Meet our therapy team

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Kathy Wilkes, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with 14 years experience using horses in therapy.  Clinical experience includes treatment for abuse and sexual trauma, traumatic loss, bereavement, and child/adolescent psychiatric, behavioral and family problems.

 

 


 

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Dr. Amber Fasula, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. Fasula is the Clinical Director at Neurogenesis Center of Florida and is Board Certified in EEG Biofeedback. In 2008, she was certified through EAGALA as a mental health specialist for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Specializing in neurofeedback, biofeedback, psychotherapy and EAP, Dr. Fasula applies proven therapeutic techniques to clients of all ages and backgrounds. Her work was recognized by both Psychology Today and The Dr. Phil Show.

 


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Lindsay Brim, Equine Specialist

Lindsay Brim has had horses for 23 years. She knows first hand the benefits that come naturally when working with them. Lindsay has always loved working with horses in and out of the show arena. She has completed three certification courses for Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy and is a co-founder of Crossroads Corral. Lindsay was involved in the 4-H program growing up and she is a leader in Seminole County 4-H today. She is a proud wife, mom of twins and also enjoys traveling when she can step away from the barn.


 

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Julie Hester, Equine Specialist

Julie Hester has had horses for 23 years and was heavily involved in the 4-H program as a participant and now as a Seminole County 4-H Leader. Julie has trained and shown horses but her heart has always been with teaching her students true horsemanship and watching them grow. She has completed three certification courses for Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy and is a co-founder of Crossroads Corral. Julie is a proud wife and also owns miniature horses that she breeds for therapeutic purposes.

 


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Alison Van Gundy, Equine Specialist

Alison Van Gundy has over 10 years of horse experience. She was involved in Seminole County 4-H and knows first hand how much horses can change your life. Ali is a Sophomore at Stetson University in the Bonner program. She received her certification for Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy in February of 2016. Ali is a proud daughter and sister and travels often to Michigan where her family lives.

 


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Rebecca Selover, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Rebecca Selover specializes in child and adult trauma therapy, and is also trained in a wide variety of techniques for individual, family and group therapy. Her private practice in Sanford serves those in need across the Central Florida region. In addition to being an LMHC, Rebecca is certified in psychotherapy by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association [EAGALA], which is the leading international association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. “I know firsthand how these beautiful creatures can heal the aching heart,” she says, “and also how they can help develop confidence and self-esteem.” An avid rider for over 20 years, Rebecca has competed at the show level in New Jersey and Florida.


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Chezz Perlini, Equine Specialist

Chezz has been working with horses for over 30 years. He has ridden and trained others in a variety of disciplines, including hunters and jumpers, dressage, Western, and reined cow horse, and is also trained as a farrier and veterinary technician. Chezz enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, including individuals, charitable organizations, show barns and other trainers and professional riders, and loves to share his passion for learning and growing as a rider and horseman. He was certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in November!


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Annette Scisciani, Equine Specialist

Annette Scisciani has been an incredible volunteer helping to care for our herd for over a year now!
Annette is co-owner of Gallery of Homes Real Estate Professionals in Lake Mary for over 10 years. Growing up loving all things Equine and finding a volunteer opportunity at Crossroads Corral in 2017 was a perfect match. Annette loves being able to share the magic that happens between horses and humans and became certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in November. Annette is a proud wife and enjoys spending free time trail riding.


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Matthew Smith, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Matthew W. Smith obtained his Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2005 from Rollins College in Winter Park. After several years as a therapist, Mr. Smith went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from Barry University in Orlando in 2011 and was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Mr. Smith’s counseling practice includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas of anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and general everyday stressors. He became certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in November and we are so excited to work with him on the farm.


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Valentina Ellis, Equine Specialist

Valentina has experienced firsthand the gift horses have to reach the heart of people as a young teenager with her first horse, BayHo. Over the last 25 years, Valentina has taken.every opportunity to continue building on her horse and people experience. She is very excited to join the herd at Crossroads Corral as a Professional Equine Specialist. She dedicates her life work to being involved in helping others encounter impactful moments in the company of horses that proves over and over again to change lives for the better. When Valentina is not at Crossroads, she can be found happily spending time with her best buddy, her horse Noble!

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