POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SOLUTIONS, LLC - Helping People Achieve Positive Outcomes.

Tracy S. Ramos, MA, LMHC
Clinical Director/Supervisor
Ashley Park

As a therapist, I feel it is important for a client to feel safe, understood, heard clearly, and validated. I believe when a client has increased awareness about self, relationships, and life, that is when positive changes occur. I believe each client has their own individual strengths inside them and it's a matter of helping the client bring them up to the surface and utilizing them to become or create The happiness and fulfillment that each human is capable of having in their lives. 
I am an eclectic therapist that specializes in individual therapy, relationship therapy, adolescent therapy, child therapy, and family therapy. I work together as a team with my clients in developing and implementing the best strategies and solutions to assist them in achieving their goals. I am also a multicultural counselor that works with different individuals, relationships, and families from all different backgrounds. I work with the LGBT community as well as men issues in different aspects such as relationships, connecting at a deeper emotional level with their partners, and also helping individuals get unstuck and start moving forward in life.

DeAne Matthew, MA, LMHC 
Counselor/ Clinical Supervisor
Winter Park Location

DeAne Matthew is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Southern Adventist University (2003) and a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida (2005).  DeAne provides individual, couples, & family counseling services, specializes in depression /anxiety issues, grief& loss issues, identity formation & childhood disorders and works with a diverse population of clients on mental health & life concerns. She approaches mental health and life concerns from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective and often utilizes Transactional Analysis and Solution Focused Therapy Techniques in her clinical approach in dealing with a wide variety of mental health issues. She prides herself in being able to be an empathetic clinician as she embraces diversity in her clients on various levels. By taking a holistic, multicultural approach to counseling that values wellness and personal empowerment, DeAne strives to create a collaborative client-therapist relationship that assists clients in a deeper understanding of their concerns and how best to manage and resolve their issues for themselves in an effective and proactive manner.  

Claudia Swonger, MA, LMHC
Clinical Supervisor/Counselor
Lake Nona Location

Claudia Swonger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Qualified Supervisor with a Masters in Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree from Webster University. Claudia provides individual counseling to children ages 10 and up, adolescents and adults. She specializes in grief and loss, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. Claudia learned and became fluent in Spanish while she lived and studied abroad. She uses several techniques including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. She is certified in Adoption Competency and is in the process of obtaining certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Claudia feels honored to be able to accompany and guide her clients in this journey called “Life” and help them reach their full potential and find their purpose. With empathy, understanding, cultural competency, patience and understanding Claudia assists clients in finding inner peace, true joy and their true “Self”.

Deborah Galvin, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Counselor/ Ashley Park Office Location

As a therapist, I feel it is most important for a client to feel heard, safe, cared for, and understood by the therapist they choose. I believe that when a client experiences this level of comfort with their therapist, that is when the most positive changes occur. I enjoy working with motivated clients who are seeking to make positive changes in their lives. I support my clients with patience, guidance, empathy, and understanding throughout each unique journey.
I am a dedicated, broad-based therapist specializing in individual, relationship, couples, and marriage therapy, adolescent & child therapy, and family therapy. I work together with my clients as a team, determining the best solutions to assist them in achieving their personal and/or professional goals.

Marissa Mannetta, MS
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Counselor/ Ashley Park Office Location

 I believe that making the change you desire in your life is possible. I know it's not easy, especially if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, a disintegration of your relationship, or a loss of who you are. If you're an adolescent, I want to help you find you. I provide a specialized approach to develop healthy coping strategies for anxiety and depression. If you're a couple, I want to help you rebuild the trust and emotional connection in your relationship. We focus on communication strategies and building a vision for the satisfying relationship you desire.
I also run Domestic Violence groups and Smoking Cessation Groups for clients of all ages and genders. Feel free to call me and we can work together to help you find yourself and move forward in your life!

Grace J. Marin, MSCP
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Counselor/Ashley Park Office Location

As a counselor, I feel bringing a nurturing and non-judgmental approach when working with different situations and encouraging strength and personal growth is important for therapeutic relationships. Most of my experience involves behavioral work such as defiance in children; teen issues, adult issues, anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, attachment issues, relationship issues, and family issues. I believe all behavior has a purpose and finding what is motivating the behavior is how we learn to manage difficult situations. Together, we explore avenues towards personal growth and emotional healing. I enjoy helping clients gain insight into their internal processes and assisting them to improve their relationships and quality of life. Change comes when we can better understand the reasons behind our actions.My passion is to encourage others to believe that what is wanted can be found in every situation in life. Even though, life can be challenging, every day is a great opportunity to make changes and decisions to fulfill our lives. Additionally, I facilitate teen and young adult groups for addiction, intervention and prevention which provides me with satisfaction about helping changing lives. 

Mariana Carrozza, MA
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Counselor/Ashley Park Office Location

 Whatever issues you are having, I provide an understanding and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Your overall well being is my biggest concern and I am here to help. I understand the strength it takes to overcome life's trials, so I am dedicated to assist you in finding optimal happiness. Whether you are facing an obstacle or struggling with self-acceptance, it would be uplifting to assist you in overcoming your barriers.
I assist in the following areas: depression, anger, grief, low self esteem, anxiety, lacking direction in life, sexuality, relationship issues, career guidance, women issues, coping skills, organizational leadership, athletic issues, and blended family issues. I have devoted my career to helping others discover their own strengths, I am so excited that you are taking the reigns and gaining control of your life. It is one of the biggest decisions and I am excited to witness your growth. It is life changing.

Aaron Hawkins, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern Counselor/ Ashley Park Office Location

If you are reading this, it's because you have decided today begins a new chapter in your life for change. Having to deal with anxiety, depression or any current issue on your own can be very stressful to deal with. As a strength-based therapist, I believe change begins with a therapeutic relationship, a relationship between the therapist and the client. My goal in therapy is to help each client meet their personal goals. Together we will work hard and come up with helpful ways to diminish your concerns and worries.
 Areas of expertise that I work with clients towards change are the following: Low self-esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship and Family issues, anger management and adjustment issues with children, adolescents and adults.

Ashley Murphy, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern/Counselor
Deland Office Location 

Are you going through a difficult challenge in your life, your family, struggles with your child, your relationship, and are struggling with understanding or knowing where to start? Well, I am here to help you and your family. My name is Ashley Murphy. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help you, your family, or your child make changes in their lives to not just be better, but to learn and grow to be the best version of yourself you can be. I use therapeutic techniques ranging from solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, attachment therapy, and behavior therapy with a focus on identifying your strengths and ways you can over come barriers and challenges in your life. I believe that you have the power to be the best you can be and I would love the opportunity to help you achieve your goals. I have worked with children of all ages from as young as 3 up through adolescents and adults on challenges ranging from behavior problems at home, school struggles, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, learning social skills, managing emotions, building positive communication skills, anger management, and managing conflict. Please contact me today for services in Volusia and Seminole County. 

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