SOUTHPORt TEAM

Amanda D'Elia, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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Amanda is a strong believer that everyone can benefit from therapy, and she understands the importance of self-care. She feels that having a supportive space to process life’s up’s and downs, while finding ways to cope through the tough moments, joyful ones, and the day to day endeavors, provides the ability to help live life to the fullest. Having a collaborative experience to knock down the stigma of mental health, and taking the leap into therapy opens up space for achieving growth and change. 

Bridget Clark, LPC-A, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate,

National Certified Counselor

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Bridget believes that everyone should have access to the extraordinary healing power of caring and hope in therapy.  As a therapist, Bridget’s primary focus is to establish and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, understanding, and respect with each of her clients.  She enjoys her work as a therapist immensely and is honored to support her clients as they work to accomplish their goals.

Cassandra Dessureau-O'hara, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Director of Operations, LPC Supervisor

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Cassandra enjoys being a therapist as it allows her the ability to share the human experience with someone who has taken the first steps to work through uncomfortable feelings and life situations. With a deep sense of empathy, compassion, and warmth, Cassandra offers her clients a safe, healthy, and open environment for them to explore, reflect, grow, and reconnect with themselves. Cassandra believes it is a privilege to be allowed on a client's journey towards healing and rediscovery.

Gina Mazzola, LMFT-A

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist Associate

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Gina has a desire to meet her clients where they are and compassionately help them work towards where they'd like to be. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, her goal is to help her clients find the best ways to connect to themselves and to others so that no matter what life throws at them they will be empowered to manage in a way that honors who they are. 

Jamie Almodovar, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Jamie was trained in the ecosystems perspective and uses a holistic lens to help clients access their innate ability to heal and grow. Jamie empowers clients to navigate life's challenges in alignment with their authentic selves.

Jessica Newton, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Jessica appreciates being a therapist. She enjoys assisting clients by encouraging them to look at the variables that are contributing to their behavior, and working with them to respond in different, healthier ways.  Jessica finds it very rewarding when she sees her clients having new experiences of themselves, their families, and partners in a way that opens them up to a fuller, more enriching life.

Jill Ference, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC Supervisor

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Jill believes her greatest honor as a therapist is to help clients to see their own light, strengths, and talents and to harness these in order to live their most bright and empowered lives. Jill has a friendly and warm approach, provides honest feedback, and teaches applicable skills to assist clients in navigating life's challenges. 

John (JJ) Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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JJ believes that therapy is a great way to learn skills to navigate life’s challenges. He believes that it can be liberating to have the tools that enable you to relate differently to difficult thoughts and emotions, while continuing to do what is important to the client.

Kathryn Kennedy, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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Kathryn believes in creating a non-judgmental, safe space for clients to be met exactly where they are in life. Kathryn's clients can expect to be heard, encouraged, and empathized with as they navigate the journey of finding healing. 

Kristi Ivezaj, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Kristi works within the therapeutic alliance to support her clients in developing ways to enhance emotional regulation skills, self-esteem and resilience, while also supporting the parent in increasing effective parenting skills; and thus, strengthening the parent-child connection.

Kwan Patton, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Certified Life Coach

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Kwan loves being a therapist because it gives her the opportunity to explore the journey and healing process of individuals. There is an empathic part of therapy that brings Kwan joy; especially when her clients say, “this process with you has been life changing.” Kwan loves to see clients transition into the best version of themselves!

Lauri Levitt, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist

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Lauri is passionate about working with clients and her therapeutic approach is based in mindfulness, authenticity, attachment, and psychoeducation on the brain and the nervous system. Lauri believes that healing comes through relationship and provides a safe and protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change. She holds a collaborative cultural lens with clients and believes that within every challenge and pain there is opportunity.

Melissa Hopco, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Melissa strives to create a light-hearted, non-judgmental environment for her clients to feel respected and listened to. She provides continual support in helping clients gain more understanding of themselves and teaches skills to better navigate challenges they may be experiencing. Melissa finds joy in being an advocate for her clients and 

helping them to become advocates for themselves, so they may feel empowered and confident to persevere through life challenges and maintain personal growth. 

Patty Dimon, LMFT

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

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Patty comes from a place of compassion and authenticity with the goal of creating a safe and supportive environment for change.  In helping a client recognize and build on their strengths, Patty works together with her clients to find ways to reconnect with themselves and others in their life. Patty is honored to witness that growth in her clients.

Sherice Reid, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker,

Certified School Social Worker

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Sherice's clients would describe her as caring with a sense of humor, wants the best for them, and encourages them to find the power and love within themselves. Sherice strives for the focus of "care for the whole person"; she encourages her clients to identify and acknowledge their challenges and areas for improvement while supporting them through the proess.

Stephanie Buturla, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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Stephanie advocates for her clients to find their own voice and authentic self. Through Stephanie’s warm and welcoming aura, clients can look forward to their growth process in therapy by learning and harnessing the proper tools to navigate through their own self-doubt using their own form of self-exploration, to ultimately begin their healing process.

Tracy Osborne, LMFT

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

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Tracy provides a safe place for her clients, and she considers it a privilege to be allowed into her client's lives. She accompanies her clients on their journey, helps them to gain understanding of themselves, and teaches them skills that help them function better in their lives. Tracy believes that connection is key; throw in some kindness, validation, support, education, humor, and an understanding that all emotions are welcome, and they will be tackled together.