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Jackie Gibson-Jacobowitz


OCP provides services under the direction of Jackie Gibson-Jacobowitz, LMHC, MCAP with 26 years of experience of treating substance abuse and specializing in Trauma Therapy.  Jackie and her experienced staff understand addiction and the co-occurrence of emotional issues underlying substance abuse. Jackie Gibson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Master’s Certified Addictions Professional. As a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida, Jackie supervises master’s level clinicians throughout the state for licensure requirements.

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Rene Seuntjens

LCSW, EMDR Practitioner

Rene has been with OCP since they opened their doors to the community of Marion County in 2013.  Rene has over 16 years of experience working with children and adolescents that have been abused both sexually and physically. Rene graduated from Florida State University with her Master’s in Social Work. As a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida, Rene supervises master’s level social work clinicians throughout the state for licensure requirements.


David Moss


David has worked in the mental health field for many years and specializes in trauma and addiction as well as sexual dependency. David is a Christian based counselor that also enjoys working with couples and families. David has a long professional history of working with multiple populations.

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Matthew Merchant

MA, Clinical Manager

Matt has multiple areas of specialty that include counseling in anger management, substance abuse, and mental health. Matt works with adolescents and adults and specializes in Industrial/Organizational psychology and a strong approach of CBT in all his work. Matt is OCP’s liaison for multiple organizations within the community and is a management team member.

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Tracy Dobbins

MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Intern, EMDR Practitioner

Tracy is an EMDR practitioner and has multiple specialties to include Substance, Marriage &Family Counseling Programs, and trauma focused counseling.


Ashley Young

MA, A.R.T. Practitioner

Ashley has worked with children and families for 6 years as an adoption case manager and practices mental health and substance abuse counseling with a focus on anxiety and relationships. Ashley specializes as an A.R.T. Certified Practitioner and is very attuned to working with children and adolescents and within the family system. Ashley is also Certified in Mindfulness for Kids & Teens. She specializes in Mindfulness Interventions for ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma, and Emotional Regulation.

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Cheryl Burrall

MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern

Cheryl specializes in working with the Geriatric Population, Children/Adolescents with ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, and Unresolved Trauma Utilizing Art Expression Therapy, CBT, Client Centered, Play Therapy, Power of Positivity, and Building Healthy Self Esteem.


Yvonne Morales

MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, A.R.T. Practitioner

Yvonne specializes in working with children and adolescents in the areas of trauma and behavioral modification utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in conjunction with mental health coping skill building.


Jason Jacobowitz


Jason specializes in mental health, substance abuse, anger management, Motivational Interviewing and Life Skills development  counseling with young adults and adolescents.


Vinessa Bufford


Vinessa works with  adults, adolescent, and children. Vinessa has over 25 years of experience as a clinician, and 16 years as supervisor in her mental health career.  She has worked with hundreds of individuals and groups in the areas of bipolar disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and substances use disorders. Vinessa also has worked with individuals in life balance, character development, personal empowerment, self-esteem improvement, grief and loss, empty nesting, and relationships.


Melissa Henriques


Melissa has worked in the mental health, substance abuse and case management fields for 8 years and has a passion for guiding people through their healing journey with motivational interviewing and CBT techniques.


Kevin Donnelly

BS, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist

Kevin works with children and youth at OCP and in the community. He has many years of experience working in the  behavioral health and Addiction field and is an advocate for youth who are experiencing mental health, behavioral, and/or substance abuse concerns. Utilizing CBT, Kevin brings a gentle, safe, and healthy approach to youth he works with at Ocala Consulting & Prevention.

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Teresa Armato

MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor A.R.T. Practitioner

Teresa is an A.R.T. Practitioner and  specializes in PTSD, depression, anxiety, and criminal rehabilitation. Teresa uses a client-centered approach in therapy. She also incorporates CBT, DBT, and ACT into her therapeutic interventions.


Melissa Soloff 

MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern

Melissa is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and loves to work with at risk youth and trauma survivors. She started working in the field in 2007. Melissa has earned, 2 Master's Degrees, one in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and the other in Elementary Education. She has been a teacher and has worked with at risk youth. Melissa brings years of experience in working with trauma to the OCP team.

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Ulysa Muirhead


Ulysa has earned her master's degree in psychology and Ulysa has practiced as a counselor since 2016. She has a background in mental health and specializes in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and gender dysphoria. Ulysa uses psychoeducation, CBT, PTG, art therapy, and other techniques while working with adults, kids, and families to help people and families have a client-centered mental health experience.

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Michelle Rodriguez

Master's Level Intern, BA

Michelle is a masters level counselor who works with women, youth and children. Michelle is passionate about her clinical skills and assisting her clients to empower themselves to be the person they are meant to be. Michelle works with substance abuse counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and life skills.

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