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, 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.

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.

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.

erika sunday licensed mental health counselor daytona beach counseling centerErika Sunday, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH14065

If you’re reading this, you’re likely on a journey of self -discovery and growth. This can often be an overwhelming and intimidating task. I would be honored to assist you on this path. I’m hoping my experience and passion for a holistic approach will provide an atmosphere of safety and validation where you can either begin or continue learning strategies and skills for fulfillment.

I have an eclectic mix of experience and treatment approaches. My professional background includes working with teens and adults in a variety of settings. It includes working with those who have experienced addiction; both themselves and with family members or partners, legal problems, family stressors/conflicts, trauma/PTSD, mood and personality disorders, grief, divorce/separation, life changes; unexpected and planned, career/workplace difficulties, pregnancy/fertility struggles, domestic violence, low self- esteem, and existential dilemmas.

I provide a safe and supportive forum to help guide you on your journey. I value the importance of including ”back to basic” self-care opportunities, such as adding a few minutes of nature or unstructured time alone or with a loved one into your daily life, listening to music or favorite podcast, enjoying a bike ride or exercise class. We tend to forget how these seemingly “small” yet vital aspects get overlooked in our busy and chaotic lives. I look forward to meeting you!

amber barrero mental health counselor intern daytona beachAmber Berraro, MLSI
Masters Level Student Intern

I am Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the final phase of my graduate level education. Graduating in December of 2022 with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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.

ADMINISTRATORS

todd squires executive director open doors counseling port orange flTodd Squires
Executive 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: todd.opendoors@gmail.com

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

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

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.