Support Group

Meet our Team of

St. Petersburg Counselors

Dr. Katie Schubert, LMHC, CST, NCC, ​RYT

 

Dr. Katie Schubert specializes in sex therapy. She strives to help individuals and relationships grow stronger through communication, patience, tolerance, and self-care.

 

Katie works with couples who aren't happy with their sex life or who aren't communicating well. She works with individuals who have issues with their sexual or gender identity, sexual functioning, or sexually compulsive behaviors.

 

Katie is a Registered Yoga Teacher and often incorporates meditation and mindfulness training into therapy sessions. She is the owner of Cypress Wellness Center and is an adjunct professor at University of Tampa. 

To contact Katie directly, email her at Katie@cypresswellnesscenter.com, or call her at 727-300-6688. 

Matthew Schubert, MS 
Cypress Wellness Center Manager

Matthew Schubert has his Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and is currently completing his second Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Matthew spends his free time surfing, running fishing charters, and hanging out with his wife and one-year old daughter. Clinically, Matthew is preparing to work with children and adolescents in a private practice setting with a focus on trauma and crisis treatment. 

To contact Matthew directly, please email him at info@cypresswellnesscenter.com. 

Jenna Davis, MA, Health & Wellness Coach​, Registered Mental Health Intern

 

Jenna (she/her/hers) works with teens, adults, and couples. Her therapeutic style is grounded in a wholistic view of the person. Jenna is a health and wellness coach in addition to being a therapist, and believes there is an undeniable connection between mental and physical health.

Jenna has worked as an Addiction Specialist dealing with substance abuse, sexual behaviors, codependent relationships and disordered eating. She has a great deal of experience working with foster and adoptive children and their families and is well-versed in trauma therapy and family systems. 

Jenna wants her clients to thrive; not simply survive. She helps clients learn tools to create real and lasting changes in their lives and in their relationships. 

To contact Jenna directly, email her at Jenna@cypresswellnesscenter.com, or call her at 813-358-8089. 

Michael Mazucci-Mambala, MBA, LCSW, MCAP

 

Michael (he/him/his) is a military retiree who continues to serve as a therapist with a trauma informed approach. His therapeutic style is grounded in a non-judgmental, person-centered approach. He engages people with the utmost respect for their autonomy to assist them in meeting their goals. He is an advocate for those who have been oppressed. Michael works with families, couples, and individuals. He specializes in working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and LGBTQIA issues. He also specializes in working with military personnel and first responders. 

 

Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Florida Masters level Certified Addiction Professional. He utilizes Accelerated Resolution Therapy, an evidence based practice utilizing eye movements to address trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and other issues. He also utilizes talk therapy to process experiences, beliefs and distortions that are often behind people’s problems. Michael believes in finding your strengths and empowering his clients to overcome adversity and problems in today’s difficult world.

When Michael is not working, he enjoys discussing current events, spending time with people closest to him, and making loud noise playing music in a band.

 

To contact Michael directly, please email him at Michael@cypresswellnesscenter.com. 

Eleanor Pigman, MA, Art Therapist

Eleanor Pigman is a Registered Art Therapist and a visual artist who is deeply passionate about helping individuals with self discovery, personal growth and finding space for creativity.

 

With 15 years experience working with geriatic, adults, adolescents and children, she provides individual and group sessions, workshops, and training.  

 

Eleanor’s hope is to enhance her clients lives with the practice of art making. She incorporates a range of art materials to stimulate creativity and to be exposed to a range of art making materials. 

 

Eleanor encompasses an integrative approach combining creative arts, positive psychology, mindfulness and insight oriented techniques. 

 

Eleanor is originally from New York City.  She received her undergraduate degree from the  Art Institute of Chicago and received her masters from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

To contact Eleanor directly, email her at Eleanor@cypresswellnesscenter.com, or call her at 727-346-8370. 

