Our Providers  

Viktoria B. Toth 

LMHC

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

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Certified FirstPlay® Assistant Instructor & Therapist

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Qualified Supervisor MHC

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EMDR Therapist

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Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

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Owner/Founder of

From Seedling to Blossom LLC

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Viktoria has more than 18 years of experienced insight into child psychology and education, and offers services in two areas of specialty: Play Therapy and EMDR therapy.

As a Play Therapy Supervisor, she specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Viktoria worked as a teacher in the K-12 public school system. This classroom experience led her to pursue her Master’s Degree in Mental Health, and her specialization in child and teen counseling. As a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and Certified FirstPlay® Assistant Instructor and Therapist, Viktoria offers services to children of all ages.

Early in her counseling career Viktoria realized that trauma was one of the leading causes of emotional and/or behavioral disturbances that brought children and teens to counseling, therefore she pursued additional training in treating trauma related disorders, leading her to become an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist.

As an EMDR therapist, Viktoria offers services to all ages who experienced trauma of any kind, struggle with anxiety or phobias, or feel limited not only in their potential but also their ability to bring about change.

EMDR services are available in a traditional format (weekly frequency) or in an intensive format that makes her services available for those who have busy schedules, wish to bring about profound change in a shorter period of time, or do not live in the Venice area.

Service Specialties: 

  • EMDR intensive

  • EMDR (for children, adolescents, and adults)

  • Adolescent (13-18)

  • Play Therapy (3-12)

  • FirstPlay® Therapy (birth-3)

Carolyn Stephens

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Independent Contractor

Carolyn, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has 20 plus years experience working with clients who are diverse in background, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and nature of need. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Utilizing a strengths-based and holistic-centered approach, Carolyn has shown a sincere fondness and regard for people and their differences. Regardless of her therapeutic approach, Carolyn places the most value on the art of listening, speaking honestly and insightfully, while supporting and appreciating each individual.

Carolyn’s areas of expertise are: Relationships, addictions, Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, GLBTQ Issues, Separation/Divorce, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety/Fears, childhood issues, Spirituality, Mental Health issues, Dementia and Caregiving issues. She provide services to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, painful transitions or traumatic changes such as loss, aging, parenting issues, divorce, illness or other chronic or sudden trauma. Carolyn’s focus is on helping individuals and couples learn more successful methods for addressing problems, resolving conflicts, improving relationships, and enhancing life satisfaction.

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Katie Demick

MSW, LCSW

Katie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has worked in the mental health field with young children and their families for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Graduate Certificate in Infant-Family Mental Health. She is trained in trauma-informed care practices and is a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program.

 

As a Developmental Specialist, Katie specializes in supporting families who have children with developmental delays and disabilities to reach their optimal potential.

 

Utilizing a strengths-based and family-centered approach, Katie’s passion is to support the attachment relationship between children and their caregivers, which she believes provides our world with happier and healthier children.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Independent Contractor

Mary Bane Stevens, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Independent Contractor

Mary Bane, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, is a graduate of The State University of New York at Albany and Nova Southeastern University, where she earned Masters Degrees in Anthropology and Mental Health Counseling. She has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups for more than 20 years, providing strength-based and solution-focused counseling that is tailored to each client's individual goals and concerns. Mary Bane's areas of expertise include anxiety/depression, grief/loss, life transition issues, adoption, foster care, family conflict, relationships, parenting challenges and anger management.

Mary Bane is a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator and trainer.  This highly effective approach uses specialized techniques that provide a rapid method of reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past in a safe environment that is free of distraction, judgment or interpretation. TIR is also designed to help discover and erase the unidentified roots of negative feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes or pains that have a negative impact on daily life.

Greggory Stephens, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Independent Contractor

Hello, my name is Greggory Stephens and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples to address issues related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, child abuse/neglect/trauma, placement and adoption issues, behavioral issues, and grief/loss.   

 

I also have experience working with children services, family and criminal  court systems, and with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  I am a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University and received my independent licensure in 2005.  I use non-judgemental approach and primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy in sessions to help people arrive at solutions for their issues and work to make people feel comfortable and accepted.