is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and part owner of Santa Rosa Counseling Center located in beautiful Milton, Florida. She has a passion to help families become healthier, happier, and more compatible. She has been happily married to her husband, Dean, for over 37 years. She has three adult children who live with their families in Santa Rosa County and six beautiful grand children. The rich personal experience of her own successful marriage and family, twenty plus years within the transient military life, and an extensive educational and clinical background equips her to help families in many of life's challenges. Alesia has practiced  psychotherapy in a variety of pastoral and clinical settings. She enjoys writing and has

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology - Troy University

Robert Paul Fillingim, LMHC

Independent Contractor

Robert Paul Fillingim, LLC

to adult. In addition to general practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have experience in treating Addiction, Substance-Abuse, and Co-Occurring Disorders.

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology - Troy University
Undergraduate degree in Health Care Management - Pensacola State College

Jacob Davis, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Independent Contractor

is a compassionate helper to individuals and couples seeking hope and solutions. He specializes in working with relationship problems, conflict resolution, communication skills, parenting skills, and mood disorders. The experiences and development as a devoted husband and father of twelve years has equipped him to help families improve parenting and marital functioning. Brian's counseling approach is solution-focused, concentrating on practical and realistic goals. His approach is empowering and hopeful. Brian has served proudly in the military and public service for over thirteen years. He serves voluntarily as a member of the Northwest Florida Crisis Intervention Team, a team that uses understanding and skills gained through specialized training to identify and provide the most effective and compassionate response possible involving persons in a mental health crisis.

is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor whose compassion for helping others has led to careers in activity therapy, case management in community counseling agencies, and juvenile justice counseling and management. She has also enjoyed volunteering as an autism teacher and a counselor for sexual abuse/trauma. Her background as a treatment director and counselor in juvenile justice programs has allowed her to specialize in needs that challenge children, teens, and families including: spiritual needs, ethical dilemmas, suicidal
ideation, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management. Counseling

Meet our clinicians

We believe in the human potential to heal; all people have existing strengths, resources, and problem-solving skills necessary for wholeness. As therapists, our goal is to enhance our patients' belief and hope in those inner strengths, resources, and resiliency. When these solutions are identified and utilized, a positive change occurs.

ROBERT Fillingim, LMHC

JACOB Davis, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I will start by offering you support, acceptance, and guidance in a safe, cordial setting. My goal is to help you understand, manage, and resolve whatever difficulties you may be facing so that you can begin to maximize your quality of life with the confidence, success, and peace that you deserve. I will assist you in discovering and developing personalized, effective problem-solving strategies to implement in ways that will help you achieve the outcomes you desire.
Providing guidance and promoting discovery and developing problem-solving strategies related to mental health, behavioral concerns, spiritual growth, and substance abuse issues. Male and female, individuals, couples, familes, adolescent

bodies, and lifestyles.  Her teaching style offers a holistic, compassionate, and integrative approach on topics that are vital to one’s well-being and quality of life.  Teachings include a focus on self care, healthy thinking, coping skills, self esteem, personal development, mood management, relaxation, boundaries, assertiveness, yoga, and more.

Melissa facilitates women's groups designed to promote and improve self-care, connection, and overall wellness.

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Many people struggle to overcome difficult and challenging moments in their life. Brandy has a passion for helping people through these often-overwhelming moments. Her warm personality, sincere empathy, and even a little humor help her connect with others in order to guide them in identifying strengths they possess in order to handle any situation life throws at them. Brandy has specialized with teens in the juvenile justice system and community mental health. She enjoys working with children, teens, adults, families, and groups in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, and self-esteem. “The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying small stones.”—Chinese Proverb

Jake is effective in helping others sort out some of life’s most difficult issues. He works well with those who have problems with anxiety, depression, relational issues, or anger. He is exceptionally helpful in aiding teens and young adults to sort through educational and vocational goals and explore their life’s direction. He specializes in gaming addiction and enjoys helping youth balance their time with family, outdoor activities, and friends. Whether young or not so young, Jake believes in bringing clarity to situations and works with others in order that they may achieve a more satisfying life. He offers support, hope, empathy, understanding, and a safe environment for healing and growth.

is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing in Northwest Florida for well over 10 years. Her goal is to help people overcome life's challenges by allowing people to learn to understand themselves in a safe and secure environment. Sue specializes in assisting adolescents and young persons in understanding and overcoming substance abuse issues, exploring depression and anxiety issues, and providing educational and vocational guidance. Sue focuses on positive aspects that her clients may or may not be aware of to intervene and compliment their current circumstances. In each session with Sue, you can expect genuine positive regard, humor, professionalism and honesty. She offers compassionate and empathic listening, firm and candid understanding, as well as

K. Alesia Willis, LMFT, LMHC

authored numerous articles, including the book, "The Godly Woman: A Walk into Wisdom." Others have said of her counseling approach that she provides a friendly, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere for people to experience growth and healing. Through the experience of unconditional acceptance, she seeks to empower others to live with happiness and hope in life's journey as they explore options for answers.

Specializing in Affair Recovery
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner

Specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Groups

Graduate degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy State University

Undergraduate in Philosophy/Religious Studies from University of West Florida

Theological studies at Asbury Theological and North Central University




Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology - Troy University

Undergraduate degree in Legal Studies and Pre-Law - University of West Florida

Brian E. Willis, LMHC, CPP

Independent Contractor

Willis Health, LLC



Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling and Psychology - Troy University

Undergraduate degree in Legal Studies and Pre-Law - University of West Florida

Groups Available:

Yoga Therapy

Melissa D. Garner, LMHC, RYT

Independent Contractor

Self Haven, LLC

​​SUE Gessler, LMHC

a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment. Sue also facilitates children's groups with a focus on reducing stress and anxiety.

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Sue Gessler, LMHC
Independent Contractor
Sunshine Counseling Center, LLC

BRITTANY Lace Paquette, LMHC

with Brittany is a safely guided journey led with honesty, humor, empathy, and patience. She seeks to counsel clients with a spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and discretion.

Graduate Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Psychology - Troy University
Undergraduate degree in psychology - University of Alaska Anchorage

Brittany Paquette, LMHC
Independent Contractor
Brittany Paquette, LLC


Master’s of Social Work—University of West Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice—University of West Florida

Brandy Ingram, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Independent Contractor

Brandy Ingram, LLC

is a licensed mental health counselor, yoga instructor, and wellness coach, providing services in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties since 2010.  She offers help through a variety of methods including group therapy, workshops, yoga instruction, art therapy, and wellness retreats.  With a warm and inviting personality that compliments her calling to understand and help those who are in need, she offers unconditional positive regard for her patients in hope of helping them find peace of mind.  While working with Melissa, you can expect warmth, professionalism, loyalty, conscientiousness, honesty, and initiative. Specializing in managing and overcoming depression, anxiety, stress, and burn-out, Melissa helps others develop healthier and more balanced minds,