Meet Our Team
Elizabeth Griffiths, LMHC
Practice Owner/Clinical Director
Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor, providing services to individuals and couples in and around the Navarre, Florida area. I am a caring person with a passion for my profession who enjoys helping others become more in-tune with their needs and abilities as they navigate down their life path. We all have bumps in the road, occasionally leading us to feel stuck. I believe in the power that listening and feeling heard has on a person’s ability to heal. I believe that all individuals are unique and valuable, worthy of respect and compassion. I strive to provide a safe, confidential space for individuals to explore and find purpose, clarity, balance and peace.
As a person of Christian faith, I welcome and embrace the opportunity to work with those of similar faith, integrating professional counseling techniques and biblical principles into therapy sessions; however, those of different faith/values are also respected during the therapeutic process and relationship.
In my years of experience, I have worked with numerous individuals dealing with many different concerns. My experience includes successfully counseling diverse populations dealing with all levels of depression, sexual trauma, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, self-image, grief/loss, and other trauma.
While working in Metro Atlanta in conjunction with the VA Medical Center, I gained extensive experience working with the military population, to include providing care for military-related PTSD, difficulty with transition/adjustment, and unique family/couple issues.
In addition, I spent several years working in state funded mental health outpatient facilities and schools in Metro Atlanta, where I worked with adults, children, and couples on processing trauma, managing anxiety, relationship concerns, and depression.
My education includes a Master’s degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy University, BS in Criminal Justice w/ minor in Psychology, and AA in Early Childhood Education.
Lea Ferri, LMHC
I have a passion for working with individuals of all ages, especially children and young adults, through overwhelming life events such as grief and loss, trauma and life transitions. I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment, enjoy walking alongside my clients, and navigating them towards finding hope and resiliency for healing. I find importance in the integration of using an approach that encompasses mind, body, and spirit to encourage overall lasting progress and healing. I enjoy creating an energetic, positive, and compassionate environment that focuses on engaging and facilitating change.
My experience includes over 14 years of working in many different counseling roles, to include working with adults and teens/adolescents on mental health and substance use concerns in a residential setting, and working as a professional counselor in a school setting for over 6 years serving both military and civilian families. During this time I gained extensive experience in ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, self-esteem issues, and working with emotion management and regulation in children and adolescents.
My education includes a Master’s degree in Counseling & Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island.
Joanne Jacobs, LCSW
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years’ experience providing counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I believe that by providing support and practical feedback, clients will feel empowered to effectively address life’s tough challenges. I believe that facilitating the individual discovery of personal strengths, encourages individuals to work towards attaining their own personal growth and understanding of their path and direction. I believe change happens when people are given the guidance needed to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential. I strive to provide an environment of compassion and support to help individuals, couples, and families overcome obstacles in order to move forward and thrive on their life journey.
My experience includes working in many different counseling roles, with all ages and in various settings. I have successfully worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing therapy for a variety of mental health and substance abuse related concerns.
I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Attachment Disorders.
In addition, I spent 10 years providing individual and group therapy to individuals struggling with self-esteem issues, self-harming behaviors, and anger management concerns. My approach includes the use of emotional regulation, mindfulness, conflict resolution and crisis intervention techniques and interventions.
I obtained my Master of Social Work degree at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.
Elise Chisholm, LCSW
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Military life was a blessing and a challenge, and I know well the unique challenges of being an active duty member, military spouse, and mother.
During my time as a social worker, I have gained extensive experience by working with veterans in crisis suffering with PTSD and substance use disorders, adolescents/teens in the school setting with students who struggled with self-esteem, social skills issues, ADHD, anger issues, self-harm, and grief and loss. I have also worked with children, couples, and families struggling with chronic illness in an outpatient cancer treatment center, individuals with terminal illnesses under hospice care who struggled with depression, anxiety, anticipatory grief, and families coming to terms with the grief and loss of a beloved family member.
My approach is to create a welcoming, confidential, comfortable space to explore, validate and provide therapeutic interventions to facilitate personal growth. I will provide empathy and compassion in a non-judgmental way as we explore together what is heavy on your heart and mind by using person-centered, narrative, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapies to instill hope for a more positive path on your life’s journey.
I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL and my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of West Florida, in Pensacola, FL.
Lori Galvan, LMHC
Having been in the mental health field for over 11 years, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families through many challenges in life, to include addictions, self-esteem struggles, anger, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and existential struggles. My experience includes having been the Clinical Director for a rehabilitation center, where I implemented a mental health program to assist and encourage all individuals to explore and learn effective coping for life's challenges. In addition to being a mental health professional, I was also an elementary school teacher in South Florida for many years. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages.
I have no expectations of any one person other than they just be themselves. It is my passion to walk along side you if you are hurting, and seeking healing and a new path in life. My desire is to help you work through past, present, or potential future issues. It is my pleasure to be there to help you lean into your fears and seek the truth in every situation; helping you to see the choices that are available to you. I strive to offer a friendly, empathetic, safe, yet challenging environment.
I have a Master's Degree from South University in Savannah, GA, in Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Clarion University of PA. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for trauma), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), as well as Relapse Prevention for addiction.
I look forward to working with you, and being able to participate in your journey to find fulfillment and joy!
Front Office Manager
Cynthia has worked in the healthcare industry since 2003, including mental health and residential treatment facilities. Cynthia is originally from the Philippines and came to the United States in 1985. She has travelled all over the world, which sparked her passion for meeting people, learning different languages, and exploring different cultures. Cynthia is an active member of her church, where she serves on the dance team and in the children’s ministry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 37 years, a USAF Veteran, and her 2 cats.