Licensed
Andy Blanchard
M.A., LMHC

Andy supports conflicted couples and individuals in their desire to preserve and strengthen their relationships.  He provides an undying hope that your relationships can undergo restoration, because you are uniquely valuable.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over thirteen years of professional counseling experience, Andy works with individuals, couples, and groups.  Andy works with adults in every stage of life and specializes in marriage and intimacy issues with couples in all seasons of their relationship.  He is trained in several trauma resolution therapies including EMDR and takes an integrative approach to addressing both healing and restoration.

Andy has earned a Masters in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL.  He is a National Certified Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida.  Prior to a career in counseling, Andy earned a BA in Mathematics and Religious Studies from St. Olaf College.

Andy and his wife have lived in Central Florida for over 15 years.  Together with their family, they are actively involved in their local church.  You might also find Andy enjoying sailing, playing in a band, or creating something in his workshop.

andy@discoveryorlando.org [phone_number] [website]
Bryce Hagedorn
Ph.D, LMHC, NBCC

Dr. Bryce Hagedorn holds his doctoral degree in Counseling and Counselor Education and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (License #MH7697).  Additionally, he is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor for the state of Florida, is Nationally Board Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) and is a Master Addictions Counselor through NBCC. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of settings, to include private practice, community mental health clinics, inpatient / outpatient hospitals, intensive outpatient programs, and college counseling centers. This has afforded him the opportunity to specialize in a wide range of therapeutic issues, to include chemical and process addictions (i.e. compulsions with sex, food, gambling, exercise, etc.), depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, interpersonal dynamics, parenting, couples and family work, self-esteem, and stress management.  Dr. Hagedorn works in a variety of spheres, to include individual, couples, family, and
group therapy. Operating from a Wellness perspective, which emphasizes a solution-focused approach to mental “wellness” (versus mental “illness”), he employs techniques from a variety of theories, to include Choice Theory, Gestalt Psychology, and Family Systems Approaches. Further, he provides business related consultative support services, such as team and trust building seminars.

In addition to providing counseling services at Discovery, Dr. Hagedorn is the Director of the Counselor Education Program at the University of Central Florida. He and his family are very active in their church (Northland) where he serves as an Elder overseeing the counseling and care ministries.

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Mary Ann Mannen
MA, LMHC

Mary Ann has a heart for individuals and families in crisis and is passionate about helping them work through their pain as they discover God’s truth for their lives. She eared her Masters in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary and is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida. She is a trained C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team) certified. Mary Ann has experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups and adolescents. She is the mother of two grown sons and resides in Longwood.

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Tammy Hill
MA, LMHC

Tammy earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in Mental Health and is licensed by the State of Florida to provide counseling.  She has completed EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) training is currently pursuing certification by EMDRIA whose mission is to create global healing, health and hope.  EMDR therapy has been recognized in research studies as being effective in many areas, yet is particularly effective for persons who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events.

In addition to providing counseling services at Discovery Counseling, she also works with women who are substance dependent in a residential setting. Tammy serves as a Stephen Minister at her church which provides Christian Counseling to congregation members.

Tammy has experience in working with clients who have a broad range of areas on which they want to focus during therapy, which includes depression, anxiety, grief, intimate relationships, addiction and trauma.

She specializes in working with persons who have been sexually victimized to change the inaccurate narratives they have developed from which they continue to operate until the trauma is resolved. Tammy uses many forms of therapy; however, she primarily employs EMDR to target traumatic events as defined by each client.

She has a passion for her clients to help them to recognize their value as individuals and to live grateful, joy-filled lives.

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Registered Interns
Heather Seeman
MA

Heather Seeman, MA, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #IMT 2536

Every person has a story and I love learning about people and their stories. After working in youth ministry for three years, I was led to the counseling profession with a desire to learn more about the best ways to help people. After moving around the world with the Air Force, my family finally settled down in Niceville, Florida in 1998. I’ve been a Florida girl ever since, graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and most recently from the University of Central Florida with my Master’s in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy and a certificate in Play Therapy.

I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in the state of Florida. My focus is working with children, couples, and families. My approach to therapy is working with the entire family system, especially when working with children. I have also worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, career-related issues, relational issues, and trauma.

In family therapy, at the start of counseling I will work with the family as a team to decide the best mode of treatment for the presenting concerns and which members of the family system will be involved in therapy. I believe in the importance of teaching families how to be together again –how to enjoy each other’s company, learn about one another, grow with one another, pray together. I believe that every member of the family is important for the functioning of that family system, even the youngest members.

My passion for helping others learn how to effectively communicate has assisted me in my work with couples. I have experience with couples at different stages in their relationship (pre- and post-marriage) with various communication and relationship issues. I received training in Level 1: Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which is a research-based method that helps couples strengthen their relationship through friendship, healthy communication, and building intimacy.

In working with children, my goal as a counselor using play therapy is to provide a space where the children can be themselves and have freedom to make their own decisions. This will build the child’s self-esteem and promote communication skills. Much of my experience has been with children in the clinical setting and in schools. I received intensive training and supervision on Adlerian Play Therapy, which is a combination of non-directive and directive approaches to play therapy learning about the child’s worldview. I have worked with children on the autism spectrum, children with anxiety, children diagnosed with ADHD, children with disruptive behaviors, and children who have been adopted.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and watching the movie adaptations, watching videos of puppies online, hiking, and checking out new coffee shops with friends.

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Jennifer Hoke
M.A.

