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Our team is expansive and diverse with a wide array of lived experience, clinical experience, and specialities that they are passionate about. 

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Supervisor

In-Person: Jacksonville
Virtually in FL + NJ

Sessions Available

Florida
New Jersey

Licensed in:

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Consultant

CEDS-C

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LMHC

I am the founder of Restored Purpose Counseling. I am a licensed therapist in Jacksonville, Florida. I work alongside those recovering from an eating disorder, wanting to break free from diet culture, and/or wanting to reconnect with their purpose without anxiety present.

You can find me drinking coffee every morning (Americano, please!), taking a quick trip to the beach every chance I get, spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun, and having quality time with my husband and son. I’m always up for new challenges that life throws my way, but most nights I can’t stay up past 11pm.

LMHC, LPC, CEDS-C

jessie huebner

Qualified

EMDR

Trained in

(Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

(She/her)

DBT

In-Person: Jacksonville
Virtually in FL

Sessions Available

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Licensed Psychologist 

PsyD

I’m a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist in Jacksonville, FL, and I am the clinical director at Restored Purpose Counseling. My passion is in helping individuals improve their relationships with food and their bodies. Promoting awareness of eating disorders in the community, advocating for body positivity, and kicking diet culture to the curb are some of my personal favorites. In addition to treating eating disorders and body image concerns, I treat anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, and adjustment disorders.

Family and friends mean everything to me. That includes my four-legged best friend, Buffy. I am grateful for the wonderful relationships I have and to be close to my hometown of St. Augustine, FL. In my free time, you will find me at the beach, walking my pup, baking, or watching scary movies. All with dog hair on my clothes, probably.

PsyD, CEDS

dr. marisa byles

Trained in:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

CBT

Trained in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Clinicial Director

(She/her)

In-Person: Winter Park
Virtually in FL + MA

Sessions Available

Florida
Massachusetts

Licensed in:

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

LCSW

I am a licensed therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Winter Park, FL. I believe that every person has the capability and power within themselves to heal and make the changes they desire. My passion's lie within working with those recovering from trauma, eating disorders, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I am POC and LGBTQIA+ affirming and I value neurodiversity. I truly enjoy working with all ages but particularly enjoy working with young adults/teens. I am trained in EMDR, DBT, CBT, and Narrative Exposure Therapy.

In my free time I am a huge nerd so you can usually find me playing video games, reading, binge watching something, or writing. I am a huge fan of tea so I love finding new tea houses around Orlando. I am a proud dog mom so my dog is typically with me doing whatever it is I'm doing outside of work.

MSW, LCSW

jessica perry

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Trained in

DBT, CBT, and Narrative Exposure Therapy

EMDR

Trained in

(Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

(She/her)

In-Person: Jacksonville
Virtually in FL 

Sessions Available

I am a licensed therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Jacksonville, Florida. My passions lie in helping those with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency, personality disorders, and more. I believe that we all can and have a right to heal from unhealthy ways of living or relationship patterns that leave us depleted instead of restored. Additionally, I believe that by increasing coping skills, self-esteem, and levels of hope our quality of life can, in response, also increase.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my life partner (I am a proud member of the LGBT community), daughter, and feline fur babies. Since I am more on the introverted and artistic side, my hobbies include watching shows or movies at home, listening to music, reading, and expressive arts such as fashion, makeup, hair, and home decorating. Oh, and coffee, throw a cup of coffee into the equation and I am a happy girl.

MA, LMHC

sarah cozza

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Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

LGBTQIA+

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LMHC

(She/her)

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Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

In-Person: Lakeland
Virtually in FL 

Sessions Available

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LMHC

I am a licensed therapist at Restored Purposed Counseling in Lakeland, Florida. My focus is on using a whole-person approach to manage anxiety, tackle depression, eating disorders, body image, and move through life stressors better. I understand how hard it can be to want to find a reliable support system but don't know where to turn. That's why I chose to dedicate my life to create a safe space for people to do just that.

I have found that the best way to get my own self-care in is through movement – usually through a walk around the lake with my pup or doing a group movement class alongside my friends. My favorite meal is brunch any day, and I live for finding the best little coffee shop in every city I visit.

