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Our Team

Since 2007 Healing Transitions has helped thousands of children and families.  Our services are based on the individual need of each client and includes emotional and psychological support.  The focus of our service is building relationships with individual and families.  The process of connection includes emphasis on diversity and acceptance while meeting each individual and family  where they are in respect to their chosen path and honoring their current situation with respect and dignity.  


Our counselors come from diverse mental health backgrounds including Marriage & Family Therapists, Mental Health Therapists and Clinical Social Workers.  We provide Mental Health Assessments as well as short and long term counseling for children, families and couples. 


Dr. Patricia Ann Craven, PhD, LMFT-S, RPT-S
Founder and Clinical Director 

Life can be challenging. My goal is to assist each client to achieve their highest potential. My role may change from being a catalyst for change, to conducting a thorough assessment. Evaluations may assist clients to identify problems that may be interfering with their everyday lives and personal relationships. I utilize my knowledge and education along with many years of experience in counseling in diverse settings and with all age groups. My focus of counseling is to build a safe, trusting relationship with each client with acceptance and without judgment to promote positive change.

I specialize in Experiential, Solution-Focused, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy and conduct couples counseling. I have experience as a family therapist, working with the unique dynamics of each family. I specialize in play therapy and conduct ADHD assessments. I am a trained parenting coordinator and promote co-parenting in high conflict divorce situations.
I am open to all challenging situations. Learning is a lifelong endeavor and each obstacle we may face is an opportunity for growth. 

Dr. Craven  is a “Registered Play Therapist” and a State of Florida approved supervisor for all mental health disciplines as well as play therapy and provides supervision towards license for counselors at Healing Transitions. 

Courtney Simon, MS
Individual Counseling for Children and
Adults, Couples, and Family

I attended Lee University where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2011 and Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014.  After grad school, I moved to Florida and spent 7 years working as a therapist  in Juvenile Programs with the Department of Juvenile Justice. 


In 2021, I joined the Healing Transitions team where I can bring a relational approach to therapy. I find that healing comes through the development of healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries. I utilize Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have ten years of experience providing counseling in the community and I enjoy working with ALL ages. I enjoy seeing the change experienced through play therapy and giving children their happiness back. I also utilize parenting and co-parenting techniques in helping parents navigate the hardest job in the world. I enjoy helping teenagers transition from child to adulthood and everything in between. I have experience with depression, self-harm, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, conduct disorders, criminal behaviors, and addiction. I have recently found my love of bringing couples closer in their relationships and helping them heal from past experiences and bringing the emotional connection back into their relationship.

Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Alexandra Valentin, MS
Individual Counseling for Children and Adults, Couples, and Family

My fascination and desire for understanding human behavior prompted me to study Psychology. I earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and graduated from Capella University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I am bilingual in English and Spanish; therefore I also work with the Spanish speaking community.

I help individuals get through challenging moments in their lives, as well as diagnose and treat mental illnesses in my clients. I assist my clients, who include children, adolescents, adults, and families, in developing healthy self-perceptions as calm, whole, and secure. I enjoy working with children and adults to help them discover their life's purpose and learn and understand how to lead the life they have always wanted. I use several strategies to help individuals overcome and manage ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, mindfulness techniques, self-esteem building, inner child work, mood management, stress reduction, and work-life balance.

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