Mr. David Forestier, CAC, NCIP, NCRC-I
David was raised in the Bronx, New York by a family who wouldn’t put up with his addiction and all the chaos and heartbreak that came with it. Their healthy boundaries were a big part of catapulting David into recovery. David brings an outstanding 30 plus years of personal recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, 10 years of professional experience in recovery support services, and eight years experience as director of a residential school for troubled teenagers. Today, David is a Nationally Certified Intervention Practitioner (NCIP) a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC-I), & a Florida Board Certified Addiction Counselor a trained professional who truly cares. 941.444.6560
Mr. Cole Young, CAC
Cole Young is a empathetic counselor who specializes in empowering individuals to overcome their personal struggles with addictions in all forms. He has been active in the therapeutic community since 2005 when he worked as a
adolescent counselor at a boarding school for troubled teenagers. In years since, he has worked as a sober companion and recovery coach for teenagers and adults struggling with substance abuse. His years of experience in
recovery, personally and professionally, inform an effective approach to treatment. His professional credentials include a Certification in Addictions Counseling by the Florida Certification Board. 941.444.6560
Mrs. SmithTilka MHC
I am excited to be on this path of self-development and self-awareness with all my clients. Being a part of a client’s process and witnessing their growth is one of the most fulfilling aspects of what I do.
Actually, this is why I got into the counseling field in the first place: to help others believe in themselves and process through their life’s challenging situations. I have been in the helping profession for over six years supporting clients as they process through their traumas, addictions, phases of life, and family of origin issues. I look forward to being a part of your journey as well.
As an existential therapist, I believe that life is a journey of focusing and balancing one’s purpose, meaning, freedom and responsibility. Sometimes we all need some help processing through the potential conditions of the human condition, such as being comfortable as our authentic selves or becoming aware of the many possibilities for oneself. For me, focusing on one’s developmental patterns throughout their lifetime is just as important as what happened to them during our childhood. However, I do incorporate attachment theory’s principles into my conceptualization process. Our attachment styles as children, indeed, play a pivotal role in the relational patterns in one’s current relationships. Incorporating these concepts into the therapeutic process helps to reveal patterns in one’s life as well as helps clients discover what is meaningful and purposeful to them.
If you would like to set up an initial consultation please call me at 941.623.6035 or you may email me at [email protected]
Mr. John Lopez, RMHCI
John has been working in the recovery field for over 10 years assisting adult men/women with substance use disorders. John is the Program Manager of a 90 bed long-term treatment center in Sarasota. John specializes in Anger management, addictions and trauma. John has taught life skills in prisons and jails across Florida and has worked with troubled youth as a youth pastor. John is a member of (AMCHA) American Mental Health Counselors Association and a (NCC) National Certified Counselor. John understands the cycle of addiction and how to break free from its grip on individuals both in a professional and personal way. John works with Spanish speaking clients and understands Latino culture and the barriers that these individuals face due to lack of proficiency in the English language. 941.527.9074
Mrs. Shauna Bispham, LMHC
I truly have a passion for helping others and have taken advantage of various opportunities to gain insight and knowledge in the field of Psychology. My coursework and life experiences have prepared me for a career working with individuals who are in need of mental health services. I have worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor in a residential facility providing individual and group therapy to an all male, court ordered population. I worked in a children’s intensive inpatient psychiatric program providing crisis stabilization. My clinical experience also includes a year long Internship at The Florida Center for Early Childhood, offering mental health services to children. In addition to my work endeavors, I have volunteered at several places including Oak Park Elementary School, Riverview High School, and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. These experiences gave me the opportunity to work with adolescents as well as the elderly to help ensure their feelings of safety and security, while learning to gain their trust.
I offer Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, Infant Mental Health, Child and Adolescence Therapy. I strive to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible and understand that every client is different. Therefore, my approach to therapy is unique to fit the needs of every client. Let me help you get to where you want to be on your journey!
Mrs. Shauna Bispham 941.404.5557