Jennifer is passionate about coming alongside others during difficult life struggles and offering a space to process and make sense of their life story.  Her compassionate heart helps provide a safe place for healing, offering hope and vision when life feels overwhelming.

Jennifer‘s passion for people to experience restoration led her to pursue her calling as a professional counselor, and she earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary.  In her work at the Oviedo Counseling Clinic during her graduate studies, she worked with clients facing anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, PTSD, disordered eating (i.e. significant food restriction, binge eating, purging, distorted body image, obsessive thoughts and control around food/eating), grief/loss, spiritual issues, and relationship challenges.  Jennifer’s approach to therapy is grounded in Attachment Theory, and she selectively utilizes other therapies like Family Systems Approach, Gestalt, and DBT in her counseling.  Jennifer also has experience facilitating small group bible studies, therapeutic process groups and group recovery for women healing from the devastating effects of addiction in their marriage.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics from the University of Missouri, Columbia for her undergraduate studies.

Jennifer believes that every person is worth knowing, understanding, and being accepted and loved unconditionally.  It is in the context of this therapeutic relationship where her hope for clients is to know that they are uniquely made in the image of God as His valuable child, created with purpose and extraordinary gifts to be explored and discovered.

Jennifer has been married to her husband for sixteen years, thirteen of which have been blessed raising their three children and many pets.  In her spare time, she enjoys exercise of various kinds, outdoor adventures with her family, reading, cooking, and enjoying conversation with a friend over coffee.

jennifer@discoveryorlando.org [phone_number] [website]
Kayla Oliver
MA

Kayla Oliver is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida. She earned her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and a graduate certificate in Play Therapy from the University of Central Florida and is a proud UCF Knight, having earned her Bachelors in Psychology also at UCF.

Kayla has worked in a variety of settings, including an outpatient clinic, a residential treatment center for adolescents, and a community mental health agency providing in-home and in-school services. Kayla enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families to address many of life’s concerns including anxiety, depression, relational issues, trauma recovery, and personal growth. In addition, Kayla has a special interest in adoption and has completed the 7-week Adoption Competency Training course offered by Devereux Florida. Kayla looks forward to providing adoption competent counseling and support to families both pre- and post-adoption.

Kayla approaches others with compassion and seeks to cultivate hope and strengthen individuals and families to navigate the tensions of life. She values the pursuit of wellness, creativity, and lifelong learning in her own life and seeks to inspire these pursuits in others.

Kayla and her husband live in Casselberry, FL and enjoy serving in their church, spending quality time with their family and friends, and traveling to new places. In her spare time, Kayla loves to read, write, craft, and cook.

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Kristy Fox-Hart
Registered Mental Health Intern

Kristy is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, with a Master’s Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has many years of experience leading women’s care groups as a trained lay-
counselor in the C.A.R.E. Ministries of Discovery Church. Additionally, Kristy worked at a local crisis pregnancy center offering mental health counseling.

Whether a client is feeling “stuck” emotionally, struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, relationship concerns, or trauma, Kristy has a passion for meeting clients where they are, helping them find the keys to realizing their full, Godly-designed, potential. Along with multiple therapeutic approaches, Kristy loves to incorporate the use of creative elements in therapy.

The mother of two teenaged boys, Kristy enjoys spending time with them hiking outdoors, if they agree to tag along. She also enjoys singing, biking, painting, photography, writing and spending time with friends.

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Vicki M. Wotring
MSW, CADC, CSAT

Vicki earned her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University School of Social Work in Chicago, IL. She also earned a certification in addictions from Montay College in Chicago and a BA from Trinity Evangelical University in Deerfield, IL. and a minor in Psychology. She completed Patrick Carnes training in sexual addictions from the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions and is a CSAT Candidate. She is a Registered
Clinical Social Worker Intern in Florida. Vicki came to Florida from Tucson, AZ. after working at Sierra Tucson a world renowned inpatient treatment center.

She has been a Director of Adult Education and Development, a leader of youth programs, and has led numerous small groups for women and couples. Vicki has also facilitated therapy groups for women and coed groups. She is gifted in teaching, has been on several leadership and presenting teams for retreats and has done extensive public speaking. As a person in recovery her work involves helping individuals, couples and families overcome the grip of addictions and for them to claim victory and celebration in their lives.

She has a heart and passion as a therapist to assist with the restoration and purification process for couples relationships. She has been trained in individual, couples recovery, family of origin, family systems work and the treatment of many different addictions. Currently she leads a support group Women’s Healing and Recovery, for women who are in or have been in a relationship where there has been sexual betrayal.

MISSION STATEMENT

Be it known that I will teach, encourage, motivate and assist individuals, couples, and families on their journey towards wholeness and healing.

I commit to helping, guiding and directing my clients back to a place of transformation, restoration, reconciliation and redemption for their heart and soul.

Therefore, it is my desire that each person will find a lasting process of change and develop the capacity to celebrate life.

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Student Interns

 

Support Staff
Darby Blanchard
Office and Intake Coordinator

Darby is helping Discovery Counseling build a ministry in the Christian counseling field for the Central Florida community. She serves as the intake coordinator for the office handling all the new clients and settling them comfortably with one of our therapists. Having an extensive background in corporate marketing, she is also overseeing our ongoing efforts to be connected with our community through the internet, brochures, flyers and newsletters for local pastors, doctors, schools, churches and businesses. Darby handles all the insurance billing, office duties, and any additional need that may arise in the ministry. Previous to her connection to Discovery, she was in marketing for a Fortune 100 company and earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Ball State University.

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