Michael 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, MAC, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH16213
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.
Jessica Bode Gibson, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH17784
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.
Janet Bordenave, MS, NCC, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MT3198
Janet specializes in Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART) to deliver rapid, effective, and long-lasting relief from anger, anxiety, depression, phobias, trauma, PTSD, etc. in as few as 1-5 sessions. ART reprograms memories, sensations, and images stored in the brain, so they no longer trigger debilitating emotions or strong physical reactions/ behaviors.
Qualifications: Certified Master Clinician in ART, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, MS in Counseling from Stetson University. Janet is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Dr. David Shoots, LCSW, DDiv
David has counseled individuals and couples for over 15 years. He specializes in trauma based focused care, PTSD recovery, couples counseling, foster care and substance abuse. David is a veteran and works with veterans and their families. David is committed to providing counseling solutions to individuals, couples, and families suffering from severe emotional issues, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, and isolation. David taught as a professor at the University of Central Florida. He was recently awarded Social Worker of the Year in Volusia /Flagler chapter by NASW.
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, 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.
Ellan Mayfield, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, IMH17335
Ellan has a focus of providing counseling solutions to individuals, couples, and families with everyday life concerns, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, complicated relationships, grief, emotional issues, hopelessness, and isolation. She received her Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Ellan is a veteran and desires to provide help to veterans and their families. She incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), anger management, life coaching, and family systems therapy. Ellan focuses on providing counseling for kids and youth.
Courtney Wheeler, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, ISW14817
Are you looking for a safe, non-judgmental place where you can feel completely heard, process your pain and past trauma, learn effective coping skills to manage your seemingly unbearable stress, repair broken relationships, and discover hope, truth, insight, and inner strength that will enable you to live life courageously? Are you feeling broken, lost, betrayed, devastated, or beside yourself as to “why” and in need of understanding, healing, renewed faith, and direction in order to find yourself again and live the life God intended for you to live?
Courtney believes that, in this life, we have all reached this state at some point and wants to extend her helping hand, compassionate heart, unwavering faith, and wealth of counseling skills and techniques to help you work through the challenges you are facing and learn to live your best life. Courtney believes that each and every person’s life is beautiful, precious, and so much greater than the challenges they are facing and is motivated by her empathetic understanding of life‘s difficulties and genuine love for serving/helping others. As such, she utilizes a combination of faith-based and secular counseling practices in order to provide the best care to every adolescent, adult, couple, and family she serves including Biblical counseling, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, positive psychology, and narrative therapy.
Courtney received her Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University and specializes in grief and loss, major life transitions, physical disabilities and adjustment, stress management, vision loss, family conflict, and trauma recovery. Courtney also offers a holistic health background and believes in the benefits of caring for the mind, body, and soul in order to achieve best results.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR 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 Russell.OpenDoors@gmail.com. Your input is critical to our mission and I look forward to hearing from you. —Russell
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.
We provide professional and affordable counseling services to people in need, and a supportive place for counselors and students to practice and train.