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Our therapy and counseling staff is the cornerstone of our program — they provide the essential mental health care that our guests need to heal. We have also worked to create a clinical staff with a multitude of talents and specialties, which means we can provide an array of therapeutic modalities. Our therapists all excel in their fields, so our program boasts quality and quantity of treatment options from art therapy to meditation and mindfulness.

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Judy Crane, LMHC-QS, CAP, ICADC, CSAT

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Judy’s leadership is guided by over three decades of experience working in both residential and outpatient settings. She is a Certified Addiction Professional in Florida, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, a Certified Hypnotist, certified in EMDR and an internationally recognized specialist for healing trauma and PTSD. Over the last 15 years, she has developed one of the country’s leading treatment centers specializing in trauma/PTSD and addiction recovery as well as spearheaded Spirit2Spirit Healing, a new movement in experiential and holistic therapies. She is a sought-after speaker and presenter on PTSD and sexual trauma resolution, and she currently also serves as a consultant for many of the country’s leading treatment centers to train their clinical teams.

In 2010, Judy was chosen to receive the Administrator of the Year Award from the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators for her significant achievement in the field of addiction treatment administration. In 2012, she was selected as the Behavioral Healthcare Champion in recognition of her life-changing therapy, services and support to Americans who suffer from mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Judy believes that persistent addictions, chronic relapse and repetitive self-sabotage are often the results of unresolved trauma. Healing occurs when we identify the “root cause” of addiction. She often says, “You have to unravel the trauma story to understand the addiction story and write the recovery story.”

For Judy, The Guest House Ocala has been a labor of love. Its creation is a combination of every healing moment within her lifelong service and commitment to others. Her continued work is motivated by both unrelenting vigor and fixed determination. Here, her passion and purpose have collided.

Claudia Y Pache, LMHC, MBA, CSAT, CEDS

Clinical Director

Claudia is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. Her specialties include sex addiction and eating disorders. She has her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and her Certified Sex Addiction Therapist certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

She is also trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution therapy. Claudia is a Certified Health Coach and a Yoga instructor specializing in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (RYT 200). Claudia has been influential in creating and leading an eating disorder program while working as an Eating Disorder Therapist and Trauma Therapist. She follows the Health at Every Size approach.

Claudia employs various modalities including CBT, DBT, Experiential and Somatic Therapies. She has a passion for empowering others and guiding them on their path to recovery. She works on channeling the mind-body connection to heal from trauma and addictions. Claudia has her commercial pilots license, loves to travel, has lived overseas, and is fluent in Spanish and French.

Najia Kurdi, MA, LMHC, LMFT, CTT, C-EAGALA, CSAT Candidate

Therapist

Najia received her master’s degree in mental health and marriage and family counseling from Webster University. She went on to become a certified trauma therapist and also received certification as an equine therapist from the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. She recently received her Florida licensure as a mental health counselor.

Since attaining her degree, she has worked in residential settings as a trauma and addiction therapist helping clients discover their own healing powers using an eclectic and individualized approach. Najia is fluent in American Sign Language and has also worked in outpatient settings with deaf clients.

Mark Rosen, MA, Level 2 Reiki Healer, CSAT Candidate

Therapist

Mark Rosen was born and raised in White Plains, New York and has been working in the field for over 12 years in residential and outpatient settings with the adult population. Before receiving his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University, Mark worked in a variety of roles in the treatment setting as  Case Manager, Program Director, and Clinical Outreach Coordinator. After working through his own struggles with addiction and trauma, Mark realized that his true calling was to work with individuals with trauma and substance use issues and his heart lies in working as a Therapist.  His goal in treatment is to assist others in realizing that each person has the ability to heal from within and believes that everyone is capable of healing and living life in their true selves. He believes that each person requires an individualized approach in their process and he operates from his heart while bringing unbridled passion and dedication to each person that his struggling.

Bob Neideck, MA, CAP

Therapist

Bob grew up in Indiana and graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with his MA in Counseling Psychology.
He has been a Therapist since 1986. He has also served as Clinical Director and Program Supervisor in previous roles.

