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A high quality, affordable

all inclusive mental health program in Florida

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A high-quality, affordable, all inclusive mental health program in Florida. Made possible by the partnership of:

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

  2. Schedule your appointment with one of the "Dear Self" program counselors at Cypress Wellness Center, to lock-in one of the best $35-$60 investment 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 Mental Health Student Interns

Kaci Crook
Lou Bardach
Kaci Crook
Lou Bardach
Melanie Hanson
Lou Bardach
Amyn Ali
Kaci Crook

Meet Kaci Crook - Mental Health Student Intern

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    It's okay to not be okay. Sometimes, we all need somebody to lean on and help us understand the problems we are facing. Kaci provides a nonjudgemental, safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through a compassionate and curious style. She utilizes a person-centered style and integrates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness in order to help clients manage symptoms and live their lives to the fullest extent. 

     Kaci has experience working with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, and others. She has a BA in Psychology and Criminology and is working on her MA in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida. Kaci sees individuals and couples. 

Credentials & Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Psychology from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg

  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Student at the University of South Florida, with a concentration on Addictions & Substance Abuse


  • Substance Use

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

Lou Bardach

Meet Lou Bardach - MSW Student Mental Health Intern


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.

Credentials & Experience


  • Childhood Trauma / PTSD

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks

  • Depression

  • Addictions / Compulsions

  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (LGBTQ+)

  • Grief / Loss

Jacob Lundy

Meet Jacob Lundy - Student Mental Health Intern

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 It's difficult to heal when we don't have the right words to describe our experiences and feelings. Jacob (he/they) encourages this understanding through compassion, curiosity, and empowerment. His style is person-centered, relaxed, and direct. He works with adults and couples, and he's also passionate about assisting and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community, being queer himself. He employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques to identify distorted thinking, manage anxiety and depression, and move towards mindfulness and awareness.

     Jacob knew he needed to be a therapist when it came to him in a dream in high school. He began pursuing a Bachelor in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and deeply fell in love with therapy when he finally went to therapy himself in his senior year. He has 10 years of experience working with children with special needs in music and English as a Second Language; as well as 3 years of experience as a personal service worker for autistic individuals. He's now pursuing a Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University. 

Credentials & Experience

  • Bachelor in Psychology 

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Student - University from Adams State University​


  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Esteem

  • LGBTQIA+ population

Kelvin Rivera

Meet Kelvin Rivera, BA - Student Mental Health Intern

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 Kelvin is passionate about helping clients overcome negative struggles in their life. He recognizes the power of thoughts and aims to assist clients in clients in changing their harmful thought patterns. He validates the client's lived experiences while helping them develop tools to increase their psychological flexibility- the ability to be present, fully aware, and to welcome emotions, sensations, thoughts, and feelings (including unwanted ones), and make decisions based on their values.  He supports clients' self-exploration as they work with issues such as anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, self-esteem, addiction, ADHD, cultural identity, and others, and helps foster their inner growth. 

     Kelvin is in training for the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, and is certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing. He is experienced in working with children, teens, and adults from diverse backgrounds and currently works as a first responder for mental health crisis calls to emergency services and the police department. He is in his final year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Cumberlands. 


Kelvin is bilingual (English/Spanish)

Credentials & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

  • Certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Certified in Harm Reduction 

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student - University of Cumberlands

  • Completed Level 1 Gottman Method for Couples Therapy training


  • ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Life Transitions

  • Anxiety

Program Supervisor

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


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

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