Jon Goldblatt, LMHC, Psy.D

Clinical Director

There are times in our life when we become overwhelmed and as a result, may experience anxiety when we think about these challenges. During these times we may want to seek assistance but feel apprehensive about taking that step. This apprehension is normal, but it is also important that you regain control of your life. It is my commitment to help you work through difficult periods of your life in a respectful and compassionate way. My vision is to provide a safe place where you can share your feelings without judgment. My philosophy is to work with you, as a team, and create an environment to challenge perceptions. I can help you recognize and utilize the strengths that are within you, and help you develop new skills to help cope more effectively with life challenges. My approach is integrative and collaborative, based on trust, respect, and compassion.

In order to start this process, I would like to share my experience. I am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and graduate of Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida.  While at Carlos Albizu University, I earned a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, a Master’s in psychology, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  I have over 20 years of experience in treating children, adolescents and adults.  I offer individual, couples, group and family therapy sessions. Over the course of my educational and professional career, I have worked in a variety of settings ranging from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. I have worked with clients on issues such as depression/mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress management, men’s issues, self-esteem, behavioral problems, self-harm behaviors, parent skills training, relationship conflicts, substance abuse and more. My philosophy is to meet the needs of the individual with the overall goal of helping clients achieve a healthier and happy life. Whether you need support or guidance on your journey in life, I am here to work with you. If you are ready to take this journey, I look forward to working with you.

Ebony Davis, MD

Dr. Ebony Davis received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the teaching hospitals of Columbia and Cornell Universities. Dr. Davis is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Alabama, and New York. She is board certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Davis is trained in both medication management and psychotherapy to treat all psychiatric issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders schizophrenia, OCD, substance abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, work stress, relationship issues and any other psychiatric needs of the patient in child, adolescent, adults, and geriatric patients. Dr. Davis ‘s mission is to be able to serve her patient’s with the utmost understanding and compassion. With compassion and understanding, she works with patients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they wish to achieve. She has an individualized approach to patient care and carefully considers all aspects of her patient’s physical and mental health in the interest of accurately diagnosing and treating her patients. She is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients.

Josie Rhoads, LCSW

Josie has a wide range of experience providing therapy, however, has a special interest in working with clients affected by anxiety, depression, and trauma. Josie’s natural compassion and collaborative approach allow for her client’s to feel safe to tackle some of life’s most difficult challenges. Josie believes that every person is capable and deserving of growth and healing.

Josie utilizes a specific therapeutic approach with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is unique as it allows clients to resolve their emotional issues without having to “talk” through all the details. EMDR activates the brain’s natural healing abilities to reprocess past experiences that may be deeply rooted in the client’s current issues. Additionally, Josie is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced-based approach to treat children and adolescents with PTSD.

Josie earned her Master of Social work degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2012. She has worked with individuals and families affected by mental illness of all ages in private practice, outpatient and inpatient facilities as well as in substance abuse treatment centers. She is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and has also taught Social work courses as an adjunct Professor at FAU.

Ashley Manasse, LMHC, CAP, ICADC

Many people go through life with some level of trauma or abuse that they have sustained without even realizing that it plays detrimental role in development. Upon building my own level of cognitive awareness to work in this field, I have realized that I have always wanted to help others who might not be able to see their own full potential yet. Ashley has been practicing mental health counseling for the past several years and find therapy a truly useful tool for anyone who is struggling, whether it is a crisis or long-term issue.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional with international recognition, Ashley brings an array of experience and modalities when working with clients. Ashley completed her Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Wellness and her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology both at New York University.

The main goal is to help clients learn to love themselves and work through those stressors that impact daily life. Ashley has found that taking a holistic approach to therapy helps a great majority of clients that she sees, focusing not only on the inner health of the body but also the outer health.
Ashley has worked in many different arenas that include substance abuse, couples and families, crisis management, women’s issues, as well as the LGBTQ community.

