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Offices located in Cape Coral and Sarasota

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Dr. April Brown, MH# 9682, CST, NCC, BC-TMHC, AASECT

Relationship and Sex Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor in FL, NJ, NY, WI and Qualified Supervisor for MH and MFT, and an EMDRIA - Approved EMDR Therapist - Doctor of Intimacy

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Dr. April Brown is the Doctor of Intimacy. She is a Relationship Therapist, Author, and Podcast Host that specializes in couples counseling through Gottman, intimacy and sex therapy, relationship trauma through EMDR, anxiety, depression, and emotional support animals. Her credentials included Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor; Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider; Certified Sex Therapist; a National Certified Counselor, Gottman Trained Therapist – Level 1, 2, and 3; American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist (AASECT);

Work Schedule

Mondays – 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays – 8 am to 6 pm
Fridays - 8 am to 6 pm

Saturdays/Sundays Intensives Retreats - One Couple At A Time - 9 am to 5 pm
Couples Intimate Retreats - Fridays - Tuesdays

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Chemenda Sawyer, MH20299

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Chemenda Sawyer believes that there are multiple dimensions of wellness: emotional, physical, spiritual, social and intellectual. She integrates the dimensions of wellness to facilitate healing. She believes all human beings have within them the ability to heal- they must feed their ability to heal. She does not promise overnight change, but she does promise to equip her clients with the tools to transform. Chemenda’s approach is cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused. She is committed to building a

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Cape Coral Office
Tuesday 5-8 pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Thursdays - 9 am -7pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Fridays - 9 am -7pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Saturdays - 9 am -5 pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office

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Ria Ruane, LMHC 21485

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Ria Ruane is a Professional Counselor who has a genuine passion for helping others. She has over 4000 hours counseling individuals and groups. She is trained and experienced in relationships, addictions, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, parenting, ADHD, educational motivation, caregiving, trauma and eldercare. She combines Solution-Focused, Choice and Strength-Centered Therapy to help clients navigate and overcome difficulties in a safe & confidential space. As a warm & empathetic counselor, Ria delights in helping clients

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Sherline Herard, IMH19730

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Sherline graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Sherline has worked many years with Domestic Violence Survivors and adults and teens struggling with mental health issues. Sherline believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to heal, and her role as a counselor is to support and empower clients as they continue to use the strength within themselves to

Work Schedule

Mondays – 4:00 pm - 9:00pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Tuesdays – 4:00 pm - 9:00pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Fridays – 4:00 pm-9:00pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Saturdays- 8 am -5pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Sundays- 8 am -5pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office

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Louis Nicholas, IMH24151

Registered Mental Health Intern

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I am here to help you. My counseling work began at the start of the pandemic when I provided crisis intervention and suicide prevention services through support hotlines. People I have worked with overcame challenges related to major life transitions, psychological disorders, interpersonal problems, and uncertainties about their future. These experiences have shown me that profound progress and positive transformations are possible for individuals who engage with therapy. My mission is to provide a supportive

Work Schedule

Virtual Appointments ONLY
Sundays - 11 am to 5 pm
Mondays - 11 am to 7 pm
Thursdays - 11 am to 7 pm

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Johana Calvo, IMFT3959

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

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I am a Registered Mental Health Family Intern as well as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). I have significant experience working with children that present with challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment therapy. In addition to working with the abovementioned specialized group of children, I also work with with couples, families and individuals navigate presenting relational difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma,

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Thursdays and Fridays
2 to 7 pm (in person in the Cape Coral Office and online

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Dr. Jason-Anthony Prendergast

Doctorate in Pastoral Psychology and Registered Mental Health Intern

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Dr. Jason has extensive experience with those seeking help with depression, trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress management, low self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues. I will work to tailor your therapy based on your situation. My goal is to help you feel understood, bring balance and harmony to mind, body, and spirit and focus on a strengths-based approach to working with clients and their perceptions. In sessions, the presenting problems will be attended in such

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Megan McKeon

Registered Mental Health Intern #25199

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My intention is to cultivate a safe and creative environment during counseling sessions to support your journey of self-discovery and healing. Everyone has hard times, some that are unexpected. When that happens, caring and support are needed, someone to hold a non-judgmental space. Together, we explore your personal narratives, discover innate strengths, and develop a tailored therapeutic map that fits in with your goals. My counseling approach is holistic, including the mental, emotional, physical, and

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Michelle Gissendanner, M.S., IMH22954

Registered Mental Health Intern/EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapist/Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional

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Michelle graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Michelle has worked 10 years as a Holistic Wellness Coach using integrative interventions to assist clients with nutritional, physical, and mental wellness. In the past 4 years, Michelle has brought this wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of counseling and has continued to develop her skills as

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Shannon Parrinello IMH24291

Registered Mental Health Intern

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I received my Master of Science degree from Capella University, where I studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During this time, I attended multiple residencies, as well as clinical internship where I counseled at Elite DNA. I am currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida and plan to obtain clinical licensure. As I worked as a Registered Behavioral Therapist for over four years, I have a passion for helping children/adolescents and

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Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 7 pm

