“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”- Bob Marley
Kim Martinez, LMHC, ADHD-CCSP
Kim is the owner and lead counselor at True North Counseling.
She helps families work together to assist children in gaining life-long skills in order to become emotionally healthy adults.
She treats children with self-esteem concerns, anxiety, gifted children, ADHD, LGBTQIA+, school / family behavior issues, and High Sensitivity.
Kim works with parents to create healthy and effective parenting techniques.
Kim is a ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider.
Kim studied at the University of South Florida for a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Florida State University for a Masters in K-12 Arts Education and Nova Southeastern University for a Masters of Mental Health Counseling
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To reach Kim:
Fees: $150 per session
Marni Wonderley, M.A. Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Marni is an experienced school counselor with 25+ years in the public-school system. Marni has worked with children ages 5 and older. During those years, she has helped children and parents navigate through anxiety, depression, divorce, family changes, traumatic and various other life experiences. Children often handle events different than adults. Marni uses an eclectic approach when working with children. The tools she uses often include art, sand, and play as those are less threatening to children than having to “talk” about what is happening.
In addition to working with children, Marni is available to consult with parents going through the diagnosis and evaluation process with schools. She can help navigate the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.
She will be offering small group counseling for social skills and transition to middle school and high school.
While Marni is a part of True North Counseling Services, she is working towards a Doctorate degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Trauma.
Marni is excited to join this private practice and can’t wait to be able to provide H.O.P.E. and Solutions.
To reach Marni:
Fees: $100 per session
Kristen Staron-La Cagnina, LCSW
Kristen enjoys working with children and specializes in working with children ages 0 to 10 and their families. She works with infants, young children, and their families to help overcome challenges with adjustment problems, exposure to trauma, anxiety, depression, and bonding and attachment. This is done by learning about infant and child development, developing social and coping skills, and bonding, play, art, and sensory activities.
Kristen has nine years of experience engaging in mental health therapy with children using techniques such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes in working with children at their level of needs and understanding. She has worked with children and their families, children in foster care, and adopted children and children in the process of being adopted. She is certified in the use of the DC:0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Development Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, is trained in infant mental health, and has completed the Certification Program for Adoption Competent Mental Health Professionals. Kristen is also an active member of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health.
Kristen received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in social work from the University of South Florida.
To reach Kristen:
Fees: $125 per session
Natalee Clendinen, LCSW, RPT
Natalee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. She works with children, teens, and young adults ages 0-18 years old. Her specialization is in play therapy interventions and she is a Registered Play Therapist. She is passionate about working with children and families, and specializes in working with families, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, communication struggles, depression, and trauma.
Natalee provides a safe and calm atmosphere for children, teen’s and young adults, in which they can feel comfortable to be vulnerable and their authentic self. For younger children, she helps them explore thoughts and emotions through play. She also teaches children to work through their problems at an age appropriate level and provides parents with the tools they need to help their child be healthy and thriving. With teens and young adults, Natalee offers a judgement free space where they are able to express their thoughts and feelings while providing them with the tools they need to choose and make healthy and wise choices. She is also passionate about working with families and helping them navigate the complicated dynamics and issues at work within the family system.
To reach Natalee:
Fee:$125 per session
Caitlin McGuinness is a licensed mental health counselor, certified accelerated resolution therapist, and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. Experienced working with both adults and children, Caitlin is especially passionate about helping adolescent girls, ages 12-18, find their path.
Caitlin has several years of experience providing gender-responsive therapy in a school setting to adolescent girls, which has allowed her to gain an intimate understanding of the social pressures encountered at school and within peer groups.
In treating an array of mental health concerns, Caitlin prefers to focus less on diagnoses and more on the symptoms impacting the client’s day-to-day life. These can include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, oppositional behaviors, poor communication skills, risky behaviors, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, intrusive thoughts of past trauma, etc. Caitlin believes in helping clients recognize and “own” their strengths, while also gently confronting where a client can improve. Part of this journey of growth typically involves effort from the family as a whole, and Caitlin is able to provide helpful and effective suggestions that nurture family relationships.
In addition to a host of traditional approaches, Caitlin offers Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART. It is a unique therapy that uses memory recall and rapid eye movements to reprogram how the brain stores traumatic memories. It is useful in treating post-traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, depression, grief, and phobias. What is most remarkable about ART is that a client is not required to speak about their trauma to see positive results. However, Caitlin provides a comforting and safe environment, should a client want to verbalize their memories.
Caitlin is also experienced in conducting comprehensive behavioral health assessments on children involved in the foster care system.
Caitlin earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Ball State University.
To reach Caitlin:
$125 per individual session
$145 per ART session