I am the owner and lead clinician at Bloom Counseling and Therapeutic Services where we specialize in adolescents and young adults because I believe it is the developmental age for change! The youthful mind is the perfect fertile ground for planting seeds of resiliency, coping skills and lifelong healthy habits. I believe in meeting people where they are at mentally and emotionally to give them the tools they need to bloom where they are planted!
I was born right here in Tampa Bay! When I'm not working I love to eat, travel, and dance! I received my Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida then travelled up North to attain my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. I have over 10 years of experience empowering people around the world to be the best version of themselves.
We are so excited to meet you, together we can work through your difficult times and use them to help build a strong future! Are you ready to Bloom?
Marissa Witter, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of South Florida and a Bachelors in Psychology with a Minor in Public Health from the University of South Florida. My diverse experiences in the mental health field range from facilitating grief support groups, case management, outpatient therapy, and working as a school social worker in a primary and secondary setting. I have over 7 years of experience working with teens and their families where I have gained the necessary skills to help address concerns with anxiety, challenging child behaviors, depression, inter-personal challenges, and grief.
Through a non-judgmental, client-centered, and solution-focused approach I aim to support children and their families by deescalating daily life stressors. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Stacey Fish, LMHC-I
I have always known I would be in the field of helping, from cosmetology to social work to my life’s passion in mental health counseling, it’s always been a part of my life. Because of my life’s experiences and transitions I can guide others with firsthand knowledge! I am a licensed mental health counselor intern transitioning my license down to Florida from Michigan. I am also a school counselor working with adolescents and teens for the past eight years.
I graduated from Spring Arbor University, located in Eastern Michigan, with a dual master’s degree in mental health counseling and school counseling! After graduation I decided I needed some sunshine and warmth in my life and made the move from my hometown in Grand Rapids Michigan to Tampa Bay, best decision ever, I was not made for the cold! I have discovered biking, outdoor yoga and reading on the beach are some of my new favorite selfcare activities that Florida brings all year!
I specialize in CBT, DBT, Solution Focused counseling, play therapy, and mindfulness. I am also a RYT certified yoga instructor that specializes in meditation and a certified drumbeat facilitator. I am so excited to use my skills and experiences to help our clients Bloom!
Viviana Garcia, LMHCI
My goal and passion is to assist individuals in exploring their inner selves. I have experience working with clients in both a community mental health and private setting. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds and in areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, multicultural challenges, and ADHD. I am Mexican American and am fluent in Spanish. I enjoy working with both adolescents and young adults. I often utilize holistic approaches such as mindfulness, along with evidence-based treatments when working with clients. I am eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) trained.
I received my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with loved ones, along with exploring new places and traveling to other countries. I also love to listen to music from all genres and attending concerts, shows and festivals.
Melissa Broner, LMHCI
I am a solution-focused, client-centered, CBT counselor with a passion for cultivating growth and resilience in teens and young adults. I am a licensed mental health counselor intern with over 10 years of experience working in secondary and collegiate educational settings. Over the years I have supported individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders. I have also facilitated grief and various psycho-educational counseling groups.
As a multiracial clinician I have a passion for biracial identity development and addressing the role multi-ethnicity has in one's journey. I value supporting parents in building their own toolbox with skills intentionally designed to help their children thrive.
I received both of my degrees from the University of South Florida, my Masters degree is in Counselor Education. Tampa is my home now but I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I love to spend time with my three amazing children and husband. You can find me absorbing all the nature I can, dancing, and doings crafts!
I look forward to partnering with you at Bloom!!!