Staff

Click on each Therapist for a biography. Our therapists have a wide range of expertise, with different specializations in the areas of Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, addictions, play therapy for children, and other specialized therapies for children, adolescents, and families, including therapy for blended family issues.


Marcie Cramer, President

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Marcie S. Cramer, MA, President

Center for the Healing Arts, Founder: Adult Children of Alcoholics Treatment Center, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, Director of Couples, Family/Adolescent Program, License #MH0002729 LMHC

Marcie Cramer has maintained a highly successful psychotherapy practice for more than 37 years in Winter Park. She approaches each therapy session as an opportunity to meet and assist someone very special. Marcie's core belief is that we are not sick trying to get well, but instead, hurt, trying to heal. She believes that a therapist's main job is to listen to exactly where her clients are telling her they need to grow and heal (and hear what they are not saying as well), even when, (especially when) the client does not even know themselves.

While very often Marcie is booked weeks in advance, she would be honored to guide you to the right therapist should she not be able to work you in immediately. Her biggest fear is for people who just choose a therapist at random since not all therapists have the depth of training or experience to treat all issues. Marcie very much wants to make sure that the client's therapeutic experience is one that will help them in whatever area they are struggling so that they heal, grow and profoundly change for the better so that each person can fulfill their potential to attain happiness.

Marcie's areas of expertise are couples therapy, Adult children of Alcoholics, individual therapy, addictions, relationships, and families. Marcie also presents daylong intensive healing workshops throughout the year on these topics above. Please click here for her workshops.

Because of her wisdom, passion, and quick wit, Marcie has developed a reputation across the nation as the therapist that other therapists seek out when THEY want therapy. In 1984, Marcie helped to pioneer the co-dependency movement in Central Florida and founded the Adult Children of Alcoholics Treatment Center here in Winter Park, FL. Marcie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rollins College and her Masters in Counseling from the University of Central Florida. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is also a Certified Imago Therapist. In addition, Marcie works as a legal consultant through her other project "Legal Insights" as well as consulting for both large and small companies on workplace issues and getting the most from their employees.

If what you have read resonates with you then it would be Marcie’s honor to step into the healing process with you to co-create a vision that allows you to embrace the life you deserve and have always desired for yourself. To speak with Marcie (to either book an appointment or just to get a referral) please call her at (407) 657-8555 ext. 101.


Phil Jones, Director

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Phil Jones, Director


Preston Patterson, LMHC

Preston Patterson, M.S.

Preston Patterson, LMHC, BCN
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH17170

Preston Patterson is passionate about helping people find new tools, skills, and healing for each clients’ very unique challenges. His passion is in guiding his clients through processing their thoughts, feelings, and relationship patterns to discover what is no longer working for them and where they need to grow and change. He understands how much strength it takes to get through the most basic daily activities when weighed down by our struggles. Therefore, he admires those who have wisdom, courage, and strength to seek guidance in taking their next step toward a better life. Preston is dedicated to treating his clients with compassion, respect, and kindness.

Preston has expertise in the following areas: healing trauma, working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, in treating those with depression/anxiety, addictions/ACOA, men’s issues, chronic illness/pain, and spiritual abuse.

Along with using psychotherapy, Preston is also a BCIA board certified neurofeedback clinician. Neurofeedback improves communication between various parts of the brain to help decrease mental health and behavioral symptoms. Some people are satisfied with the reduction in their symptoms with relatively few sessions, while others choose to continue with psychotherapy, often experiencing positive changes more easily than they did before engaging in neurofeedback.

Preston graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology.

In his personal life, Preston enjoys video games, creating artwork, fishing, learning, and of course, spending time with his family.
To connect with Preston to take your next step in your healing journey, call 407-657-8555 x109.


Lindsay Kincaide, LMHC

Lindsay Kincaide, M.S.

Lindsay Kincaide, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
MH16699

From a young age, Lindsay Kincaide has viewed being a psychotherapist as a calling. She feels profoundly fortunate to have a career that allows her to help others achieve happier and empowered lives. Lindsay approaches each of her clients with a deep sense of respect, empathy, and curiosity, so they can embrace treating themselves with similar appreciation and gentleness. She believes that many people seek therapy because they feel lost in an often chaotic world and she excels at showing them their inner strengths, wisdom, and direction.
Lindsay is fully committed to providing a safe, compassionate space that encourages growth, creativity, and healing. She offers innovative and personalized services for adults, adolescents, children, and families. She knows that therapy is a journey towards greater connectedness, awareness, and acceptance. She employs the expressive arts and Internal Family Systems to assist her clients in discovering valuable insights that transform their lives with fulfilling experiences and relationships. With children, Lindsay uses child-centered play therapy techniques that allow their unconscious to tell their story when sometimes they are not able to.
Lindsay assists all of her clients in the healing process; from trauma, especially abuse and neglect from childhood, overcoming depression and anxiety, and building the foundation they need to show up fully and authentically in their lives.