Brittany Ullman, PMHNP

Brittany Ullman graduated from University of Maryland, School of nursing and obtained a Master’s degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked with patients suffering mental illness and addictions as a nurse and later as a nurse practitioner. Initially she worked on inpatient units at Sheppard Pratt and University of Maryland in Baltimore MD. She then provided care and true passion by providing medication management for client’s on an outpatient basis. Brittany developed an expertise in working with patients with mental illnesses such as anxiety ,depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and substance use disorders. She also has a speciality in working with children and young adults from 5-25. Her treatment philosophy is pragmatic—the treatment that works best is the one her patients agree to and have confidence in. This also often involves substantial attention to non-medication things such as improving lifestyle behaviors and relationships.

Kelly Sweeney, LCSW

Therapist

Kelly enjoys working with adults and children of all ages, helping them navigate the difficulties in life. Kelly earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University and has worked in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient care and community mental health. She is experienced in a variety of modalities, including EMDR, trauma-focused therapies, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and combines them as needed to suit the needs of each client.

Kelly specializes in trauma, working with clients experiencing recent traumas as well as looking to resolve childhood traumas, and helping clients live their lives to their fullest potential.

Sandra Freeman, LMHC

Sandra Freeman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for twenty years. Her experience includes both private and public sector work. She worked at Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health conducting therapeutic groups and individual therapy with severe and persistent mental health individuals. In addition, she worked at the State of Florida Department of Children and Families where she advocated for the indigent and participated in Consumer Advocacy Groups with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). She specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues. She utilizes a combination of behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness therapy to help individuals become emotionally balanced. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys spending time with her husband and watching their son play baseball.

Matt Stillman

Matt comes to Remedy with a diversity of experience that has spanned more than 20 years.  He completed his Bachelor’s of Social Work in 2000 and his Master’s of Social Work in 2002 in Massachusetts and has been licensed in Massachusetts, Scotland, UK and Florida and a Clinical Social Worker.  Matt has worked with people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, people with developmental disabilities, people in the criminal justice system, people in crisis, people suffering from substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders and in higher education.  He has honed his skills as a clinician through training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Compassion Focused Therapy, Circles of Support and Accountability and Suicide Prevention – in which he remains a national trainer for Scotland.  Matt has worked in various settings including residential, outpatient, community outreach, inpatient psychiatric facilities and emergency rooms, substance abuse treatment centers and the university setting.  He is excited to be part of the team at Remedy Therapy and assist any and all clients achieve the goals and objectives that they define.

Marina Livis, LCSW

Marina is passionate about the holistic approach to providing therapy and has experience doing so in a variety of settings. Her specialty is helping parents who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In addition, Marina is dedicated to working with individuals of all ages who suffering from anxiety and depression. Marina draws from both from her personal experiences and professional training by empowering people to reclaim their life through the use of holistic, evidence-based strategies for effective mood management. Marina believes that everyone has the capacity to live from a state of joy, and it is a matter of excavating the internal reservoir which is already inside them.

Marina earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and completed graduate school at Rutgers University, where she received a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. In addition, she completed health coach training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. What forms the foundation of Marina’s work, both as a coach and therapist, is Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. Marina has been dedicated to this practice for the past 20 years and completed a 200-hour Level I Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. In addition, Marina is trained in Radiant Child Yoga® and Yoga for the Special Child®. She has been a certified children’s yoga teacher since 2007 and has incorporated various aspects of yoga in her therapy work with child and adult clients. Marina has worked with children as young as 3 using play therapy techniques, art and mindfulness practices and has extensive training in child centered play therapy.

As a dedicated student and life-long learner, Marina is currently pursuing a certification in heart centered hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute. She is bilingual in Russian and conversational in Spanish. She is also committed to her own personal development and has a passion for helping others return to their inherent state of wholeness and wellbeing.

Reach Out to Our Counseling Staff Today

Dr. Jon Goldblatt and the rest of his counseling staff is ready to help you work through the challenges of life. Contact Remedy Therapy today at (855) 874-3390 to learn more about our available services.