About Us

Mark Davis, LCSW CAP SAP 

 Mark Davis is a therapist, corporate consultant, and trainer regarding Stress Management, Communications Training, Goal Setting, Leadership, Corporate Change, Substance Abuse , and Critical Incident Stress Management. His tailor-made programs utilize a combination of humor, new insights to old problems , and focus on "useable skills" that participants can incorporate into their professional and personal lives immediately. Mr. Davis works extensively with many National and Local Employee Assistance Programs. He is a licensed therapist and continues a private practice of personal change over twenty-seven years. He has post graduate extensive training in the areas of Hypnosis, EMDR, Sex Therapy, and Critical Incident Stress Management. He is a graduate of University of South Florida and Florida State University. Mr. Davis is a life long resident of Tampa, is married with two grown children and an active triathlete.

Professional Affiliations : 

 President, Tampa Bay Employee Assistance Professionals Association 

2019- Present Credentialing & Quality Assurance Committees, Comprehensive Behavioral Care 

1997-2011 Credentialing Committee, Tampa General Hospital Psychiatry Center 

1993-1996 Allied Health Professionals at Tampa General Hospital Psychiatry Center 

1995-1996 Chairperson, Private Practice Association of Tampa Bay 

1994-1995 County Mental Health Association, Speakers Bureau speaker 

1988-1994 Chamber of Commerce Drug Free Workplace Committee 

1987-1994 Tampa Bay "Say No To Drugs" Walk Committee 

1987-1993 , Director "Say No To Drugs" 5k Race 

1988 , Director, Hillsborough Sub-Unit, National Association of Social Workers

1987-1989 Diplomate, American Association of Clinical Sexologists  

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor 

 State of Florida Certified Addictions Counselor 

 Member International Critical Incident Stress Foundation 

 Volunteer Tampa Bay Emergency Critical Incident Response Team 


Nicole Davis, LCSW  MBA  SAP   USAT Triathlete Coach

   Nicole received her Master’s degree from the Barry University School of Social Work in Miami, where she specialized in substance abuse and victimization studies. She also has experience in working with Traumatic Brain Injury, congenital and developmental disorders, “at-risk” children and families, victims of bullying, and ADD/ADHD. Nicole works with clients of all ages; however, she specializes in working with children and adolescents. Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Florida State University, where she minored in Child Development and Studio Art and was also an active philanthropist and member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Nicole enjoys traveling, networking, dominating her age group in triathlons across the state of Florida.


 William Hogan, LMFT

   Over 30 years of experience in the psychology field where I have specialized in working with couples, children (ages 5 and up), adolescents, adults, and families.   He is currently providing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services and Corporate Training to industries throughout the Tampa Bay Area.



Brittany DeFiore, LCSW

   I am a social worker with a passion for recovery and story-telling. I have enjoyed my past experiences working with transitional aged youth, children, and individuals experiencing first-time psychosis. In addition to my work with Davis Sound Mind, I work at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office providing crisis response and de-escalation in active mental health calls for service. I enjoy working with first responders and law enforcement in providing critical incident stress management and fostering mental health wellness in emergency situations. My approach to the therapeutic process is one of patience, empathy, and understanding to create a safe and positive environment for healing with my clients. I utilize a mixed approach to therapy, employing techniques from narrative, CBT, and humanistic therapy to help clients understand and make sense of their thoughts and their worldview.

   In my free time, I can be found snuggled on the couch with my three cats, Lucy, Ashe, and Cocoa, or at a park with my dog, Lola. One of my favorite ways to de-stress and relax is by creating art using my iPad and Procreate or acrylic paints. I find art to be a really personal and safe way to express yourself when words aren’t enough to describe the lives we live. Mental health has always been a part of my personal journey and creating a career and livelihood has provided me the invaluable opportunity to grow alongside my clients as we learn from each other.

yarelisYarelis Medina, LCSW, RYT  Se Habla Espanol

   Yarelis holds a masters in clinical social work (MSW) from Boston University and is a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance (RYT 200 hr). Her 14 year healthcare experience coupled with her passion for yoga has led her to a path of sharing with others the beauty of self compassion, the power of mindfulness, and its positive impact on your overall mental health and quality of life. Her clinical work with adults, adolescents and children is driven by these principles of self compassion and mindfulness and is offered in a supported therapeutic environment. Yarelis is fully bilingual in Spanish, enjoys baking, and spending her time with her family.

