Our staff is comprised of individuals who are dedicated to serving, healing, & supporting other women. From the moment you set your appointment, to your ongoing health care services, we've made a concerted effort to build a team whose individual values align with ours.
Tameca N. Harris-Jackson (Dr. Tea)
PHD, LCSW, CSE, CIMHP
Dr. Tameca (or Dr. Tea - for her love of tea) is a therapist, sex therapist, certified sexuality educator, integrative mental health provider, and the Founder and Director of Hope & Serenity Health Services. Dr. Tea is passionate about helping women live lives that feel whole, authentic, fulfilling, and free. She began her career in the helping profession over 20 years ago in Virginia, working primarily with youth and single mothers after receiving her bachelor’s degree in counseling from Old Dominion University. She went on to pursue her master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland-Baltimore and continued serving as a clinician to women, youth, single mothers, persons recently migrated to the U.S., and LGBTQIA+ populations in the Baltimore/DC areas. Inspired by the need of diverse communities to have access to factual sexual health information, Dr. Tea decided to advance her education with a PhD from Widener University in Human Sexuality in 2010.
Over the years, Dr. Tea has served as a clinician, educator, and administrator with broad and diverse individuals and groups, including supporting children in foster care, women in prison, persons living with severe mental illness, serving as a hospital social worker, and clinician and sexuality educator for a special-needs school – to name few. Dr. Tea has also served as an academician, teaching and conducting research in both full and part-time capacities for various social work and sexuality programs across the U.S.
Regardless of the role, Dr. Tea has continued to bring her passion for women’s mental and sexual health and advocacy for diverse communities to the forefront. She is nationally certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) as a Sexuality Educator. She also served as a former AASECT board member and currently serves as the co-chair of the AASECT Strategic Planning Committee. Bridging her passion for holistic health and wellness, Dr. Tea is also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) and Level II Reiki practitioner. She uses the knowledge of nutrition and holistic body therapies to support clients with depression, anxiety, decreased motivation, sexual intimacy concerns, and more. Dr. Tea is also an EMDR trained clinician, a full member of the EMDR International Association, and an approved provider of premarital counseling in the state of Florida. Dr. Tea combines her knowledge, passions, and skills along with evidence-based models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and Psychodynamic Therapy to provide optimal relationship, sex therapy, and individual therapy for clients.
When she is not leading the practice or teaching, you will most likely find Dr. Tea traveling internationally, enjoying a great cup of tea (of course), scouting areas for the latest vegan goodies, or leading a sexuality or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)-centered training. Dr. Tea is an often-sought-after speaker and presenter, appreciated for her inclusive, authentic, and very energetic and engaging presentation style. She is also a Certified Supervisor for Social Workers in the state of Florida and enjoys helping future clinicians get engaged in the meaningful work of helping others.
Specializes in sex therapy, relationship and couple support, holistic & nutritional wellness for mental health, wellness retreats, and EMDR therapy for support with sexuality-related traumas. Licensed in Florida & Virginia
Concierge Therapy Services with Dr. Tea Also Available. Contact Us For More Information.
Specializes in therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, emotional healing approaches to trauma, and yoga & mindfulness in therapy (Services provided in Spanish and English)
Michelle enjoys accompanying others in reaching their optimum quality of life. She is passionate about emotional healing and values the human intrinsic rights to living in balance, peace, and joy. She supports clients in achieving their personal goals as they explore and find balance in their physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences.
Michelle has over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups of diverse ages, sexual orientations, and cultural, sociopolitical, and religious backgrounds. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. She is also a licensed clinical social worker for the island of Puerto Rico, and its territories: Vieques and Culebra Islands.
Michelle began her career in Chicago, Illinois in 1997 when she received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work, with focus on schools, from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She received her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the same university in 2000. Michelle also became a certified Domestic Violence Counselor in 2001 in Chicago, Illinois, and has facilitated support groups for survivors, as well as perpetrators of domestic violence. She worked for the Office of Women’s Affairs in Puerto Rico in 2003, where she provided individual and group therapy to survivors of domestic violence, court advocacy, as well as community education via workshops.
During her career, Michelle has enjoyed providing services in the areas of mental health, domestic violence, teen-dating violence, homelessness, relationship difficulties, gang violence, immigration, and trauma; both, in Spanish and English. During her clinical work, Michelle has accumulated a wealth of experience providing clinical services to individuals, groups, and their families, learning to cope with symptoms associated with depression, anxiety disorders, divorce, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, addiction disorders, and most adjustment disorders.
