Assistant Director / Clinical Director
Misha Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P.
Misha Bogomaz is the Internship Training Director, a licensed psychologist and a certified group psychotherapist (C.G.P.) with experience and interest in group psychotherapy, group dynamics, leadership, followership, group unconscious, and group decision making. His other interesta are in learning and applying the psychological theories of Carl Rogers, Melanie Klein, Heinz Kohut, and Aaron Beck. He is on a workshop committee for American Group Psychotherapy Association, APA Division 49 Early Career Task Force, and the Association for Development of The Person Centered Approach. Misha received his Doctor of Psychology degree from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and participated in one year fellowship at Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and one year at Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. In his free time, he
enjoys fitness, salsa dancing, reading, TV shows, listening to lectures,
playing video games, and spending time with his family.
Christy Brown, M.A.
Christy Brown is a licensed mental health counselor. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Florida, and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida; she also has formal training in the fine arts. Christy is trained in EMDR therapy for the treatment of trauma, which is her specialty, and has a particular interest in exploring existential and spiritual concerns. In addition to the Counseling Center, Christy also works at the Women's Center of Jacksonville and has her own private practice. In her personal time she enjoys mountain biking, making art, and eating good vegetarian food.
Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinator
Marisa Byles is a licensed
psychologist and the coordinator of Outreach and of the Eating Disorder
Treatment Team. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from
Florida State University and her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her pre-doctoral
internship at Park Center, Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Some of her
clinical interests include eating disorders and body image issues, personality
disorders, interpersonal issues, women’s issues, anxiety, and depression.
She enjoys individual and group psychotherapy, and she is passionate about
reducing the stigma of mental health issues. Marisa was born and raised
in St. Augustine, Florida, and she loves spending time at the beach. She
also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and baking, and
spending time with her dog.
Carrie Cragun-Atchison is a licensed psychologist and a member of the Eating Disorder Treatment Team. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Minnesota counseling center and a postdoctoral residency at Cornell University’s counseling center. Some of her clinical interests include depression, social anxiety, self-esteem, identity development, diversity and multiculturalism, and eating disorders and body image. She enjoys helping students tap into their strengths and strives to help students feel empowered to live the life they want to live. She also loves group therapy and supervising counseling trainees. She is originally from Colombia and enjoys practicing Spanish and eating Colombian food. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends, her cat, and being in nature.
Bio coming soon...
Andrew King, Ph.D.
Andrew King is the Director of the Center and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida. His clinical interests include the training of new therapists, post-traumatic stress disorder, dream interpretation, men’s issues, campus safety and administrative efficiency. After completing his pre-doctoral internship at Ball State University, he was awarded his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. Andrew has served as the Director of the Counseling Center for Cabrini College for three years, for the University of Tennessee-Martin for five years and before coming to UNF, for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for ten years. Originally from Charleston, SC, in his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, friends and colleagues.
Melissa LaManna, M.S.
Melissa La Manna is a registered mental health
counseling intern. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from
the University of North Florida and her Masters of Science in Mental Health
Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Melissa has prior experience in
elementary school teaching and working with students that
have special needs. She utilizes an integrative approach to her work
that encompasses person-centered, psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Some of her clinical interests include identity development, stress management,
health psychology and family therapy. In Melissa’s personal time she
enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, yoga, and exploring new
Michael Malec is the Associate Director of the Center and is a licensed clinical social worker. His clinical interests encompass a wide variety of psychological and social concerns including anxiety, depression, life transition, adjustment, and relationships. Originally from Pennsylvania, Michael received his Master of Social Work degree in Clinicial Social Work from Florida State University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida in 2005. Prior to beginning as a full-time counselor at the Counseling Center in 1990, Michael worked in community mental health counseling in St. Augustine, and at a hospital inpatient psychiatric unit in Jacksonville. He utilizes a
person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused approach in his
work with clients. In his free time he enjoys physical fitness activities (e.g., swimming) and is an avid fan of all the Cleveland, Ohio pro sports teams.
Social Media and Technology Coordinator
Steven Montesinos is a licensed mental health counselor and the Social Media and Technology Coordinator. His clinical interests include men’s issues, anxiety, substance and process addictions, stress management, sports psychology, and identity and career development. He uses a combined psychotherapeutic approach in his work, incorporating aspects of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and interpersonal process approaches. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, he enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Steven earned his B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. He completed his counseling internship at Jacksonville University, and has experience in career development, drug and alcohol treatment, and private practice. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, watching sports, and enjoying time with his family.
Erin Moran, M.S.
Erin Moran is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and the Group Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida, where she completed her counseling internship. Her clinical interests include self-esteem, anxiety, mindfulness-based practices, assertiveness, LGBTQ concerns, and substance-abuse rehabilitation. She has a strong interest in both individual and group therapy. She utilizes a person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal processing approach in work with clients. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, practicing yoga, spending time with her family and friends, and spending time with her dog.
Liza Provenzano, M.Ed.
Internship Training Coordinator
Liza Provenzano is the internship training coordinator and a licensed mental health counselor. Her interests include working with trauma, substance abuse, depression, and LGBT issues. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Jacksonville University and a Master of Education in Counselor Education from the University of North Florida. Liza has work experience with case management, crisis intervention, domestic violence, and community mental health. In her free time, Liza enjoys hosting parties for friends and family, exploring new places, and trying new restaurants.
Dina Ricco, Ph.D., ATR
Dina Ricco is a licensed mental health counselor and a registered art therapist. She received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Counselor Education from the University of South Florida. She received a Master of Science in Art Therapy and a PhD in Art Therapy from Florida State University. Her theoretical approach is comprised of family systems, cognitive behavioral and art therapy techniques. She has worked in a variety of clinical and instructional settings which have encompassed students/clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Her clinical experience/interests include relationship issues, women’s issues, LGBTQ concerns, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and marital/couple therapy. In her personal life she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and exploring aesthetically pleasing natural settings, visiting museums and art galleries and pursuing her own art and fiction writing.
Havey Baer, B.S.
Bio coming soon...
Joshua French, B.S.
Cheryl Hodgson, B.S.
Gabrielle Pembroke, B.A.
Anjali Pathak, M.D., Psychiatrist
Jane Sander, D.N.P., ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Leslie Rosenberg, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jackie Cook, Office Manager
Diane Engelhardt, Executive Secretary
Jeannie Hinkle, Office Assistant
Takeisha Rice, M.S., Administrative Secretary
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