Pathways Couseling Center, Brevard County, Melbourne, Florida
Pathways Counseling Center

Our Team

PathsPathways Counseling Center counselors have undergone years of education, training and experience. We have achieved certifications at the state, national and international level, insuring expertise in many diverse areas of concern for our clients.

Gail E. O'Neill
Tarsa Hand Solomon

Erin Kelley
Lisa Olive
Elizabeth Lacy
Christi Dieckman
Laurie Rochelle
Theresa Cashman
Christan York





Gail E. O'Neill, MA, LMHC, NCC, CAP, SAP, ICADC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH4695
National Certified Counselors 39647
Certified Addictions Professional  4916
Substance Abuse Professional
International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 703213

Gail O'NeillGail O’Neill, LMHC has been working in the counseling field since 1994. She works with adults and late adolescents having had success in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addictions / codependency, life transitions, trauma and grief. She utilizes an eclectic approach based in cognitive behavioral methods and she is trained in hypnotherapy.

Gail received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park and has been licensed in the state of Florida since 1997. She is a National Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Addictions Counselor and a Substance Abuse Counselor with an international recognition. Gail is a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida and the current President of the Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association. Additionally, she is an experienced speaker and trainer for various organizations such as DCF, FCADV and BCC, Disney and Virgin America.

I want to help people create change in their lives by helping them to see pathways instead of obstacles and to motivate them towards the path they choose.” -Gail O'Neill

Insurance panels Gail contracts with include: Aetna, Tricare, Ceridian, Cigna, Corporate Care, Corporate Care Works, Horizons, Humana / Lifesynch, Military One Source, New Directions, Value Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan/Health First, MHNet, MHN, and others.

Make an appointment now with Gail O’Neill
or Email Gail at GONeill@pathwaysbrevard.com


 

Tarsa Hand Solomon, MS, LMHC, NCC, CAP, SAP, ICADC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH5309
National Certified Counselors 61531
Certified Addictions Professional 2137
Substance Abuse Professional
International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
703223

Tarsa SolomonTarsa Solomon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 17 years of experience in Psychotherapy. In addition, she is a Certified Addictions Professional, a National Certified Counselor, an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a board approved supervisor. Tarsa received her Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is also a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAP) performing evaluations required by the Department Of Transportation.

She enjoys working with adults and children of all ages. Tarsa has lived in Florida since 1995 with her husband, 3 dogs, two cats, and a Quaker parrot. Her specialties are Christian Counseling, parenting, teenage issues, anger management, anxiety, co-dependency, chronic mental illness, depression, adult children of alcoholics, bipolar/mood disorders, relationship issues and substance abuse.

"I have worked on an in-patient psychiatric stabilization unit as well as in out-patient care. The way exercise, natural herbs, vitamins and medications can be utilized to stabilize the body and mind fascinates me. Psychotherapy should be a life enhancing experience, not something to be embarrassed about or feared." -Tarsa Solomon

Insurance panels Tarsa contracts with include: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ceridian, Cigna, Corporate Care, Corporate Care Works, Deer Oaks/Network Advantage/Work Options, Horizons, Humana / Lifesynch, MHNet, MHN, Military One Source, Magellan/Health First, New Directions, United Healthcare, Value Options and others. Out of network billing is available for all non contracted insurances.

Make and appointment now with Tarsa Solomon
or Email Tarsa at TSolomon@pathwaysbrevard.com



Erin Kelley, M.Ed., LMHC, NCC, CAP, ICADC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH11330
National Certified Counselor, 225359
Certified Addictions Professional
International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Erin Kelley imageErin Kelley incorporates mindful awareness into the counseling process, which focuses attention on the present moment. This approach allows the counseling process to address current concerns and symptoms as well as implement active changes to troublesome patterns. Drawing from cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, family systems, and Gestalt practices, she works with clients to build on existing strengths and achieve wholeness and well-being.

Erin received her Master of Education in Counselor Education from the University of Florida with specialized training in marriage and family and Gestalt therapies. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse recovery, GLBT issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and strategies to cope with family and life challenges. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, meditation, live music, and time with her dog Luna.

"Counseling is a path to wellness. The counseling relationship exists to nurture meaningful growth, connections, and choices to inspire a more fulfilling life." -Erin Kelley

Make an appointment now with Erin Kelley
or Email Erin at ekelley@pathwaysbrevard.com


Lisa M Olive, MS, LMHC, CAP, NCGC-II, CPS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH11835
Certified Addictions Professional 4511
National Certified Gambling Councelor 1077
Certified Prevention Specialist Florida Certification Board 381A

Lisa's ImageLisa M Olive has been working in the helping profession since 2001. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Addiction Professional(CAP), National Certified Gambling Counselor(NCGC-II), Certified Prevention Specialist(CPS), and is trained in is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Lisa received her Bachelor's of Science in Human Services with a concentration on addiction, from Springfield College School of Human Services in Tampa, Florida. She continued at Springfield College and earned her Master's in Science in Mental Health.