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys baking, painting, and writing. Her young adult novel, The Waiting Tree, was published in 2013.
If you would like to speak with Lindsay, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 102.


Kennedi Davis, MA

Kennedi Davis

Kennedi Davis, MA

Registered Mental Health Intern
Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
RMFTI (IMT3268), RMHCI (IMH19316)

Kennedi Davis has always known that her passion lies with helping others achieve healing through introspection, clarity and growth. She also believes that deep healing occurs when clients are able to identify how their emotional wounds and how past experiences invade their adult lives inevitably influencing their relationships with romantic partners, children, parents, and most importantly their relationship with themselves.

Kennedi knows that all relationships are critical to our balance, so in addition to individual psychotherapy, her area of concentration is Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy.

Kennedi’s mission is to assist her clients in embracing their strengths as the foundation on which to build upon while adding the unique skills and tools they will need on their healing path to happiness.

Kennedi’s self-care includes reading, gardening, finding tranquility at the beach, and practicing mindfulness in her daily life.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Florida, and her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida.

If you would like to discuss your next step in the healing process, please call Kennedi at (407) 657-8555 ext. 107


Katie Horton

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Katie Horton, RMHI

Katie (Registered Mental Health Intern #20734) has always had a passion and a talent for assisting others through their challenges and became a psychotherapist to fulfill this passion! She views it as an honor and a privilege to be part of her clients process as they navigate their journey in healing, self-discovery, achieving their goals and taking control of their narrative.

Katie deeply respects that it can take bravery to make that first appointment, therefore, she is fierce about fostering a safe, respectful, patient, and sacred space for clients to share and build a therapeutic relationship.

Katie works with all ages from 11yrs old through seniors. Using creative tools and skills Katie is adept in assisting clients to navigate all aspects of trauma, anxiety, depression regardless of their root causes.

In addition to the above her areas of expertise include LGBTQIA+, Transgender/Gender Identity issues, Coming Out, and The Journey of Transitioning. Katie’s intimate knowledge of the journey through transition enables her to bring a depth of clarity and understanding in her sessions with the transgender and gender-expansive community.

Katie graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling from Saybrook University and is currently working on her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision, also at Saybrook University.

Katie practices self-care with a variety of hobbies that include archery, machine sewing and embroidery, chain maille, photography and videography, and German folk dancing (Schuhplattler).

To connect with Katie for the next steps in your healing journey call 407-657-8555 x108 or Katie@centerforthehealingarts.com.


Marjorie L. Schlesinger, LCSW

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FL License #SW9321

Margie Schlesinger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 17 years of experience in private and group practice providing healing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Due to Margie's dedication, knowledge, and skills, she is able to utilize compassion and humor to help people emerge and heal from such difficult issues as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss/grief, and traumas.

Margie has several areas of expertise, ranging from healing sexual abuse, to healing the invisable grief of pregnancy (perinatal) loss. Margie is one of the few experts in perinatal loss who has gone through her own personal journey of healing as she has experienced this grief on several occasions. In addition, Margie also has extensive experience in the use of EFT, (emotional freedom technique) a non-invasive form of acupuncture, which she utilizes in conjunction with therapy in order to quickly reduce emotional blocks which may get in our way of living a happy and fulfilling life.

Margie received her Bachelors degree from Duquesne University with a double major, and her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.

If you would like to speak with with Marjorie, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 113.


Sally Crumly, LCSW

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Play Therapist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License #SW0004672

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a play therapist with 30 years of experience working with children and their families. I have a wide range of experience and resources to support children and their families. I specialize in child issues such as anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, grief and loss and in behavioral and parenting issues. My goal is to identify the origin(s) of the issue and create positive strategies to allow the full potential of each child to develop. I provide information and effective interventions to help you and your child create the relationship you desire and deserve.

