Counseling For Your Mental Well Being

Damon Dye, Ed.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Damon Dye, Ed.D., is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Supervisor, a National Certified Gambling Counselor/Supervisor, and a National Board Approved Clinical Consultant. He specializes in trauma and relationship repair, is certified in Advanced Clinical Brainspotting through Attachment, Complex PTSD, and Dissociation. He has trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy with Trauma Survivors, and Gottman Therapy for couples and families. Dr. Dye was an Adjunct Professor for Springfield College from 2008 - 2016 where he earned his Masters of Science of Mental Health Counseling. He was awarded his Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Sarasota.

Dr. Dye has worked with patients and their families in Tampa Bay in both residential and outpatient settings since 2004. Dr. Dye is an adjunct trauma professor for the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP.) He has provided gambling addiction assessment and treatment training for local Drug Courts and has been retained as a forensic expert testifying on gambling addiction for both Federal and local jurisdiction cases. Dr. Dye was also invited, through the Florida Certification Board as a Developmental Committee member, for credential creation of the Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor (CGAC) and has been providing trainings since 2005.

Dr Dye is specialized in relationships, trauma, youth behavior, emotional distress, and problem gambling. He has assisted patients in resolving issues related to ADHD/ADD, adjustment, anxiety, anger, attachment, betrayal, conduct, depression, family dynamics, gambling addiction, grief, impulse control, relationship conflict, communication, panic attacks, PTSD, and traumatic stress. Dr. Dye’s clinical experience has also included adult outpatient psychotherapy, adolescent development through recreational programming, behavior modification in adolescents/children, and administration management of clinical services for incarcerated juveniles.

Dr. Dye is a published author and presents workshops on youth behavior and parental and staff interventions. Dr Dye also presents trainings for traumatic injuries and stressful incidents such as accidents, abadonment, and bereavement. He has been awarded the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota Scholarship for 2008. In addition, his work results include recreation/mental health treatment plans recommended for Best Practices to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Amanda May, LMHC, LMFT

Mental Health Counselor

Amanda May is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She attended the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development, and a Master’s in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.

Amanda works with a number of different populations and specializes in working with families, children, and couples. It is her goal to help facilitate counseling that helps to identify and resolve unhelpful dynamics in families and relationships. Amanda has received training in Emotional Focused Therapy for relationship repair and also Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which is designed to help people struggling with impulse control and other damaging behaviors.

Additionally, Amanda has helped people struggling with depression, anxiety and life transitions. She strives to provide a warm client-centered environment and works collaboratively to give her clients the skills they need to make positive lasting changes in their own lives.

Taylor Thalacker, LMHC

Mental Health Counselor

Taylor Thalacker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who has been in the mental health field for over 5 years.

Taylor uses Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches and enjoys working with various populations. Throughout her clinical history, she has worked with adults, adolescents, couples, and families, and enjoys seeing the progress that can be made through therapy. She has helped numerous clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, life transitions, and familial stress.

She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Taylor’s goal is to create a comfortable and warm therapeutic relationship that promotes collaboration, fully engaging the client in the treatment plan development.

Outside of counseling, Taylor enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring new places, and spending time with her dog, Jordie. 

Kaila McCarthy, M.S. LMFT

Mental Health Counselor

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Kaila McCarthy, M.S. LMFT, joined Triangle Resolutions to pursue her mission of creating a safe space for all people who choose therapy as part of their healing journey. Kaila achieves this by providing collaborative and trauma-informed treatment, utilizing an approach that prioritizes the client as the expert on their own lives, while providing guidance, assurance, and tools.

Kaila holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Alabama. She also holds a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on Sex Therapy from Widener University. Her professional experience has included clients from diverse backgrounds, including couples, families, and children (ages 3 and up). Kaila’s specific areas of passion include sexual relationships, survivors of sexual trauma, and the LGBTQ+ community. 

Jessica Vernold, M.S. LMHC

Mental Health Counselor

Jessica Vernold is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been in the mental health field for 5 years. She completed her Masters of Science in Psychology in 2017 and worked for the University of Florida early in her career, teaching a psychoeducational program to couples as
part of a study on improving couple relationships.
Jessica uses Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches and enjoys engaging with various populations. Throughout her clinical history, she has worked with adults, adolescents, and families. For the past 4 years she has specialized her services,  providing adolescents with the tools to make positive behavior changes, reduce anxiety, improve conduct, and process past trauma.  
Jessica has experience with clients within the LGBTQ+ community and has a passion for helping women dealing with domestic violence and sexual violence related trauma. She is most proud of the work she has done with survivors of sex trafficking, and with youth navigating the
juvenile justice system.
Jessica finds it rewarding to see positive changes made through the therapeutic process and aims to provide a warm, trusting, and supportive therapeutic relationship that focuses on the client’s individual needs and goals. She joined Triangle Resolutions to lend her expertise to a dedicated group of professionals with the common goal of providing accessible, quality care.

Aside from counseling, Jessica is the parent of her own teenager and the two share a passion for dance.


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