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Linda Falkner

Linda Falkner

LMHC, 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

Nancy Wolf

Nancy Wolf

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

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

Shaima Elsedoudi LMHC, CAP

David Campopiano Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP

David Campopiano

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP

Mr. Campopiano is a graduate of Yale University School of Nursing, with two majors: Adult Primary Care NP and Adult Psychiatric NP. He has previous private practice experience where he worked in Sunapee, NH providing primary care and psychiatric medication management in addition to being a psychiatric liaison consultant to New London Hospital. Currently, he is also a nursing instructor at Florida Southern College and serves patients at Lakeland Regional Hospital.

Mr. Campopiano provides a comprehensive approach to patient care, examining both physical and psychiatric symptoms. His research interest involves the relationship between atopic diseases and cognitive/brain function; sleep disorders and cognitive/brain function; and systemic inflammation and cognitive/brain function.

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Raven works with children and adults. Prior to joining Cheer Counseling, she worked at Grace Point Mental Health Hospital helping with children with disabilities and adults with severe Depression, Anxiety, and Psychotic Disorders. Raven takes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. She believes those seeking therapy should be able to problem solve in a judge free zone.

Raven is currently as graduate student at Troy University completing her degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Raven offers a reduced fee of $30 per session for people with low income and a flat monthly fee of $100.

Raven Leverette

Raven Leverette

Mental Health Counseling Intern

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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