Counselors Port Orange

At Port Orange Counseling Center, our team of professional counselors and therapists are independent contractors that offer you a complete range of therapeutic services at affordable rates.

Janice J. Suskey, M.ED., Ed.S., Licensed Mental Health CounselorJanice J. Suskey, M.ED., Ed.S., Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH8418
Janice offers expertise in treating difficult relationships, codependency, addictions, anxiety, grief, depression, and bipolar disorder. Mindful Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Psychoanalytical, and Brief Solution-focused therapies are used. Janice is a state certified clinical hypnotherapist and a certified supervisor for state registered interns seeking licensure in mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy. Education includes Masters and Specialist degrees from University of Florida, Counselor Education Department with a focus in Mental Health Counseling. Populations of interest are adults, couples, and families.
michael mccrory port orance counselingMichael McCrory, MS, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH12149
Michael believes people have the capacity to effectively deal with the most challenges. He believes the counseling relationship can serve as a catalyst for positive growth, and increased coping ability. Michael has 15 years counseling experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples and families. He helps people heal from trauma and anxiety; he helps adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties; and he helps couples improve relationships.

Michael received his Master’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University and completed post-graduate work at Harding University, University of Memphis and Liberty University. He specializes in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. He is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
bob kemp port orange counselingBob Kemp, MAC, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Bob helps people reach their goals by breaking down walls that impede the healing process. Bob seeks to provide hope by working through issues in an environment that is a supportive, and balanced by grace and truth. He counsels in the areas of grief, depression and anxiety, trauma, couples counseling, and adolescent issues. Bob works with clients of all ages.

Bob holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.
jess bode ms port orange counselingJessica Bode, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, IMH16745
If you need help with your child or teen, Jess creates a safe atmosphere for clients to process their pain and work through problems. Jess specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and women. She also works with adults, families, couples, and parenting concerns. Jess is motivated by compassion and love for people as she works with everyday life concerns, life transitions, anxiety, depression, life skills, behavioral issues, complicated relationships, grief, couples, spiritual concerns, and Christian faith. Jess has over 10 years experience working in the Mental Health Field receiving her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jess has a diverse view in studies of counseling and the bible, based on her experience from around the globe. Ultimately, Jess seeks to help people find true inner healing instead of just treatment. 

shavon jack ms port orange counseling centerShavon Jack, MS, LMHC, NCC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH17290
You deserve joy. You deserve peace. You deserve to live your best life and enjoy it to the fullest. At times, life’s circumstances can hinder you from living to your greatest potential. Shavon understands this and is more than willing to help. She is passionate about mental health and the power that lies within the therapeutic relationship. Shavon believes that every client possesses all of the answers and solutions within but sometimes you need help navigating to those answers. She creates a genuine and safe environment for you to be your authentic self and foster the change you desire and deserve through Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution- Focused therapy approaches. Shavon provides counseling services to clients of all ages and specializes in adolescents/teens, adults, and couples.

Shavon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bethune-Cookman University and Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.

Diane Knowlton, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PMH1599
Are you stuck? Can’t figure something out? Hurting? Lonely? Let me gently guide you through whatever challenge you are facing. Grief, loss, trauma, separation, divorce, death, illness, retirement, senior adjustment, illness or family problems are common challenges that cause depression, anxiety and unhappiness, leading to a sense of futility and powerlessness. Using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), stress reduction, trauma therapy, life coaching, and family systems therapy, I can help improve your situation by teaching you coping strategies to change your outlook, help you accept unchangeable circumstances and empower you with courage and motivation.

lisa packard port orange counselingLisa Packard, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW13499
Lisa brings a unique quality to the therapeutic relationship. Lisa has worked as a school social worker for the past 15 years. Lisa graduated from the University of Michigan with her Masters of Social Work degree and School Social Work Certification. Lisa now brings her expertise to the private practice sector where she works with school-aged children from ages 5 to 18-years-old. Lisa helps children/youth set goals and objectives for success in different areas of mental health including; social skills, empathy, manners, attention deficit hyperactivity, anger management, anxiety, depression, bereavement/grief, loss and self-esteem. Lisa uses different techniques including; teaching Mindfulness and Coping Skills along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Positive Behavior Therapy. Lisa’s philosophy is building a therapeutic relationship based on trust and rapport that are essential. Everyone has a story and Lisa looks forward to hearing yours.

russell holloway executive director co founder open doors counseling network port orange fl
Russell Holloway, MS, LMHC
Executive Director & Co-Founder 
Open Doors Counseling Network

If you have any positive stories you would like to share with me, or if you need to contact me with a concern, please call me directly at 386.212.3634 or send me an email at
Your input is critical to our mission and I look forward to hearing from you. —Russell


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for the oppressed, a stronghold
in times of trouble.


Years In Service

Port Orange Counseling Center opened in 2009, moving in 2015 to a new and larger office on Clyde Morris Blvd. where we can better assist our ever growing clientele.


Counseling Sessions

We provide professional and affordable counseling services to people in need, and a supportive place for counselors and students to practice and train.