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  • All the Therapists at both STEP locations love being social workers and our passion for the profession shows through our work and ability to connect with our clients.
    • Reginald Vilmenay
      (LCSW, Owner)


      Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Human Relations at Pace University, New York. He received his Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University, New York. Mr. Vilmenay has more than 15 years of experience providing support to children, adolescents, and their families.

    • Tanya Johnson-Gilchrist
      (LCSW, MSW, MPH, CPH, PMP)

      Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Public Health Professional, Project Management Professional, Florida Supreme Court County Mediator Ms. Johnson-Gilchrist is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapeutic services to adults, children, couples, and families.

    • Claiborne J Christian III
      (DMin, LMHC)

      Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He has matriculated in schools in Maryland, Virginia, and California.  He has earned four degrees with the focus of psychology and ministry. He offers a full range of treatment for Individual Adults, Children, Families, Couples, and Groups.

    • Lillian Perez
      (LCSW)

      She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Springfield College in Massachusetts and received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University in New York with a concentration in Substance Abuse. She has experience working with children, adolescents and families.

    • Jordon J. Hendrieth
      (LCSW, Therapist)

      Attended Florida A & M University, where he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During the course of his undergraduate studies, Jordon worked as a Direct Care Professional for the Devereux Foundation in Tallahassee, Florida.

    • Brittany Trenker
      (MHC)
      Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern for the State of Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.
    • Laurence Ford
      (MSW, RCSWI)

      Laurence graduated from the University of South Florida with his Master’s In Social Work in August of 2016, a Graduate Certificate in Children’s Mental Health in December 2015, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology the December of 2009. 

    • Tommie Johnson
      (MSW, RCSWI)

      Tommie earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Walden University in 2018. Bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, Associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI.