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Linda Falkner

Linda Falkner LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Qualified Supervisor

Linda owns Cheer Counseling. She works with couples & individuals with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship problems, chronic and terminal illnesses, genetic disorders & abuse recovery. Fluent in Sign Language. Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health & Marriage/Family Therapist Interns

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Masters of Art in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of South Florida
Bachelors of Science in Communicative Disorders (audiology & speech therapy), University of Wisconsin

Linda started CHEER Counseling in 2006 with a goal of bringing friendly and affordable counseling to the general population.

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Angel is an experienced SPANISH SPEAKING counselor with depression, anxiety, relationship and substance abuse experience. He works with individuals and couples. He has special knowledge working with people who are blind and visually impaired.

Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for a person to explore themselves in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It encourages an individual to enhance their self-awareness, change maladaptive behaviors, reduce irrational thinking, and improve decision making abilities.

Angel’s therapeutic style is empathetic, respectful, and genuine. He has worked with children and adults experiencing mental health disorders, substance abuse issues, illnesses, and disabilities. He provides services in English and Spanish and insures complete and total confidentiality.

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Angel Lopez

Angel Lopez LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Nancy Wolf

Nancy Wolf LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) – Nancy works with children and adults. She also offers alternative therapy including hypnotism and Jin Shin Jyutsu (acupressure – no needles) for PAIN RELIEF.

Nancy works with children and adults. She also offers alternative therapy including hypnotism, deep relaxation, and Jin Shin Jyutsu (acupressure – no needles) for PAIN RELIEF.

If you suffer from chronic pain, headaches, stomachaches, muscle pains, generally feeling unwell, her relaxing treatment can help. Nancy is excellent working with individuals of all ages. She specializes in pain management, anxiety, depression and grief.

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu? Jin Shin Jyutsu employs twenty-six safety energy locks along a network of energetic pathways that nourish life within the body.

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Shaima graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional. She has worked at Crossroads and DACCO as a substance abuse counselor.

Shaima has over nine years of experience in working with individuals and couples with a wide variety of emotional difficulties as well as addiction. She has a passion for her profession and it shows in her work.

Shaima’s therapeutic style is genuine, creative and empathetic. She takes an eclectic approach because she believes that each client needs an individualized treatment plan designed to meet his or her unique goals.

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Shaima Elsedoudi LMHC, CAP

Shaima Elsedoudi LMHC, CAP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor                                                                                                                                                                                                   Certified Addiction Professional

Chelie Byerly

Chelie Byerly LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Chelie Byerly graduated with her B.S. in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh in 2002.  After undergraduate school, she went on to earn her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2005.  Since then, Chelie has specialized in working with clients who struggle with trauma and attachment issues, including working with clients from age 4 years old up to 97 years old.

The primary modality that Chelie prefers to use is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (“EMDR”).  This therapy was first discovered in 1998 by Dr. Francine Shapiro, and is designed to help the brain move and process “stuck” trauma, which is negatively impacting the client’s life.  It is Chelie’s belief that all clients have trauma of some kind, and that this trauma is what prevents people from living to their full potential.

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Julia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Julia graduated from William James College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

She has experience working in outpatient treatment for four years, and substance abuse and suicide prevention for the past two years. She has worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues utilizing cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches.

Julia is a kind, empathic, and engaging therapist who works to help clients establish and progress towards their personal goals, for the betterment of their lives.

Julie Dawoud

Julia Dawoud LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Ann Grimaldi LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ann Grimaldi LCSW

Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1992.

She has worked with a variety of client populations for over twenty-five years, specializing in mental health, relationship/couples work, substance abuse, victims of violence and trauma, children and adolescents, and women’s issues. She most recently presented a workshop at the 2015 FASSW Conference titled The Forgotten Victim: Trauma with Children who Witness Violence. Ann is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys helping her clients improve their quality of life.

Karah Moody LMHC

Karah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Marriage and Family Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families. She is well rounded and specializes in many challenging areas including substance abuse, personality disorders, trauma, anger management and  parenting. With over nine years of experience, she is devoted to working toward your goals using Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Enhancement, Solution Focused, and Child Parent Psychotherapy approaches. She is devoted to helping you achieve your therapy goals and working toward reducing depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, substance abuse, and parenting issues. She is a certified parenting teacher and works with families to resolve conflicts and reduce behavioral issues with children.

Karah Moody LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Ralph RJ Jean BA Mental Health Counseling Intern

Ralph “R.J” Jean

BA Mental Health Counseling Intern

R.J is a graduate student at Northcentral University completing his degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has experience working with individuals and couples and is fluent in English and French/Creole.

R.J has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. He has worked with clients dealing with depression, marital differences, anxiety, parenting, and other related issues. R.J believes therapy should be done in a relaxed, comfortable environment that is conducive to open dialogue and effective communication.

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Maite is the Office Manager here at Cheer Counseling, where she ensures daily operations run smoothly. She joined us here at Cheer ending 2014, after completing her externship at Everest University with a 4.0 average as a Medical Administrative Assistant.

She maintains all front office procedures from answering phones, scheduling appointments, insurance verifications, billing, payments, and much more. Maite is also bilingual; speaking fluently both English and Spanish, she will try her best to accommodate your needs. She has a great upbeat personality originated with her Hispanic roots and New York City upbringing.

Maite Gonzalez

Maite Gonzalez

Office Manager

Zoey - Natural Therapy Dog


Natural Therapy Dog

Zoey is a Papillion, also known as a Continental toy Spaniel. She is full grown and works in the office as a therapy dog. She gives hugs and attention to people who need a little more TLC than our counselors can provide. She often joins Linda in her sessions and loves her job as assistant therapist.

The word is Papillion is French for butterfly and refers to the large upright ears with long tuffs that give the appearance of a butterfly. Many old paintings of Queens or Royalty have toy spaniels sitting on their laps.

Zoey was born in the Spring of 2007 and is full grown at eight pounds. She has been trained in basic obedience, does some tricks, and is a natural therapy dog. She knows not to jump up next to someone without an invitation but if you call her, she will sit quietly next to you during your therapy session. Many clients find her presence calming and enjoy petting her during their sessions.

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