Ashlea Johnson, LCSW
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ashlea has extensive training and experience cultivated through work and education in a variety of settings, ranging from schools, to hospitals, group homes, and private practice. Ashlea completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.She went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in clinical mental health from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. While attaining that degree, Ashlea completed her clinical practicum at Johns Hopkins Adolescent Clinic and worked part-time at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Therapy Center. She completed her post-graduate clinical supervision at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Early in her career, Ashlea provided career counseling services to adolescents and young adults being released from the correctional system, worked with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with chronic illness, Autism Spectrum Disorders and various developmental disabilities, and supported patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
In October of 2004, Ashlea moved to the South Lake County area and has continued to seek out diverse professional opportunities to grow her clinical skills. She worked with both adults and children in hospitals, schools, and private practice before deciding to open Summit Mental Health Services, PLLC in Minneola-Clermont. Ashlea has been credentialed by the State of Florida to provide clinical supervision to post-graduate level therapists. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Ashlea is a certified facilitator for Sibshops and offers the program in Lake and Orange Counties.Call (352) 638-6639 today to take that first step toward healing and schedule an appointment with Ashlea.
Dana Nolan, LMHC
Dana is an experienced licensed mental health counselor with a wide range of clinical expertise. She has presented at regional and national conferences and speaks frequently to community organizations, support groups and at professional roundtables on mental health issues and on healthy behavior change. In addition to private practice, Dana’s professional experience includes inpatient and outpatient counseling, clinical research and education in both the United States and in Australia where she lived for 7 years. She has over ten years experience providing eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR) to individuals suffering from anxiety and trauma related symptoms.
She graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then went on for a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at Western Washington University. To fulfill a desire to work with families and couples dealing with divorce, she studied to become a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Certified Parenting Coordinator to assist parents in learning how to co-parent in the aftermath of divorce.When Dana is not working or involved with her children’s’ sports and music activities, she enjoys biking, jogging, swimming and scuba diving with her husband and sons.Call (352) 638-6639 today to take that first step toward healing and schedule an appointment with Dana.
Michele Delafranconi, LCSW
Michele graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work. After 10 years of work as a social worker in a variety of settings in Ohio and Florida, Michele went to the University of Central Florida to obtain her Masters of Social Work degree where she was awarded Student of the Year in 1998. Since then Michele has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a variety of clinical experiences, most recently working with adjustment to life changing illnesses or events such as cancer, body changes due to injury or identity or divorce.
Michele also specializes in many types of loss events such as death of a loved one, career interruption, or major relocation. She gained this experience working in major trauma hospitals, cancer centers and hospice settings. Michele has counseled both youth and parents adjusting to identity issues with the LGBTQ community. Michele is also employed with The US Department of Health and Human Services as a mental health specialist with the National Disaster Medical System, working on Disaster Medical Assistance Teams as a first responder to victims of national disasters.
Michele was on the Board of the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers for over 10 years helping to advance the profession of social work and programs for their clients. She has been instrumental in program development and has been affiliated with the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Counsel, established by the Florida Legislature. She enjoys facilitating support groups, community health events and providing education about mental health issues and the profession.On Michele’s free time she enjoys a variety of DIY projects, anything from plumbing, changing a light fixture to refinishing furniture. Gardening has become a new favorite activity as well.Call (352) 638-6639 today to schedule your appointment with Michele.
Leslie Rachel, LMHC
Leslie is an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with adults, teens, and children in clinical, mental health settings. She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1984. Leslie then attended Georgia State University in Atlanta where she obtained her Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 1989. Since that time she has worked in Georgia, Colorado and then in Florida, where she has always focused on the needs of the pediatric population. Leslie has many years of professional clinical experience in residential programs, schools, homes, and outpatient clinics as both a therapist and supervisor.
She most recently spent over a decade providing therapy to individuals and families in South Lake County while working closely with their families in community mental health. She comes to Summit Mental Health Services in a new phase of life, while she is currently working on a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis which she hopes to complete within the next year.
Leslie is a family focused person, spending her down time with her family and beloved dogs. Call Summit today at (352) 638-6639 to schedule an appointment for your child or grandchild with Leslie.
Tonya Rowe, LCSW
Tonya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who specializes in mental health counseling for children, adolescents, and in adults.
Tonya graduated from Stony Brook University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She furthered her education and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College. During her time at Hunter College, she facilitated mental health support groups for youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice system and co-facilitated mental health support groups for adults who were experiencing a crisis and/or life threatening illnesses.
Tonya has experience providing mental health services to children and adults in New York, Georgia, and Florida. She has worked with children and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, and depression. She has extensive experience providing counseling services to families involved with the Department of Children and Families.
Tonya loves spending time with her family and participating in community events, especially those that serve the needs of the homeless population. Tonya volunteers with the Lake County Medical Reserve Corp, which provides healthcare and mental health assistance in the event of a major emergency.
The first step is always the hardest. Let’s get through it together! Call (352) 638-6639 today to schedule an appointment with Tonya.
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