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Therapists

Tammie Mathews, M.S.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH12198

Tammie's caring and compassionate spirit, along with a genuine desire to assist people, quickly puts her clients at ease. Experienced in working with men, women, adolescents and children, she is comfortable with all ages and backgrounds. She is particularly sensitive to helping those who are helpers themselves. Tammie specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief, families taking care of elderly parents, bipolar disorder and relationships affected by these illnesses and situations. She is sensitive to those who are seeking to find peace and direction as life takes unexpected turns. Experiencing the pain of infertility and the joys and concerns of adoptions herself, Tammie has a heart for adopted individuals and families with adopted children. Tammie grew up in Orlando, loves the beach, and the many beautiful lakes in Central Florida. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Education:
Ouachita Baptist University - BA in Sociology and Family Life Ministries
Palm Beach Atlantic University - MS in Counseling Psychology

Family: Tammie and her husband have been married since 1988, they have two young adult children; one married, adding a son-in-law and together they added an adorable grandson. 

Contact Tammie: tmathews@providencecounseling.org

 

Elizabeth Havens, M.S.
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, IMT2522

Change is inevitable; no one stays the same in their life journey. We all go through seasons in our lives with difficulties and moments of calm. I am passionate about helping others walk through the mountains and valleys in life growing stronger by building their inner strength. Every one of us has wounds and scars but they do not have to define who we are. I enjoy working with marriages and families to draw on the positive qualities of each member in the family system in order to guide the family toward a more mentally healthier life. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma, it affects the entire family. I was born into a large family, but married an only child. I understand the family dynamics and the effects on the system.

Before I became a therapist, I was a Special Education teacher, which gives me unique insight into the challenges those with disabilities and their parents face. It also allowed me to experience great rewards when my students felt success. It is what I strive for with my clients as well. After I left the teaching field, I owned a business for several years, which gave me insight into the workplace not just as an employee but as a business owner. Seeing different perspectives often helps clients to develop compassion instead of wounds.  I enjoy reading and researching when a client presents with a difficult situation. I believe there is always hope, it is my job to bring hope into a dark place.

Education: 
Florida State University - MS in Special Education
Palm Beach Atlantic University - MS in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family

Family: Liz and her husband have been married over 20 years, they have two adult sons.

Contact Liz: ehavens@providencecounseling.org

 

Diane Kimball, M.S.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH13400

orlando counselor Diane

Diane understands how past hurts and traumatic experiences impact our daily lives, which can result in depression, anxiety, trust issues, troubled or dissatisfying relationships, poor work or school performance, and negative self-esteem. Her passion lies with helping her clients resolve past or present trauma. Walking alongside, Diane facilitates opportunities that provide a deeper awareness and insight into their lives, which can be a pathway of hope and positive change. One of her strengths is in working effectively not only with adults, but with children and teenagers.

Diane works with abuse victims and their families, treating issues related to sexual/ physical/emotional abuse, domestic violence, attachment injury, and neglect. She also works extensively with individuals on the autism spectrum.  She utilizes EMDR, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts and group therapy in addition to talk therapy, and is particularly sensitive to the needs of foster and adoptive parents, and those with children affected by developmental disabilities. 

Diane brings 30 years of experience as an educator, music director, and educational advocate into her work as a therapist, and is known for her ability to collaborate with other community professionals in the area to help meet the needs of her clients. As a TBRI Educator she provides intensive educational workshops for caretakers and those involved in the lives of her clients.

Education:

The King’s College – BS in Music Education
Palm Beach Atlantic University – MS in Counseling Psychology; received the Play Therapy Certificate

Certifications:

EMDRIA certified therapist and member of EMDRIA
TBRI Educator (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)

Specialties:

Trauma                                                                   
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dissociative Disorders Adoption and foster care
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger’s Syndrome)
ADHD                                                                             Family issues
Divorce Recovery                                                    Domestic Violence
Survivors of abuse                                                   Anger Management
Eating Disorders                                                       Depression
Anxiety                                                                           Career
Social Skills

 

Joshua Spavin, M.S.
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, IMT 2326


Joshua Spavin
 helps clients face challenges that arise in the context of marriage and family relations and works with children struggling in various stages of development. Joshua incorporates family dynamics and play therapy to bring harmony to clients’ home environments. Joshua also sees individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and trauma.  Prior to counseling, Joshua spent several years in campus ministry with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) where he saw a great need for students’ emotional healing. Outside of counseling, Joshua spends quality time with friends and family. He enjoys sports, music and the real-life treasure hunting game called Geocaching.


Education: 
University of Central Florida - B.A. in Religious Studies, B.S. in Psychology
Palm Beach Atlantic University - MS in Marriage and Family Therapy

Contact Josh
jspavin@providencecounseling.org 

 

Andy Watson, M.S.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH13555

Andy enjoys helping adults and adolescents gain a greater sense of identity and purpose through a creative and experiential approach to psychotherapy. He is passionate about helping others understand themselves and find meaning in the challenging seasons of life.  His clinical interests include grief and loss, mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and interpersonal relationships. In addition to counseling, Andy teaches on the topics of developmental psychology and abnormal psychology at Valencia College.

Outside of the counseling room, Andy enjoys hiking, fishing, reading, and spending time outdoors with his wife.

Education: 
University of Central Florida - B.A. in Psychology
Palm Beach Atlantic University - MS in Counseling Psychology

 

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