learning from many different people. These lives and stories have greatly influenced how I assess, incorporate complex differential diagnoses, and provide treatment with tailored modalities in dealing with the stress response (a.k.a. "fight, flight or freeze"), complex injury, and illness (anxiety, fear, depression, grief, loss, shame, anger, trauma, moral injury, challenges with spirituality, substances up to a degree, and process addictions, etc.) within special patient populations.

Credentials: I am a licensed clinical social worker in the states of Montana and Texas.

 

estelle collins, lmsw

Licensed Master Social Worker

Hello! I am glad that you are here. Acknowledgement and doing the legwork is the first step to getting better and finding the place you want to be in life.
I am here to assist you with whatever you would like to process. My goal is to work as a collaborator with you... at your own pace.
I am the daughter of a foreign-born, Vietnam era US Army veteran. I am also a former caregiver to an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran. I have firsthand knowledge of VHA and VBA, as well as the caregiver program.
I enjoy working with many client populations, to include military members/veterans and their families (children too!) and also have experience with athletes of all ages and backgrounds. My specialties include adjustment, addiction, anxiety and depression.

Credentials: I am licensed in South Carolina as an LMSW and soon-to-be Florida for telehealth therapy.

james murtha

Limited Licensed Master's Social Worker (LLMSW)

Hello! I'm glad that you're here reading this. I know looking for a therapist in this way might be daunting, frustrating, and/or feel like unknown territory, but I want to invite you to work with me so I can help make the process easier for you.

You may be trying counseling for the first time or maybe it's been a while (or maybe you didn't get what you were hoping for out of previous experiences with therapy, but are willing to give it another shot), regardless of why you are here; I want to make your counseling sessions a comfortable place where you can seek help if needed or simply just open up to somebody. I try to work with my clients as a collaborator, giving you the space to make your needs known and direct therapy goals as you see beneficial for yourself.

I work well with young and middle-aged adults and am also coming into my own working with pre-teens and adolescents. I have helped people cope with challenges such as anxiety, depression, chronic illness/disability (especially in the world of paralysis/wheelchair users), more serious mental illness, and goal setting.

Credentials: I am provisionally licensed, under supervision, in the state of Michigan.

Dr. Courtney Cornick

Licensed Psychologist

People have the unending capacity to heal, cope, and change their lives even through life’s most difficult challenges. It is common to feel alone, isolated, and hopeless when a health condition becomes chronic. Not knowing when/if things will improve or hearing that your medical team has nothing more to offer can be devastating.

​I have a passion for helping individuals cope and find peace in the midst of living with physical health conditions. I use integrative therapeutic practices, including evidence-based psychotherapy, to meet each individual where they are in life. I take a holistic approach to consider the mind-body interaction and utilize techniques such as clinical hypnosis and mindfulness to help individuals reduce stress and manage chronic pain.

I received my doctorate in psychology from the University of Iowa and have specialized training as a health psychologist. I have spent my career working in hospital and private practice settings to help individuals from all identities, ability statuses, and walks of life to increase their well-being and live valued lives. It would be an honor to join you on your wellness journey.

Credentials: I am a Licensed Psychologist in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Wisconsin and earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Iowa.

A. Whitney Shea

MVC Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor, Telehealth Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I am grateful to have been an active-duty military spouse for almost 20 years. This, along with my professional experiences as a social worker at an alternative high school as well as United Cerebral Palsy and being an Adjunct Professor of Psychology for several distance learning programs (18+ years), has given me the chance to meet, work, and learn with people from all over the world, each with unique backgrounds and stories.

With empathic yet honest communication, I support adolescents and adults, taking advantage of the Socratic method and person-centered and eclectic therapies in session. I take a Christian perspective but am comfortable counseling individuals of all faiths. My specialty populations include couples, college students and those suffering from anxiety.

It is my belief that every human deserves to feel safe, cared for, understood and respected. It would be an honor to collaborate with you in doing my part in helping to make that happen.

Virtual counseling can be the perfect platform for us to become a team and work on your goals in a convenient, safe space. We have the very real advantage of being able to meet up from day one in a place of ease, comfort and hope.

Credentials: I am licensed as an LPC in Connecticut and a TLMHC in Florida.

Lara Kassir

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Certified Mind Coach

Lara is an Honors Graduate from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI).

During my 2,000+ hours of one-on-one in-person training, I have been helping AA members in Los Angeles, California since 2018 recover from long-term addictions. I have also supported people with severe eating disorders, insomnia, infertility, fears and phobias, body syndromes, PTSD, and trauma.

My multicultural background has led me to practice Hypnotherapy and Transformational Life Coaching Internationally. I was born and raised in Paris and am of Italian and Lebanese descent. I am fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

My methods are unique, combining my skills in Transformational Coaching, Hypnotherapy, and sound healing brainwaves. I customize each healing journey according to my client's needs.

I am also a graduate of the American University of Paris (AUP- International Communications with a minor in Psychology). I am an ICF-Certified Transformational Life Coach from the Anima’s Coaching Institute, in London, UK and specialize in Wellness and Couple Coaching.

Among my signature specialties are Hypno-Coaching and Future Self-Projection, combining both coaching and hypnotherapy.

I hold several advanced certificates in various specialties. Please see certificates below.

Credentials: Certified across the United States in clinical hypnotherapy.