She is most passionate about justice, fairness, peace, dignity, honor, and grace for all people, and the rest of nature. Michelle welcomes the use of different modalities and healing tools to facilitate a holistic approach to mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. Through the use of traditional psychotherapy, CBT, reality therapy, and narrative therapy, as well as mindfulness practices, including meditation, breathing techniques, and yoga, she collaborates with individuals, couples, and families to facilitate the necessary changes and healing.
Michelle focuses on enhancing communication techniques and skills, to facilitate higher interaction and understanding within individuals. She also collaborates with clients in developing insight and awareness about their personal wounding, as well as the practice of forgiveness and self-love, in order to allow the emotional healing process to happen.
She prefers to be in nature when possible, spending time in the oceans, rivers, springs, trails, and mountains. Some of her favorite activities include eating, walking, swimming, gardening, sleeping, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, yoga, traveling, meeting new cultures, reading, meditating, and dancing.
Denise "Dee" Hondros
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, National Certified Counselor
Specializes in trauma-informed care and EMDR therapy.
Dee is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida. Dee is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), having met professional standards set by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Dee has worked in the helping professions for 20 years, starting her professional career as a Registered Nurse in 2000, and earning the first of her two Master’s degrees in Nursing and Health Systems Management from The Ohio State University in 2005. In Ohio, Dee served as a community health nurse and nurse educator before moving to Florida in 2016. Dee received her Master’s level education and training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University from 2018-2020. During her training, Dee served as a Master’s Level Student Intern at a private practice in Port Orange, Florida- treating clients with a variety of mental health concerns under the direction of a licensed counselor. Dee also responded to the needs of the community during the pandemic by co-facilitating an online support group. With a passion for supporting people as they heal from the pain of past and present trauma, Dee completed additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Dee is also an associate member of the EMDR International Association.
In addition to EMDR therapy, Dee integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and mindfulness into her work with clients. Dee is a strong proponent of individualizing therapy for each client’s unique needs, along with applying treatments grounded in scientific evidence and best practices in the mental health field. Dee is passionately committed to providing a safe space for people to grow and heal, where they will experience genuine warmth and radical acceptance, along with respectful challenging. She understands the often overwhelming messages coming from the outside world of what people “should” do, say, feel, and be. She believes every human being- of every race, culture, spiritual background, affectional orientation, or gender identity- deserves to live in peace. Dee seeks to help people reclaim the authentic self that past pain and trauma can sometimes steal away.
Dee specializes in working alongside adults experiencing the effects of past trauma and troubling events, such as emotional and physical/sexual abuse, difficult intimate or family relationships, and bullying. The impact of such trauma often shows up as depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, low self-worth, or relationship issues. Dee operates on the assumption that coping skills alone will not relieve the mental and emotional burden so many people carry. She believes addressing the roots of our distress- including our past/present experiences, belief systems, and memories stored in the brain and body- can lead to an improved quality of life. In her free time, Dee enjoys photography, theme parks, reading, and dancing.
Amy Segneff is the Administrative Assistant and Billing Support Coordinator for Hope and Serenity Health Services. She is the person to speak with to schedule your appointments, assist with insurance, billing and financial items, and to relay questions or concerns you may have. Amy graduated from college in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings that have enabled her to combine her administrative and customer service skills with her desire to be part of an organization dedicated to promoting emotional health and well-being. Amy enjoys traveling, reading a good book or memoir, binge-watching Netflix, walking on the beach and doting on her Shih Tzu puppy, Misha. Amy looks forward to assisting you and hopes to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and informed as you embark on this exciting stage of your journey.
Mental Health Therapist Assistant & Marketing Assistant
Janice Ealy received her Associate’s degree at Seminole State College and is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She hopes to continue her education to acquire a Master’s degree in School Counseling or Family Therapy, as she is very family-oriented and enjoys interacting with children. Currently, she is the Marketing Intern for Hope and Serenity Health Services and volunteers as a Teaching Assistant at UCF. With her experience marketing her own small business a few years ago, to college courses dealing with digital design programs, she hopes to bring useful and uplifting ideas to the company. In her free time, she likes to read novels, play video games, and travel. While she travels she enjoys doing photography for her personal collection and learning about various cultures different from her own, particularly through trying food. She is excited to be a part of this team and looks forward to making a meaningful contribution.