Our Team

Meet our Therapists!


Amanda Morgan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, as well as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC. Amanda has her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from New York University.

"I truly enjoy helping individuals who are seeking solutions to challenges they are facing."

Amanda has worked with children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and families.  She has knowledge and experience in areas of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, all forms of abuse and neglect, trauma, adoption, foster care, LGBTQ+ specific needs, pregnancy, infertility, grief, parenting, caregiving, shame/guilt, financial social work, accountability, professional development, navigating educational advocacy, living with medical complications, Sensory Processing Disorder, and adjusting to life changes.  She is clinically trained to work with individuals who face mental health diagnoses including, but not limited to depression, post partum concerns, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, and PTSD. Sessions will be tailored to meet your unique and specific needs, but the most common modalities utilized in therapy are a mix of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution-Focused, Exposure Response, Internal Family Systems, and always Client-Centered Therapeutic techniques. 

"I genuinely enjoy the work I do with all individuals and place value in the fact that everyone's story, rationale, and feelings are different. I look forward to providing a safe, confidential space for you or your loved one to share their story and help find emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and/or occupational wellness and recovery."


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Josh Vazquez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Miami, Florida. He earned his Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Counseling Psychology at Florida International University, with an academic background in child and adolescent growth and development. Born and raised in a culturally diverse environment, Josh has a keen curiosity and respect for the various intersectional aspects that shape who we are and what challenges we may face in life, as well as the equally numerous strengths we have in us.

With extensive experience working with English and Spanish speaking individuals, families, and couples of different ethnicities, socioeconomic needs, generational and cultural histories, Josh places emphasis on understanding each person’s unique needs, goals, challenges, and skills, and tailors every therapeutic approach by listening to client feedback and working together, to ensure meaningful and long-lasting results. To do so, Josh takes from the approaches he knows best, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Transactional Analysis, and the Gottman Method. Josh has been successfully able to apply these and similar approaches to individuals, couples and families struggling from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, cycles of harm and abuse, spiritual concerns, life transitions, and behavioral issues.

“I’m inspired and learn new lessons with every client I work with. I enjoy finding what connects us all despite our differences. I believe our psychology and mental health are the foundation of our lives and they shape our history and the world around us. Because of that, it is my life’s mission to help others grow to their best and most connected when they feel they are alone at their worst.”


Carie Kipnis is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Carie obtained her B.A. in Counseling Psychology from Delaware Valley University in 2018 and her Masters in Social Work from Widener University in 2022. Carie is passionate about demystifying and destigmatizing mental health and addiction struggles. Carie enjoys working with individuals who are motivated to collaborate, be inquisitive, and extend themselves compassion & grace. 

Carie is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) who has worked with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient levels of care. She is well-versed in the treatment of individuals with PTSD or a general history of trauma/adversity, addiction/substance use, LGBTQIA+ needs, life transitions, burnout, depression, anxiety-related disorders, and suicidality. She incorporates a variety of modalities that are tailored to specific client needs/preferences, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), harm reduction philosophy, polyvagal theory, and humanistic approaches. 

Carie believes that we are all searching for relief and deserving of healing, and she believes that recovery is subjective. She is excited to work collaboratively with clients to define what "healing" looks like for each individual.   

Meet our Clinical Social Work Interns!


Chester "Chet" Miller is a dedicated second-year Advanced Standing Clinical student at Columbia University.  He is pursuing his passion for mental health services, recognizing the pressing need for improved mental health support within underserved and BIPOC communities.  Chester's unwavering commitment to ensuring equal access to mental health services has been a driving force in his career choice.

“Men's mental health often remains marginalized in discussions of wellness and overall mental well-being. This belief has spurred me  to dedicate my academic journey to advocating for men's mental health and addressing the existing disparities in care."

Chester has set his sights on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His primary focus will be on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research, aiming to bridge the gap in mental health resources and support for marginalized communities. Chester's enthusiasm for proactive mental health care is evident in his training, which has extensively focused on techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. With a multidimensional approach, he aims to provide support to individuals grappling with issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD, while also recognizing the importance of addressing the unique challenges faced by marginalized groups, including BIPOC Queer Men. 

With his blend of academic excellence, compassionate nature, and a strong commitment to addressing mental health disparities, Chester "Chet" Miller is poised to make a lasting impact on the field of mental health and the lives of those he serves.


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Jessica “Jess” Nevarez is a 1st year graduate social work student at Grand Canyon University. She also obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Empire State College.   She is currently on course to obtain her MSW in 2026, and is determined to become a fully licensed clinical social worker.  Jessica realized the sky is the limit in the social work field and plans to go as far as she possibly can. 

