Our Team

Our team is comprised of individuals who are dedicated to serving, healing, celebrating & supporting 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.

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Tameca N. Harris-Jackson (Dr. Tea)

 

PHD, LCSW, LICSW, CSE, CIMHP

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Dr. Tameca (or Dr. Tea - for her love of tea) is a sex and relationship therapist, certified sexuality educator, intimacy & relationship coach, integrative mental health provider, and the Founder and Director of Hope & Serenity Health Services. 

 

Dr. Tea is passionate about helping women and persons in relationships 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 and received her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University.


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 youth with unique learning needs – to name few. Dr. Tea has also served as an academician, teaching and conducting research and leading students in sexuality and mental health study abroad courses for various social work and sexuality programs across the U.S. 


Regardless of the role, Dr. Tea has always brought her passion for women’s mental and sexual health, relationship wellness, nutritional wellness for mental 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 is also nationally certified as a Diplomate of Sexology by the American Board of Sexology. Dr. Tea  also served as a former AASECT board member,  co-chair for the Council on Social Work Education's Council on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (CSOGIE), and volunteer for various other social justice-related boards and councils. 

 

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 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 and culturally-grounded models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative wellness therapies 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, intimacy coaching, relationship and couple support, holistic & nutritional wellness for mental health, wellness retreats, and EMDR therapy for support with sexuality-related traumas. Poly and Kink-aware & affirming therapist.  Licensed in Florida, DC & Virginia.

 

**Accepting clients for relationship and sex therapy only at this time**

 

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Tea

Concierge Therapy Services with Dr. Tea Also Available. Contact Us For More Information. 

 
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Denise "Dee" Hondros

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, National Certified Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Specializes in trauma-informed care and EMDR therapy.

 

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

 
 
 

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. 

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Kelly McCray

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Specializes in working with individuals, couples, families, and active and retired members of the military community facing the impacts of family instability, post-traumatic stress (PTS), anxiety, depression, and addiction. EMDR-trained clinician.

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

 
 
 
 

Kelly is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern in Florida. She is also a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in Canada (OCSWSSW No.: 841359) and was credentialed as a Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor (MAADC II) before moving to Florida. 

 

Kelly does not adhere to a “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy. She understands how the intersection of culture, family, work, education, relationships, personal experiences, and sociopolitical factors uniquely shape each of us — sometimes creating barriers along the journey to wellbeing. Instead, she likes to create a judgment-free space where clients can share their stories, build trust with the therapeutic process, and explore therapy as a navigational tool to find what works best for increasing their personal growth, fulfillment, health, and empowerment. Her work with clients often integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), strength-based therapy, solution-focused techniques, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness. 

 

Kelly began her career in the helping profession 12 years ago in South Korea providing aid and support to disenfranchised populations such as North Korean defectors and orphans. For six years, Kelly advocated for equality, fairness, and justice for individuals, families, and groups from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds throughout South Korea and South Asia. Upon returning to Canada, her native country, Kelly continued working in the helping profession at her alma mater, University of Windsor, as a recruiter, student counselor, and program administrator for the School of Social Work. Her commitment to empowerment, mental health, and helping others enhance overall well being led her to pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work (MSW) from Walden University in 2019 after moving to the United States.

 

Inspired by her experience as a military spouse and her strong understanding of the challenges that come with military service, Kelly specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families facing the impacts of family instability, post-traumatic stress (PTS), anxiety, depression, communication breakdowns, and addiction. She has experience providing trauma-informed treatment to individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and comorbidity and working with families, probation officers, and courts to support clients’ sobriety. She has also worked with women and children experiencing homelessnes providing counseling, case management, and resources to address diverse psychological and socioeconomic barriers. 

 

During her free time, Kelly enjoys weightlifting, checking out new restaurants with her husband, binge-watching her favorite television shows, and adventuring with her young daughter.

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Grace Hockenberry

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Specializes in therapy for anxiety, depression, multicultural concerns, identity development, and trauma. Brainspotting-trained clinician. 

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

 
 
 
 

Grace is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2010. For the next few years, she worked in customer service, job recruitment, and human resources. She found that she truly enjoyed helping others, but she also felt like she could be doing more to help others. During this time, she felt like she kept getting clues in her life and the lives of those around her pointing her in the direction of becoming a therapist. So, she went back to school and completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2021. 

 

Grace has provided individual, couple, and group counseling to adult clients within settings of higher education and private practice for a variety of mental health concerns. These include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, multicultural concerns, identity development, LGBTQ+ concerns, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, stress, career exploration, low self-esteem, anger management, athletic performance, sexual assault, and other traumas. Additionally, much of her research has focused on treating survivors of sexual assault, helping clients with suicidal ideation, and how culture plays a part in one’s perspective and therefore mental health, particularly as it relates to Asian American cultures.

