CREATIVE COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INC.
PATRICIA ANN CRAVEN, PHD, LMFT-S, RPT-S
1725 Capital Circle N.E., Alexis Center, Suite 203
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
850-877-4228 Fax: 850-877-6968
|STAFF APPRECIATION DAY 08/01/2011
Patricia Ann Craven, PHD, LMFT-S, RPT-S is co-founder of Healing Transitions Creative Counseling for Children and Families Inc. She graduated from The University of
Central Florida with a bachelor degree in Psychology. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2002 with a Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr.
Craven received her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University in 2008. Her dissertation research involved first placement foster children. She
developed Transitional Group Therapy, which involves a play therapy approach combined with psychoeducation in a group setting. Her interest in foster children derives from
her experience as a Medical Foster Parent to 14 medically needy children in Orlando Florida. She has attended numerous play therapy conferences and presented at local and
national conferences on play therapy and healing rituals. She has plans to write children books and training in play therapy techniques. She conducts child-centered play
therapy to children and adolescents and combines this approach with directive play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She specializes in children adolescence and
adults who have experienced trauma and has been trained in EMDR. She has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples. Her family therapy approach is
experiential combined with structural family therapy. She developed a parenting program titled “Beyond Parenting.” She provides services to families with the goal of each
individual and family reaching their full potential. She is an approved supervisor for Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Work interns in the
state of Florida.
Stephanie L. Fleming, PhD obtained a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Master's in Psychology from Walden University in 2005. She has
since then completed her Ph.D in Health Psychology and is in the process of obtaining her License in Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Fleming employs
cognitive-behavioral techniques and solution-focused treatment with children, adolescents and adults with disorders such as anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, sexual
trauma and dual diagnosis substance abuse. Dr. Fleming has worked in several acute inpatient psychiatric facilities in the Washington D.C.area prior to relocating
to Florida in 2006. She currently teaches courses in Psychology and Social Adjustment at the undergraduate level at both Florida State University and Tallahassee
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Langrick, LCSW Liz is a Licensed Clinical with over 11 years of experience. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Florida
State University in 1999 and obtained her Master’s in Social Work degree at Florida State University in 2000. She is an approved supervisor for master's and
bachelor's level social work interns. Liz’s areas of specialization include infant and children’s mental health, developmental disabilities, trauma and attachment,
behavior analysis and treatment, and behavioral and psychological measures. Liz provides therapy to adults in the areas of depression and other mood disorders,
past child abuse, domestic violence, and comorbid physical and mental health disorders. Liz has completed PASRR Training for Level II. PASRR is a federally
mandated pre-admission screening required for nursing home placement of individuals with suspected mental illness or developmental disability.
She is in process of attaining certification as a Behavior Analyst. Liz enjoys spending time with her children and family. She has a special interest in developmental
disabilities and is an active advocate for these services.
Sharon E. Durham, MSW graduated with her Master in Social Work from Florida State University and is in the process of obtaining her License as a License Clinical
Social worker. Sharon has worked as a case manager, substance abuse counselor, clinical coordinator, master counselor, and a family therapist. Sharon is excited
to be joining the Healing Transitions team and continuing her work with children and families. In addition to her professional work, Sharon enjoys spending quality
time with her husband, going to church, and participating in community service that focuses on substance abuse and empowerment.
Nancy Witter, MS
Alisha Burns, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work (2003) and Master of Social Work (2004) from Florida A & M
University. Mrs. Burns is knowledgeable of the child welfare system through her work experience as a Case Manager and Case Manager Supervisor. She also has
extensive experience working with individuals with developmental delays and their families. Mrs. Burns’s clinical experience includes work with children, adolescents,
and adults in various treatment areas including Mood Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Post-
traumatic Stress Disorder.
Twila Jowers, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelors of Science in Child Development with a concentration in Pyschology from
Florida State University in 2003. She went on to receive her Masters of Social Work from Florida State in 2006. She has had experience working in the child
welfare system. She has worked with a variety of clients, from young children to adults. She is also an approved supervisor for master's level social work interns.
