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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.

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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.  

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.

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!

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Dr Jody Mowrey, PsyD, LMHC, RN

I strive to assist individuals with assessing their entire self, encompassing their body, mind, and spirit. Through a collaborative journey and the use of evidenced based counseling approaches , I believe people can gain "optimal healing." I specialize in anxiety, depression, panic disorders, PTSD, adjustment/coping with medical challenges, geriatric and LGBTQ affirmative therapy. I am able to relate to matters of the heart (emotional challenges, illness, pain, loss, and disability). I realize by striving to be our true and authentic self, we can achieve peace, normalcy and fulfillment within ourselves and others.

 

I have greater than 30 years experience in both the medical and mental health fields.  I earned my Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) at California Southern College, and Master of Science (MS) in Counseling at Springfield College in Tampa, FL.  In addition, I am a Registered Nurse in Behavioral Health (RN).

 

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Pascha Avery, LMHC

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor, and I have worked in the mental health profession for over 10 years, working with children and adolescents in the school setting and in the child welfare system. I have also worked with adolescents and adults in residential substance and mental health treatment settings, offering individual therapy and group therapy sessions. I believe that life happens to all of us and it’s not always an easy journey. I would love to offer you a warm and compassionate environment as you walk through long-term struggles or recent difficulties. Beginning therapy can seem scary, but I believe it takes courage and insight to desire to work on yourself. I would love to collaborate with you as we create interventions that will help you gain the tools you need to navigate life’s, often difficult, path for personal achievement and growth.

I am a veteran of the United States Air Force and I have experience helping clients work through ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, substance use, domestic/intimate partner violence, emotional dysregulation, behavioral challenges, relationship challenges, crisis intervention, and trauma. I earned my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, in

Minneapolis, MN and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from The University of Maryland University College, in Adelphi, MD.

I look forward to collaborating with you to create a safe environment as you embark on a journey of healing and wholeness.

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Kathryn Jones, RCSWI
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Hello! It is my desire to walk beside individuals and families as they learn to work through and process hardships, as well as, be able to celebrate with them their triumphs. It is my belief each individual is unique with their own insight into their journey of growth and self understanding. I believe this journey of growth  is not one you have to endure alone, and sometimes warrants a compassionate and guiding hand.  I have a passion for listening without judgement as each client discovers his or her own identity and how that relates to the world around them. I love bringing my fondness for writing, reading, poetry, and art into the therapeutic process as I believe the arts can provide a unique and individual way of expressing emotions and struggles. 

 

I have an eclectic background which has afforded me the opportunity to work with families and individuals from all walks of life, with each new experience helping me interact and connect better with clients.  My social work experience has included working with expectant mothers and families, life transition struggles, various personality disorders, men-specific issues, anxiety, and various adolescent/teen issues.  Previously, I spent time as a high school English teacher, which allowed me to walk with teenagers as they navigated the difficulties and

nuances of becoming their own person and young adult, while also struggling with self-esteem, familial issues, peer pressure, and school performance. In addition, Growing up a military dependent, I have a unique understanding of the hardships, struggles, and strains deployment and service places on individuals and families.  

 

I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, and have obtained a Master's of Social Work degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and a Bachelor's of Social Work from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

Cynthia Adcock,
Client Care Coordinator

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.

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Tracy Williams 
  Billing/Insurance Referral Specialist

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago West Indies, Tracy moved to the United States in 1987, where she then met and married her husband, Paul of 33 years.  They are a retired Air Force family, with four children and two grand-blessings (grandchildren).  She previously worked in the travel industry in management, and in administrative and customer service industries for over 30 years.  

 

Tracy enjoys gourmet cooking, time with her grand-blessings and her husband Paul, traveling, and meeting people from different cultures. She takes pride in providing caring and professional service to all, and strives to be a blessing to all that she comes in contact with. 

Raina Haywood
Scheduling Specialist

Raina is originally from New Orleans, La and moved to Florida during her last tour at Hurlburt field AFB. She served 12 years in the United States Air Force, which inspired her desire for helping others. During her time in the USAF she worked in Airfield Operations excelling in customer service. She is now on track to getting a degree in social work at Troy University. 

 

Raina enjoys traveling, learning new things, and spending time with her husband and two boys. Raina has a thirst for serving others and plans to one day become a Social Worker. 

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