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Compassionate care from qualified behavioral health providers is our top priority.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

CHIRAG DESAI, MD
CHIRAG DESAI, MDPsychiatrist
Dr. Desai is a triple Board Certified Physician specializing in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He is devoted to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric services and delivering excellent high quality health care. He will take the time and provide expertise with both diagnosis and treatment, believing that the relationship between health care provider and patient is of the utmost importance. Dr. Desai takes a balanced approach to go beyond symptom relief and help you find ways to revitalize your life so that you can thrive in all of your endeavors. Dr. Desai is currently accepting new child and adolescent patients ages 8 to 17.
VICTOR SANTOS, MD
VICTOR SANTOS, MDPsychiatrist
Dr. Santos is a Board-Eligible Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who focuses on medication management and supportive psychotherapy. Dr. Santos dedicates time to get to know his patients, including their needs and goals. He believes that the therapeutic relationship between provider and patient is a major and powerful component of treatment. Dr. Santos’ treatment goal is the success of the patient in their life’s endeavors. He is accepting patients ages 6-17.
CHRISTOPHER CALANDRO, APRN
CHRISTOPHER CALANDRO, APRNAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
Chris is a Board Certified Psychiatric NP who specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of mental illness, including the prescribing of medications as well as supportive psychotherapy. He has 20 years’ experience in the mental health field, initially as a Licensed Counselor then as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He worked in an academic setting with Dr. Desai for several years, and continues that collaboration in our private practice. Chris is currently accepting new adult patients ages 18 to 64.
TERESA TUASON, PH.D.
TERESA TUASON, PH.D.Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Tuason is both a university Professor and a Licensed Psychologist. She is also a first generation immigrant from the Philippines and has extensive background in working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families, who have issues with behavioral disorders, relationship problems, anxiety, and mood disorders. She utilizes Interpersonal Process, Narrative and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, and is adept at Family Therapies to facilitate change and healing that lead to greater well-being, healthier quality of life, and happier perspectives in individuals and families. Dr. Tuason is currently accepting new patients (ages 8-64).
ADRIA FORTE, LMHC
ADRIA FORTE, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Adria Forte has over 14 years experience providing services as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified Supervisor. Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Social Skills Training, Mindfulness, and Nutritional Psychology. She is a PEERS Certified provider for adolescent and adult social skills training and offers an Ecotherapy program at UNF. She offers 30-minute teletherapy sessions with strategic treatment planning to make the most of your time and efforts in the counseling journey. She believes in a whole body treatment approach that includes addressing all facets that may be contributing to symptoms and working together to achieve and maintain optimum mental health and wellness. She provides individual and group therapy. Adria’s scheduling availability be limited due to demand. She is scheduling new patients ages 12-45 on a case by case basis to ensure that current patients are able to be seen in a timely manner.
ANN FRECKER, LCSW
ANN FRECKER, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ann is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor whose goal is to help her patients achieve emotional well-being and live a life free from chaos. She also treats older adolescents and young adults (ages 18-25) for trauma focused therapy . She has an extensive background and expertise in the treatment of trauma, sexual abuse (juvenile victims), attachment disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, and behavioral disorders. She provides individual and family therapy, as well as parent training, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Brainspotting. She is accepting new patients ages 6 to 18.
ALLISON DYAL, LMHC
ALLISON DYAL, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Allison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in adolescent and adult psychotherapy. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help you achieve your goals as well as increasing your overall well-being and happiness. Allison has a background in parenting education that helps foster positive relationships between parents and their teens. She also has a background in prenatal and postnatal therapy assisting mothers to overcome anxiety and depression. Allison provides individual, couples and family therapy in a supportive environment. She is currently accepting new patients ages 8 to 64.
SHERRYL MAKEEVER, LCSW
SHERRYL MAKEEVER, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Sherryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. Her goal is to help you achieve the life you desire and deserve. She offers Brainspotting, which is considered an effective and rapid treatment to help resolve anxiety, depression, and upsetting events. Sherryl also offers cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapies which will help you learn how your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors, as well as identify and change negative thought patterns in a positive way to result in a feeling of increased well-being and happiness. She is currently not accepting new patients at this time. Sherryl suffers from fragrance allergies and kindly asks that you not wear scented products to session.

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