Cindy Falor, M.S., LMHC, CAP
Clinical Director, Therapist
Cindy Falor is one of the co-founders of Breakthroughs Counseling & Recovery, Inc. She is the clinical director of Breakthroughs as well as a therapist. She holds a bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University and a masters degree from Nova Southeastern. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) with more than 30 years experience in the substance abuse and mental health profession. She has been married for 30+ years, has 2 children, and 3 grandchildren. Her hobbies include travel, hiking, camping, and attending music festivals.
Specialties include: addictions/ substance abuse (adolescent & adult), mental and emotional health (depression, anxiety, etc.), trauma, women’s Issues, and LGBTQ.
Tony Fiser, M.S., LCSW, CAP
Executive Director, Therapist
Tony Fiser is a co-founder of Breakthroughs Counseling & Recovery, Inc. He is the Executive Director of Breakthroughs as well as a therapist. He holds a masters degree from University of Louisville and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). He has more than 30 years experience in treating mental health and substance abuse issues. Tony has two daughters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is an accomplished artist and enjoys fishing, boating, and hiking.
Specialties include: addictions/ substance abuse (adolescent & adult), mental and emotional health (depression, anxiety, etc.), trauma, marriage & family, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, Level II Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and critical incident debriefing.
Anthony Britton, B.S., CAP
Substance Abuse Counselor
Anthony “Britt” Britton is a substance abuse counselor in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Breakthroughs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in counseling. He is a certified addictions professional (CAP) and certified in Recovery Dynamics. He has more than 30 years of experience in substance abuse treatment, including a 20 year career in the U.S. Air Force as a substance abuse counselor. He has been married 30 years (to his high school sweetheart) and together they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He has a strong spiritual background and is an avid golfer.
Specialties include: Substance abuse counseling, DUI/ North Florida Safety Council classes, pain management counseling, Impaired Practitioner Network (IPN) groups, Christian counseling, interventions, couples counseling, and training professionals on addictions.
Clarence “Gene” Bilbray, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP
Gene Bilbray holds a masters degree in mental health counseling and a bachelors degree in psychology from University of North Florida. He is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and certified addictions professional (CAP) with twenty years experience in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. His theoretical orientation is a mixture of Cogntive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, and Family Systems Theory. Gene also holds a Florida professional teaching certificate in pyscvhology and guidance which he uses as a full-time guidance counselor at Ed White High School. Gene is married with two children and enjoys coaching softball, watching movies, and camping.
Specialties include: Child & adolescent therapy (age 6+), addictions/ substance abuse, general emotional & mental health (depression, anxiety, etc.), marriage and family issues, trauma, anger, and issues of spirituality and faith. He has also received extensive training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
Candace Perkins, M.S., LCSW
Candace Perkins holds a masters degree from Florida State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has more than 30 years experience as a therapist. She works with various psychiatrists and is sensitive to working with clients who require medications. She brings compassion to her work that allows clients to engage more fully in the therapeutic relationship and achieve their goals of therapy.
Specialties include: mental and emotional health & mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.), grief, blended families, couples, LGBTQ, personality disorders (borderline, etc.), stress management, trauma, and employment issues, clergy.
Angela Binkley Turk, M.S., LMHC, CRC
Angela Turk has a Master’s degree from the University of North Florida in Health Science, specializing in rehabilitation counseling. She holds a national certification as a rehabilitation counselor and a Florida license as a mental health counselor. Additionally, she holds teaching certificates in the areas of health, special education, math, and ESOL. As an educator and rehabilitation counselor, she provides a comprehensive approach to therapy by considering educational needs and disability issues. She has worked with adolescents and adults with mood disorders and addictions for 15 years in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She also specializes in family mediation, which provides a set of skills to help individuals and families adjust to transition related to divorce. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and most importantly, is a happily married, mother of three who enjoys hiking, biking, art, and music.
Specialties include: Adolescent therapy (age 12+), addictions/ substance abuse, general emotional & mental health (depression, anxiety, etc., marriage and family issues, trauma, anger, grief, and issues of spirituality and faith. She is also certified in clinical supervision for licensed mental health counselors, and a Florida Supreme Court Certified family/divorce mediator.
Jeanna Houston, MA, LMHC MCAP
Jeanna Houston is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with clients with mental health and substance use disorders. She earned a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. Jeanna takes a holistic view of wellness by incorporating ancient practices of yoga and mindfulness along with evidenced based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solutions Focused Brief Therapies to address her client’s physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Jeanna received 200 hour RYT yoga teacher trained in Yoga Therapy in 2011. She is passionate about optimal health in her professional and personal life and she draws from a rich history of Eastern Philosophies and Western science to meet the needs of her 21st century clients.
Specialties Include: CBT, MI and SFBT as well as her experience in 12 step and other recovery paths allows her to effectively address the needs of clients with grief issues, history of trauma, marital issues, anxiety, depression, stress disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders. Jenna also has training and experience in working with LBGTQI issues and transitions and is trained in EMDR.
Tracy Redman, LMHC
Change the trajectory of your life journey. Learn how to put the oxygen mask on yourself and thrive in life on your terms. I offer an objective perspective about yourself and your circumstances that will allow you to see, in the first session, how amazing this life is meant to be. I work with individuals and families to improve their wellbeing in life with just a simple change in attitude…
- Coping Skills
- Self Esteem
- Alcohol Use
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality
- Chronic Impulsivity
- Chronic Relapse
Edwin Dilone, LCSW
Edwin "Ed" Dilone earned a Master of Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University and his Bachelor of Social Science from University of Maryland Global Campus. Ed has worked in a variety of settings both inpatient and outpatient, and he has used a strength-based approach when treating clients. Ed specializes in therapy that is both insight-oriented and solution-focused in a collaborating partnership with the client. He is passionate about helping those in need and helping clients reach their full potential. Ed is always looking forward to being a partner in healing and growth. He has worked with clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship problems, and chronic illness. Ed has extensive experience working with military Veterans struggling with PTSD, substance abuse, and personality disorders. Ed has been married for 25 years, has an adult son and daughter, and an energetic Pomeranian. He enjoys traveling, reading, writing, gardening, and visiting coffee shops with his wife.