Abby Maher, MA, NCC, Registered Mental Health Intern

Abby (She/ her/ hers) earned her Masters degree from Northwestern University where she specialized in working with the LGBTQIA+ population. In addition to her clinical work she is an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, and also belong to the Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC). Abby prides herself on being an LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist. As an affirmative therapist, she understands the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people, including the challenges and barriers they face. She aims to provide a safe, supportive space for individuals to explore gender, sexuality and other aspects of their identity without judgment. Not all LGBTQIA+ people seek therapy for reasons related to their identity. However, having an affirmative therapist means that you don’t have to teach your therapist what it means to be LGBTQIA+, and you don’t have to fear judgment when speaking about sex, gender, attraction, relationships, or any part of your story. 

Additionally, Abby specializes in working with children and teenagers on matters related a range of mental health and family dynamic issues. 

Abby uses a  variety of treatment styles, theories and interventions in her work, but underneath it all her main focus is providing a safe, empathic environment for you to truly explore yourself and every facet of your experience. This includes exploring sources of pain and hurt, and celebrating sources of hope and joy. Abby believes that one of the most powerful things we can do is truly learn to understand ourselves, accept ourselves, practice compassion for ourselves, and move forward in life allowing ourselves to be as authentic as possible. 

To contact Abby directly, please email her at Abby@cypresswellnesscenter.com or call 813-906-6548

Sahsha Coleman, MA, MFT & MHC Intern

Sahsha approaches individual therapy using a combination of Person-Centered Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques. Sahsha's approaches for couples and families include a mixture of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Systemic Therapy. She offers therapy for adolescent youth (13 years and over), adults (18 years to experiencing end of life issues), families (of all sizes, compositions, and origins), couples (of all orientations, genders, and relationship styles), people experiencing life changes, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and identity exploration and development.​

Sahsha focuses on intersectionality and inclusivity and collaborates with clients to help them gain insight, healthy boundaries, and empowerment. Specializing in issues that disproportionately affect communities of color, disabled communities, marginalized genders, the seropositive community, and the LGBTQIA+ community, Sahsha welcomes anyone that thinks she would suit their therapeutic needs.

To contact Sahsha directly, please email her at Sahsha@cypresswellnesscenter.com or call 727-203-4912

Melanie Hanson, Student Mental Health Intern

Cypress Wellness Center has partnered with a local non-profit agency, Project No Labels, to offer low cost counseling options to our community. Therapy sessions with Melanie are $30-50/session. Half of the fee goes back to Project No Labels to sustain this program. Read more about the program here:  https://www.projectnolabels.org/mental-health-program 

Melanie Hanson (she/her/hers) is a graduate student working towards licensure in Mental Health Counseling. She currently attends Lindsey Wilson College and will graduate December 2021.

 

Before beginning her counseling journey, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Mississippi in English and minoring in Studio Art. During her time at Lindsey Wilson College, she became a part of the counseling honors society, Chi Sigma Iota. She is working towards a Substance Abuse certification. 

Melanie is an intersectional feminist who focuses on models of counseling that reflect inclusivity and acceptance. 

 

In her spare time she likes to listen to music, spend time with her animals, and hike outside.

To contact Melanie directly, please email her at pnl@cypresswellnesscenter.com 

Amira Bundy, M.S, LMHC, NCC 

When things become difficult for us to bear, sometimes we need someone to listen and help us find our way. Amira has been helping children, adults and families create a healthy and sustainable path for a number of years.

Amira Bundy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, graduating with a Masters in Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University in 2018. Having over 10 years with working with minority groups as well as those who have experienced trauma, life changes and displacement, Amira focuses her efforts on helping individuals develop a stronger sense of self and peace.

 

Amira utilizes a person-focused approach, working with you to help you achieve your goals. Amira also encouraged self-care both in her professional and personal life. When not counseling, Amira can be found doing circus arts, baking or studying foreign languages.

To contact Amira directly, please email her at Amira@cypresswellnesscenter.com. 

Two locations:

 

563 49th St S. 

St. Petersburg, FL 33707

4244 Central Ave N

St. Petersburg, FL 33711

*Our clinicians are also available for virtual sessions. 

 

Tel: 727-308-6094

Email: info@cypresswellnesscenter.com 

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