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Dan Crockett is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Addictions Professional. He has been providing outpatient individual and group therapy since 1984 and has been Senior Counselor at The 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 include 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 provides assessment and outpatient treatment for professionals as well as recommendations and referral services. He also works with attorneys to provide therapeutic guidance for legally involved clients.
Dan has 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 include Patrick Carnes, Anna Salter, Pat Ogden, Claudia Black, Robert Hare, John Bradshaw, Janet Wotitz, Damian McElrath, and Colin Roth. He also is a frequent speaker and presents workshops on various therapeutic and recovery topics.
Dan is 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).
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 2000. 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 coordinates with attorneys, probation officers and the Florida Safety Council. She has been with The 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. Areas of specialty include drug/alcohol abuse and dependency; sexual addiction; relapse prevention; trauma and abuse recovery; anxiety; grief work; family of origin issues; codependency; healthy boundaries; and inner child healing.
She combines experiential therapies with a variety of cognitive-behavioral counseling techniques to relieve suffering and facilitate healing; and she is trained in Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (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. Jackie provides legal and attorney-requested drug/alcohol evaluations and assessments, and coordinates with attorneys, probation officers and the Florida Safety Council.
As an accomplished presenter, she regularly speaks and leads workshops on a variety of mental health topics. She has been with The New Leaf Center since 2007 and has been a co-owner of the practice since 2015. She recently completed a two-year term as President of the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida (MHCCF) and currently serves the organization as Immediate Past President. She also is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSATC)
Yale Kushner is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who provides individual, group and couples counseling. Since completing his Master’s degree in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in May 2017, he has begun training to earn his certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.
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.
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 and oversees compliance with the requirements of the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Safety Council. Darlene has been with New Leaf Center since it was established in 1990.
Meagan Seago joined New Leaf Center in August 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in May 2017, with a minor in Criminal Justice.
While at UCF, Meagan was a member of many psychology-related student organizations. She served as the President of the Psychological Society, and she was a mentor to new students each semester. She also has been a Peer Educator at the on-campus counseling center, whose mission is to educate students and fight the stigma around mental illness. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Meagan interned at the Mental Health Association of Central Florida as a Mental Health Connection Specialist, where she helped provide mental health referrals to individuals seeking services.
Following completion of her degree at UCF, Meagan began her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rollins College in August 2017, and she is scheduled to graduate in May 2020. She completed her first practicum experience at New Hope for Kids, where she helped lead a grief group for children between the ages of 3 and 19. After graduation from Rollins College, Meagan aspires to complete additional training and certifications in specialty areas, including Play Therapy and EMDR.
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