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Kalli Portillo, IMH24576

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, EDMRIA-Approved EMDR Therapist, Certified Prepare/Enrich Couple Counselor

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I am a Registered Mental Health Intern, trained in providing safe, inclusive, and affirming spaces for people of any gender, sexuality, race, culture, and belief system. I am an EMDRIA-approved EMDR therapist who loves helping clients heal and find hope. EMDR is considered the “gold standard” in treating trauma, grief, and anxiety. For clients with depression, difficult phases of life, or relational challenges, I use a kind and gentle approach to talk therapy that empowers

Work Schedule

MONDAYS - WEDNESDAYS 10-5 - In-person, online, and walk-in talk therapy
THURSDAYS 10-5 - Online and walk-in talk therapy

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Kellie Hatch

Mental Health Graduate Student

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Kellie Hatch has a BA in Psychology from the University of Utah and is a master’s level student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of the Cumberlands. She is a certified hypnotherapist / Rapid Transformational Therapist and has been a relationship coach for 10 years to single women with a pattern of attracting the wrong men. Her unique style assists clients in achieving the life, relationship, and mental health they desire.

Work Schedule

Mondays – 8:00 am - 5:00pm Cape Coral office and Virtual Office
Tuesdays – 10:00 am - 9:00pm Virtual Office
Wednesday – 10:00 am - 5:00pm Virtual Office
Thursday – 10:00 am - 5:00pm Virtual Office

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Tim Nelson

Mental Health Graduate Student

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Tim Nelson is a master’s level intern in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Florida State University. He received his BA in Pastoral Care & Counseling from Southeastern University located in Lakeland, Florida. He has experience counseling at the Florida State University Center for Couple and Family therapy as master’s level intern, and spiritual counseling in Correctional Institutions. Tim is open to working through relational stress, religious trauma, or any other challenges in life

Work Schedule

Monday – 4:00pm - 9:00pm Virtual Office
Tuesday – 5:00pm - 8:00pm Virtual Office
Friday – 4:00pm - 9:00pm Virtual Office
Saturday – 8:00 am - 1:00pm Virtual Office

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Petra Wilkes

Registered Mental Health Intern #IMH25031

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Petra is a dual-licensed Intern, registered in Mental Health and Marriage & Family. She graduated from Gordon-Conwell, located in South Hamilton, MA. She has been providing counseling services since 2017 and is dedicated to offering high-quality counseling services tailored to each client's unique needs. Petra takes pride in creating a secure, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to discuss your thoughts and emotions and work towards achieving a happier and healthier life. Petra is a certified Peer

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In person and Virtual - Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 5-8 and Saturdays
To schedule an appointment, please go to this link:
https://sageandlore.clientsecure.me/

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Jennifer Freel

Mental Health Graduate Student

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Jennifer Freel has a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and is a graduate student in the Counseling and Mental Health program at New York University. Previously, Jennifer worked as a therapist specializing in perinatal mental health and early family dynamics at the Parent and Family Wellness Center in Boulder, CO. Jennifer has a deep understanding and compassion for new parents and how challenging incorporating a new life into your family can be.

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Danielle Fous

Mental Health Graduate Student

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Danielle Fous has a BA in Psychology from Hodges University and is a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at National University. Previously, Danielle has worked as a Special Needs Educator and as a Behavioral Therapist specializing in children with Autism and family dynamics locally in Fort Myers, Fl over the last 13 years. Danielle has a deep understanding and compassion for families, parents and how challenging incorporating new techniques and routines

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Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 to 7 pm

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Antonio's career motto that drives him every day is "I Do It For The Kids." Whether working with adults/couples who have children, young adults without children, or children directly, Antonio believes that counseling can provide the extra nutrients needed to help fertilize a solid foundation at home and in the community as a whole. Antonio graduated from The University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He is working on obtaining his Masters

Work Schedule

Mondays – 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sarasota office and Virtual Office
Wednesday – 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sarasota office and Virtual Office
Thursdays – 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Virtual Office
Fridays – 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Virtual Office
Saturdays- 8 am -2 pm Sarasota office and Virtual Office

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Maxine D. Martin

Mental Health Graduate Student

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Maxine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently a Master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University. Maxine is a confident, highly energized, effective, patient, and persuasive communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Maxine has a deep passion and commitment to those suffering from Grief, trauma, and any other mental health concerns. Maxine assists clients in forming stronger bonds with loved

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Tuesday 9:30 am-5:30 pm-Cape Coral
Friday 11 am-7 pm-Cape Coral

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Nicholas Pujol

Virtual Counseling

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Nicholas Pujol is a current Masters level student at Walden University pursuing a Dual Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Nicholas has a BS in Forensic Studies and Criminal Justice. He has worked previously in many different fields such as Education, Social Work, and much more. Through these various experiences Nicholas has gained various insights and perspectives that he can use to assist clients in their counseling journey. His Solution-Focused approach

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Cape Coral Office:
1404 Del Prado Blvd, Unit 135
Cape Coral, FLORIDA 33990

Sarasota Offices:
1487 2nd Street Suite C-4
Sarasota, FL 34236

info@draprilbrown.com
(239) 565-6921

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