MA, LMHC, NCC

julianne shabetai

(She/her)

In-Person: Jacksonville
Virtually in FL

Sessions Available

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I am a licensed eligible therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Jacksonville FL. I believe that each person innately holds the answers to their own healing, yet it can often be blocked by deeply embedded societal systems, stigmatization, oppression, and past trauma. I believe that with support, each person can discover, trust, and give voice to their most authentic self. Therapeutically, I endeavor to co-create solutions with those who are experiencing unwanted effects of trauma which can show up in our lives in many ways (anxiety, depression, addiction, grief & loss, and relationship discord). My therapeutic approach is founded on safety, transparency, collaboration, intersectionality, mutual respect, and curiosity.

I am an introvert who can channel extrovert qualities; however, I will likely need a nap or an audible session with a quality sci-fi/fantasy book afterward. I love all animals and consider myself an avid adventurer, which often manifests itself in travel and type two fun. – I look forward to working with you!

MA, RMHCI

chelsea shea

Supervised by

Jessie Huebner

EMDR

Trained in

(Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

LGBTQIA+

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(She/her)

Hi there, I'm Bailey! I am a licensed therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Tampa/Lakeland, Florida. I use She/Her pronouns. I am passionate about supporting others to find their value and self-worth. My experience is with people who struggle from eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, body image, gender dysphoria (using gender affirming care), trauma, and co-occurring diagnoses. I am naturally empathetic and warm in therapy. I come from an anti diet-culture and pro-inclusivity framework. Let’s work together to discover what makes you, well, you. 

 In my free time, I love spending time with my partner (my spouse is non-binary), my mom and my fluffy cat, Nala. I love bold fashion and maximalist interior design. You will catch me playing the Sims 4 to utilize these styles. I love going to restaurants and trying new foods. 

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MA, LMHC

bailey sheetz

In-Person: Lakeland
Virtually in FL

Sessions Available

ERP

Trained in

(Exposure & Response Prevention)

HAES (R)

Health at Every Size Aligned

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

LGBTQIA+

(She/her)

I am Ana, a graduate-level intern pursuing my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Jacksonville, FL. Presently engaged in my graduate level internship at Restored Purpose Counseling, I am committed to assisting adults and adolescents in enhancing their self-relationships. Through a client-centric approach, my goal is to facilitate self-love, acceptance, and self-forgiveness throughout the therapeutic process. I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with eating disorders, relational issues, depression, trauma, and anxiety disorders.

My therapeutic modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Based Therapy. These approaches allow me to tailor interventions to individual needs, promoting holistic well-being.

Additionally, prioritizing self-care, I find solace in outdoor adventures with my family and dogs. As an extrovert, my leisure time involves participating in adult leagues for volleyball and soccer. On less sunny days, you can often find me indulging in a show or enjoying a coffee rendezvous with close friends.

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

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Graduate Intern

ana player

Supervised by

Dr. Marisa Byles, CEDS

(She/her)

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Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Trained in ART

Hi, I'm Shelby! I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Restored Purpose Counseling seeing clients virtually. I’m passionate about supporting adults through eating disorders/disordered eating, perfectionism, people pleasing, anxiety, trauma, and other stressful life events. I’m there to help unpack any patterns you may have picked up that aren’t working for you anymore and to do so with curiosity, neutrality, and compassion. I am strengths-based and compassion-focused, and I enjoy pulling from DBT, ACT, and CBT modalities to support my clients. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which is an evidence-based treatment for trauma and other mental health concerns.

My rest, play, and self-care time is super important to me! During those times, you can find me going to the movies or the theater, supporting Lightning hockey, playing cozy video games, reading, or otherwise relaxing with my spouse and two Scottie dogs. I am someone who loves routine and re-watches comfort shows and movies, but I am also a foodie, a lifelong learner, and a lover of travel.

