Welcome! I am a licensed Social Worker who graduated from Barry University, and I have been working in mental health since 2001. I have experience with individuals, families, and couples from very diverse backgrounds. I also work very closely with parents and their children (between the ages of 0-5) working through parental stress, time management, as well as postpartum depression. I am an adjunct professor for a couple different universities as well.
My specialty is in guiding those who are struggling through eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief. I have worked in the substance abuse field as a therapist and a clinical director. Currently I am in private practice. Please reach out for more information!
Tamara Gorfine-Petrelli, LCSW
My name is Kamla Thakor-Rice, MS, and I have been working as a Registered Mental Health Counselor for over four years in the state of Florida. The populations I served are youth, adults, and families. I have provided services for individuals, couples, and families utilizing Functional Family Therapy, Gottman’s Couples therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My specialty is couples work, as I have completed Levels I & II in Gottman’s Couples Therapy, and Trauma & Affairs. During my downtime, I enjoy cooking and practicing yoga.
Kamla Thakor-Rice, MS
I strongly believe that our experiences shape our perspectives and influence how we move through our lives. Having the individual human being in mind and considering their unique social, cultural, economic, and spiritual experiences and how they have impacted their lives and mental health, I acknowledge that within each client lies inherent strengths to draw from towards healing and growth. My goal is to help each client discover and build upon those strengths. As a therapist is to provide a safe therapeutic environment to establish a collaborative relationship with which we can work together through a tailored, integrated approach.
We will practice grounding and relaxing activities that will help you regulate your own emotions and have more control over your feelings. I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, grief and loss, family issues, and mood regulation.
I begin each new therapeutic relationship by inviting individuals to tell me their story. I honor and respect the courage it takes to be vulnerable and open up. I treat my clients as equal partners in the process of healing. I encourage you to reach out for a free phone consultation to initiate a conversation about how I can help you and/or your family.
Chelsea Ellinger, MSW
Is your child defiant, throw tantrums, hurt him/herself or others? Is your child struggling in school both behaviorally and academically? School refusal? Is your child facing social challenges and struggles to make or keep new friends? Does your child shutdown, cry, or not talk at all?
Hi, I am a native Floridian with two beautiful children of my own. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Central Florida and my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and my experience is with school-aged children. I specialize in child centered play therapy but utilize many other treatment modalities that are tailored to your child’s needs. I provide a safe space for your child to express themselves through their play. They will leave with the tools they need to help them through what they are struggling with and to be more successful in their journey.
I specialize in play therapy, implementing positive reinforcement for behavior modification, managing anger, providing tools for impulse control and self-regulation, offering social skills training, incorporating art therapy and bibliotherapy, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, and teaching grounding techniques for reducing anxiety. As a team we can all be on the same path to support your loved one.
Jennifer Lorentz MS, PLMHC