mimi Mildred Phillips, LCSW   

My name is Mildred Phillips. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am called Mimi by most of those who know me. I am a dedicated therapist who have been in practiced for over 45 years. I am also an Ordained minister since 2014. I have worked in Florida since 1974, working in various agencies including hospitals, mental health facilities, nursing home settings, partial hospital settings, and private practice.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Ordained Minister, I have been trained in Family Therapy, along with specializing in Marital Therapy, Play Therapy, Domestic Violence, Individual Therapy, and Christian Therapy. I have counseled clients struggling with family dysfunction, behavioral issues, stress related issues, grief issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, parent-child issues, divorce recovery, sexual abuse, women issues, military/veteran issues, and clients with certain psychiatric illness.

With more than four decades of experience in the mental health field I have utilized many of the known therapeutic tools/skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Marital Therapy, Play Therapy, Christian Therapy, and the Eclectic Approach in treatment. 


    Lydia Cerpa, LCSW 

    Sometimes the challenges in life bring us to a place where depression, anxiety or anger gets the best of us and we feel stuck in finding resolution.  Relationships can shift over time and bring up dynamics that are difficult to cope with.  Marriage, parenting or dating relationships all take skill to succeed.  Work can become overwhelming and decision making can be daunting.  My approach is to see these challenges as opportunities to grow and develop new tools to become more resilient.  With resiliency you can bounce back to the best version of yourself.

    Let’s find solutions together!  We are all vulnerable at some time in life and counseling is a great way to obtain support when you need it the most.  If you’ve never experienced counseling as a non-judgmental, informative and learning experience, then I invite you to contact me to begin that process.  

   Lydia has been immersed in the military culture as a Military Family Life Counselor from 2012 to 2021 providing confidential and undocumented counseling to active duty service members, their children, teens and spouses of all branches, OCONUS in addition to those serving at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL. She is familiar with the impact of a high ops tempo, deployments, reintegration and the importance of building resiliency in the military service member and family.

   With more than 30 years of experience in the field of emotional health, Lydia has a variety of tools to offer clients. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) along with other research based methods are implemented according to the goals that clients have identified. As a bilingual and bicultural counselor, Lydia strives to understand any particular influences of her patient's culture and how they impact each patient's unique situation. If you've never experienced counseling as a non-judgmental, informative, and learning-based experience, then we invite you to contact Lydia to begin that process in order to build resiliency to overcome your current challenges. Hablo español.

AlexAlexander Davidson,  Student Intern, USF MSW Program 

   Alexander (Alex) is currently working towards his Licensure in clinical social work (LCSW). He is a graduate from the University of South Florida. He has over eight years of mental health experience with his experience mentoring individuals living with ailment on a volunteer basis and over two years’ experience professionally in behavioral health working for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay holding multiple roles from Intervention Specialist using counseling approaches with clients from crisis, suicide, assault (sexual/non-sexual), substance use, domestic violence, trafficking, and veteran specific to name a few as an Intervention Specialist and mentoring/coaching new Specialist as a supervisor. He has in addition practiced under Davis Sound Mind for over a year adding couples counseling, sex therapy, eating disorders, and complex trauma to his repertoire


Katherine Isaza, PsyD

   I work exclusively with adults who live in Florida. I specialize in working with those who are experiencing distress due to: Grief & Loss issues such as ending a significant relationship or mourning (or anticipating) the death of a loved one; Interpersonal Conflicts with someone due to communication difficulties or mismatched expectations; and Life Transitions such as changes in school or job status, leaving home, getting married, among others. Are you wanting to reduce emotional exhaustion? Have more fulfilling relationships? Prevent burnout? Or simply adjust to ongoing changes?

   I encourage my clients to: try out new and healthier ways to manage & relieve stress, strengthen their interpersonal skills (e.g., assertiveness, conflict management, flexible thinking), improve their social functioning; and positively cope with current life circumstances.

    Asking for help can be hard, but suffering in silence is harder. Are you ready to talk openly about your hopes & fears? Interested in dealing successfully with life’s curveballs, your relationships, or your responsibilities?  You're in the right place. Your well-being matters!  Hablo español.


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