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.

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, 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.
jess bode ms port orange counselingJessica 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 bordanave counselor port orangeJanet 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.

david shoots port orange counselingDr. 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 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.

ellan mayfield counselor port orangeEllan 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.

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


The LORD is a refuge
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.