Chantelle Ray, MSW graduated with her Master in Social Work from Florida A&M University. She is the process of obtaining her license as a Licensed Clinical Social
Worker. Chantelle has more than 7 years of case management experience and 2 1/2 years of experience as a master level counselor working with children and
their families. She has an interest in working with teens and young adults. She also enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and daughters.
Daniel Klein, M.S. graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. He graduated from Purdue
University with a Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Daniel is currently
pursuing licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist; and becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Daniel has experience working with children, adolescents,
and adults in various treatment areas including Couple Therapy, Mood Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post-traumatic
Stress Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Anger Management. Daniel also has experience doing family therapy, which can address
any of the aforementioned treatment areas. Daniel spent 3 years teaching undergraduate course at Purdue University, and recently moved to Tallahassee with
Jeffrey Craven, Co-founder of Healing Transitions Creative Counseling for Children & Families Inc. Jeff manages the business office and provides support to our
professional clinical staff. His inspiration for Healing Transitions derives from his experience as a Medical Foster Parent to 14 medically needy children in Orlando
Florida. He now works to ensure that Healing transitions' services are focused on Family preservation while assisting each individual client to reach their fullest
Beth Liljestrand, MS, EdS, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor, who graduated in 1997 from The Florida State University School of Education and holds a Master’s in
Counseling and Human Systems. Beth is licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida, and she has worked for the past 13 years in the mental health field at The Vashti Center
for Children and Families, Thomasville Georgia, and as an independent contractor with Psychological and Family Consultants. Her work with the Vashti Center in Thomasville,
Georgia, helped create her passion for helping children and families in residential care and foster care adjust to the challenges of placement disruption, and overcome past
abuse and neglect. She has treated a variety of mental health disorders; Attention-Deficit, Oppositional-Defiant and Conduct Disorders, and specializes in the treatment of PTSD,
depression, abuse and neglect. Beth has served in various capacities in the mental health field; as clinician, assessment specialist, chair of the Thomasville Local
Interdisciplinary Planning Team, and as clinic director. Beth also holds a master’s in music education and taught music for five years. Her outside interests include a love of music
and she treasures time with her family.
Nicole Jordan, MSW, MASS received a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2005, Master of Social Work Degree from Florida A & M
University in 2007 and a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida A & M University in 2010. She has several years of experience as a
Therapist. Nicole has experience in individual and family therapy, play therapy, sexual abuse and trauma, parenting education and couple’s counseling. Nicole has
experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Nicole enjoys working with families and making a lifelong impact. She is currently a Registered Clinical
Social Worker Intern and plans on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the near future.
Cloteal S. Tanner, MS, graduated from Florida A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. She graduated from
Troy University with a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. Mrs. Tanner is currently pursuing
licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor; and becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Mrs. Tanner has a comprehensive amount of experience working
with children and their families. She has experience in the public setting as well as mental health institutions. Mrs. Tanner has experience working with people of
diverse populations. She uses theoretical approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodrama, existential therapy and gestalt therapy. She is a
member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota (International Honor Society for Counselors). She enjoys traveling as well as spending quality
time with her husband, son, and other loved ones.
|Healing Transitions is proud to offer a diverse staff. Our clinicians are trained in "Marriage and Family Therapy", "Clinical Social Work", and "Mental Health
Counseling". Every staff member possesses not only the training, skills, and professionalism you would expect from any clinician, but also the heartfelt desire
to make a difference in the lives of the Children and Families of our community we are privileged to serve.
Youri Chapman, MSW, Mrs. Youri Chapman received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida State University in 2006 and a Master’s degree in Social Work
in 2007. She has 4 years experience in the following areas: Individual counseling, Anger Management, Play-Therapy, Depression, Parenting classes, Family and
Couples Counseling and clients with ADHD. Youri has completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Parenting, and Suicide
Prevention. She specializes in Solution-Focused therapy with a focus on what can be done to resolve the current issues, rather than focusing on the past. Youri
does not consider her chosen career as a job, but rather as a calling. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with members of her own community. Youri is a
native to Tallahassee and is happily married to a wonderful man and together they have a beautiful son.