Programs

Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program

Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling program engages the services of Licensed Mental Health Counselors to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault receive free counseling services. Each survivor receives 12 free counseling sessions to restore a sense of hope, reduce PTSD symptoms, and learn to break the cycle of abuse that will lead to a safer environment for both themselves and their children. Heels to Heal Licensed Mental Health counselors are experienced and specialized in helping those affected by recent incidents of abuse process trauma. 

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Contracted under Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program

AMY MENKE

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Amy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach, Amy has been in the mental health field since 2005 and has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from USF.

She received training at Suncoast Center, Inc, a community mental health center, in the Children’s Outpatient Unit, The Life Center, a grief and trauma counseling center, and Wellspring Oncology. She is currently in private practice in St. Petersburg, FL. Amy has learned to work with people in the most difficult situations, ranging from trauma, grief, illness, victims of crime, relationship issues, and basic family stabilization.With a broad base of training, Amy brings a compassionate approach to improving communication and amassing resources for improving – functioning as real life experience from her clinical training and her own family life.

Office: (727) 403-3165

Specializing in Domestic Violence cases.

Regina Nay-Britt, MS, LMHC, QS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Regina Nay-Britt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Life/ Health Coach and is certified as a Qualified Supervisor in Trauma Resilience. She has been in the field of mental health for over 12 years. She received her Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University while specializing in Mental Health Counseling and earned her license in 2005. Regina has had extensive training by various agencies such as: the Department of Children and Families, Jackson Memorial North (formally known as Parkway Hospital), The Institute for Children and Family Health-Early Steps Program, The Neuropsychiatric Institute and The Trauma Resilience Center. Regina believes in a multi-healing approach including the awareness and mindfulness of physical health, well-being and guiding clients to empower their ability by recognizing their strengths to heal from their negative experiences.

Office: (305) 431-4242

Specializing in Domestic Violence cases.

JENNIFER TEOLI

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jennifer Teoli holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work.  She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Jennifer has provided services for survivors of sexual trauma for ten years.  She has worked in the Child Abuse Recovery program providing counseling for children who were sexually abused.  She has also worked in the Sexual Assault Victim Examination program as a crisis counselor and medical assistant.  Her experience led her to become the Rape Crisis Advocate for Pinellas County, where she built partnerships with law enforcement agencies, schools, universities, hospitals, and churches.  Jennifer was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, allowing her to provide the most effective treatment and provide the greatest amount of relief as quickly as possible.  Jennifer has also been involved in the fight against human trafficking and has served on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators.

Office: (727) 512-0362

Specializing in Sexual Assault cases

Anna Sandoval, MAAT, ATR

Nationally Registered Art Therapist

Anna received her Masters in Art Therapy, at the renowned Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and her BA in Studio Art and Psychology at the University of South Florida.  She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.  She is a nationally registered Art Therapist (ATR) and is currently pursuing her Board Certification (BC). She is committed to understanding art and psychology and how all aspects of the therapeutic process are interpreted by the eye-of-the-beholder.  As an art therapist, she believes that if you empower people through art, they will see the world and their environment from a fresh perspective.

Office: (352) 220-1100

Specializing in art therapy for sexual assault and domestic violence cases

Deborah Clements

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Deborah Clements received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University, and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Springfield College. She specializes in working with those who have experienced traumatic events and loss. Deborah utilizes both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and the energy psychology of Emotional Freedom Technique “EFT Tapping” (www.thetappingsolution.com) as a way to support her clients in healing from the physiological and psychological effects of trauma, anxieties, and daily stressors. She also specializes in supporting parents in enhancing their relationships with their children. Deborah’s goal is to support her clients in reconnecting with themselves, others, and their ground of being. She is licensed by the State of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor, is a Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner, and has completed EMDR Levels I and II.

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Dr. Carleah East

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Carleah East obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University and obtained her Ph.D in General Psychology from Capella University.

She is the founder/CEO of The Sapphire Woman Organization, providing purpose coaching, seminars and workshops throughout the United States, and Mental Health Director at St. Petersburg College.  Dr East promotes the strength of all in her many empowerment seminars and workshops. With laughter and love, she inspires others to reclaim their power, embrace their truth, and design their destiny.

Phone: (727) 569-6305

Specializing in domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

Community partners referring to Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program:

  • St. Petersburg Police Department
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic Baldwin House
  • CASA St. Pete
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department
  • Florida State Attorney’s Office
  • Family Enrichment Services

FAQs

What is the cost to me in this program?

There is no cost to you. Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program will provide funding for your counseling services both individual and group over a 12 week period.

What if I don't currently have health insurance?

No problem. Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program is dedicated to providing free counseling for individuals that do not have health insurance.

Where would I be meeting with my counselor?

Heels to Heal Resource Center is located in downtown St.Petersburg at 290 9th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL and some Licensed Mental Health Counselors currently have offices conveniently located throughout Pinellas County. When applicable, counselors will be able to provide counseling on-site at the shelter facility.

How do I schedule my counseling appointment with the therapist?

You can contact the therapist directly at her office phone number. Mention that you are in need of quality counseling services to be covered by Heels to Heal therapy resource program.