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  • Leadership Team

    Luna Medina-Wolf, LMHC, Founder

    Luna Medina-Wolf, LMHC, Founder

    Helping Moon Counseling is a family owned business. For several years, I had my own private practice. After a few years of doing this on my own, I realized that I would be able to help more people if we grew the business. Together, my husband and I decided that we were going to expand […]
    Natalie Jean Baptiste, PMHNP

    Natalie Jean Baptiste, PMHNP

    Meet Natalie Jean Baptiste, a compassionate, caring, and experienced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who graduated from Walden University. She is experienced in clinical settings providing psychiatric care to diverse populations in Florida. Certificate to prescribe in Florida. She also holds a Basic Life support (BLS) certification, ANCC Board certification in psychiatric Mental Health. She […]
    Nina Barela, Clinical Director

    Nina Barela, Clinical Director

    Clinical Director Nina (she/her) has over a decade’s worth of post-Master’s experience working in the mental health field including working with children and adults in crisis, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals with a history of trauma, anxiety and depression. She has extensive knowledge and experience with crisis intervention, trauma informed care, […]
    D’haysa Francois, Front Office

    D’haysa Francois, Front Office

    Greetings! I am D’haysa Jolie Francois, front office representative at Helping Moon Counseling. I am extremely passionate about creative writing, acting, public speaking, healing, baking and art. I studied Psychology at Florida A & M University and I have been certified as a grief facilitator through Tomorrow’s Rainbow, Inc. to work with children dealing with […]

    Our Therapists

    Alexandra Martin

    Alexandra Martin

    Alexandra Martin is a master's clinical mental health counseling graduate student completing her final year at Nova Southeastern University. Alexandra has her bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
    Allison Zaretski, LMHC

    Allison Zaretski, LMHC

    I am a licensed mental health therapist, certified rehabilitation counselor and trauma therapist, specializing in working with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
    Brooke Keffner, LMHC

    Brooke Keffner, LMHC

    A. Brooke Keffner is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, a Nationally Recognized Board-Certified Art Therapist, a Certified Addiction Professional...
    Chloe Novatka

    Chloe Novatka

    My name is Chloe Novatka. I recently received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (August 2023) and am currently working towards my LMHC license...
    Cristina Mena

    Cristina Mena

    I am a regular person who strives to live a peaceful and authentic life. I love the therapeutic effects of gardening, outdoor activities with my kids...
    Deanna Ruocco

    Deanna Ruocco

    Being comfortable and able to express your authentic self is imperative when choosing the right therapist. It can take several acts of engagement and trials, to be able to feel that rapport. I knew firsthand when I began my own personal journey with therapy. I am happy I felt that sense of comfort and connection […]
    Deirdra Vrabel

    Deirdra Vrabel

    Deirdra has her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and received her bachelor’s in psychology at Ohio State University. She is formally trained in EMDR..
    Eileen Somerville, LMHC, MCAP

    Eileen Somerville, LMHC, MCAP

    Hi my name is Eileen Somerville and I am a wife and mother of two boys. I am also a seasoned therapist who graduated from Florida International University in 2008....
    Elizabeth Lachendro, LMHC

    Elizabeth Lachendro, LMHC

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology. My objective is to help you achieve your goals and feel ..
    Jacqueline Gomez, LMHC

    Jacqueline Gomez, LMHC

    Jacqueline Gomez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She attended the University of South Florida where she received her ...
    Jessica Asam, LMHC

    Jessica Asam, LMHC

    I am a licensed mental health counselor who has worked in multiple clinical settings with various populations. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's..
    Julia Burgdorf, RMHI

    Julia Burgdorf, RMHI

    Julia is a graduate of Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she received her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communications. After her undergraduate career...
    Karen Lucchesi, LMHC

    Karen Lucchesi, LMHC

    My name is Karen Lucchesi and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years experience providing therapeutic and case management services to children, teens, adults, and families in Palm Beach County.  I have worked in community mental health agencies, schools, pediatrics, and adult integrated healthcare. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in […]
    Kenya Barnhart

    Kenya Barnhart

    Kenya Nicole Horne is a graduate of American InterContinental University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management. Kenya later decided to pursue..
    Kethlin Bach Graham

    Kethlin Bach Graham

    Kethlin Bach Graham has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Kethlin is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern...
    Laura Thompson, LMHC

    Laura Thompson, LMHC

    Laura graduated with her Masters in Counselor Education with a specialization in Community Mental Health from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
    Lauren Shapiro, LMHC

    Lauren Shapiro, LMHC

    I'm Mental Health Counselor, grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Journalism from The William B. Allen School of Journalism at The University of Kansas....
    Maria Brooks

    Maria Brooks

    Are you tired of being tired? Are you in need of change? Do you feel as if your childhood is creeping into your adult life? When we, human beings, experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel. My passion is to bring healing to people who have experienced […]
    Samantha Jones, LMHC

    Samantha Jones, LMHC

    I began counseling well before pursuing my Master’s Degree. I have always had a passion to help others to heal and to be a motivator. I have never grown exhausted....
    Sandra Kroitor

    Sandra Kroitor

    Hello, my name is Sandra Kroitor, and I am so excited and honored to be a registered intern with Helping Moon Counseling.  I began my journey into the helping profession when I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2010 and began my fourteen year teaching career
    SharRon A. Leonard

    SharRon A. Leonard

    Hello, My Name, is SharRon A. Leonard, I am overjoyed to meet, serve, and assist you in becoming the greatest version of yourselves. I believe each one of us is destined for a specific greatness in our lives, and I get the wonderful pleasure of helping you reach this goal of greatness. I will encourage, […]
    Tanzilla Jahan

    Tanzilla Jahan

    Tanzilla Jahan acquired her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology...
    Taylor Forster, LMHC

    Taylor Forster, LMHC

    I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling Education, specializing in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University...

    Student Interns

    Isabella Cabaleiro

    Isabella Cabaleiro

    Hello! My name is Isabella Cabaleiro. I am a 2nd year Master's Student at Nova Southeastern University, and am working towards a Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.
    Nazha Kuno

    Nazha Kuno

    My name is Nazha Kuno, and I’m excited to be joining the Helping Moon team as a masters student intern. I am currently finishing my last year of my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree at Nova Southeastern University. My undergraduate degree was in Fine Arts, painting and since then I have felt a […]
    Destiny Rodriguez

    Destiny Rodriguez

    Hi, I’m Destiny Rodriguez. I currently work as a Crisis Counselor for 988: The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and off the clock I am now in my last year of graduate school to complete my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science with a Concentration in […]
    Lana Jones

    Lana Jones

    My name is Lana Jones, and my journey has been driven by an interest in neuroscience, particularly how it intertwines with the tapestry of human psychology. I hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Miami. Currently, I am pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. My academic pursuits […]
    Jessica Jalali

    Jessica Jalali

    Hi! My name is Jessica and I am a Master’s student at Nova Southeastern University in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I have a BA in psychology from University of South Florida and graduated in 2020. I am a native Floridian and a lifelong resident of Tampa. I have had a lifelong interest in […]
    Cynthia Andrews

    Cynthia Andrews

    As an advocate for wellness for all, my moto is “bring the body and the mind will follow”. If we can just show up for ourselves, we can heal. I believe in an integrated, wholistic approach to treatment for everyone, regardless of circumstances or diagnosis, everyone deserves to live a better life through therapeutic healing. […]