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.

Tarsa Hand Solomon
Erin Kelley
Christi Dieckman
Christan York
Douglass Judson
Lindsay Rubel
Edward Tejeiro
Lori Velez
Krista Marquick
Jessica Kroungold-King
Michelle Hawks
Cassie Norsworthy
Julie Askinazi




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.

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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 is a licensed mental health counselor who received her Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from the University of Florida. She specializes in marriage and family and Gestalt therapies, and has Level I training in the Gottman Method of couples counseling.

Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ communities.

Erin incorporates mindful awareness into the counseling process, which focuses attention on the present. This allows the counseling process to address current concerns and symptoms as well as make changes to troublesome patterns.

"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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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 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 2019.

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 experience in working with depression, anxiety, women’s issues, teenage issues, stress management, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders. 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 provided counseling in a high school environment from 2016-2020. Lori enjoys working with children, teenagers, and adults.

Lori creates an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and engaging environment to support, empower, and encourage the client to live their most fulfilling life. Lori tailors her technique to each individual’s needs and utilizes primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, mindfulness, and Person-Centered Therapy.

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Krista Marquick, LMHC, CAP

Krista MarquickKrista Marquick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP). Krista obtained her Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Psychology in 2013 from Troy University. Krista has been providing treatment for addiction and mental health issues since she began working in the field in 2000 in South Carolina. Krista has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, including the geriatric population.

She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She was a counselor on a 28-day rehabilitation unit for substance abuse for four years. Krista has successfully treated clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, relationship conflicts, and those who may be experiencing difficulties managing emotions in daily life. Whether this type of difficulty is new and is a result of something that has recently happened, or whether it has been this way for some time, Krista can help. Krista incorporates solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and more to assist the individual in transforming their current perception and in working on the client’s general outlook on life.

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Jessica Kroungold-King, LMHC

Jessica Kroungold-KingJessica Kroungold-King has worked in the mental health field for over 17 years. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned her Master of Science degree in Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology in 2005. She has experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. Her experience includes working for non-profit organizations to help children, teenagers and families, as well as adults with chronic mental illness, and individuals in an outpatient urgent care setting.

Her approach involves assisting individuals to help them develop coping skills and tap into their inner strengths so they may heal, grow, and live their best lives. She practices relaxation skills with individuals, so they are able to build confidence with using tools and resources on their own. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which involves identifying and challenging unhealthy thinking patterns and building positive thoughts and behaviors. She is trained in EMDR, which is an evidenced based therapy used to treat trauma, anxiety, and depression. She utilizes a strength based, solution focused approach to therapy. She is compassionate and meets individuals where they are to collaborate, identify, and work towards personal goals.

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Michelle Hawks, LMHC

Michelle Hawks photoMichelle Hawks is a licensed mental health counselor working in the greater Melbourne and beachside areas. She holds a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Sociology, and a Master’s of Art degree in Counseling. In addition to her graduate studies, she has post-graduate advanced training in: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety/Depression, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Training. She works with adults, youths, and families providing individual, group, and family counseling. She believes prior to engaging in therapeutic work, a solid relationship of caring, confidentiality, and trust must be created. Offering a supportive environment to clients which communicates nonjudgment, acceptance, and confidentiality, individuals are able to seek real solutions to issues in which they are struggling, identify obstacles standing in the way of accomplishing their goals, and begin living life in the present, looking with hope to the future.

Michelle has worked in agencies, providing counseling and support to families, many of whom were in crisis. Her areas of special interest include helping clients struggling with anxiety and depression, helping women achieve wellness and balance in their lives, and helping any individual who is ready to make a positive change in their life.

She utilizes various approaches based upon each client’s unique needs, and believes that a positive, trusting relationship between client and therapist is essential to a successful process and outcome.

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Cassie Norsworthy, LMHC

Cassie Norsworthy's PhotoCassie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been working in the field of mental health since 2012. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. Majority of Cassie’s experience has been in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss. She is also experienced in working with individuals with mood disorders and personality disorders. She is well versed in behavioral techniques and emphasizes the importance of boundaries in any relationship. Cassie believes in meeting an individual where they are at, so to speak, and establishing this as the starting point of the therapeutic relationship.

In her free time, Cassie enjoys time with her family as well as gardening, cooking, running, anything arts, the ocean, and travel.

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Julie Askinazi, MSW, LCSW

Julie Askinazi's PhotoJulie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters in Social Work in 2010 from West Virginia University. She specializes in adolescents and enjoys providing couples counseling, using the Gottman Method. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues.

Julie is empathetic and enjoys working with diverse populations, as well as those with medical conditions.

For fun, Julie spends time with her family watching beach- goers learn to surf.

"I strive to find joy in my life every day and I have a drive to encourage others to do the same."

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