Meet our staff of PROFESSIONAL, CARING COUNSELORS

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.

Mara Mesa, MA, RMHI
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.

Robert Reed counselor Daytona Beach Counseling CenterRobert Reed, MLSI
Masters Level Student Intern

Rob is a Graduate Intern Student Counselor working on his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Liberty University. He graduated from University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2018.

He has over two years of experience working in the addiction field at an inpatient treatment center and is finalizing his certification in addictions counseling.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR

Russell Holloway, MS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH10816
Executive Director & Co-Founder

If you have any positive stories you would like to share with me, or if you need to contact me with a concern, please call me directly at 386.212.3634 or send me an email at Russell.OpenDoors@gmail.com.

Your input is critical 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.

MARRIAGE COUNSELING
PREMARITAL COUNSELING
DIVORCE RECOVERY
DEPRESSION
SEXUAL ABUSE
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE
TRAUMA RECOVERY
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS – PTSD
GRIEF COUNSELING
ANGER MANAGEMENT
ANXIETY AND FEAR
DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIPS
ADDICTION
AND MORE

COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT

We want to earn your trust.
For a free phone consultation please call:
386.405.4128 or email
wecare@waycounseling.com

MARRIAGE COUNSELING

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

HELP FOR AMERICA’S VETERANS

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.