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Areas of Expertise

Our Providence Team provides help for children, teens, individuals, couples, and families. Each therapist has areas of expertise and is outstanding in their field. Providence therapists are continually learning by expanding their knowledge and experience in their areas of focus. 


Here is an overview of our therapists and their areas of specialty: 


Tammie Mathews, M.S.: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, depression, taking care of elderly parents, Bipolar Disorder, and trauma. Tammie works with children, teens, and adults.

Brenda Stutler, M.S.: Grief, loss, trauma (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and spiritual formation. Brenda works with adults. 

Brian Krause, M.A.: Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Brian works with adults, individuals, and couples. 

Joshua Spavin, M.S.: Children struggling in various stages of development, anxiety, anger, behavior issues, self-esteem, grief, and trauma. Joshua specializes in working with individuals, children, and couples.


Tricia Bores, M.A.: Marriage relationships, parenting issues, parent/child relationships, depression, and anxiety. Tricia works with children and adults.  (Note: Tricia also works in Apopka.)

Anna Branca, M.A.: Children, adolescents, and young adults feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, struggling with relationships, communication, or finding your purpose.  

PJ Charles, M.S.: PJ works together with clients to mend, promote healing, and empower them to face the present while building a brighter future. PJ works with individuals, couples, teens, and families.

Mirla Zinicola, M.S.: Mirla specializes in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship problems, family conflict, career concerns, and stages of life issues. 

Anna Luz, Student Intern: Anna specializes in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families - helping them overcome depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and grief, as well as relational struggles and stressors. She loves helping others find healing and wholeness in their lives and restoring relationships.

Julienne Ramos, Student Intern: Julienne specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, including those with special needs. She has 15 years of experience as an elementary and special education teacher.


As a team, Providence provides outstanding care when working with families, especially families who have experienced trauma. We have six therapists that have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) (training specific to trauma). We have two therapists on staff that are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Everyone has a shared desire to help not only the individual they are working with to recover, but also to see the family unit mend as a whole. We understand that when something terrible happens to one member of the family, it can impact the entire family. Each family member may respond differently to the same crisis. Often, this can change the family dynamic. To help make this shift a healthy process, we will work with the individuals as well as provide family counseling sessions. 

Our Clients Transition


  • ​Hopelessness

  • Hurting

  • Daily Struggles 

  • Grieving 

  • Troubled & Alone

  • Stuck in Crisis 


  • Healing

  • Understanding

  • Knowing the 'difficult season' is behind them 

  • Comfort/Relief  

  • Growth & Having Support 

  • Moving Forward

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