Psychologist, Counselors, and Resident Advisors

shapeimage_1Dr. Carmine Pecoraro, Psy.D., C.A.P., NCGC-II

Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, & Co-owner

Dr. Pecoraro holds a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, two Master Degrees in the mental health field and has been in the field of counseling for over 20 years. He is a Licensed Psychologist & Neuropsychologist, Certified Addiction Professional, Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a National Certified Gambling Counselor-III. Dr. Pecoraro treats a wide range of mental health and addiction issues.

He is experienced in psychological, psycho-educational and neuropsychological testing and evaluation. Dr. Pecoraro has received numerous awards for his work in both the mental health and addictions fields. He lectures worldwide, publishes numerous articles in professional journals, magazines and has appeared on television and radio. Dr. Pecoraro serves on numerous Board of Directors for non for profit organizations locally, nationally and internationally. He believes in “giving back to the community”. Dr. Pecoraro was a Program Director and a Program Professor at Nova Southeastern University and currently is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the graduate Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Springfield College’s Tampa Bay Campus.

JudyJudith Pecoraro M.S., C.B.H.T, NCGC-II

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern & Co-owner

Judith Ann Pecoraro has been in the Mental Health Field since 1992. Before entering the Mental Health Field, Ms. Pecoraro taught Emotionally Handicapped Children for five years. She holds a Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. She is a Certified Behavioral Health Technician through the Florida Certification Board and a National Certified Gambling Counselor-II.

Ms. Pecoraro’s background includes 11 years of Case Management and Crisis Intervention facilitation. She is experienced in counseling substance abusing clients and their families, as well as working with individuals that have domestic violence issues. Ms. Pecoraro has been published in Counselor Magazine, was President of the Jaycee’s (Junior Chamber of Commerce) in Clearwater, Florida and Secretary for Positive Expressions in Gulfport, Florida.

Positive Expressions is a non-profit organization working to empower HIV infected and affected individuals by developing and supporting their self-expression, and educating the public through the presentation of creative work. She has been recognized by various communities and organizations for her work in fundraising for Domestic Violence and HIV. She is also a co-owner of New Friendships Sober House.

MaryMary Walker L.M.H.C/L.M.F.T.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, & Co-owner

Mary Walker is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an approved supervisor for both disciplines in FL. She has over 25 years experience providing all aspects of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Mary is creative and has been instrumental in designing many new programs to meet the needs of her clients.

Mary has worked with many diverse populations including consumers with Mental Health diagnoses, Substance Abuse and dependence issues, Co-occurring disorders, Sexual offenders and victims of abuse. She has worked with clients of all ages from children through the elderly. Mary has also worked in different modalities including Psychiatric Hospitals, Detoxification and Treatment Programs, Co-occurring Disorders Programs, Residential Programs, Sexual Offenders Programs, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Traditional Outpatient Programs, and the Private Practice arena.

She is experienced in facilitating individual therapy, group therapy, couples and family therapy. Additionally, she has provided consultation and training for many years. She is an adjunct faculty member at Springfield College, Department of Human Services in their Mental Health Counseling Program.