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Stephanie Cortman

Stephanie Cortman

Dr. Carrie DeWolf

Portrait Carrie DeWolf

Dr. Carrie DeWolf has been in the counseling field for over 13 years, using an integrative and active approach combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Carrie DeWolf holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, a Masters degree from Goddard College in Vt. where she studied holistic modalities of treatment with a focus on Art Therapy and holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Education from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. DeWolf works with children, families, individuals and couples helping with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, stress management, relationships, grief work, and more. Dr. DeWolf has been in the education system for 15 years, teaching ali levels from Kindergarten to College, holding group therapy sessions and most recently as a facilitator in the Social Black Belt Program, a youth prevention program designed to promote emotional vvellness, and teach appropriate coping skills to promote a positive sense of self. Dr. DeWolf has also held presentations and workshops on Forgiveness, Integrative Expressive Arts, and lmagery in the Counseling and Healing Process.

Dr. DeWolf is a registered mental health counselor intem, finishing her post- doctoral residency with Dr. Christopher Cortman and is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Florida Psychology Association.



Dr. Jacquelyn T. Somach

Portrait Jacki Somach

Dr. Somach has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor. Within her practice she strives to offer a supportive environment in which to explore, learn and grow with the understanding that we all need a space in our life for the full expression of our thoughts and feelings. Her intention is to provide a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust, and caring professional counseling designed to facilitate healing for adults, teens, children, families and couples.

She offers treatment for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, addiction, stress, relationship and marital issues, family challenges, life transitions, grief, successful aging, autism, phobias, psychological and behavioral aspects of illness, and improving interpersonal and coping skills. Therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation and related practices, relaxation techniques, and Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR).

Dr. Somach also has experience in positive psychology and depth psychology, as well as the science of happiness and its application in clinical practice for a holistic approach to health and well-being.



Toxic People

Like every baby boomer I know, I grew up watching Charles Schultz’ “Peanuts” characters come to life on television. Schulz had a knack for bringing universal human tendencies to light via his lovable cartoon characters. Linus is the blanket-carrying insecure person, Lucy controlling and deceitful, Charlie Brown the consummate loser and Snoopy the personification of cool. But my favorite character is Pig Pen.


The Rip Tide

If you spend any time near the ocean, you are likely to hear about a dangerous sea condition known as a Rip Tide. Rip Tides are responsible for dozens of drownings each year, rapidly sweeping unsuspecting swimmers out to sea. Yet, these deaths are preventable if you know how to respond to a Rip Tide.



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