Meet the Team
Deborah Boynton, LCSW
Owner / Counselor
Deborah Boynton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with five (5) years of clinical experience. Deborah completed her practicum studies with Lakeland Regional Health Behavioral Health Department and Tampa Bay Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) clinic.
Upon establishing Cue Counseling Center, she continued her work and training in trauma with individuals and how trauma affects relationships. She also works with adults dealing with interpersonal difficulties and life transitions. She has a background in the corporate world and has experience with conflict resolution in the workplace as well. She is certified in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories, better known as RTM. RTM seeks to shift fundamental aspects of the target memory to make it less impactful and reduce nightmares, flashbacks, and other symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) (aka PTSD).
Deborah assists clients with a holistic approach to life. As a psychotherapist, she feels she can be most useful when she succeeds in seeing the world through your eyes and working alongside you to encourage positive changes. We can grow beyond our wildest dreams as we learn to minimize our obstacles by recognizing our strengths!
Katie Belcher, LMHC
Katie Belcher is a licensed mental health counselor and is certified as a qualified supervisor for registered post-master’s interns working toward LMHC licensure. She has 10 years of clinical experience in the mental health field during which she has worked in various settings including outpatient, inpatient, and community care. She works with children and adults to address a variety of concerns including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism, Adjustment Disorders, Self Harm and more. Katie is a DBT-informed therapist with an Autism Specilist Certification who often works with children and teens including LGBTQ+ youth.
Gabrielle Biernat, LCSW
Gabrielle Biernat is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) EMDR Therapist with five years of clinical experience working with addictions. Gabrielle has experience working with adolescents and adults in both group and individual therapy settings. Gabrielle not only works with clients struggling with addictions but individuals and couples with mental health and trauma concerns. She provides EMDR Therapy and is in the process of gaining full certification. She has experience with mentoring and leading young women during her four years of her college undergrad. She has mentored young adults in a multitude of capacities, including as a mentor with the Guardian Ad Litem and a resident assistant in the college dorms. Gabrielle offers counseling services to adolescents and adults struggling with addictions, trauma, questioning identity, adjustment disorders, self-esteem, and more. Gabrielle fosters a safe and inviting environment to come as you are – no frills necessary.
Gracia Haygood, LCSW
Gracia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over seven (7) years of experience in counseling. Throughout her years of clinical experience, Gracia has worked with adults and adolescents. Gracia enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, general life stressors, trauma, or relationship issues. In sessions, Gracia will meet you with compassion, acceptance, and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome hurdles in your life that are holding you back.
Gracia is highly devoted to helping others; one example is her commitment as a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns (RCSWI), working towards LCSW licensure.
Seeking therapy can feel scary, but it can lead to empowerment and healing. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. Let’s work together!
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (RCSWI)
Carolina Melendez-Hill is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (RCSWI) with two years of clinical experience. Throughout her clinical experience, Carolina has worked with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma in an individual therapy setting. She has experience with individuals struggling with addiction during her internship in her undergraduate program—Carolina co-led individual and group sessions under the supervision of an LCSW. Carolina offers counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with addictions, trauma, questioning identity, adjustment disorders, self-esteem, and more. In sessions, Carolina will meet you with compassion, acceptance, and evidence-based techniques to help facilitate your journey to healing. Seeking help can feel scary, but I hope we can help you bloom together. Let’s grow together!
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