Our Therapists



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Dr. Julie Lindner, EdD, LPC, NCC

Dr. Lindner earned her Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology degree from Argosy University Salt Lake City and also holds a Master of Science (M.S.), Mental Health Counseling/Counselor degree from the University of Phoenix. She is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is working on obtaining her license as a Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in children, adolescents and adults and provides individual, group and family therapy.

Dr. Lindner is a veteran of the US Air Force and has a special interest in working with the military community. She has extensive training and experience in the treatment of trauma, attachment issues, autistic spectrum and behavioral disorders. In addition, Dr. Lindner has experience in the area of substance abuse and dual–diagnosis, as well as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders.


Her military experience has allowed her to work with individuals from very diverse backgrounds, which is why she understands that each individual is unique and does her best to modify each intervention to meet the individual needs of her clients. She has a passion to help others, as evident by her life of service. She believes that people heal when they feel safe. It is her hope to make each patient feel safe, valued and heard in an environment void of any judgement.

Dr. Lindner understands that when we can heal and feel better, we have a greater opportunity to feel more balanced, become better individuals, better parents, and better partners. Her approach is to treat everyone with respect and compassion; to help them gain the insight that they need to heal emotionally and feel secure and confident.



Carrie Allen, LPC

Carrie Allen, LPC

I understand that talking to someone new can be intimidating, so I strive to create a safe space for each of my clients. We’ll create that safe space together so that you can feel brave enough to share the hard stuff. I would describe myself as very intuitive and extremely empathetic. I am a straightforward and authentic person and I pride myself on being transparent with my clients. In my therapy practice, I might describe myself as a lighthouse providing guidance for the ships seeking the shore. 

“I am a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead, help others find their way to shore. 

I obtained my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2016. My interest was in working with clients who experienced trauma and I was accepted into an internship that had provided trauma therapy to the LGBTQ+ community. For the last four years, I have counseled children, teens, and adults with a variety of needs, providing both individual and group services. For nearly two years, I have offered trauma-focused therapy to victims of sexual, physical, and emotional violence and abuse. I have experience working with all ages, from children as young as three to adults

My passion is to help those that have experienced trauma. It’s a privilege for me to help those who are stuck reliving their trauma, those who have lost their voice because they are afraid to speak, those who have such big feelings that it scares other people. It is such a joy and privilege for me to watch my clients find their voice, understand their feelings, and work their way through the healing process. It is such a humbling experience to see the change! 

Treatment Approach: I am a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT) therapist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I am known to practice Mindfulness and Client-Centered Therapy. 

I love to use creative techniques such as play, writing, or music to meet each client’s individual needs.

 


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Dr. Sharlaine Ortiz, Ph.D.

Dr. Ortiz earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.  Focused on severe mental illnesses. She specializes in Forensic Psychology (correctional, military, law enforcement, and legal fields). From the same institution, she earned a Master of Science (M.S.), in Applied Psychology. Dr. Ortiz experience includes the area of depression, anxiety, disruptive disorders, and LGBTQ+.  

She is also fluent in English and Spanish.  

Dr. Ortiz is a combat veteran of the US Army. In this setting, her focus is in identifying hostile behaviors for intelligence. While in this role, Dr. Ortiz had the privilege to work with Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and Hispanic populations. This work provided inclusion within diverse populations.  

Her approach includes that of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy along with Client-Centered, Solution-Focused Therapy. 

  

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La Dra. Ortiz obtuvo su Doctorado en Filosofía en Psicología Clínica. tl cual está enfocado en enfermedades mentales severas. Ella también está especializa en Psicología Forense (prision/correciones, militares, policiales y ramas legales). De la misma institución, obtuvo una Maestría en Ciencias (M.S.), en Psicología Aplicada. La experiencia de la Dr. Ortiz gira en el área de depresión, ansiedad, trastornos, disruptivos, y LGBTQ+. 

También habla inglés y español con fluidez.  

La Dra. Ortiz es veterana de guerra del Ejército de los Estados Unidos. En este entorno, su enfoque era trabajar en la identificación de comportamientos hostiles para inteligencia. Mientras estaba en esta función, la Dra. Ortiz tuvo el privilegio de trabajar con las poblaciones de Medio Oriente, Europa del Este, e hispanos. Este trabajo proporcionó inclusión en una población diversa. 

Su enfoque incluye el de la Terapia Cognitiva Conductual junto con la inclusión de Solución Centrada en el cliente. 


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Te'Asia Mason

Making the decision to begin therapy can be intimidating, but I am here to offer help and support in any way that I can. I believe that therapy involves a collaborative effort between the client and therapist to explore the best possible solution. I also believe in meeting you halfway and working to build a strong therapeutic relationship to ensure the best possible outcomes.

I obtained a Master of Science in Counseling degree from the illustrious Alabama A&M University. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and Autism Spectrum disorder related issues. In my therapy practice, I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, solution focused techniques and several creative counseling techniques to aid clients in reaching their therapeutic goals

I pride myself on being authentic, open, and positive with clients to build a strong therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to help guide you through the rewarding experience of counseling. It is an honor to watch you grow, learn, and explore new ways of living your life and tackling issues.

It is my belief that living a better life is a process and not a destination. The key is to keep moving and pressing on. It is my hope that through our therapy sessions, I can provide tools and a new perspective to put you on the path to living a better life.

 





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