During the therapy process, I include all members of a child's immediate family and any extended family members who are identified by the parents as integral to their child's growth and development. To facilitate full communication, each session is a combination of individual and family therapy.

I also have been effective at working with adults who suffer from depression, anxiety or a history of abuse. My goal is to help clients identify what beliefs and behaviors grew from their experiences and how these are currently impacting their adult functioning. A variety of therapeutic methods personalizes treatment for each client.

If you would like to speak with with Sally, please call (407) 657-8555, ext. 105.


Mary Liebermann, LCSW

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License #SW0003109

Mary Liebermann is a certified Imago therapist whose primary focus is with couples wanting to have a deeper, more meaningful relationship. Mary's other expertise is with individuals, focusing on anxiety, depression, codependency, and adult children of alcoholics issues. In addition, she also helps lovingly guide people examining gay and lesbian issues, specifically with coming out, identity confusion, and relationship issues.

Mary received her B.A. degree from Rhode Island College and continued on into graduate studies in social work. Mary graduated from Barry University, with a master's degree in Clincal Social Work in 1989 and has been in private practice with Counseling Services of Central Florida ever since.

As well, Mary especially enjoys woodworking, remodeling homes, biking, hiking, with an appreciation of nature. And of course, Mary is thrilled about the company of her new son and two adorable beagles.

If you would like to speak with with Mary, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 104.


Deanne E. Miller, LMHC

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor
MH17499
Deanne is passionate about assisting people in discovering their path to happiness by guiding them in identifying what challenges are in their way (conscious or unconscious). Deanne has come to believe, through her decade of clinical experience, that each person has an inherent capacity to create a life of value and meaning, and that her job is to create the safe space where each client's truth and authentic self can emerge. Deanne knows when she and her clients co-create this sacred space that her clients' trauma, loss, and grief will heal and they will reclaim their inherent wisdom, feelings, expressions, and clear thinking.

They will then participate in their lives with a joyful heart, living life well on their own terms.

In addition to her Master's Degree in Counseling, Deanne brings with her the depth of knowledge and experience of being a Master's Level Certified Addiction Therapist, EMDR trained, trained in Accelerate Resolution Therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy.

Deanne enjoys the ongoing challenge of growing and learning with evolving tools and skills. Her self-care is spending time with her delightful wife and precious fur babies.

And her favorite quote Is:
"I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now." Virginia Satir ~

To connect with Deanne, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 106.


Molly Badzinski

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Ever since she was young, Molly has always had a passion for helping others, and now she feels so fortunate and thrilled to grow this passion into a career where she has the honor of assisting clients in welcoming the best versions of themselves. Molly focuses on creating a safe, welcoming environment to establish a strong rapport and bond with clients throughout the therapeutic process. Her unique ability to understand and empathize with her clients’ experiences enables her to obtain results that are transformational for them. She has been practicing in the therapy field for the past 10 years providing peer counseling, psychoeducation, and volunteering with different mental health organizations.

Molly specializes in the unique area of assisting athletes and performers experiencing the challenges and stress of competition, injury, training, and performance, as well as career challenges when leaving the performing arts and transitioning to life after athletics. Her other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, codependency, pet loss, grief, and trauma.

In her self care time, Molly enjoys her passion of dance, especially ballet, snuggling with her rescue dog, Louie, and experiencing new cultures and environments through travel.

Molly received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida. She is practicing as a Graduate-Level Intern through Capella University, and is looking forward to completing the last semester of her Master’s program!

To make an appointment with Molly please call 407-657-8555 x103.


Dara Maddox, MS, CAP

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Dara Maddox has spent her professional career working with clients who are navigating life and who want to heal from past trauma, process life challenges and understand their choices and motivations in order to attain a higher level of happiness.  She understands that it is a privilege to receive the trust of her clients and she honors the courage it takes to be vulnerable in therapy. With this in mind she is dedicated to creating an open, non-judgmental space where her clients will feel free to grow and heal in a safe environment.
Dara fully believes that each client already has the inner wisdom to achieve their goals and that her role is to guide them in a way that has the most expedient, healing, indelible benefits possible.

Dara has a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she is a Certified Addiction Professional and has worked as a teacher, substance abuse therapist and therapist with a college student assistance program. In addition to substance abuse and recovery, other areas of expertise include sexual abuse/trauma survivors, grief, depression, anxiety, pregnancy and post/permpartum and also working with ex-offenders.
As well, having lived in St. Thomas in her childhood and early adulthood, Dara has a special affinity for Caribbean populations.

