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Meet Our Compassionate Healers - The Dedicated Professionals Behind Your Journey to Wellness.

Tiffany Robbins

Founder, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, & Qualified State Supervisor

Founder, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, & Qualified State Supervisor

Tiffany is the Founder of The Sanctuary of Wellness, a Licensed Mental health Counselor, and a Qualified State Supervisor of registered interns. Her dedication to helping others is evident in everything she does, from her individual therapy sessions to her interactions with her fellow colleagues. Tiffany’s commitment to creating a safe and welcoming space for all those seeking healing at The Sanctuary of Wellness is a true testament to her kind and compassionate nature.

With over a decade of experience as a therapist, Tiffany has honed her skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Somatic Techniques, allowing her to offer her clients a range of effective treatment options. Her kind and gentle approach puts her clients at ease, and her ability to truly listen and understand their needs has made her a highly sought-after counselor and Qualified State Supervisor. She is a shining example of what it means to put others first while maintaining boundaries within a healthy work-life balance.

In her free time, Tiffany finds joy in simple pleasures, such as practicing yoga and tending to her garden. These activities allow her to recharge and stay grounded, which in turn allows her to better serve her clients. She is also a dedicated yogi and instructor (RYT-200) who believes in the healing power of yoga to promote physical and mental wellness. Above all, Tiffany treasures spending time with her loved ones, whether it’s enjoying a walk with her pup Susie or simply sharing a belly laugh.

Education & Credentials
License #: MH16007
License State: Florida
Education: Palm Beach Atlantic University
FL Qualified State Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns
Florida Counseling Association (FCA) – Member ID: 69018088
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) – Member ID: 52862846

Insurance Accepted:
United Health Care, Optum, Oscar, AvMed, Cigna, EverNorth, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Aetna, Out of Network, Tricare Select

Vanessa Thompkins

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified State Supervisor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified State Supervisor

Vanessa is a passionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified State Supervisor who has dedicated her life to helping others. With over a decade of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families, she has become an expert in the field and a beacon of hope for those who seek her guidance.

As a therapist, Vanessa’s specialties in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) have been influential in helping her clients overcome a range of mental health challenges. Her unique approach allows clients to feel heard and supported, creating a safe space where they can explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Vanessa also specializes in an optional, faith-based approach to healing for those who prefer to choose that path on their journey to wellness.

In addition to her professional achievements, Vanessa treasures the time she spends with her family and friends. She understands the importance of nurturing personal relationships and taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. One of her greatest joys is spending time in nature, where she finds peace and solace in the beauty of the world around her.

Overall, Vanessa is a remarkable person who has made a significant impact on the lives of those around her. Her kind heart and unwavering commitment to helping others make her a truly inspiring professional, and her clients are fortunate to have her as their therapist through their healing journey.

Education & Credentials
License #: MH15225
License State: Florida
Education: South University
FL Qualified State Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns
Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT)
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)

Insurance Accepted:
Aetna, Cigna, EverNorth, United, Optum, Oscar, Golden Rule, AvMed, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Out of Network, Tricare Select

Mario Mendes

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified State Supervisor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified State Supervisor

Mario, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified State Supervisor, is a gifted therapist with a wealth of experience spanning over a decade. Drawing on his expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Mario helps people to overcome their emotional and psychological challenges, and achieve a greater sense of well-being.

Despite the tremendous benefits of therapy, many people still hesitate to seek help due to the stigma and the false belief that they may be responsible for their own problems. Mario believes that it is our responsibility as psychotherapists to educate and reassure our clients that their struggles are not their fault, but rather the result of unconscious processes that lead to distressing emotions.

Born in Brazil, Mario brings a multicultural perspective to his work, which enables him to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. When he is not helping his clients, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and engaging in outdoor activities, such as mountain biking and stand up paddleboarding. His expertise in therapy and his love for outdoor activities make him a unique and well-rounded individual, and a valued member of his community.

Affiliations
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)

Insurance Accepted:
Aetna, Cigna, EverNorth, United, Optum, Oscar, Golden Rule, AvMed, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Tricare Select, Out of Network

Samantha “Samii” Gabriel

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Samii is a gentle and compassionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (C-CTP), who has devoted her career to helping others. With experience working with adolescents and adults, Samii is skilled at providing the support and guidance that her clients need to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Her specialties in Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), and mindfulness allow her to customize her approach to each individual’s unique needs, providing a personalized and effective treatment plan that helps them to heal and grow. Samii is passionate about empowering her clients to take control of their mental health, working collaboratively to explore their emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns, and developing new skills and strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.

In her free time, Samii loves to express her creativity through drawing and painting. She finds that these activities provide a much-needed outlet for self-expression and relaxation. She also enjoys reading and diving into new books that expand her knowledge and understanding of the world around her. Above all, Samii cherishes spending time with her loved ones and finds joy in the simple pleasures of life.

Samii’s gentle nature, kind heart, and dedication to helping others make her an exceptional mental health counselor who is truly making a difference in the lives of those she works with.

Education & Credentials
License #: IMH21619
License State: Florida
Education: Florida Atlantic University
Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (C-CTP)
Florida Mental Health Counselor Association (FMHCA) – License # MH23103

Insurance Accepted:
Out of Network, Tricare Select

Anthony Kakley

Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Anthony is a dedicated Director of Operations with a wealth of experience in management and customer service. He approaches his work with a deep sense of empathy and support, always striving to put the needs of clients first.

One of Anthony’s greatest strengths is his willingness to answer any and all questions related to the administrative and billing process for clients. He understands that these can be complex and confusing areas for many people, and he takes great care to ensure clients feel informed and empowered at every stage of the process.

In addition to his work, Anthony is a passionate practitioner of yoga, and he also enjoys playing instruments, cooking, and spending time with his family and pets. These hobbies and interests are a testament to his kindhearted personality, and it is a reflection of the care and dedication that he brings to all aspects of his life.

Overall, Anthony is a shining example of what it means to be a compassionate Director of Operations. His commitment to his clients, his colleagues, and his loved ones is truly inspiring, and his kindness and empathy have touched the lives of many.

Affiliations
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)

Susie

Chief Barketing Officer

Chief Barketing Officer

Susie is a furry ball of joy that brings love and happiness to all those around her. She is the office mascot, and as soon as you step through the door, she welcomes you with wags and barks, making you feel like the most important person in the world.

Susie has a special gift that she shares with everyone she meets: snuggling. When you sit down on the sofa, she will curl up next to you and nuzzle her head into your lap, inviting you to stroke her soft fur. It’s impossible not to feel a sense of calm and contentment when you’re in her company.

If you’re lucky enough to be on the receiving end of one of Susie’s loving kisses, you’ll know just how special she is. Her affectionate nature is infectious, and you can’t help but feel loved when she’s around.

Susie isn’t just a cuddly companion. She’s also a hard worker who knows how to earn her keep. Her specialty is earning treats, and she’s a pro at it. With her big brown eyes and wagging tail, she’ll do whatever it takes to win your heart and that tasty treat you have in your hand.

Susie is more than just a dog; she’s a part of the clinical team (and don’t worry, she’s attended a few graduate school classes with her mom), Her presence brings joy to everyone in the office, and her loving personality is a reminder of the simple pleasures in life.