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Patti Hall is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Certified Addictions Counselor who has been providing individual, group, and family counseling since 2001. Her areas of specialty include substance and process addictions, alcohol/drug abuse and dependency, codependency, sexual addiction, love addiction, partner and family treatment, and other mental health issues.
She works with dual diagnosis issues, including mood disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD/ADD; and she helps clients develop healthy skills and strategies to improve their quality of life. Her clinical approach includes CBT, DBT and experiential therapies. Trained in EMDR, she works with clients on trauma, abuse, and family of origin issues, as well as the resolution of grief and loss that accompany the healing journey. She also utilizes equine-assisted therapy with her clients as appropriate.
Patti makes recommendations and works closely with residential treatment programs when appropriate for client care. She provides legal evaluations and assessments, and she coordinates with attorneys and probation officers. She has been with New Leaf Center since 2001 and a co-owner since February 2015.
Patti is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA).
Jackie MacKay is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She provides outpatient individual and group counseling for mental health and addiction issues. Her areas of specialty include drug/alcohol abuse and dependency, sexual addiction, relapse prevention, trauma and abuse recovery, anxiety, grief work, family of origin issues, inner child healing, codependency, and healthy boundaries.
She combines experiential therapies with a variety of cognitive-behavioral counseling techniques to relieve suffering and facilitate healing. She is trained in Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for use in trauma resolution. By cultivating clients’ emotional intelligence and challenging their limiting beliefs, she helps them realize more authentic and fulfilling lives.
As an accomplished presenter, Jackie regularly speaks and leads workshops on a variety of mental health topics. She has been with New Leaf Center since 2007 and has been a co-owner of the practice since 2015.
Jackie is a current member of the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida (MHCCF), and she previously served a two-year term as its President. She also is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
Yale Kushner is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist who provides individual and couples counseling. He completed his Master’s degree in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in May 2017.
Prior to entering the mental health field, Yale spent the better part of the past 40 years engaging with people from many walks of life as a coach, mentor, lay counselor, accountability partner, and trainer/teacher. He is sensitive to cultural differences since he has lived in Israel and France, speaks three languages — English, French and Arabic — and has spent significant time traveling the world. He has a deep spiritual life and enjoys interacting with those who desire to have a connection with their Higher Power.
Yale has an intuitiveness that only comes with age and experience and knows how to talk about the challenging dimensions of life in honest and transparent ways. One of his counseling specialties is helping clients manage major life transitions such as relocation, parenting challenges, and personal destructive habits/addictions. Given his 38-year marriage, four adult children and four grandchildren, Yale possesses the life experience to help clients navigate almost any situation or challenge.
Yale has been with New Leaf Center since May 2016. He moved to Colorado Springs, CO, in October 2019 and now serves New Leaf Center clients remotely through secure electronic communications.
Darlene Crockett has provided a variety of services to New Leaf Center since she and her husband, Dan Crockett, founded the agency in 1990.
She currently is Office Manager and oversees client services and administrative and clerical functions. She is a liaison with other therapists, treatment centers, attorneys, and legal sources to support clients’ needs.
She provides administrative and clerical support to the therapeutic staff. She has been with New Leaf Center since it was established.
Nick Wilcox joined New Leaf Center in October 2020 as Administrative Assistant. He currently is pursuing a Technical Certificate in Medical Office Management at Valencia College.
Nick previously spent three years as the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to the Clinic Director at the Oviedo Counseling Clinic. In 2017, he completed an internship at the Mental Health Association of Central Florida as a Connections Specialist.
Working in NAMI’s Ending the Silence Program, Nick has shared his personal journey with mental illness at high schools throughout Central Florida. He is passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health. He wants to help people realize that mental illness is no different than a physical illness like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.
Until his death in September 2019, Dan Crockett was a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Addictions Professional. He provided outpatient individual and group therapy beginning in 1984, and he was a Senior Counselor at New Leaf Center since he founded the agency in 1990. He served as its Executive Director until he sold the practice in February 2015.
His areas of specialty included addiction, drug/alcohol abuse and dependency, sexual addiction, codependency, trauma and abuse recovery, men’s issues, and other mental health and addiction-related issues. He provided assessment and outpatient treatment for professionals as well as recommendations and referral services. He also worked with attorneys to provide therapeutic guidance for legally involved clients.
Dan received specialized training under nationally and internationally known specialists in the fields of addiction, chemical dependency, sex addiction, brain activity, codependency, sexual abuse, and treatment of abuse survivors and offenders. Some of these specialists included Patrick Carnes, Anna Salter, Pat Ogden, Claudia Black, Robert Hare, John Bradshaw, Janet Wotitz, Damian McElrath, and Colin Roth. He also was a frequent speaker and presented workshops on various therapeutic and recovery topics.
Dan was a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida (MHCCF), the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
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