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About Our Clients

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The Creatives

Creatives are kids and teens who are skilled in expressing themselves through the arts. They can be self critical at times and have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings to others.

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The Gifted

Gifted kids and teens express themselves through their intellect.  They exceed academically but can struggle with new challenges and have difficulty asking for help.

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The Free-Spirited

Free-Spirited kids and teens knowingly (or unknowingly) follow their intuition.  They may seem unmotivated or unfocused to others but can access the skills they need to be successful by further developing their confidence and self value.

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What We Value

Intuition

We believe in valuing a child's natural ability to know how to heal themselves with therapeutic guidance. We listen to our kids, meet them where they are and allow them to show us the best ways to structure our sessions to encourage their growth.

Healing

 We encourage changes that can be made to support the mental, physical, environmental and emotional needs of kids. We do not believe that medication should be the first line of treatment for children.

Abundance

We encourage our kids to tap into the creative power that exists within them. We believe that kids already possess their own unique strategies and skills that they need to be happy and fulfilled. There is nothing that we need to teach.  Our role is to help kids tap into to what they already have inside!

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Take The Office Tour

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The Therapist

ERICA WHITFIELD, MACP, LMHC, BC-TMH

MASTERS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY,    LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR,    BOARD CERTIFIED TELEMENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL,    QUALIFIED SUPERVISOR FOR REGISTERED INTERNS

Erica has over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents and is the Founder of Positive Development.

"When kids feel accepted for who they already are, it is then that they can grow.  I started Positive Development to create a space where all kids feel like they can be accepted but most importantly, a place where kids can learn to accept themselves.”  

Erica combines expressive therapies using art, music, physical movement, writing, drama, and poetry with evidenced based therapeutic modalities such as CBT, solution focused and positive psychology approaches to help children and adolescents process past trauma, transition during difficult life adjustments, form healthier relationships, manage stress, perform better in school and find internal motivation to pursue their talents.  She specializes in providing strengths based counseling and has helped hundreds of youth unleash their capabilities, transform obstacles into opportunities and find healthy ways to express their energy and creativity.  

Erica graduated from the University of North Florida with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has served on the boards of the Northeast Florida Mental Health Counselors Association  and the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association and is an active board member Family Foundations.  She has experience providing therapy with local community organizations that have helped over 150,000 families through mental health counseling.  Erica also has extensive experience working within the Full Service Schools Program, a United Way initiative, that has connected thousands of students and families to a critical range of therapeutic, health and social services.  She has a great deal of enthusiasm when it comes to inspiring others to realize their potential. Erica believes in the importance of self acceptance and the role this plays in positive  change. 

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MEET OUR COUNSELING INTERN TEAM!

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MATTHEW HOOD, B.S. 

Pursuing Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling   

University of North Florida

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DESIREE BUGGS, B.A.                    

Pursuing Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology   

Capella University  

Click here to watch Desiree's welcome video!




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SYDNEY WEINREB, B.S.             

Pursuing Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling   

University of North Florida

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TREASURE CHEST MONDAYS! 

Stop by our office on Mondays between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to reward yourself with something special from our treasure chest! Treasure chest items are available until they run out!




Office Hours Availability

Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

Appointment Only

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

Appointment Only

Friday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

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