Bob has 8 years of experience in working in a community mental health program in Colorado where he was a therapist and Program supervisor for child and adolescent day treatment. He also worked for 7 years in community mental health in Michigan as a Clinical Director and Program supervisor for 2 community mental health centers.

He served for 14 years as the director of the counseling center and as an assistant professor at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Bob worked for almost 5 years at a nationally recognized treatment center before coming to The Guest House to share his wisdom and expertise. He has specialized training in EMDR and ART.

Bob has two adult daughters and is a cyclist in his free time. He loves to exercise as well as read.

“I have a heart for teaching as well as for counseling and believe the two go hand in hand.”

Stacy Maddox, LMHC, MS, CTT, CCEP

Therapist

Stacy has a passion for helping clients work toward trauma resolution and in supporting them find their internal resilience and healing. She has a strong belief that emotional trauma resides in the body, and she works with clients by using modalities such as Core Energetics, experientials, and other somatic interventions to facilitate healing and change. Stacy has an individual and creative approach toward therapy as she maintains that cookie-cutter therapy does not serve the individual.

Stacy has a master’s degree in mental health (IMH21338) and trained with Judy Crane to become a Certified Trauma Therapist. She is also certified as a Core Energetics practitioner. Stacy enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and relaxing at the beach.

Vanessa Hinklein, LMHC, MCAP, EMDR Trained, ART Certified

Therapist

Vanessa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is certified as a Masters level Certified Addictions Professional, Enhanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and level two Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She specializes in working with clients who suffer from trauma, PTSD, substance use disorders and family dysfunction.

She received her undergraduate degree from St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida and her graduate degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She received her ART certification from Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery and her EMDR training from the EMDR Institute, Inc.

Vanessa has worked with mental health, and substance use clients for over 20 years in the state of New York as a Clinical Director of an outpatient substance abuse program and in the state of Florida in many roles through the 5th Circuit, in the community, the courts and the state institutions working with both children and adults to guide them towards healing.

Vanessa enjoys the outdoors and is an avid angler. She enjoys being on the boat, traveling with her husband, and seeing new places.

Victoria Hughes, LMHC

Therapist

Victoria draws upon a lifetime of experiences, from being a creative arts director to doing volunteer work in education, mental health, wellness, and child & family services.

After several mentors urged her to utilize her innate intuition and consider becoming a therapist, she completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She went on to obtain advanced training in Integral Breath Therapy and achieved certification in Adventure Therapy and Yoga 12 Step Recovery.

She draws upon her sensibilities as an artist to create a unique treatment experience for each person she cares for, the goal always being to shepherd them through the wounds of their trauma and addiction experiences, leaving them grounded in their true selves.

Guests that work with Victoria find her to be deeply caring, with a tremendous sense of humor and unflagging dedication to their wellbeing.

Shelley Beaurline, LMHC

Therapist

Shelley has worked in a variety of different treatment settings, including Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Residential, working with individuals, groups, and families.
She is passionate about holding space for others and doing so without judgement, to help them find healing and change. She employs multiple modalities, using an integrative approach. She is dedicated to helping others learn to love themselves into positive emotional health.

Shelley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with over 10 years of experience in the treatment industry. Shelley has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Addiction Counseling from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Additionally, Shelley is credentialed for Master’s Level Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and is currently in the process of obtaining certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional.

Shelley has two dogs, an adult daughter, and enjoys being creative and continuing to learn in her free time.

Marla Shaul, LMHC, CTT3

Therapist

Marla graduated from Georgia State University with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. As one struggling from unresolved trauma and addiction she found her passion for helping others walk through their healing journey, which she then turned into a profession by obtaining a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and then received her certification as a level III Trauma Therapist.

Marla is a member of the American Counseling Association, The Florida Counseling Association, and The National Society for Leadership and Success. She has worked in multiple areas of mental health, including a substance abuse program within a prison, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings.

Marla believes in helping others explore and resolve the core of their pain to find healing. Her direct and nurturing approach invites those to be a participant in their own healing story. In her spare time Marla enjoys playing the cello, writing, and is a movie and book enthusiast. You can also find her spending time with her husband who is a professional photographer at the NASA and SpaceX Rocket launches.