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, diverse relationships, relationship and couple support, holistic & nutritional wellness for mental health, wellness retreats, and EMDR therapy for support with sexuality-related traumas. Kink-aware & affirming therapist. Licensed in Florida & Virginia.
Concierge Therapy Services with Dr. Tea Also Available. Contact Us For More Information.
Denise "Dee" Hondros
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, National Certified Counselor
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.
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
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.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
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.
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.
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.