A high quality, affordable

all inclusive mental health program in Florida

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HOW IT WORKS

A high-quality, affordable, all inclusive mental health program in Florida, presented in partnership:

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  1. Click "Book Appointment" to make caring for yourself a priority in your life.

  2. Schedule your appointment with one of the Project No Labels counselors at Cypress Wellness Center to lock-in one of the best $30-$50 investments you can make in yourself. Take a breath...You got this.

  3. Mark your calendar and show up on your appointment day. Give yourself props -- you are changing your life for the better!

Our Counseling Interns

Melanie Hanson
Melanie Hanson
Lou Bardach
Lou Bardach
Amyn Ali
 

Meet Melanie Hanson - MA Student Counselor

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Melanie Hanson (she/her/hers) is a graduate student working towards licensure in Mental Health Counseling. She currently attends Lindsey Wilson College and will graduate December 2021.

 

Before beginning her counseling journey, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Mississippi in English and minoring in Studio Art. During her time at Lindsey Wilson College, she became a part of the counseling honors society, Chi Sigma Iota. She is working towards a Substance Abuse certification. 

 

Melanie is an intersectional feminist who focuses on models of counseling that reflect inclusivity and acceptance. In her spare time she likes to listen to music, spend time with her animals and hike outside.

 

Meet Lou Bardach - MSW Student Counselor

Lou (he/they) is currently working toward LCSW licensure as a master’s in social work student at the University of Central Florida. He graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and is a member of both the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and the Phi Alpha National Honor Society in Social Work. He is also studying the Internal Family Systems psychotherapeutic modal through the IFS Institute’s introductory Online Circle program.  Lou additionally holds a degree from the Colorado Institute of Art, and views people connecting with their “art” (in all its many forms) as central toclaiming and living in one’s truth.

Lou has studied Tibetan-style meditation and mindfulness practices and brings a grounded, person-focused approach to working with others. He strives to create a safe environment to foster self-exploration and healing. He believes that health and well-being are cultivated through self-care -- by learning to become one’s own compassionate caregiver. As a gay man experienced in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents and adults, Lou is particularly interested in helping others heal from the effects of homophobia and other types of social oppression through the lens of intersectionality and empowerment.

Lou’s “arts” include writing -- poetry, fiction, and non-fiction (he is a published author), public speaking, meditation and meditative stretching, gardening, engaging nature, befriending animals (both domestic and wild), making children (and inner children) laugh, traveling to places he’s never been, and walking a lifetime path of personal growth and discovery.

 

Meet Amyn Ali - Student Counselor

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Amyn aims to create a safe space so that every person they meet is comfortable being themselves. They strongly believe in the power of positivity and humor. Their eclectic foundation in counseling work stems from a Cognitive-behavioral Approach (CBT) but also incorporates many aspects of solution-focused and feminist therapy. Along with referring to counseling approaches, they also draw from the health & wellness perspective, motivating clients to meet their mental and physical health goals.

 

Amyn specializes in working with individuals and couples in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as those struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Additionally, they are highly proficient at approaching issues related to stress management, time management, school/work/life balance, and self-confidence. Aided by their calming and welcoming presence, Amyn will guide you along your journey to becoming a stronger, happier, and balanced self.

 

They are currently completing their final semester in graduate school at USF, becoming nationally certified as a Health & Wellness Coach while pursuing their license for mental health counseling. Amyn has worked with a diverse range of clients and is interested in supporting people from all walks of life. As part of the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community, Amyn is a proud advocate of all identities, recognizing that each client has a unique story.

Meet Karissa Trombley - Student Counselor

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 Life’s challenges can be difficult to manage in isolation. Everyone can benefit from having someone in their corner to help them along the way. Karissa provides a nonjudgmental, accepting space for clients to embrace authenticity and be fully understood. Karissa’s therapeutic style is collaborative and person-centered. She will empower you to discover your strengths and teach you how to harness them. Using an integrative holistic approach that focuses on taking care of the mind, body, and spirit, you will be guided on your path to personal freedom.  

   

Karissa is working towards LMHC licensure while obtaining her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. She has a BA in Psychology and Human Development from Eckerd College. She has experience working with diverse clientele and issues with relationships, codependency, 12 Step recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, inner child healing, and chronic illness management. She is well-versed in cognitive reframing, mindfulness techniques, and helping others overcome shame through self-compassion.

 

Program Supervisors

Meet Dr. Katie Schubert LMHC, CST, NCC, ​RYT
Program Clinical Supervisor

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Hi, my name is Katie Schubert. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Board Certified Sex Therapist in the state of Florida, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I've been in private practice since 2015. I specialize in sex and gender therapy, but also work with clients on issues not related to sex and gender therapy. My education includes a doctorate and masters degree from the University of Florida in sociology and gender studies and a masters in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University.  

 

In 2014, I became a registered yoga teacher and often incorporate yoga philosophy, mindfulness training, and meditation into therapy sessions. 

I have been a university instructor for several years and have experience lecturing on the topics of marriage and families, relationships, sexuality and sexual functioning, gender, and health and well-being. I currently teach at the University of Tampa. 

I periodically write a column for the Tampa Bay Times and have been on several newscasts discussing topics relating to relationships and mental health. 

  • Ph.D. and MA, Sociology and Gender Studies- University of Florida 

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Adams State University 

  • CST, Certified Sex Therapist- Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute

Meet Amira Bundy MS, LMHC, NCC
Program Supervisor

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When times are difficult, we sometimes need someone to listen to us and help us find our way. For several years, Amira has helped children, adults and families create a healthy and sustainable path. She uses a person-focused approach to help you achieve your goals and encourages self-care, both in her professional and personal life.


Amira Bundy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, graduating with a Master in Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University with over 10 years of experience working with minority groups and those who have experienced trauma, life changes, and displacement. She focuses her efforts on helping individuals develop a stronger sense of self and peace. Her specialization is sexual trauma.