Specialties include: addictions/substance abuse, trauma-focused/PTSD therapy, military combat trauma, military sexual trauma (MST), personality disorders (i.e., borderline), anger management, stress management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).
Mary Taylor, LMHC
Mary earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida and her Bachelor of Social Science Degree at William Paterson University. Mary has worked in several settings with a variety of populations, including college students during her grad school internship, students in grades K-12 in Duval County as a Full-Service Schools therapist, and in the community serving children and families as an outpatient therapist. Mary utilizes a client-centered approach, always mindful that her clients know themselves better than anyone. She believes that a close, trust-based relationship between counselor and client is an essential component of growth and healing. Mary has had much experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, and loves seeing them reach an understanding that they are not irrevocably broken, but rather deeply hurt and in need of care. Mary also utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach with mindfulness techniques to help clients identify and replace the negative thoughts, fears, and irrational beliefs that contribute to symptoms of depression and anxiety. She enjoys working with both individuals and couples to improve communication skills, increase self-esteem and improve intimacy. Mary likes to apply an Existential Therapy approach to aid clients in their search for meaning and purpose. She has also worked with clients using a Harm-Reduction approach to substance and process addictions. When she’s not busy working with clients, Mary enjoys travelling, spending time with her 3 children and her feisty, toothless cat Hildy, meeting friends for coffee, reading, working out, and going to concerts.
Mary's specialties include addictions/substance abuse, trauma focused/PTSD therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), TBRI(Trust-Based Relationship Intervention), TF-CBT (Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, adolescent therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy.
John Gast, LMHC
Bio coming soon...
Brittany Carter-Best, MSW
Brittany holds a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida. Brittany has experience working in many helping professions, including child welfare, special education, hospital social work, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. In these roles, She has helped adults and adolescents get through some of the most challenging days of their lives. Brittany approaches every individual with kindness and an open mind. Brittany values teamwork, empathy, trust, and respect within the therapeutic relationship. She strives to create a safe and comfortable environment for her clients to express themselves and begin the healing process. Brittany is passionate about helping clients identify and remove barriers to living their most authentic and fulfilling lives. In her spare time, She enjoys learning new things, spending time in the garden, cooking, and reading. Brittany is happily married with a sweet old dog and two mettlesome cats.
Specialties include: Motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, adolescent therapy, addictions/ substance abuse, general emotional & mental health (depression, anxiety, etc.), marriage and family issues, trauma, anger, and LGBTQ+ issues. She has also received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Kedric Bostic III, MHC
Kedric holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University where he played football. Kedric has experience working in inpatient substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling at a university setting. In these roles, he has helped counsel adults, college students, and student-athletes navigate life’s most challenging circumstances. He strives to create a warm, empathetic, and trusting space for clients to quickly feel safe and respected. Kedric values empathy and teamwork, and utilizes a curious mindset to increase client insight within the therapeutic relationship. Kedric utilizes a person-centered approach to increase self-esteem, challenge and reframe negative thoughts and perceptions, and help shift focus from a mindset of expectation towards a mindset of gratitude. He utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques and DBT interventions in order to help clients collaborate on and meet their treatment goals. In his spare time, Kedric enjoys being outside in nature and utilizes nature-based therapy in his work with clients. He enjoys being physically active playing golf, running, and paddleboarding in the ocean. He also enjoys walks along the beach and collecting shark teeth found along the shoreline. Kedric has a sweet black Labrador-German shepherd dog named Grace.
Specialties include: addictions/substance use disorders, depression and anxiety, mindfulness and breathwork techniques, nature-based therapy, interpersonal relationship issues, adolescent and young adult therapy, adjustment issues, person-centered therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, CBT and DBT interventions, motivational interviewing, borderline personality disorders, and athletic counseling/mental performance consulting.
Jenny Batalla, MS, LMHC, AAT-C
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Jenny is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C) from the University of North Florida. She worked over 20 years in the corporate world mostly managing and training for telemarketing and banking organizations. After surviving stage III breast cancer, she went back to school knowing that she wanted to do more to help others find wellness. She worked for 10 years in research in a children’s clinic until she finished her degree and was able to work helping clients with their mental wellbeing. Her therapeutic approach stems from a person centered, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy background including dialectical-behavior therapy techniques and acceptance and commitment therapy. Her experience includes working with a variety of populations and clinical presentations in an individual and group counseling setting on issues ranging from stress, anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, life transitions, marriage & family issues, dealing with difficult relationships, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. She believes that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change, she is here to support & empower you in that journey. When she isn’t enjoying work she loves she relishes spending quality time with family & friends, including her husband she has been with almost 25 years and their blended family, and activities involving being on the water.
Jenny’s specialties include working with adolescents and adults with mental & emotional health and mood disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.), grief, blended families, couples, addictions/substance abuse, coping with chronic illness, stress management, and employment issues.
Apollo, Therapy Dog
Jenny’s therapy partner is Apollo, a 3-year-old Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix). Apollo is a therapy dog in training, he has successfully completed beginner, intermediate, advanced, and therapy dog training. He has been working with clients in an individual and group counseling setting for almost 2 years. When he’s not at work he loves running, playing fetch, giving kisses, and he’s very treat motivated.