Counselors, Coaches, and Therapists
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
The private practice, Jen Wilburn Coaching and Counseling, located in Neptune Beach, specializes in adults with childhood sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and mental health associated with medical conditions and chronic illness. Jen Wilburn facilitates therapeutic groups and classes, including the popular and seasonal, Mindful Meditation on the Beach.
Jen is also a writing expert for career development, offering resume writing and interview practice workshops to individuals or groups. Moreover, Jen authors and delivers mental health education and training within the local community to dismantle stigma and systemic ableism.
In addition to the part-time private practice, Jen serves as a manager and consultant with Amazon, developing innovative programs and solutions within Human Resources. Her work is dedicated to the advocacy of inclusion for people of all varying disabilities. In past success, Jen’s strategic programing has helped employers receive national awards for workplace disability inclusion.
As a hobby, Jen is a participating artist in the Jax Beach Art Walk. She crafts various items, mostly from garden growing, and installing succulents in unique and nontraditional containers.
Jen Wilburn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida and a certified Intrinsic Life Coach (CIC). Jen holds a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida with dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Creative Writing, English "with Honors" from Florida State University.Visit Jen's website for more information about Jen, to schedule counseling or coaching services, or view the calendar for classes and workshops.
"Jen Wilburn supports her clients in reaching wellness for the mind, body, and spirit-- whether it be transitions, healing, recovery, relationship issues, self-empowerment, and personal and professional growth."
Dr. Carlene Taylor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Dr. Carlene Taylor has a passion for incorporating the natural world; including animals, gardening, wilderness experience and creation & inter-faith spirituality into the process of healing through the clinical mental health counseling.
She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH14971) and a Qualified Counselor Supervisor in Florida and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC0003048) in Georgia. She is a Georgia Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (69) and a National Board Certified Counselor (504673). She holds a Georgia Professional Teaching Certificate in School Counseling as well.
She and her K-9 partner, Eli, are registered with the AKC and the Pet Partners Program as a Therapy Dog/Handler Team, and Dr. Taylor is a Licensed Pet Partners Team Evaluator. She is a PATH International Registered Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with specialized training in yoga for general mental health and trauma treatment.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Taylor is a full-time faculty member at the University of North Florida in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She is most recognized in the UNF community as a leader and advocate for Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling and Integrative Healthcare through the Integration of Creativity, Animals & Nature in Healthcare Initiative within the Brooks College of Health. With a heart for servant leadership, Dr. Taylor is an Ordained Episcopal Deacon serving in campus ministry at UNF for the Episcopal Diocese of Florida in partnership with Jacksonville Campus Ministry and OneJax Interfaith Alliance. She is an author, educator, researcher and counselor who believes the power to heal the human heart resides in each of us.Learn More About Dr. Taylor's Services
*The key to growth and development is an authentic caring relationship in which one can be who they really as they develop into who they really want to be.*
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Cassandra Hoffer is a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Neptune Beach, Florida.
She graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a MA in Family Counseling in 2007. Since 1989, Ms. Hoffer has been actively involved in client wellbeing as a behavioral health professional in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in Illinois and Florida.
Ms. Hoffer’s approach to counseling is wellness oriented and solution focused, supportive to clients’ efforts toward improving their lives by doing more of what is already working well. Her clients are individuals, couples, families, and groups. Ms. Hoffer provides services for adolescents, as well as adults, presenting for counseling with a variety of emotional, relationship, behavioral, and dual diagnosis challenges.
Ms. Hoffer is happily married to her husband of 45 years, the proud mother of two adult sons, and grandmother to a 3 year old grandson. Favorite activities include family gatherings, fitness and travel.
Trained Therapist & Life Coach
Jacqueline Frey is a trained therapist and life coach.
She is a certified Life Coach from Coach Training Alliance that is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Her undergrad was completed at University of Florida.
