About Us

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Our counselors are licensed in the state of Florida and are credentialed through the Council for Affordable Health Care. Collectively, we have over fifty years of experience in mental health services, counseling, and social work. We are members of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Counseling Association,the Florida Mental Health Counselors’ Association and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Our services are based on the belief that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients and referrals. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you and your loved ones the best counseling and educational experience in Polk County.


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Julie Borum, LMHC

Hello! I am Julie Borum, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have served as a medical social worker in one of Polk County’s finest medical institutions for over nineteen years and for the past ten years on inpatient mental health units for adults and adolescents.

I have also served as a professional school counselor at a dual enrollment charter school for high school students pursuing college credits and I have been an independent educational consultant for seven years. I have assisted a diverse group of patients, clients, and students from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds and various academic achievement levels, including patients and students with medical and learning disabilities. I pride myself on being an advocate for patients, students, and clients and will always represent my client’s best interest with the utmost integrity and professionalism.

I work with ages 13 years old and older.

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Patricia A. Sheck, LCSW

Patricia A. Sheck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and comes to the practice with over 20 years of experience and an abundance of skill. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Social Work and her Masters of Social Work degrees. She worked as a mental health screener in our local hospital for over five years then transferred to the outpatient clinic where she provided therapy for hundreds of patients with various mental health diagnoses for over ten years. She has extensive experience working with substance abuse having worked in the intensive outpatient program and she enjoys working with individuals dealing with co-dependency issues. She is dedicated to helping individuals through life stage crises, grief, and relationship difficulties.
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Kathryn Dumont, LCSW

Kathryn Dumont is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and joins the practice with over 20 years of experience in the social work field. She is a graduate of University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Public Health and Masters of Social Work degrees. Her experiences include working with families and individuals with grief and end-of-life challenges. Kathryn works with people experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, co-dependency and relationships. She enjoys the opportunity to serve individuals and couples seeking positive change to improve current relationships and enhance emotional well-being.
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Sandra Richards, LCSW

Sandra Richards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida and brings 17 years of experience in the social work field. Sandra received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from the University of South Florida and her Masters of Social Work degree from Florida State University. Her experiences include working with the elderly population and their families with end of life challenges. Sandra has 12 years working at a local hospital as a Medical Social Worker and a Behavioral Health Specialist working with people with depression, anxiety, stress management, addictions and relationship challenges.

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Charles Jacoby, LMHC

Charles Jacoby is a Licensed Mental health Counselor in the State of Florida with over twenty years experience with human services. A native Floridian, Charles received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and Master’s degree from Webster University in Lakeland. Charles has over ten years mental health experience working at a local hospital and crisis center with both adults and adolescents. He works with a diverse group of clients from all religious and ethnic backgrounds with issues including depression, stress management, relationships, and grief.

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Janet Allen, LCSW

Janet Allen is a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. Janet is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida, where she earned a bachelor degree in psychology and a Master degree in Social Work. Janet has experience working in medical social work as well as behavioral health. Janet has worked extensively with addictions, severe mental illness, crisis stabilization, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, anxiety and geriatric populations. Janet is proficient in both English and Spanish.

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Bradley Chambers, Client Coordinator / Office Manager

Bradley Chambers is a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Florida with over ten years of experience in the health care field. Along with 3 years of them being in mental health as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Health Unit Coordinator. Bradley moved from Michigan to Florida over 6 years ago and has worked at the local hospital for 5 years. Bradley is extremely proficient, organized and talented when it comes to handling the everyday task of working in an office.