Katie Stuart, LMHC

Thanks for stopping by. I’m Katie, and I love what I do. I work with adults and adolescents as they learn to cope with issues including, but not limited to, eating and body image concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem, and trauma. I am trained in BRAINSPOTTING and use Brainspotting, CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal and relational-based therapy techniques in my work with clients. Coaching and counseling services are individualized based on the unique client’s needs and goals.

I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and believe in a health at every size (HAES) and intuitive eating approach to eating, body, and health. I find great joy in supporting clients as they find freedom through a healthier relationship with food and body, learning to trust and respect their bodies again.
I maintain a holistic approach to wellness and value the connection between one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual health. I feel that all individuals have the ability to empower themselves to live healthy and productive lives, and I am excited and honored to walk alongside you on this journey.

License and Qualifications:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Florida License # MH14602)
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Certified Intrinsic Coach
MHC Qualified Supervisor (Florida License MH14602)

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of North Florida
Bachelors of Arts, Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Studies – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stacia McCahan, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I’m Stacia, and helping people is what I am passionate about. I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing concerns with, but not limited to, disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image (I like to think of these as unhelpful/unhealing, and even toxic relationships with food and body); anxiety; depression; self-esteem; critical self-talk; relationships, including with family; and interpersonal communication. I integrate Feminist, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), mindfulness, and Family Systems-informed approaches in counseling sessions. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to counseling, and therefore ensure that sessions and interventions are individualized and intentionally geared toward meeting the client and/or family where they are in their journey toward growth, coping, healing, and empowerment.

I am an Anti-Diet, Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size (HAES)-aligned, weight-neutral practitioner, and believe in promoting body neutrality and body autonomy. In addition to providing mental health counseling services, I am also a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and have devoted my career to specialization in the treatment of eating
disorders. I am dedicated to promoting the mind/body connection and helping individuals to heal their relationships with food, and to cultivate trust in their bodies and themselves.
I believe in a balanced life and intentionally create time for self-care as often as possible. I love spending time with family, traveling, yoga, reading, and outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, paddle boarding, spending time at the beach, mountain biking, and learning to surf.

License and Qualifications:
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (#IMH21568)
Registered Dietitian (#86026199)
Florida Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (#ND8075)
Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT200)

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Jacksonville University
Bachelors of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics- University of North Florida

Alyssa Finkelstein, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Hi there! My name is Alyssa, and I specialize in helping others to reach their fullest potential by using evidence-based counseling methods. Many people do not realize that anxiety, depression, panic disorders, unhealthy relationships, and even chronic pain can often be traced back to unresolved trauma, particularly if it took place over a long period of time or targeted your own self-worth. Your story doesn’t have to end there; I can help.

As unique individuals, we benefit most from unique treatment plans, designed to fit our specific needs and goals. I utilize several neuroscience-informed counseling methods, including mindfulness exercises, neuroeducation, and EMDR. I work with couples from a Gottman approach and I also believe strongly in the power of animal assisted therapy, as I have a therapy dog in my office to comfort my clients whenever desired. It is a privilege to walk with you on your journey toward growth and wholeness, and my first priority is to establish a safe and secure space in which to conduct those explorations. I want you to feel comfortable with me and to feel heard and understood while we take this path together.

I’ve been a member of veteran and first responder communities for over 20 years and I specialize in working with those populations, including those struggling with chronic illnesses and rehabilitative medicine. I am currently involved with the Jacksonville Emergency Medical Auxiliary as a crisis counselor and lay chaplain and I lead a weekly support group with Brooks Rehabilitation for patients recovering from stroke, as well as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Prior to counseling, I also served for fifteen years as an educator and developed a passion for helping adolescents and young adults to navigate their pathways to adulthood.

License and Qualifications:
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (#IMH21528)
EMDR Therapist

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Jacksonville University
Bachelors of Arts, Sociology – California State University
United States Navy, Retired