Daytona Beach Counseling Center clients are met with a respectful and caring attitude in a safe and supportive environment. We LOVE what we do and that becomes evident in the lives of the people we serve.

Robert Reed counselor Daytona Beach Counseling CenterRobert Reed, MA, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH22069

Rob began his counseling career working as a substance abuse counselor in Georgia, before becoming a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the State of Florida. Prior to becoming a substance abuse counselor, he worked as a personal trainer, helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Rob’s experience as a personal trainer and counselor led him to believe in treating clients with a holistic approach that includes mind, body, and spirit.

Rob has a passion for helping others overcome their personal and mental health obstacles by creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment to express themselves. Rob individualizes the treatment process to each person or couple to provide the maximum benefit. He incorporates a variety of therapies, based on the needs and wants of the client. Rob works with clients struggling with a variety of issues such as substance abuse, process addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, processing grief and more.

amber barrero mental health counselor intern daytona beachAmber Barrero, MS, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH23517

Like many others, I am driven by a passion for helping others. I offer a nonjudgmental and safe space where we will use different tools to help you understand your power, who you are and how to best accomplish your goals.

My therapeutic interests include relationships, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and career across the lifespan. My counseling approach is based on individual needs and goals. My intent is to empower individuals to achieve their goals by drawing on the core therapeutic orientation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and integrating competencies and modalities, as needed.

Most of all I want you to know you are not alone in this journey. You are strong and you are capable. We will work together to create the change you may be seeking.

I look forward to growing with you.

cheryl shady daytona beach counseling Cheryl Shady, MLSI
Masters Level Student Intern

Cheryl is a Masters-Level Graduate Student Intern in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Concordia University, Irvine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Counseling – Psychology from Trinity College of Florida. She is experienced with children as tutor and substitute teacher for K-12. She worked as a patient observer at Advent Health hospital. In addition, Cheryl has worked in cross-cultural settings.

She is a compassionate empathetic mental health counseling intern using a variety of best practices in individual, couples and family therapy sessions. Cheryl demonstrates a passion for supporting the success of underserved populations. Providing help for navigating life changes, dealing with traumatic experiences and frequent moves. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression or just overwhelmed with life call today! Everyone can live a life of purpose and meaning.


todd squires executive director open doors counseling port orange flTodd Squires
Operations Director

Todd is a graduate from University of Florida studying both Business and Exercise Science. He’s done Advertising Sales and Marketing for the last 18 years.

If you have any questions at all about how you can help, through either an investment in or partnership with Open Doors Counseling Network, do not hesitate to reach out to him.

Phone: 386-235-4237

Email: [email protected]

russell holloway founding director open doors counseling port orange flRussell Holloway, MS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH10816
Founding Director

If you have any positive stories you would like to share or if you need to contact me with a concern, please send me an email at [email protected].

Your input is important to our mission and I look forward to hearing from you. —Russell

At Daytona Beach Counseling Center, our team of professional counselors and therapists are independent contractors that offer you a complete range of therapeutic services at affordable rates.



Please call:
386.405.4128 or email
[email protected]


We specialize in Premarital Counseling and helping couples work through real life marriage challenges.


If you or someone you love is suffering from military service related depression or Post Traumatic Stress, we encourage you to get the help you deserve today. You are not alone. We are forever grateful for your brave and selfless service and are here to help.

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Ann Grell, RN, LMHC, QCS, HFF
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH2074

Ann looks forward to meeting and working with individuals who are searching for a healthier lifestyle by overcoming deep unconscious beliefs and experiences that are handicapping more free flowing of their life energy. She is available to listen and respond to questions and provide information about a life energy approach that can reach deeper levels of awareness for oneself and aid in unblocking long held obstacles to living a healthier and freer life.

Mara Mesa, MA, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH10816

We live in a world of constant change that happens whether we are ready or not to endure what it brings. Our thoughts are filled with the constant emotional pains of the past or the overwhelming anxiety of the future. It can be difficult to find someone who understands how we feel or even someone whom we can trust to share our deepest thoughts and feelings.

Mara is a veteran and a trauma-informed therapist who is passionate about assisting adults with developing or reinforcing their coping skills. She has experience with substance use disorders and co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, and other life circumstances. Mara is trained in CPT, EMDR, and DBT, and she can incorporate Biblical counseling if requested.

As a Registered Mental Health Counselor, Mara provides a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere where you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. She is available to assist you in beginning the process of healing and empowerment. Mara believes in a strong therapeutic relationship with her client and that successful therapy stems from a collaborative approach.