Therapists 2017-08-09T17:21:55+00:00

Meet Our Therapists

Our licensed mental health professionals serve youth, adults and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities and life experiences. We offer individual, family and couples counseling services.


ElaineElaine Moore, MA, LP

Elaine Moore has over 20 years experience working with couples, groups, families, children and adolescents. She has worked in outpatient mental health clinics, in-home family therapy, and in an employee assistance program. She has also worked with schools, court systems and foster care programs. Elaine has expertise in play therapy, hypnotherapy and EMDR. She has conducted training sessions on topics such as grief and loss, parenting, anxiety, adult development and critical incident stress debriefing.


Emily Bade, LGSW

Emily has worked with children, adolescents and their families in clinic, school-based, residential and day treatment settings. She also has experience working with clients with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma histories, behavioral issues, and difficulties associated with family stress.

JennJennifer Kortgard, MSW, LGSW

Jennifer has nearly nine years of experience working with diverse youth and their families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, in-home, outpatient, group home, foster care and shelter settings. Jennifer has also provided outpatient therapy to adults and couples through a clinical fellowship. She has also served adults with serious and persistent mental illness residing in a transitional living program. She has a background in mental health case management and is very familiar with community resources. Jennifer has experience working with youth diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and oppositional defiance.

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VickiVicki Bailar-Holmin, LICSW

Vicki completed her training at Florida State University where she specialized in School Social Work. Vicki works primarily with school-aged children and families by assessing and treating ADHD, depression, trauma, anxiety disorders and other concerns that challenge chil­dren’s development. She also has experience in case management, chemical dependency, facili­tating healthy relationships between families and schools, and counseling chronically mentally ill adults. Vicki has over 30 years of experience in the field.

ChrisChristopher Vendel, LMFT

Chris has over 10 years of experience providing therapy in several settings; office-based, school-based, and in-home. He works with adolescents and adults with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, parents, and relationship issues. Chris is also experienced in providing crisis intervention as well as DBT services.

LaurelLaurel Walsh, LMFT

Laurel has experience working with youth, adults and families in both individual and group settings. She is skilled at teaching coping techniques, social skills, relaxation techniques, conflict resolution, and assertive communication skills. Laurel specializes in working with at-risk, multicultural youth and teaching interpersonal skills to adolescents.