The Tranquil Waters Team

Whitney DeGraff, LMHC

Whitney DeGraff earned her Masters of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She provides individual, couples and family therapy. Her passions include working with adolescent and adult clients to help them cope with difficult emotions, stress and anger management, grief and bereavement, relational concerns, parenting skills, and increasing overall self-esteem. Utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational enhancement, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) techniques, she has excelled in helping her clients adjust to life changes as well as process and ultimately resolve trauma.

Whitney has experience in community mental health, residential, and outpatient settings. She has worked extensively with a variety of mental health diagnosis, as well as substance abuse concerns. She passionately believes that everyone can not only achieve a sense of meaning and purpose in their life, but also resolve painful conflicts and reach their full potential. She is focused on providing an empathetic, understanding, and non-judgmental environment to assist her clients with their personal goals and overall well-being.

 

David Goodridge, Marriage and Family Therapist

My name is David Goodridge, and I was born and raised in London England, and have worked in a variety or areas, including academic teaching, personal training, counseling, group facilitation and even as a musician.

I spent many years working with the troubled, depressed, and mentally ill, especially focusing on families. I have also worked with individuals of all ages from children, age 8 through to adulthood, as well as just about all ethnicities, and cultures.

I believe there is a strong correlation between mind, spirit, and body, and I therefore incorporate my experience and knowledge within my therapy, using a variety of therapies including, Client Centered, Family Systems, as Behavioral therapies.  It has always been and will continue to be my pleasure to serve.

Mary McBride McInerney

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I work with all ages to deal with the difficult challenges life can bring.    I come from a strengths and solution focused perspective.  I believe It is important to build on one’s strengths and find a practical and easy solution to address problem behaviors.  In addition, I utilize a client centered approach to focus on your overall well being.  The goal is to increase your adaptive coping skills to improve behaviors and performance at home and school/work.  These goals can be addressed with different modalities such as talk therapy, talk therapy in nature and play/sand/art therapy.  My goal is to make it a collaborative and creative process to bring about healing.  For children and adolescents, the approach of play is less intimidating than talk and speaks to their language.  Of course, these approaches can also be beneficial to adults as well.

I have a masters degree in social work from Hunter College, NYC and a masters degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University, NYC.  In addition, I am a Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy.  I have worked with children and families for over 10 years.  I have experience working with substance abuse, aggression, depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, developmental delays, ADHD, divorce, grief, behavioral issues and more.  I am constantly researching new methods and bringing you the most effective approach.

 

Stephanie Rivera-Velazquez

Stephanie is originally from Puerto Rico and grew up in the military. She holds an MA in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from UCF. She is a nationally certified counselor, a Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern, as well as a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern. Stephanie is certified in Prepare/Enrich and has also obtained Level 1 Gottman training. She enjoys working with engaged couples for pre-marital counseling, and with local college students. Finally, she has an existential theoretical orientation, helping find meaning in conjunction with therapy.

 

 

 

Ann-Marie Miglionico, LCSW

My patients often enjoy the ability to be heard without judgement or interruption, when they want to share details of events that cause them to experience the emotions they are feeling.  They often need an outlet as they process what they are feeling and I provide that in a safe environment.  I guide the sessions to help encourage the development of solutions when my patient is in that place emotionally, and ready for a positive change.  Patients often find relief of their symptoms when they feel validated in how they are feeling, and supported as they learn how to cope with various situations that arise, sometimes related to past trauma which often adds more emotions to the mix.

I have worked with patients for about 18 years in various roles: DCF Child Investigations, Foster Care Placement of Children, and now as a Trauma Informed Social Worker.  I am certified and trained as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Clinician, Foster and Adoption Competent, and trained in Couples Counseling using the Prepare/Enrich Model.  My Master’s Degree is from the University of Central Florida of Social Work Program (Go Knights!) and I am currently working towards my PhD as a Clinical Sexologist.

Kevin Hawkins, MSW

I am a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern. I am ardent in my approach to working with a variety of populations who are experiencing a difficult time in their life. My goal and passion to see others, from many backgrounds, cultures, and circumstances, succeed is my ultimate desire. My military background, teaching experience, life’s experiences as well as my educational background allow me to relate to others from all walks of life.

My experience and my biggest strength working with all ages, cultural backgrounds, and genders stems from my belief that we are all equal. This strength allows me to meet individuals where they are and provide them with the necessary copings skills to move beyond their situation. I provide an encouraging attitude that allows the client to be empowered as they rediscover their strengths and abilities to be successful.

I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Central Florida, and can provide services in Spanish and English. My post graduate training and experience include: Crises Intervention Team Member and Instructor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, and Couples Therapy (Interpersonal Therapy).

Your success is my goal!

Hart Meyrich, Office Manager

Hart was born in Sarasota, Florida and raised both there as well as in Tampa.  He moved to Orlando in 2001 to attend UCF pursuing a degree in Film/Digital Media.  After a 10 year career in sales, Hart decided to devote his skills to office management.  He brings several years of management experience to the Tranquil Waters Team.

Hart has a passion for being of service to members of the community.  As a part of office management, Hart personally strives to ensure that the needs of everyone in the office are met.  Hart believes very deeply that his purpose is to be of maximum service to God and his fellows.

Hart is an active member of several social and professional groups in the Central Florida area.  In his spare time he enjoys reading books and playing music.  He also devotes a portion of his time to helping those less fortunate, particularly people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.

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6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32827

1900 S Harbor City Blvd, Suite 108
(inside Neuro Psych Concierge)
Melbourne, FL 32901

info@tranquilwaterscounseling.com
(407) 738-9408

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