Jessica has experience working in geriatrics, with individuals who have HIV/AIDS, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ population.  She additionally was a volunteer counselor for those who were in crisis with suicidal ideations.  She plans to work with individuals who have suffered from depression, trauma as well as substance abuse. Jessica is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish fluently.  

 “It has always been my passion to help others overcome their obstacles in life. I am a kind hearted and empathetic individual who intends to provide my clients a safe and nonjudgmental environment where they feel heard. I hope I can make a difference in others’ lives, no matter how big or small”. 


Shannon Fluder is a 2nd-year graduate student through Aurora University’s College of Social Work. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology/Ethnology at Illinois State University, and a Master’s degree in Applied Medical Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. Her background in behavioral health research and implementation science, which focused on advocacy for marginalized populations, she was able to practice cultural humility while listening and learning ways in which individuals experienced the world around them. Shannon's knowledge and experience include: indigenous experiences with COVID-19, diabetes, navigating systems of care in rural and frontier areas, behavioral and mental health of female inmates, LGBTQ youth, challenges transgender individuals face, substance use & prescription drug/opioid dependence, individuals dealing with Long term Covid impacts, and survivors of sexual violence.

Shannon decided to pivot her career from research to frontline service delivery after recognizing the need for more culturally sensitive providers who understand how generational trauma and historical oppression impact individuals mentally and physically on a daily basis. She hopes to provide a safe space for individuals as they forge through some of life’s most difficult challenges and heal from their past, while helping empower them towards their future selves. While she is willing to work with tailored approaches to counseling and treatment, she prefers Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy

(DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), shadow and inner child work to help create meaningful change and break free of destructive patterns.

She volunteers with at-risk LGBTQ youth as a crisis counselor, teaches group fitness classes including mixed martial arts inspired classes, sports and athletic training and conditioning, and weight training classes. She loves to read, write, listen to music, and loves to rescue dogs.


Abigail "Abby" Keys is in her final year of her MSW program at Ohio University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2025. She obtained her bachelor's in psychology in 2010. Abby has always been innately passionate about helping others, and she is thrilled to be working toward her social work degree. Her goal is to become a fully licensed clinical social worker. 

Abby completed her foundation internship at the Carlisle Family YMCA where her focus was on supporting community needs. She assisted with various youth programs, fundraising efforts, and provided support sessions to adolescents experiencing anxiety. 

Abby is looking forward to supporting all walks of life. She takes a special interest in working with those who struggle with mood, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders. She is also passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Abby’s ultimate desire in this work is to walk alongside folks in their journey of finding and embracing a life worth living. 


Christina is in her final semester at Grand Canyon University where she is working towards her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University as well, and is excited about the opportunity to provide a safe space for clients to feel comfortable and safe. 

Christina values understanding other's thoughts and feelings.  She seeks to help clients overcome fear, anxiety, & depression while moving towards overall wellness. Christina is passionate about working with adults/parents/guardians that manage households. She feels it is important they receive proper counseling and support in order for them to continue to be the strong foundation for the rest of their family or friends.  Christina looks forward to becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor where she hopes to incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Individuals, Families, Couples, and Groups. 

“My ultimate Goal is to help the client improve their relationships, communication, coping skills, and resolve any internal conflicts. I will be providing empathy, hope, and encouragement for clients to evolve into a healthier individual resolving any issues that were present.” 

Meet our Marketing Intern!

LUISA GONZALEZ, Business/Marketing Intern

Luisa is currently a first year graduate student at the University of Exeter. She is pursuing a masters of science in International Business, and completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University. As a first generation student and immigrant, Luisa is a strong advocate for DEI initiatives, and health equity.

"The topic of mental health is often considered taboo among immigrant communities. I truly believe in the work being done to dismantle the barriers in mental health care. Representation and education are key in facilitating access to therapy services. I understand minority communities struggle due to their permanent survivalist mindset, and I hope to slowly make room for vulnerability, so that positive change can take place. We will continue to pave the way for a safe space, not only for my parent's generation, but also generations to come." 

Luisa has a diverse background in both healthcare, and business administration. She has worked with marginalized communities in an inner city hospital, and seen firsthand the gap in health equality among minorities. This work is to be continued through her transition to marketing by amplifying the voice of a worthy cause. She believes in the power of social media, and understands how crucial a strong online presence is for businesses. Luisa is fluent in both English and Spanish, and hopes to contribute to the objective of increased inclusivity in health services through her work here at Lime Counseling. 

Meet our Volunteer Grant Coordinator!

BARBARA MOTE, Volunteer Grant Coordinator

With over 15 years of experience in grant management, education, training, and development, I am passionate about delivering high-quality, impactful programs and services that support the organization's mission, vision, and goals. In my role as a leader and innovator, I manage grants as well as research grant opportunities to provide funding for programs and entities that improve our world.