Our team is expansive and diverse with a wide array of lived experience, clinical experience, and specialities that they are passionate about.
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-S, CAP
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.
I'm a licensed therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Tampa, Florida. I work alongside adults and adolescents; helping them in their journey towards wellbeing and wellness. I'm passionate about working with individuals struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, body image issues, and mood and anxiety disorders. Working through recovery, finding freedom and peace with yourself and food is challenging and my hope is to guide, support and provide you with the tools and skills needed to gain meaningful purpose in life.
I enjoy working with a combination of CBT, DBT, exposure response prevention therapy (ERP) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an emotion and image focused, evidenced-based trauma treatment. I find that by using these modalities there's opportunity for individualized and holistic tools and guidance based on individuals unique needs. Additionally, i'm working towards my Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Certification (CEDS) to continue to further expand my knowledge on the most updated research and evidenced based treatments for eating disorders.
Given that I'm a bit of a mix of an introvert and extrovert, in my spare time you can find me taking care of my plants and gardening, coming up with a new DIY project, or binge watching a show while cuddling with my pup and two cats! On my extrovert days, you can find me brunching out with friends, at some outdoor adventure (w/ the pup of course!), or squishing-in a family or friends trip here and there.
MA, LMHC, NCC, CRC
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.
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.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Restored Purpose Counseling in Winter Park, Florida. I work with those recovering from eating disorders, healing from trauma, and regulating mood disorders. I believe that each and every one of us has the ability to overcome life’s adversities and obstacles with the appropriate support and tools that therapy provides. No field is too vast, no soil is too dense, to rise above the adversity presented in life. Everyone deserves the chance to live up to their full potential and grow into the person they were meant to become.
I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach as well as various treatment modalities such as CPT, TF-CBT, and DBT to help clients in processing emotions, challenging negative thought patterns, understanding the impacts of life’s adversities, and making behavioral changes.
In my free time you can find me sipping on an iced chai tea latte, cozied up in my favorite sweater, or planning my next traveling adventure. I live for the small things in life like a vibrant sunset, the cold side of the pillow, a breeze on a hot day, and the sound of rain at night. I am fascinated by all the wonders of the world, with constant curiosity streaming through my head. I’m a lifetime learner,
and a long-term dreamer.
MA, LMHC, NCC
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
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, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
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.
Hi There, I’m Ana, I’m a grad intern earning my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling located in Jacksonville FL. I am currently in my internship at Restored Purpose Counseling. My passion is helping adults and adolescents improve their relationship with themselves. By meeting you where you are, I aim to promote self-love, acceptance, and self forgiveness through out the therapeutic process. My personal favorite is walking beside those struggling with eating disorders, relational issues, depression, trauma, and anxiety disorders.
Self-care is important to me. Since I am more of an extrovert my free time involves enjoying a good outdoor adventure with my doggies and husband. I also enjoy joining adult leagues to play volleyball and soccer. When it’s not a sunny day out you can find me watching a show or having coffee with a close friend.
Hi, I'm Shelby! I’m a license-eligible therapist at Restored Purpose Counseling in Tampa, Florida. 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, NCC, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
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.
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.