MA, LMHC, NCC

shelby prendes

HAES (R)

Health at Every Size Aligned

Trained in

DBT and CBT

LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

(She/her)

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HAES (R)

Health at Every Size Aligned

Trained in

DBT, CBT, and TF-CBT

Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Kristina and I am a licensed therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling. While I call sunny South Florida my home, I see clients virtually throughout Florida and South Carolina. I work alongside adolescents and adults in their journey to healing from their eating disorders/trauma, finding peace with their mind/body and growing into the person they want to be.   

Therapeutically, I aim to create an environment of safety, acceptance and compassion for my clients to promote healing from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, family conflict and other emotional/mental health concerns. We all deserve to feel seen, heard, and validated regardless of size, weight, race, age, etc.. I hope to help you reach your emotional/wellness goals all while feeling seen and heard through my use of evidence-based treatment modalities. I utilize a strengths-based, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy interwoven with person-centered, ACT, CPT, TF-CBT and DBT techniques. 

I’m a homebody by nature but if you find me in the wild, I’ll most likely be lounging by the pool or sipping a latte at a local coffee shop. I love a good true crime podcast and spend too many hours watching reality tv dating shows. I’m a proud momma and enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends every chance I get. 

LMHC, LPC

kristina dawson

Virtually Only in FL + SC

Sessions Available

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

(She/her)

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HAES (R)

Health at Every Size Aligned

Trained in

Rapid Resolution Therapy

I’m a licensed therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling & my passion is helping others heal from their relationships with food and their bodies. I am dedicated to exploring the role of diet culture and weight stigma in our lives and working to dismantle the “body shame system,” as Sonya Renee Taylor calls it.

In addition to treating eating disorders, my specialization is trauma resolution. I love integrating neuroscience into my sessions with clients, especially if they also like to nerd out on brain science and how we can utilize that knowledge to enhance the power of healing.

I am a very friendly, kind and social person who loves anything art or music
related. I’m also a fashion lover who is excited to learn and share about brands that are size/weight inclusive. I’ve been known to fly out to a random state for a must-see concert! I thrive with a routine, however, I am creative and spontaneous as well.

I have three dogs, so I always joke that my house is a “zoo.” My youngest dog is a corgi named Tucker who was my little co-worker and would accompany me to the last program I worked at, bringing laughs and smiles to teens and adults dealing with eating disorders. I am a cancer survivor and dealt with cancer & treatment during the pandemic, which was a life changing experience! I firmly believe in the power of community, connection, purpose and spirituality. I have a very close relationship with my family. I value those relationships, especially with my 4-year-old nephew! Being an aunt is the best.

LCSW

julia thompson

TX, FL, IA, & WI

Licensed in

(She/her)

let's work together

Trained in

Narrative and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

In-Person: Winter Park
Virtually in FL

Sessions Available

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Hi There! I’m a trauma informed provisionally licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Winter Park, Florida. I am dedicated to helping individuals improve their relationship with eating and their physical well-being.

Advocating for body positivity and eating disorder awareness are hallmarks of my therapeutic work. I also work with those suffering from other mental health concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, and mood disorders as well as PTSD. I see individuals, couples, families, and groups. 

I am a homebody who enjoys spending time with close friends, family, and my dog. I also enjoy reading, spending time outdoors and finding new adventures. 

MA, RMFTI

caroline hughes

(She/her)

let's work together

Trained in

DBT
TF-CBT
CBT

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

CEDS

Working towards

In-Person: Winter Park
Virtually in FL

Sessions Available

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Hello! I am a dedicated provisionally licensed mental health therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Winter Park, FL. My mission is to support individuals, especially teens and young adults, with mood disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, and trauma-related challenges. I utilize a tailored blend of CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, trauma-informed and a strength-based approach to create a safe, steady, and supportive space for healing and exploration. I believe in embracing strengths and potential where growth and resilience are not just aspirations but integral parts of your unique therapeutic journey. 

Beyond our counseling sessions, you might catch me enjoying British TV shows with my partner or diving into the imaginative realms of tabletop role-playing games. And if you're a fellow tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) enthusiast, we might just uncover new realms of imagination together.

M. Ed., RMHCI

Pattranit Somasri

LGBTQIA+

(She/her)

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