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Lindsay Frey finding hope wellness center
Lindsay Frey finding hope wellness center
Lindsay Frey finding hope wellness center

Hello, I am Dr. Lindsay Frey, owner of Finding Hope Wellness Center, LLC, and I thank you for taking the time to get to know me and the services we provide. I opened this practice so that we can be a beacon of Hope to those individuals and families in need. We are a group of individuals whose approach is empathetic, interactive, and collaborative. We will help you by hearing your concerns and fears, collaborating with you to develop goals, and providing you with a clear and understandable treatment plan to help you reach your goals. 

As a licensed psychologist with several years of experience, you will find me to be encouraging and optimistic throughout our interactions. I believe that it is important that you have the correct information and understanding about counseling, so I will take time in providing you with expectations regarding the length and course of therapy. Naturally, I will answer any questions that you may have along the way. My particular areas of expertise in therapy include ADHD, self-esteem issues, anger management, social skills, bullying, depression, anxiety, self-harm, parenting training, and autism spectrum disorders. I utilize evidenced-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) interventions with interpersonal therapy approaches to best help my clients. My vast experience conducting psychological testing and evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults means that you will not only get a timely and professional evaluation, but that I will also review the results and help strategize with you on an action plan that can include parents, guardians, pediatricians, teachers, and psychiatrists.

I hold a license as a psychologist in the state of Florida. I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 2014 from the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at Argosy University, Tampa. I previously earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from FSPP in 2010. My doctoral dissertation was focused on the prevention of obesity within children and adolescents by assisting families in understanding the interaction of mental and physical health and helping them by providing appropriate interventions tailored to fit their specific needs. I completed my predoctoral internship at Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut and my postdoctoral clinical fellowship with Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa, Florida. My previous clinical experience spans a variety of settings including community mental health centers, school systems, extended day treatment facilities, hospitals, and private practice. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Psychology.

My intake session fee is $205 and my ongoing therapy session fee is $185.

 

Jodi Costa, Office Manager

Jodi Costa

Jodi Costa is the Office Manager at Finding Hope Wellness Center, LLC. She is dedicated to fostering an organized and positive environment that maximizes opportunities for personal and professional growth for both clients and staff.

Jodi brings a wealth of management and creative experience from her previous role in the publishing industry, where she successfully oversaw a diverse team of editors, graphic designers, author coaches, and writers. With her upbeat attitude and strong leadership skills, she cultivates a sense of belonging and teamwork within the clinic.

Additionally, Jodi possesses a keen aptitude for marketing and visibility, leveraging key successes to enhance the clinic’s presence in the community and bring valuable resources to those it serves.

Sheila B. Hernandez, PhD

Hello, I am Dr. Sheila B. Hernandez-Espada, a clinical psychology resident at Finding Hope Wellness Center, LLC. I believe that mental health is also health, and that therapy is cool. I foster and nurture a culture of mental health awareness from a multicultural lens because therapy is for everyone. I work from a nonjudgmental, compassionate and empathetic approach because therapy is a safe place for everyone. I accompanied my clients through their individual and complex processes.

I specialize in conducting psychological, psychoeducational and developmental assessments in the following areas of cognitive, social-emotional, behavioral, adaptive, executive functioning and achievement/academics. I provide bilingual psychotherapy services and assessments evaluation in English and Spanish languages. My areas on interests are working with depression, anxiety, developmental disabilities, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, ASD, parent training and self-esteem, among others. Also, I provide consultation and evaluation for children and adolescents based on eligibility criteria (Florida statutes and IDEA) for Exceptional Student Services and IEP development. I focus on an integrative approach articulated flexibly to the unique needs and contexts of the individual person with evidenced based approaches of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, mindfulness and humanistic therapy to best help clients. My interventions are tailored to meet the needs of each person taking into consideration cultural diversity, social context and complexity. I believe in providing appropriate and empathetic interventions that corresponds to each person’s needs.

I received a bachelor’s degree in special education and psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in special education from Caribbean University of Puerto Rico and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology PhD from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. I have many years of experience as a certified educator in the following areas exceptional student education K-12, reading endorsement, elementary education K-6, and English for speakers of other languages endorsement. Also, I have administrative experience as a school principal, exceptional student education (ESE) coach, ESE compliance specialist and ESE staffing specialist. My predoctoral experience training was within the private practice and multidisciplinary center, suicide prevention program and exceptional student services.

I am in the process of completing my post graduate hours for licensure under the direct supervision of Dr. Frey. I am a member of the American Psychological Association.

My intake session fee is $185 and my ongoing therapy session fee is $165.

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Laura Tillman, PsyD 

Hi there, I am Dr. Laura Tillman, psychology resident at Finding Hope Wellness Center, LLC. I am a native Floridian and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of West Florida and my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Florida School of Professional Psychology. I have many years of experience working with individuals and families in private practice, community mental health, and hospital settings.

I believe therapy can help us navigate through the ups and downs we experience in our day-to-day life and can give us the skills to handle those difficult challenges. A warm, accepting therapeutic relationship is an important aspect to help promote whatever changes a client may want to make in their lives. I offer therapy to individuals wanting to regulate mood, need help managing anxiety, or simply need support while moving through life transitions.

I am currently working under the direct supervision of Dr. Frey.

My intake session fee is $195 and my ongoing therapy session fee is $175.