 

She understands that every person and their concerns are unique and requires a unique and individualized approach.  Therefore, she tries to tailor her therapeutic approach for each person and thus pulls from a variety of evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, positive psychology, reality therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. In short, she believes in using an integrative, holistic, and multicultural approach with her clients in order to better understand and assist them with their unique concerns.

 

In her free time, Grace likes to snuggle with her 2 dogs (Doak and Bowden), try new restaurants and recipes with her spouse, read by the pool, watch tv, listen to true crime podcasts, and spend time at the theme parks in the area. 

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Danielle Simpson-Baker

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Pronouns: She/Her

Specializes in sex therapy, sexual trauma

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

 
 
 
 

Danielle Simpson-Baker is a Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern in the state of Florida and she recently gained the title of Board Certified Sexologist from the American Board of Sexology. Danielle holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple’s & Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida (2021) and is currently working toward a dual certificate in Sex Therapy and Sex Education from the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment. 

 

Danielle completed her internship as a substance abuse counselor for Aspire Health Partners before transitioning to the nonprofit sector as a sexual assault counselor. Today, she works as an associate therapist in community health in addition to joining the H&S team. Danielle also most recently gained a position as an inaugural Board Member for the Amour Center & Safe House (www.amourcenter.com), a nonprofit aimed at providing healing retreats and resources for survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking.

 

Danielle also runs a sex-positive Instagram page (@thesexpottherapist) that has amassed more than 23,000 followers since its inception in 2018. Over the past 4 years, she has used her platform to discuss important topics regarding sexual health and relationships in an authentic and accessible way. She has given multiple talks and workshops on different topics pertaining to sexuality & sexual health, and she continues to educate the public through conferences, classes and workshops. 

 

Danielle understands that our sexual well-being plays a significant role in our overall well-being, and she has a passion for helping couples & individuals explore and overcome those blockages in order to live their best lives. Aware that we will all have to deal with a sexual issue at least once in our lifetime, Danielle understands how isolating these issues can be without the right support. Her goal is to provide clients with a safe space to explore these issues while reminding them that they’re not alone in their experience and giving them the tools to face their issues head-on. While she understands that each client is different and will need an individualized treatment plan, Danielle tends to use evidenced-based practices rooted in CBT, DBT and Narrative therapy to help clients. She also uses specialized sex & couples therapy techniques to inform her practice.

 

In her free time, you can find Danielle cuddling with her cats, spending time with friends & family, finding new things to do around Orlando, planning a trip to her next vacation destination, or taking a nap!

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Michelle Lloyd

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pronouns: She/Her

Specializes in emotional healing as well as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorders and psychotic disorders, as well as issues related to domestic violence.

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

Michelle is a licensed mental health therapist (LCSW) with the state of Florida. She began her career in the helping profession over 25 years ago in Chicago, working primarily with persons suffering from mental illness, as well as issues related to domestic violence, divorce, gang violence, homelessness, immigration, and overall trauma. She received her bachelor’s degree in school social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has a master’s degree in clinical social work from the same institution. 

 

Over the years, Michelle has served as an integrative mental health clinician, providing services for individuals, families, couples, and groups. She has worked with diverse ethnicities and populations, including the LGBTQ+ community in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, in Puerto Rico, and its island-town of Vieques. She is also the founder of the Love Language Healing Center, LLC, and she enjoys collaborating with other mental health institutions to provide optimum care to individuals in need.

 

As part of her practice, Michelle integrates the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, psychotherapy, reality therapy, strength-base therapy, and mindfulness practices into her work with clients. She is passionate about life and collaborating with clients to discover their full potential; allowing for an enhanced sense of wellbeing and a fulfilling lifestyle! 

 

When she is not leading her practice or collaborating with other mental health professionals you will most likely find Michelle working in her garden, reading a book, doing yoga, or planning her next trip to the ocean!

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Our Admin

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MACKENZIE LYNN

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Administrative Assistant & Billing Coordinator

Mackenzie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2020, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling. She hopes to specialize in couples and relationship therapy and add a few other credentials under her belt when she graduates and begins practicing.

 

In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and watching movies while cuddling with her cat, Louie.

 

With her knowledge in billing and insurance coordination she looks forward to being an asset to Hope & Serenity Health Services and to keeping the financial aspect of therapy a stress-free one.

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JANICE EALY

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marketing Assistant & Mental Health Therapist 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 Assistant 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. 

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