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  • All the therapists at STEP 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.

    • Laurence Ford

      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. 

    • Adlin Loperena
      (RCSW, Intern)

      Seeking therapy services can be a complicated process for some individuals. If you are currently seeking services for yourself or a loved one, you are already one step in the right direction.

    • Sparkle Cosich
      Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

      Sparkle is a graduate from University of Southern California with her Master’s in Social Work and is currently a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern and is working towards licensure. “I’m passionate and eager to help guide and navigate individuals through those difficult times we all experience.”

    • Marcus Williams

      I enjoy working with couples and families. I believe each individual in a family offers a unique perspective and has a voice. I work with preteens through adulthood.

      I believe throughout everyone’s life we all experience stressors and may not understand how to manage them.

    • Maria Reardon

      I am a growth-oriented, client-centered Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. My role as a therapist is to support people in their journey of self-love and acceptance.

    • Catherine Cadotte
      Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

      Catherine graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master’s degree in Social Work and is currently working toward licensure. She believes, in this ever-changing world, people struggle to feel heard. “I am here as a support to get you to where you want to be and how you want to feel.”

    • Cherdonna Epps-Gardner
      Registered Clinical Social Worker

      I am a registered clinical social work intern excited to help others. The importance of one’s narrative is fundamental to my work with my clients. I bring an understanding of the ways in which our ethnicity, socio economic environment, gender and culture can impact us. Each can shape how we see and connect with ourselves and those around us.

    • Jenifer Hardee

      Jenifer Hardee is dedicated to helping people of all ages reach their goals in life. She’s currently a mental health counselor but previously have worked as a case manager and middle school history teacher. Jenifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of South Florida.

    • Jessica Rodriguez

      Jessica graduated from Capella University (Minnesota) with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2022). She also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2015 from University of Phoenix, Arizona. Her passion in life is to provide proper mental health care to those that are seeking a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring environment.

    • Norlan McKenzie

      Norlan is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern working towards licensure. She attained her bachelor’s in psychology (2014) and master’s in clinical social work (2019) from the University of South Florida. Since 2014, Norlan has found her passion in promoting positive change and well-being with individuals and families.

    • Faith Davis
      MSW Intern

      I am Faith Davis a MSW intern with Howard University. When I am not nose deep in the latest Fiction novel, I am sternly talking myself out of buying another pair of sneakers. I enjoy traveling to new cites to try their “staple dish” so I can replicate it at home.

    • Carline Brown

      Carline Brown is a dedicated professional with a diverse background and a heart deeply rooted in faith and community.
      Originally hailing from Jamaica, she embarked on her journey in the United States during her teenage years. Over the past two decades, Carline has made significant contributions to the field of biblical counseling.