Kathleen Morales-Perez is a Peer Specialist who integrates the Mobile Crisis Team. She has more than five years of experience working with culturally and racially diverse populations in urban and rural areas of Colombia and most recently in Immokalee, FL. She has dedicated her professional practice to research, advocate, and offer support to minorities and at-risk populations. Kathleen has provided mentoring modeling and motivation to participants using her ability to inspire others on their paths. Her family and personal experience with mental health challenges help her approach hard-to-reach individuals by creating trust and empathy. She has worked with numerous people to design individualized recovery and treatment plans incorporating healthy social outings that support healing, recovery, and increase independent functioning. She also enjoys walking outdoors, writing, and doing yoga for self-care.
Melissa Belyea is a Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern and a native to Naples, FL. She specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults while embracing a strength based approach to counseling. Melissa was recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a 2018 Minority Fellow for her work with underserved populations. Melissa is dedicated to working in her local community and combating stigma associated with mental health. Melissa enjoys time near the water, doing yoga, cooking a healthy meal, and taking care of her English Bulldog, Toby.
My goal as a clinician is to empower individuals to overcome personal and interpersonal issues in order to have a more meaningful life and improve their relationships. My approach includes humanistic, CBT, MI, and person-centered therapy. The main objective is to help individuals get through life stressors by encouraging them to learn, develop, and practice healthy coping skills. I have obtained a Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology and a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some of my credentials include Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). My work and experience history involves working as a therapist with Hezelden Betty Ford Foundation, The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, and Elite DNA Therapy Services.
Alexia Perkins is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the State of Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the great University of Florida. Alexia then went on to further her education at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Alexia completed her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. She currently works with adolescents, teens, and young adults while utilizing a Motivational Interviewing approach. When she is not in the community saving our next generation she is seaside enjoying the breeze.