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
Christi Dieckman
Theresa Cashman
Christan York
Douglass Judson
Lindsay Rubel
Edward Tejeiro
Lori Velez

Gail E. O'Neill

Co-owner, Retired

Gail O'Neill 






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

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.

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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

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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

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Theresa Cashman, LCSW

Theresa CashmanTheresa 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

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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.

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Douglass Judson, LCSW

Christan YorkDouglass Judson, LCSW, is an experienced clinician who
enjoys improving the quality of others’ lives. He holds a
master’s degree in social work from Simmons College in
Boston, Massachusetts.

Douglass worked for a large
teaching medical center in Boston for 14 years, providing
mental health and substance use clinical services in
outpatient, partial hospital, and inpatient levels of care.
Douglass Judson subsequently worked as an outpatient
therapist for 8 years at a Federally Qualified Health Center in
Grand Rapids, Michigan just prior to moving to Florida in

Douglass has experience in developing therapeutic
relationships with many populations across cultural and
developmental spectrums. He has assisted individuals and
couples in transforming their perceptions of self, others and
life in order to resolve issues and develop skills to negotiate
life more effectively.

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Lindsay Rubel, MS, LMFT

Lindsay Rubel

Lindsay Rubel, LCSW, has worked in the mental health field since 2009. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She has vast experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, military, grief and mood disorders. She has gained her experience working with the Army National Guard and in an outpatient mental health clinic. She is also an Army veteran. It is through this experience she has learned empathy and the importance of feedback, along with humor.

Everyone has a unique story to be told and no two stories are alike. Every person deserves a personalized approach to therapy. Lindsay believes in empowering clients to find their true potential through individualized, empathetic care. Lindsay's goal is to meet each client where they are and to help them focus on how to achieve their goals. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, reading, yoga and meditation.

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Edward Tejeiro, MS, LCSW

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Edward has worked in the fields of Mental Health and Addiction for over 18 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Georgia Athens and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Boston College. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Therapist and Certified Addictions Professional.

Edward has experience working in various Inpatient and Outpatient Programs for Mental Health and Substance Abuse in a wide range of roles including Group Facilitator, Primary and Family Therapist and Clinical Director.Edward specializes in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal Conflict, Co Dependency, Addictive Disorders, Sexual Issues/ Compulsivity (Sexual feelings and Intimacy, LGBTQ+), Self Esteem, Mental Health Issues and Men’s Issues (Anger and Irritability, Sexuality, Intimacy and Affection, Numbing or Pushing Away Emotions, Divorce/Separation).

Edward’s approach is client-driven, solution focused, strengths based, and cognitive behavioral. He utilizes interventions from Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

"The future depends on what you do today." – Mahatma Ghandi

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Lori Velez, MS, LMHC

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Lori has worked in the Mental Health field since 2014 and social work case management since 2010. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Lori has vast experience in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, and ADHD. Lori obtained her experience while working with non-profit child welfare organizations through conducting individual counseling, therapeutic supervised visitation, as well parenting and anger management groups. Lori has extensive experience working with teenagers and worked in a high school environment since 2016. Lori enjoys working with children, teenagers, and adults.

Lori believes in empowering the client to live their most fulfilling life. Lori utilizes primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solution-focused, mindfulness, and Person-Centered therapy.

In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family, riding motorcycles, gardening and is a voracious reader.

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