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Psych Ed Connections

Town of Nocatee, FL



Our Nocatee staff is comprised of highly trained professionals in the fields of Psychology & Education.


PSYCHOLOGICAL STAFF

ABIGAIL LEVRINI, PHD is a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD specialist, renowned speaker, and bestselling author. She earned her doctorate in Counseling and School Psychology at Florida State University in 2008, where she was part of a team that spearheaded a now nationally recognized ADHD coaching intervention. Dr. Levrini has published numerous scientific articles on ADHD and presents her coaching model in professional settings throughout the country. She can be found throughout the media on WebMD, The Washington Post, NAMI, APA, PsychCentral, and many other popular means of press. Dr. Levrini's first book is an American Psychological Association (APA) bestseller, ("Succeeding with Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help you Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life", 2012). Her second book was published in June of 2015 and is titled, "ADHD Coaching: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals". Dr. Levrini also stars in the American Psychological Association's Therapy Video Series on Adult ADHD Treatment.

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals & Families; Ages 7 and up.

SERVICES: Psychotherapy, Individual and Parent/Family Coaching. In-office and online.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: ADHD, college students/failure to launch, career goals, ADHD with depression and/or anxiety or bipolar, gifted and ADHD/LD “twice exceptional”, test anxiety, autism spectrum disorders/social skills, Tourette Disorder/tics, older adults, and generalized anxiety disorder or depression.




MICHELE BRENNEMAN, PHD is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist, with an emphasis on clinical neuropsychology.  She has 18 years of experience conducting comprehensive evaluations using neuropsychological and educational principles and then tailoring evidence based behavioral and academic interventions to individual strengths and weaknesses.  Dr. Brenneman has served as a resource consultant and trainer for school personnel and parents regarding ADHD, Learning Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, along with other neurodevelopmental, emotional, medical and neurological disorders.  Dr. Brenneman has also conducted short term individualized and group counseling focusing on issues such as crisis management, executive functions, anxiety, self-esteem and study skills.  Her valuable experience in the public schools has been instrumental for helping families navigate the special education, Response to Intervention (RTI), Section 504 and college entrance exam processes. 

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals & Families; Ages 5 to 25.

SERVICES:  Neuropsychological, Psycho-educational and Gifted Evaluations, Psycho-education and Consultation, In Service Training, Attendance at School Meetings

AREAS OF INTEREST:  Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, etc.), ADHD, Gifted/Dual Diagnosis, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Selective Mutism.



BETSEY MARTINEZ NOBOA, PSYD is a graduate of Columbia University with degrees in both psychology and economics.  She received her doctorate from Long Island University in Brookville, NY and completed her internship training at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine – NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC where she received extensive training in psychotherapy and assessment with both adult and pediatric populations. Dr. Noboa utilizes treatment approaches guided by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and biofeedback.  She aims to work collaboratively with not only her clients, but also their parents, families and schools to facilitate growth and change. 

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals & Families; Ages 5 and up.

SERVICES:  Psychotherapy, Individual and Parent/Family Coaching, Psychoeducational, Gifted, and Neuropsychological assessment. In-office only.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Anxiety-related and adjustment disorders, chronic pain, pediatric medical trauma, ADHD, and interpersonal conflict within the family. 

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE: Spanish.





ANNETTE VAN HORN, PSYD is a licensed psychologist experienced in providing psychotherapy and assessment services to individuals, couples, and families in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.  She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2002.  Dr. Van Horn completed her internship at a VA Medical Center, where she treated military veterans and received specialized training in posttraumatic stress disorder.  She has worked in a residential treatment center for adolescents and has provided psychotherapy and assessments in private practice.  Additionally, Dr. Van Horn has provided individual therapy and memory evaluations for older adults in long-term care facilities.  Her therapeutic approach is considered integrative, utilizing primarily cognitive behavioral therapy along with person-centered, psychodynamic, and family systems techniques.   

