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.
Lisa A, McKenna
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerLisa A. McKenna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in supporting individuals and families as they navigate the challenges and often unexpected detours in their life’s paths. After earning her degree from the University of Buffalo with a concentration in counseling children and families, Lisa has broadened her experience by working in a variety of environments including school, hospital, community and correctional settings. She has a unique ability to blend her clinical expertise with interpersonal connections that leads to successful communication and positive client/counselor interactions.
With a background that includes coaching people through grief, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and substance abuse, Lisa is a seasoned professional who believes in the benefits of counseling for the greater community. Among other accomplishments, Lisa has achieved certification through the Supreme Court to be a family mediator and parent coordinator – allowing families to heal and become stronger through adversity. Lisa is motivated daily to use her training and expertise to help others live a fuller life.
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerLauren Renne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master’s in Social Work at NYU and has over a decade of experience working with individuals and families across multiple settings. She specializes in building strong therapeutic alliances and encouraging clients to be themselves - promoting overall healing rather than just treating symptoms. Using cognitive behavioral therapy and a person-centered approach, Lauren guides clients to positive results and greater resilience.
Lauren understands the strength it takes for people to share their story, so her first priority is establishing trust and creating a safe environment. In order to do that, she pays close attention to the whole picture and the influences affecting each person’s journey – including their job, culture, home environment – and their hopes, joys, fears and losses. Much of her approach is focused on being a safe place to navigate through some of the more challenging parts of life. She truly believes that having a strong therapeutic alliance can be the key for individuals seeking to feel less alone, lost, or stuck.
She has experience in crisis settings, helping people through their toughest moments – providing grief therapy, trauma intervention, and support for women who have experienced rape and sexual assault. Other specialties include addressing reproductive concerns & women’s health, family dynamics, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic medical conditions, LBGTQ needs, and substance abuse. In addition to working in hospitals and clinics, she has worked in less traditional environments in attempts to make mental health accessible to everyone, including mobile clinics and gardening therapy.
Lauren spent many years working with clients facing the challenges of dual diagnosis, addiction and severe mental illness, including her work in medical and psychiatric emergency rooms. This experience allows her to support those learning to function with mental illness and provide psycho education for long term success.
She has traveled to and lived in South America in order to expand on cultural dynamics and how they impact individuals and families. This part of her journey has helped her to connect more deeply with individuals of diverse backgrounds and to have a better understanding of cultural impact on relationships and mental health.