CEO , LMHC, MCAP
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.
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 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.
MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern
Jacque’s specialty is in the area of trauma and has a special passion for healing the impacts of cultural/ethnic/religious/sexuality/transgender traumas. Jacque uses evidence-based practices such as DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, and expressive therapies in her practice.
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.
MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, 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.
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.
MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Work Intern
Mary has worked with young adults and students in the K-12 school system utilizing different modalities including play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and strengths-based approach. Mary is very active in volunteer work in the community, and she has many years of experience with working with both children and young adults with special needs.
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.
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.
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 specializes in mental health, substance abuse, anger management, Motivational Interviewing and Life Skills development counseling with young adults and adolescents.
Dagny is a mental health counselor that completed her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Dagny utilizes CBT, mindfulness, psychoeducation and trauma-focused therapy to address depression, anxiety, life-stressors, family relational issues, substance abuse, and any issue related to past trauma in children, teens, and adults. Dagny takes a person-centered approach so clients can feel empowered to navigate their own healing, change, and solutions.
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 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 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.
MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, School-Based Counselor
Christina works in the school setting utilizing her abilities in mental health counseling and person centered, individualized approaches.
MSHS., MSEd., School-Based Counselor
Sonia provides counseling in the schools of Marion County utilizing her abilities in mental health counseling and person centered, individualized approaches.
Cindy has been providing services as a mental health counselor throughout the community for over 17 years. She has worked with all ages and has a great passion for working with children, teens, parenting, families, and couples. Cindy uses many therapeutic tools and techniques but specializes in cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies, in addition to both anger management and parenting skills. She works with clients struggling with anger issues, addiction, depression, anxiety, ADD, parenting skills, and more.
Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor, Telehealth Counselor
Morgan has worked with individual’s dealing with psychiatric, developmental, cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges for over 7 years. Morgan takes a person-centered approach when working with clients who face challenges with disability and chronic illness and the special circumstances they may face.
LMHCA, Telehealth Counselor
Cheryl practices CBT and trauma focused/narrative therapy and has been in practice for over 15 years. As a therapist, Cheryl believes it is important to feel safe and comfortable and her goal is to build meaningful therapeutic relationships to help clients discover their true selves, learn the tools to thrive, and ultimately lead a happy and fulfilling life.
LMHC, A.R.T. Practitioner, Telehealth Counselor
Jennifer works with Families, Children, Teens and Adults with a compassionate approach. Her education and training includes, but is not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Trauma Based Therapeutic Services, Psycho-educational Therapy, Supportive Therapy and Client Centered Therapy.
MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, Telehealth Counselor
Carole works with children, adolescents and adults utilizing CBT, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapies, in addition to both anger management and parenting skills. She works with clients struggling with anger issues, addiction, depression, anxiety, ADD, parenting skills, and more.