Counseling For Your Mental Well Being
Damon Dye, Ed.D.
Mental Health CounselorDamon 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 CounselorAmanda 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.