Outpatient Counseling

Formerly known as Circle of Friends Services

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Help and Support

Offering Our Help

At Residing Hope Outpatient Counseling, formerly known as Circle of Friends Services, we believe that all individuals, both adults and children, can cope with traumatic life events and go on to lead productive lives with proper help and support.

It is the goal of Outpatient Counseling to provide that help and support through trauma-focused mental health therapy provided by our skilled and caring professionals.

Services Provided

Individual/Family Therapy

As our work with each client begins, we assess what is the best path to bring the client and the family to permanency. Our therapists use a combination of individual and family therapy to address the changing needs of the family unit as they move along this path. Our therapists are Adoption Competent Trained and receive extensive training in treatment of trauma.

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Infant Mental Health

Therapists specially trained in working with the Zero to Five population provide early intervention strategies for children and their caretakers. Research has proven that early intervention with this population is vital for secure attachment and healthy emotional growth and development.

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Supervised Therapeutic Visitations

Visitation between children and caretakers following removal to foster care can be stressful. Our therapists mentor parents and children in a therapeutic setting to make visitation part of a healing experience.

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Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment

All children sheltered in the state of Florida receive this comprehensive assessment as the initial step in planning for the child’s permanency. The child’s developmental, medical, educational and emotional needs are all assessed as a way to develop a meaningful plan for the child’s successful future.

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Post Adoption Support Group

Adoption is a lifelong journey that involves all members of the newly formed family. The Post Adoption Support Group is designed to help families through the “Normative Crises” of every adoption. These normative crises are usually connected to the core issues of any adoption, including the experiences of loss, memories of the biological family, and post traumatic symptoms of the adoptive child.

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Verified Employees & Contractors

These Employees have all passed a Florida Level II Background screening meaning they have had a Federal FBI check and State FDLE check and are cleared to work safely with our children and adults.

Program Leadership

Barbara Defazzio – LMHC, DCFC, CCTP

VP of Outpatient Clinical Services

Lisa Abner – LMHC, CCTP

Adoption Competent Therapist, Program Manager

Carol Parham, LMHC, MA, CCTP, Ed.D

Program Manager

Daisy M. Ayala

Director of Community Relations , Adoption competent
Contract Therapists Serving Hillsborough and Pasco Counties

Eileen Dobrinski, MS, LMHC

Adoption Competent Therapist

Marsha Hassell, MA, RMHCI

Adoption Competent Therapist

Bonita Orlando, M.Ed.

Adoption Competent Therapist

Dina Gehrke, MS, CCTP

Adoption Competent Therapist, TF-CBT Certified

Nate Duvert, RMFTI, MA

Adoption Competent Therapist
Contract Therapists Serving Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties

Danielle Moran, MSW

Adoption Competent Therapist

Steven Hurtado, RMHCI, MS

Adoption Competent Therapist

Shenise Baker, LMHC

Adoption Competent Therapist

Janet Ghent, PMHC, Provisional Certified Social Worker

Adoption Competent Therapist

Jennifer Rodriguez, MSW

Adoption Competent Therapist
Contract Therapists Serving Volusia County

Shermaine Humphrey, MS

Adoption Competent Therapist

Yanira Rivera Diaz, RMHCI, MS

Adoption Competent Therapist

Faith Townsend, RMHCI, MS

Adoption Competent Therapist

Claire Spears MA, RMHCI,

Adoption Competent Therapist

Dylan Martin, MSW, RCSWI, LCSW

Adoption Competent Therapist

Robert Vento, RMFTI, MS

Adoption Competent Therapist

LaShawn Glaspie, MSW, CCTP

Adoption Competent Therapist
Contract Therapists Serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Cristine Logan, RCSWI, MS

Shakira Genus-Corrodus, MS

Elizabeth Murtaugh, LMFT, MA

Adoption Competent Therapist
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessors

Cinthya Freeborn, LMSW

Provisional Certified Social Worker Adoption Competent

Jeffrey Moyer, LMHC

Adoption Competent Therapist

Jim Beller, LMHC, MA


Clinical trainings are available for agency professionals and cover a range of topics including trauma treatment, play therapy, and other techniques. CEU credits are available.

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Debary Office

2808 Enterprise Rd, Suite 105
DeBary, Florida 32713

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Bradenton Office

6220 Manate Ave W, Suite 302
Bradenton, Florida 34209

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Kissimmee Office

3600 Commerce Blvd, Suite 102-B
Kissimmee, Florida 34741

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