As a volunteer in Brevard County, Lisa was able to help people in the community with accessing services such as food, financial guidance, and support for emotional/spiritual struggles. Her early experience allowed Lisa to engage with families of all ages, races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. Lisa has worked with adults and adolescents having had success in the treatment of addiction, anger management, codependency, trauma, parenting, anxiety, mental illness, depression, adult children of alcoholics issues, bipolar/mood disorders, PTSD, and women’s issues. She has experience in family therapy, re-unification and has broad knowledge of the DCF/Court systems. She is an experienced trainer for various organizations including, DCF, Impower, Children's Home Society and Devereux.

Lisa is also trained in EMDR, and uses this modality for treating PTSD, anxiety and most other trauma. Please ask for this specifically when you register, if you are interested.

"We all have times when life becomes overwhelming and it is easy to get discouraged. I believe with guidance, hope, and genuine encouragement, people can make life changes. My passion is healing the whole person with honor, love and kindness so the family can heal and live happily, with peace of mind in unity. "-Lisa M Olive

Insurance panels Lisa contracts with include: CCW, Cigna

Make an appointment now with Lisa M Olive
or Email Lisa at LOlive@pathwaysbrevard.com


Christiane (Christi) Dieckman, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

ChristiChristiane (Christi) Dieckman has been counseling and providing community resources for individuals, children and families since 2008. 

She has successfully treated clients battling addictions, trauma, grief, women’s issues, children’s issues, ADHD, anxiety, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, parenting issues, spiritual issues, stress management, life transitions and more. She brings a warm, supportive presence to the counseling session and tailors healing techniques to client’s individual circumstances. Christi incorporates elements of person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, behavior modification, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy and more.  A member of Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association and American Mental Health Counselors Association, Christi believes in the importance of ongoing participation in education and workshops to keep techniques fresh and effective.

In her free time, Christi likes to spend time with her family and pets, volunteer in the community, read and capture sunrises at the beach.

I have a passion for building on the strengths of individuals, children and families and walking alongside clients to help restore peace and hope.  We each have the solutions to our own struggles, but at times need support and new tools to unwind the tangles of life’s experiences and regain joy in the journey.”- Christi Dieckman

Make an appointment now with Christi Dieckman
or Email Christi at CDieckman@pathwaysbrevard.com


Laurie Rochelle, Laurie Rochelle, MA, LMHC MH 7968

Photo Not AvailableLaurie Rochelle has been working as a licensed mental health counselor since 2004. Laurie graduated from UCF with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Webster University with a Master’s degree in Counseling. She completed a two year internship providing in-school, office and on-site counseling to children and families with moderate to severe mental health issues. She has specialized training in couples therapy, play therapy, solution focused therapy, life coaching and substance abuse.

Laurie has helped many people get to the root of the problem that are causing such issues as family discord and addictions. Although she uses an eclectic approach to match the individual needs, she primarily utilizes a cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy to help find a real solution that works. She has a passion to help people of all ages fight depression, anxiety and mood disorders in order to be free to live life fully.

You will find that Laurie has a down to earth and friendly personality who is easy to talk to. In her spare time she enjoys martial arts, ballroom/Latin dancing and spending time with her family.

“Being mindful of the present moment, appreciate the day and identify any change to make a better life tomorrow, if at all necessary.” Laurie Rochelle

Laurie accepts self-pay, sliding scale and most all insurances including EAP’s.

Make an appointment now with Laurie Rochelle
or Email our staff at lrochelle@pathwaysbrevard.com


Theresa Cashman, LCSW

Theresa Cashman, LCSW, licensed clinical social worker, began her social work
career in Pennsylvania in 1994, where experiences in child welfare, perinatal,
medical social work, midwifery, sexual trauma, grief/loss and inpatient psychiatric care shaped her current journey.

Graduating from Temple University in 2007; Theresa works with a myriad of
concerns including: ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, woman’s issues and
grief/loss. Christian counseling and life-coaching are two of her passions. She
enjoys working with children, teenagers, and adult populations.

Theresa is a supportive, active and engaged listener. Incorporating a wholistic
approach including body, soul and spirit can bring balance and empowerment to
individuals who feel that life is too overwhelming.

“I believe my purpose is to help people discover their design, incorporating various tools and instruments to uncover the truth about who they are as they search for meaning and pursue the destiny in their life.” - Theresa

Make an appointment now with Theresa Cashman
or Email our staff at tcashman@pathwaysbrevard.com


Christan York, LCSW

Christan YorkChristan York, LCSW received her Masters degree in social work in 1994 from the University of Georgia.  Christan has worked in both in patient and out patient settings.  She has practiced as a Psychotherapist and Life Coach for 25 years and has published a whimsical self-help book titled, Getting Screwed? to add humor to the challenges we face daily.

Christan utilizes solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to provide a goal oriented approach to therapy. She enjoys working with people of all ages over 12, and works with individuals, couples and families. She holds a black belt in the Nia Technique. Christan enjoys helping people find a better work/life balance and operate with precision versus reacting in chaos.

Christan helps clients learn how to manage their time, anxiety and/or depression. In her freetime, she enjoys being on the water and spending time with friends and family.

Make an appointment now with Christan York
or Email our staff at cyork@pathwaysbrevard.com