Quality Mental Health Care by Qualified Professionals
New Hope’s Clinical Team consists of Licensed and Pre-licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychologist and Physician dedicated to provide quality Mental Health care to all in need regardless of color, creed or financial status. We are Tricare and Cigna providers as well as out of network providers for most other insurance companies. New Hope accepts most major credit cards; provide reduced fees and access to a Client Assistance Fund for those who qualify. We schedule weekday, evening and Saturday appointments and have three locations for your convenience.
Please call us at 321.777.0119 for information or to schedule an appointment.
Rev. Nicholas Smith, M. A., LMHC
Nick is the Founder and Director of New Hope Counseling Center. He has been a practicing psychotherapist in the Space Coast since 1990. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Rollins College. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is a Certified LMHC Supervisor with the State of Florida and a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Nick specializes in child/adolescent ADHD, trauma, grief, loss, divorce, learning and behavioral issues. He also specializes in marriage and pre-marriage counseling, blended family, parent training and coaching. He has advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management, Acute Trauma Management, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Phase One and Two) and is a member of the Stress Trauma and Acute Response Team for NASA. He is an ironman triathlete, ordained minister, marathoner and private pilot.
Dr. Kirk W Heimlich, PhD, NBCPC, LSP
I have been a practicing psychologist for over thirty years and hold advanced degrees in Clinical Counseling and Educational Psychology. My experience has given me the chance to meet and help thousands of people work though their unique life issues. I realize for all of us there will be challenging and difficult periods. I also know what a wonderful capacity each of us has to regain "control" and improve our lives. It just takes a little help sometimes to get moving in the right direction. Together we will address your specific needs to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I look forward to hearing from with you.
I am the founder of the D.O.V.E. Training Institute and Chief Instructor for the D.O.V.E. (Diversion of Violent Episodes) programs. He is the Consulting Psychologists and a Certified Instructor for the T.A.P.P.S. (Tactical Application of Pressure Points Systems) Training. Please visit us at our website: www.tapps-training.com
Jennifer Smith, M. A., LMHC
Jennifer earned her Master of Arts degree from Webster University. She has 93 doctorate graduate hours in psychology from Argosy University where she earned a 3.9 grade point average. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in her undergraduate psychology program at the University of South Florida.
She is trained in psychological assessment including: Intelligence, Achievement, Neuropsychology, Projective, Personality, Behavioral, and Emotional Testing. She specializes in Psycho-educational assessments for learning, attention and behavioral issues. She uses Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Play Therapies.
Her target populations are children, adolescents and adults who struggle with self-esteem, empowerment, depression, anxiety, ADHD and body image issues.
John Donovan, M. D.
Dr. Donovan's background is in General Practice however he has extensive experience and knowledge in the area of Behavioral and Mental Health medicine. He is well versed in the assessment and medical interventions for individuals who present with psychological disorders and who may gain from psychotropic medication in conjunction with psychotherapy.
As we are all too aware, many of our patients who would gain from medical support for their conditions are too often financially unable to obtain this intervention. Dr. Donovan attempts to maintain a fee schedule which is reasonable and within the reach of the patients. He works closely with our staff and is collaborative regarding diagnostic impressions and treatment goals.
Charlene Morris, M.A., RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Tomorrow will be the same if we repeat the same behaviors today. Change is necessary for growth in any area of life and making a decision to seek help is brave and a big step towards achieving that change. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues, life transitions,anxiety,grief,addiction, trauma or identity issues, together we can begin a healing journey to get past, get over and get through life's challenges. I join you in your quest to enhance your strengths/gifts, rest your soul, restore relationships and revive the thirst for the joyous life you desire.
I specialize in creating an environment where you feel safe, hopeful and respected while collaborating on the best approach to get through stressful life transitions including but not limited to pre-marriage, marriage, infertility, infidelity, divorce, career changes, grief and loss.
Late adulthood is a time for continued engagement in meaningful activities and finding satisfaction. I believe seniors have valuable contributions, therefore I serve the senior community in the treatment of retirement transition, mood, thought challenges and adjustment to grief and loss.
Zachary Hilton, MHC
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
My goal as a clinician is to build trusting relationships with those searching for professional services. Through a transparent and accepting environment we will work together to transcend life's difficult challenges and overcome personal barriers. My services are best aligned with those ready to seek help, develop self awareness, make a change, or traverse difficult times.
My work is focused in anxiety therapy, depression, anger management, PTSD, childhood trauma, grief, loss, and substance abuse, and adolescent/adult behavioral issues. I also specialize in marriage, pre-marriage, blended family counseling, and working with adults with divorced parents.
Theresa Thompson, M. A., MHC
I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in Life Coaching and my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. My training allows me to help clients be able to accomplish life-changing goals by assisting them in making plans to actively work toward a well-balanced healthy lifestyle.
Personally, I have found with wellness there needs to be a balance between our mind, body, and spirit. This has helped me to overcome enormous obstacles in my personal life. I am committed to utilize my educational training in ways such as marriage and family counseling, substance abuse, struggling adolescent as well as individual life transitions in an approach that benefits my clients to live a more abundant life.
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