Despite her love for the Gators Jacqueline’s masters was completed at Florida State University. She graduated with an MSW and a drive to elevate others to new heights of personal achievement. “There is no better feeling than knowing I have helped a client go beyond a personal or emotional roadblock.”
With a wide variety of professional experience, she helps you with an integrated approach using a combination of modalities and skills that serve you best. Jacqueline has training with addiction, marital problems, self-esteem, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and so much more. She has worked as a therapist in various environments from hospitals to non-profits.
As a life coach, Jacqueline assists in helping you realize your true potential. She focuses on confidence building so you may move on from whatever is holding you back and truly thrive. Jacqueline offers services in office, telephone and video chat for your convenience.
“My goal for every one of my clients is for you to be the architect of your own life.”
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Counseling geared towards improving: *Anxiety, *Depression, *Trauma, *Grief/Loss, *Abandonment, *Mood/emotions, *Coping
Whether you feel stuck in a job, having relationship issues, stressed with trying to balance obligations, struggling with facing a challenge, adjusting to new changes, or difficulty managing anxiety about the past I am here to walk with you. You are not alone in this walk. Jill Gray, MA. LMHC offers a supportive, warm and laid back therapy style. Jill is not in the space of judgment and welcomes you to come as you are. Therapy or asking for help is not a sign of weakness; but part of the human experience. We all want to connect and sometimes it is easier with a non-biased neutral person.
Jill is trained and EMDR certified by the EMDR Institute of Trauma. She practices many different trauma modalities and love to link past trauma to self-esteem and behavior patterns. Jill has 10+ years of experience in the addiction and mental health field. Jill has experience with trauma, addition, anxiety, depression and many other co-morbid disorders.
Jill loves family work and encourages it if it meets the needs of the client. Many times, couples, children, siblings also have a lot of healing to work on and Jill encourages family support and working through the issues rather than around it.
Maria Bannister has been an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years. She has worked in a variety of settings ranging from Pediatrics to Skilled Nursing.
She is very passionate about her work and believes that all can be pain free and live to the fullest. She specializes in Treatment techniques like Myofascial Release (trained under J F Barnes) which addresses a myriad of issues like Back/neck pain, TMJ, Scoliosis, Painful Scars, Disc problems, Migraines, pelvic floor dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to name a few.
She also addresses pediatric issues such as ADD/ADHD, ASD, Brain injuries, CP, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Down’s syndrome, developmental delays, learning disability etc. using Reflex Integration (QRI) with Low Level Laser Therapy.
Parkinson's disease, Stroke, MS, ALS are also some of the other neurological conditions she treats using Lasers.Learn More About Her Services
Susan J. Gillespy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Susan J Gillespy has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999.
Susan’s undergraduate study was completed in 1978 with a major in Psychology. She later received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida in 1996.
Additional study and supervision was held over a 5 year time at Growth Pointe in Jacksonville, Florida, specifically in the area of Bowen’s Theory of marriage and family therapy. Bowen’s school of theory places heavy emphasis on anxiety within the family and the responsibility of self of the individual within that family (or system.) This theory is not a “quick fix” but instead goes more to the heart of underlying issues so that not only are symptoms relieved but people learn to navigate through the sometimes muddy waters of life with self and others.
Susan has worked in several of the agencies in the north Florida area and has had a private practice since becoming licensed in 1999.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Ken Wynn graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counselor Education.
He has worked in a multitude of Counseling and treatment settings. His work experience includes working in numerous Co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness treatment programs, outpatient treatment in school setting, military, and private practice settings. He has worked in the Mental Health field for twenty years at all levels of care, including training, case management, and clinical counseling for individuals and families, with ages ranging from adolescence to senior citizens.
Prior to current practice, he served as the Southeast Regional Director of the Navy Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program. He is an eclectic practitioner, employing numerous techniques to best fit the needs of his clients to improve the quality of their lives.
Modalities of treatment include but are not limited to: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Pastoral Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused, Level II Gottman method couples counseling, group therapy, and Psychodrama.Learn More About Ken's Services
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~Ernest Hemingway