Clinicians

Carballo

Dr. Charles Carballo, Psy.D.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Charles Carballo, Psy.D is a bilingual (English, Spanish) therapist who provides a non-judgmental environment focusing on strengths, solutions and goals. He prepares clients to move in a new direction using an integrated approach comprised of compassion, creativity and humor.

“Children, adolescents and adults need to be heard and feel connected. My role as a bilingual (English, Spanish) therapist is to be an active partner providing a non-judgmental environment focusing on your strengths, solutions and goals, thus readying you to move in a new direction. I provide an integrated approach in a warm and supportive setting with compassion, creativity and humor.”

Jessica Pena

Dr. Jessica Peña, Psy.D.

Psychology Resident

Jessica Peña has a Doctorate degree in psychology from Carlos Albizu University of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Peña has 10 years of experience focusing on families, specifically Adults and Elderly. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, family conflicts, life transitions and dementia. She has years of training and expertise administering psychological assessments to all age groups. Dr. Peña is bilingual (English and Spanish) and has experience working with different cultures.

“I like to use a wellness approach to develop an individual and customized treatment plan.” “My goal is for the client to recognize their strengths and work with their concerns, with the purpose of improving their quality life”.

Michelle Rexach, M.A.

Licensed School Psychologist

Michelle Rexach, MA is a licensed school psychologist by the Florida Department of Health.  She is a graduate from InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. Beginning with her internship in 1997, she has close to 20 years experience testing students of all ages for common school concerns, such as: learning disorders, ADD/ADHD, autism, giftedness and twice exceptional students. Rexach has been mobile throughout the state of FL since 2007, exposing her to a very large sample and range of learning exceptionalities. She is a fervent advocate for student rights and the obtainment of adequate accommodations in the educational system.

Colleen Gigante

Colleen Gigante, M.A.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Colleen Gigante, M.A. is a graduate of Argosy University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She enjoys working with children and teens to help them navigate the many challenges of growing up. She also works with families and adults to who suffer from issues related to depression, anxiety, and trauma. Colleen also provides psychotherapy to veterans. As a veteran herself, she is keenly aware of the causes and effects of P.T.S.D. and how to help service men and women with these issues.
Collen’s theoretical orientation is person-centered, which means that she believes that all people should be treated with empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness.

“My goal is to find the best way to help you together. I am excited to join you on your journey of healing and self-discovery. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you be the change you want to see.”

Cesar Marin

Cesar Marin, B.A.

Clinical Mental Health Intern

Cesar Marin is a Graduate Mental Health Counseling Intern from Argosy University in Tampa. He has worked in Hillsborough county as a classroom teacher for the past six years. He has experience working with diverse populations of elementary school age children and their families. Cesar utilizes humor in conjunction with practical approaches to work with his clients to promote confidence and effective communication skills.

Ohiana Torrealday, Psy.D.

Ohiana Torrealday, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Ohiana Torrealday, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist that provides comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. She specializes in both treatment and psychological evaluations with extensive experience with high-risk populations in a variety of settings, including work with incarcerated adults and juveniles in detention settings, in-patient treatment facilities, as well as with the community based care services.  She has held academic appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and training appointments in the Professional Psychology Internship Department at the University of Texas.