POPULATIONS SERVED:  Individuals, Couples & Families,  Ages 7 and up.

SERVICES:  Psychotherapy, Individual and Parent/Family Coaching.  In-office only.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:  Depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment problems, PTSD, grief/loss, older adults, military members and veterans, and couples and family therapy.  



CORINNE FENNELLY, MA, LMHC is a mental health counselor who specializes in working with children and families. Corinne earned her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology with an emphasis on children, families and assessment. She has a unique combination of experience in child counseling, early intervention, early education and special education. She has been used as a Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for child development, parent engagement and social and emotional development curricula. She has also adapted and authored children’s books to help teach young children social and emotional skills. Corinne works with the child in the context of their family, school and community. Every child is unique, therefore, Corinne partners with parents to find strategies and solutions that work for each individual child. For over fifteen years, Corinne has also focused on coaching others on the importance of social and emotional health in young children through training, workshops, webinars and podcasts. In doing so, Corinne hopes to help children reach their full potential by removing barriers to optimal learning and development.

POPULATIONS SERVED: Children (birth-12), families

SERVICES: Counseling, Play Therapy, Individual and Parent/Family Coaching, School meetings/consultations, teacher in-service training, developmental screenings. In-office and on-line.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Language development in infants & toddlers, new parent coaching (including issues related to post-partum depression), Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, ADHD, Adjustment Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Stress Management, Social Skills Training.

KATE HANSON, PSYD specializes in providing assessment and intervention services for children and families. She graduated with a doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and holds a master’s degree in Developmental and Therapeutic Play from Swansea University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Hanson completed her one-year clinical internship at Tulane Medical School where she received intensive training by experts in the field of Infant Mental Health. Dr. Hanson uses an integrative approach to therapy in which she incorporates cognitive behavioral, attachment based, and child centered approaches to best suit each individual child while focusing on each child’s unique needs and strengths.       

POPULATIONS SERVED: Children (ages 2-12), Adolescents (ages 13-20), and families


SERVICES: Psychoeducational, Gifted, and Diagnostic Evaluations, Psychotherapy, Dyadic/Parent-Child Therapy, Play Therapy, Individual and Parent/Family Coaching.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders of Early Childhood, Trauma, Foster care/Adoption, Family stressors/dynamics, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Gender non-conformity, Culture and Diversity.


KIMBERLY MCGOWAN, M.S., LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor experienced in providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.  Kimberly earned her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University with an emphasis on trauma.  She has worked with a variety of populations including at risk youth, adolescents, and adults in both individual and couples/family settings.  She is trauma-certified and is active with the suicide prevention coalition, working closely with many area high schools in creating dialogue and presenting to teens about bullying and suicide amongst their peers. Kimberly uses an integrative approach to therapy where every individual is seen as possessing unique strengths and skills, and utilizes these in a collaborative effort to create customized treatment plans.  Therapeutic goals are designed to enhance overall happiness, success, and freedom for every individual.

POPULATIONS SERVED:  Individuals, Couples, and Families, Ages 10 and up.


SERVICES:  Psychotherapy, In-office and online.


SPECIAL INTERESTS:  Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide and Self-Harm, Bullying, Parenting Skills, GLBTQ issues and support, Sex Therapy (couples)




MELISSA DIONNE, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Old Dominion University in 1995.   After working with various populations and age groups, she sought additional training and earned a graduate certification in Play Therapy from UNC-C in June of 2016.   Melissa is passionate about helping children and their families lead happier, more fulfilled lives.  Melissa believes that change occurs when clients are given the guidance and tools they need to utilize their own strengths and meet their potential.  She provides an environment of compassion and believes in a holistic approach of mindfulness, exercise and nutrition in conjunction with interventions that foster emotional strength and lasting change.
POPULATIONS SERVED:  2-12 (children) 13-18 (adolescents), families and adults 18+

SERVICES:  Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy, Marital Therapy, Filial Therapy, Crisis and Conflict Resolution, Brief Solutions Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).


