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Linda Falkner

Linda Falkner LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Qualified Supervisor
For RMHCI & RMFTI

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 Lopez

Angel Lopez LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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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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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Larry English

Larry English LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Larry English is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with over 25 years of experience in the area of mental health policy and advocacy at the government level, as well as 17 years in a independent office practice. Larry holds a Masters in Community Mental Health from Clemson University, and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Education, in Counselor Education and Supervision (2019). He is an international presenter on culturally competent practices, and an emerging researcher on evidence based practices for disadvantaged and historically oppressed communities.

Larry has served on SAMHSA national task forces for the development of resources for communities of color and GLBTIQ2-S populations, both youth and families. He works with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, families and groups.

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Ann-Grimaldi

Ann Grimaldi LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Elizabeth Potts LCSW

Elizabeth Potts LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Elizabeth Potts LCSW

Elizabeth specializes in working with adults who suffer from co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental health), depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders. She uses evidenced based practices such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing. She believes everyone has the capacity for change and will work with individuals on meeting their treatment goals. She uses tools and therapies to help individuals become more self-reliant and improve their quality of life.

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Kendra Brown LCSW

Kendra Brown LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kendra Brown LCSW

Kendra Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing Mental Health services in the Tampa Bay Community since 2001. She is experienced with working with all populations specializing in working with children and families dealing with abuse, neglect and reunification., substance abuse, mental health disorders and parenting issues. Mrs. Brown is capable of utilizing different therapeutic interventions, catering them to each individuals need. Mrs. Brown’s believes in encouraging and empowering individuals to create a positive lifestyle change.

Amber Veaunt LCSW

Amber Veaunt LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Amber Veaunt LMHC

Amber graduated from Saint Leo University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. Amber was also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. She has worked with G4S Youth Services and True Core Behavioral Solutions for the past several years.

Amber has over 12 years of experience working with at risk teens and juvenile offenders in both the state of Florida and Tennessee. She has worked with both males and females ranging from 12 to 20 years of age. She has treated a wide range of mental health needs to include: trauma, abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), self-esteem, depression, suicidal thoughts and gestures, substance abuse/dependence, conduct and behavioral problems, symptoms of ADHD, parenting skills, anger management, and is well versed in family therapy and making connections in the community to better serve her clients.

Amber utilizes more of a cognitive behavioral approach with her clients; however, has incorporated other treatment modalities due to the fact that all clients are treated on an individual basis. At times, she has allowed her dog to attend some of the therapy sessions to help clients feel a sense of calmness and comfort in what is sometimes an uncomfortable or difficult experience.

Amber takes pride in her therapeutic skills and works hard to help her clients manage difficult or troubling times. She helps others to gain a sense of accomplishment and confidence in their lives. Working with the adolescent population has proven to be trying at times, but is the most rewarding work. She looks forward to continuing to serve them both in sessions and by encouraging them to become actively involved in their own community.

Maite Gonzalez

Maite Gonzalez

Office Manager

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.

Zoey - Natural Therapy Dog

Zoey

Papillion

Zoey is a Papillion, a breed derived from the Continental toy spaniels that were companions to queens. Zoey 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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