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Dupont Counseling Group provides compassionate, personalized care to Northeast Florida residents for a wide variety of issues, ranging from relationships and parenting to depression, anxiety and life transitions.

With more than 25 years of combined experience, our team of clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists has the knowledge and compassion to help you and your loved ones.

While our services may be diverse, our goal for all our clients is the same: to provide tools that empower them to overcome personal challenges. We’ll discuss whatever difficulties you’re facing, develop strategies to deal with them and teach you how to use these new approaches effectively in everyday life. When you complete counseling with us, you will leave with a mental toolkit designed to help you stay on the path of wellness.

Formed as a division of Jewish Family & Community Services, Dupont Counseling Group is committed to serving people of all races, religions and backgrounds. We strive to make counseling work for you, no matter your circumstances. That’s why we offer counseling in homes, offices and schools as well as provide financial assistance for those who qualify.

Click here to find out more about the variety of services we offer, or contact us here to set up a FREE, confidential 15-minute phone consultation.

We are proud of our reputation

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance and administered by JFCS.  JFCS will ensure that reasonable accommodations will be made for those persons needing special assistance to access our programs and services, and for those persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

OUR TEAM

LORNA WITTENRICH, LMHC
LORNA WITTENRICH, LMHCClinical Director
Lorna Wittenrich earned her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. She has 13 years of clinical experience working with infants, children, adults and families in school, community and in-home based settings, with 10 years experience in varying child welfare programs. In addition she is a qualified supervisor for mental health counselors for the state of Florida. Lorna’s clinical foundation incorporates techniques in client-centered therapy, trauma focused work, cognitive behavioral therapy and infant mental health.
EDWARD SPADE, LCSW
EDWARD SPADE, LCSWSupervisor, Therapist
Edward C. Spade,is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Florida International University in Miami with his masters in social work. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Edward has worked in mental health and substance abuse with adults and children. Areas of interest and action include Social Justice, autism awareness, support of first responders, and support of the LGBTTQQIAAP community. His therapeutic approach is from the ecological perspective, person in situation, with techniques from CBT, DBT, solution focused, and person centered.
KGOTHATSO FRIDGE, MSW, RCSWI
KGOTHATSO FRIDGE, MSW, RCSWITherapist
Masters in Social Work, BS in Psychology both from the University of Central Florida. Currently a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern.
Experience includes working with delinquency, substance abuse, at risk youth, dependency, families, and homeless population.
There are a variety of approaches I use to help my clients depending on their individual needs. Some of the modalities that I use are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family System Theories just to name a few.
KAREN HANSON
KAREN HANSONTherapist
M.S. in Community Counseling from The University of Wisconsin-Superior; M.Ed in Leading And Learning/Organizational Development from Jacksonville University and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Works with individuals, families and children.
Clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT,) brief or solution-focused therapy, and play therapy.
LEE MIKELL, LMHC
LEE MIKELL, LMHCTherapist
MA in Professional Counseling, Liberty University.
Works with individuals, families, and children. Clinical specialties include marital and family dynamics, and men’s issues. Serves full range of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, and life adjustments. Primarily uses psycho-education and strength-based, solution focus therapy.
JESSICA SOTO, CWCM
JESSICA SOTO, CWCMParenting Specialist
BS in Psychology from Liberty University. Currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at Liberty University.
Certified Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator assisting parenting in focusing on how parent/child relationships can be strengthened, teaching them new ways to understand children’s needs and behaviors.
ERICA MITCHELL, MSW, RCSWI
ERICA MITCHELL, MSW, RCSWITherapist
Erica completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Florida where she majored in Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies. She went on to complete her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with Florida State University, graduating with honors in her class. Erica also received education from Stetson University and their Play Therapy certification program.
Experience includes working in child welfare in dependency and play therapy. Erica is also a member of First Coast Chapter for Florida Association for Play Therapy.
Erica’s specialty in play therapy allows her to work with children as young as 3 years old. Erica can also work with children under the age of 3 years old, as long as a parent, family member, or caretaker is actively involved in the treatment process.
SAMANTHA DAVIS, MSW, RCSWI
SAMANTHA DAVIS, MSW, RCSWITherapist
Samantha Davis earned her Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and specialized in gerontology. She was a certified social worker in her home state of Kentucky before relocating to Florida.

Samantha has clinical experience working with a wide-variety of clients including children and families, caregivers, survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She incorporates a strengths-based perspective when interacting with all clients and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and motivational interviewing to help clients in achieving their goals in treatment.

LOCATION

  • A division of Jewish Family and Community Services
    8540 Baycenter Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32256

  • 904-394-5706
  • Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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