SPECIAL INTERESTS:  
Depression and anxiety, child and adolescent sexual abuse treatment and prevention, parenting interventions, high conflict divorce, infidelity, PTSD, emotional regulation, relationship and communication challenges, behavioral issues at home and at school, grief and loss, domestic violence recovery, and teen girl issues (cutting, suicidal ideation, sexual promiscuity, low self esteem and poor social skills).


TUTORING STAFF


ANN ROMOSZ, PHD is an educational psychologist with over 15 years of experience teaching at all levels, preschool through graduate school training. Ann graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with her doctorate in educational psychology. She has taught in New York state public schools and held a tenured track teaching position at Buffalo State College before moving to Florida. In this position she taught elementary education teachers and helped prepare them for the classroom. Ann is a learning expert who will co-construct skills with her students to help better prepare them for all types of learning and testing. She is available to tutor in all subjects but has the most experience with mathematics (early elementary through statistics). Since 2011, Ann has been teaching online and has focused her skillset in the area of e-learning.  

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals; Ages 4 and up.

SERVICES: Tutoring , test prep, learning strategies, online instruction 

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies education at all levels

SARAH MANNING is a Florida certified Elementary Education teacher with over six years of public and charter school teaching experience. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in Speech Pathology. She is ESOL and ESE certified. She currently teaches first grade for Cambridge University. Sarah is certified to teach PreK-3rd grades in all subject areas as well as English for grades 6-12. She strives to help students obtain their individual academic and social goals by building confidence and celebrating personal success.

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals, Ages 5-10

SERVICES: Elementary (all subject areas), Middle & High school ELA Tutoring and Test Prep, ACT/SAT Reading and Writing Test Prep

SUBJECTS: All Elementary subject areas, Middle and High School Reading & Writing




INDU SINGH is a licensed mathematics teacher and has taught in public middle schools for almost 9 years.  She specializes in middle school math, but is able to work with children 7 years and older.  She has taught students of all different aptitudes, from special education to gifted.  Mrs. Singh has experience with the common core standards and preparing students for state wide standardized testing.   She enjoys making real world connections to mathematics so students are able to relate and emphasizes the importance of deriving an answer to a problem rather than just solving it. 

POPULATIONS SERVED: Children; Ages 7 and up.

SERVICES: (Math) Subject Tutoring, SAT Prep, Standardized Testing Prep.

SUBJECTS:  Middle School Mathematics, “number sense”, Algebra,  Geometry, Statistics, Probability, and Calculus.

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES:  Punjabi, and Hindi.



AMANDA TYSON is a Florida certified Language Arts teacher, with over five years of public school teaching experience. She graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree through Saint Leo in Educational Leadership. She is ESOL and Reading endorsed and as well as ESE certified.  She works with elementary, middle and high school students and enjoys helping them reach their learning potential. She provides a fun approach to learning, with specialization in reading and writing.  She is also experienced with online learning platforms such as virtual school.

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals, Ages 5 to 17.

SERVICES: All elementary, ELA Tutoring & Test Prep. Virtual school tutoring.

SUBJECTS: All elementary; middle and high school Reading & Writing.





PATRICE THEISEN is a Washington state certified K-8 Elementary Education teacher with 17  years’ experience of teaching 5th grade at a private school in Seattle. In addition, she taught two years at a public school teaching 6th grade Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Computer Technology.  Currently, she is a substitute teacher for the St. John’s County School District and Palmer Academy.  Patrice has a Masters in Teaching from City University of Washington, and she graduated from Sacramento State University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. She believes all students can reach their academic potential and strives to help them see and obtain their success-big or small!

POPULATIONS SERVED: Individuals, Ages 5-13

SERVICES: Elementary (all subject areas), Middle school ELA Tutoring and Standardized Test Prep.

SUBJECTS: All Elementary subject areas, Middle School Reading & Writing






















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