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Patricia Hall, MS, LMHC, CSAT, CAC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)
EMDR Therapist
Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns

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, M.A., LMHC, CSAT, NCC

Jackie Mackay Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns

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).

Mary Beth Griffis, M.A., LMHC, CSAT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
EMDR Certified Therapist
Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns

Mary Beth has worked as a licensed therapist in Florida for more than 16 years. She has served  couples and individuals on their journey to build healthy internal connections and restore strong relationships.

In addition to specializing in helping couples, she works with adults dealing with sexual addiction and the aftermath of trauma, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and neglect suffered in childhood or as an adult. She also helps clients deal with chronic illness; trauma caused by accidents; medical trauma, including abortion; and other disturbing life events that can interfere with an individual’s positive sense of self.

Mary Beth works with clients facing dual diagnosis, PTSD, dependency issues, anger issues, anxiety, depression, substance and process addictions, spiritual issues, grief and loss, and other mental health challenges. Her clinical approach is eclectic, including ego-state therapy and EMDR, an innovative somatic therapy to address the issues of PTSD.

Mary Beth is President of the local Greater Orlando network for EMDR therapists, and she is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She also is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), and the Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CFAMFT).

Mary Beth has been with New Leaf Center since June 2019.

Yale Kushner, M.A., LMHC, CSAT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)

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.

Kelley Maloney, M.A

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI)

Kelley Maloney is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who provides individual and group counseling. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in May 2019.

Prior to entering the mental health field, Kelley worked for 16 years with a non-profit as a coach/mentor, financial administrator, and trainer. She grew up in North Carolina and spent five years living in Asia. She enjoys interacting with those who are wrestling with or fighting for connection with their Higher Power.

Kelley has a combination of gentleness and directness that others tend to find welcoming. She has been with New Leaf Center since September 2019.

Kelley is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) Division as well as the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA).

Darlene Crockett

Darlene CrockettOffice Manager

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.

 

In Memoriam – Dan Crockett, MS, LMHC, CSAT-S, CAP

Dan CrockettUntil 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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