When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, her nieces and nephews and her best friends. Her favorite form of self care is laying on the beach as often as she possibly can with a good novel, letting nature provide its unique brand of nourishment.

To make an appointment with Dara call (407) 657-8555 ext. 112 or email her at  Dara@centerforthehealingarts.com


Alex Vekteris MA

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Alex Vekteris deeply understands the courage it takes to step onto the path of healing and views it as a privilege to accompany her clients on their journey. She knows that this path of healing requires an authentic and empathetic environment, so safe, that clients can creatively explore and address the fears and pain that underlie their current challenges. Alex is committed to building this safe space, employing respect, patience, humor, and unending belief in the client’s innate wisdom to create the sacred, secure therapeutic relationship.

Alex has worked in both psychiatric hospitalization and private practice therapy settings for over 5 years. As a result of her diverse background, she has a broad range of expertise, including chronic psychiatric and medical conditions, crisis stabilization, ACOA, codependency, and trauma informed therapy. As a neurodivergent person herself, Alex is also deeply committed to those struggling with ADHD through psychotherapy for adults and play therapy for children. She also utilizes neurofeedback for both adults and children.

In her off-time, Alex loves cooking, crafting and art, motor sports, refurbishment, and spending time with her family.

Alex received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

To make an appointment with Alex, call (407) 657-8555 ext. 110 or email her at alex@centerforthehealingarts.com

If you do not see the therapist you were seeking, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 101

 

Kimberly Raby, LMHC

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FL License #MH10883

Kim Raby started her therapeutic journey at the age of 14, when she began working on her own healing process. Growing up in an alcoholic family, she soon realized the effects of family dysfunction and how it persists within relationships and adulthood. As a result, her passion is now to bring healing, insight, and growth to other individuals who not only struggle in relationships, but those who struggle alone.

Kim's specialties in therapy include Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adolescent Therapy, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. She is currently becoming certified in Imago therapy to continue to facilitate healing Dialogues between couples.

Kim completed her Master's Education at the University of Central Florida in the Counselor Education program with concentration on Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy. While in school, she worked with the Center For Drug-Free Living's New Horizon program, offering individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents in need at a local high school.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with family and friends.

If you would like to speak with with Kim, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 2.

Alyssa Negron

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Alyssa Negron, RMHI

Often in life depression, anxiety, anger and feelings of loss can make you confused about your direction, purpose, decisions and faith. Finding hope and true happiness in yourself and your relationships is worth the work. In my 15 years of experience working with adults and children I have gained special insight into people from all walks of life. It would be my honor to assist you in learning how to understand your experiences from a caring and non-judgmental safe space. This exploration is critical to you finding your true self and shifting whatever is in the way of you thriving. You are worth it! I am very much looking forward to meeting you and being your guide on your next step in your journey.

I received my Bachelors in Sociology and Education from Wesleyan University and my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. I am also proud to be fluent in English and Spanish.

If you would like to speak with Alyssa, please call (407) 657-8555 ext. 9.


Megan McCauley, MSW

Megan McCauley

Megan McCauley, MSW, RCSWI

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
RCSWI: ISW14712

Megan feels incredibly honored and fortunate to be a part of the psychotherapy profession. She is fiercely passionate about assisting her clients as they navigate complex trauma, particularly that which stems from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect. Megan connects deeply with her client's journey and is exceptional at identifying each client's unique strengths in order to guide them on their healing path. She encourages mindfulness throughout the therapeutic process and enables her clients to create a space to embrace self-love and self-compassion while exploring their most challenging thoughts and emotions.

Megan recognizes the profound connection between trauma, the brain, and its overall impact on her clients' lives. Through the trauma lens, she aids clients of all ages as they identify and process the core of their struggles.

In addition to the above, Megan is highly skilled in crisis intervention and trauma-informed therapy for all populations, with a special focus on children and families. She excels at helping parents and caregivers enrich, ,support, and set boundaries with the kiddos in their lives. Megan is particularly gifted at creating a non-judgmental, compassionate space necessary for deep healing to occur.

In practicing her own self-care, Megan loves connecting with nature, reading, and spoiling her beloved cats.

Megan received her bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Sociology and Psychology, and she obtained her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida.

If you have any questions or would like to connect with Megan to take the next step in your healing journey, please call (407)657-8555 ext. 8.