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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.

Richard Terzick, MA, CTT, CDCC

Clinical Director

Rick brings 35 years of clinical and administrative experience to Guest House Ocala. His career began in in the field of addictions taking him to England where he worked as a counselor. After returning to the United States he pursued and received a Master’s Degree in Health and Human Studies Administration while continuing to work as a clinician and also on the payor side of behavioral health. His Administrative experience includes executive-level leadership, strategic planning, marketing, and business development, budgeting, grant writing, third party reimbursement, professional peer review, teaching and training in both the for-profit and non-profit sector.

Rick’s interest turned to trauma after working with a group of professional men who were writing a book on helping men with trauma recovery. “I was introduced to Judy Crane and started my quest for a better understanding of trauma and its impact on those suffering from addiction and mental health. “After completing my trauma certification through Spirit 2 Spirit Trauma Training with Judy Crane and Tom Pecca, I was able to identify my own trauma”. Rick comes with a fresh approach and hopes to use his many talents to contribute to the mission and vision of the Guest House.

Thomas Pecca, MA, LMHC-QS, CSAT, CTT

Senior Clinical Advisor

Tom graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science in human services/addiction studies, and also completed his master’s degree in mental health. He is specially trained in substance and process addictions and has had extensive training with Dr. Patrick Carnes, the founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Tom is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist.

He has been working in residential treatment since 2003 conducting process, experiential and psycho-educational therapy groups. He has an expansive education in process addictions including gambling, gaming and internet addictions. Tom is an international speaker and trainer and has educated other clinicians in trauma work throughout the United States and on three continents.

Clarke Henderson-Davis, BS, CAP, CTT

Director of Spirituality

Clarke’s experience in the recovery field spans over 23 years and hundreds of addiction and complex PTSD clients. Clarke brings passion, commitment and joy to his work as a therapist: his core belief is that every person, above all else, wants to give and receive love. His goal in treatment is to bring forth the greatness that already lies within each individual. Clarke holds a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies and is a Certified Trauma Therapist.

Clarke is also a longtime student and practitioner of yoga and mindfulness. Clarke integrates the exercises and teachings of mindfulness into his work as a therapist and believes that each individual has the path to healing within.

Angela K. Smith, MS, BA, CTT, CPS, CH, IMH # 17498

Trauma Therapist Specializing in Eating Disorders

Angela Smith (IMH   # 17498) has been working in trauma field for over 15 years and in the therapeutic field for over 20 years. Her previous experience includes work with domestic violence and rape victims, as well as some time at a court-ordered treatment facility that implemented a trauma program along with addiction therapy. Angela also trained under our founder, Judy Crane, for over eight years.

Angela specializes in trauma, addictions and eating disorders. She has also received and completed countless hours of training in the treatment of eating disorders and has developed in-house eating disorder programs for residential treatment centers. She has studied and implemented the much-needed trauma connection to eating disorder clients’ therapeutic program processes. This focused approach helps clients understand and address the core issues underlying their disorder and connect them to their disordered behaviors and symptoms.

Angela has completed a level one somatic experience training to aid in understanding how trauma affects the body and how to heal the body on a deeper somatic level. She has experience in multiple therapeutic modalities such as experiential, psychodrama, CBT, DBT, hypnosis, guided imagery, SE and many many more. She is herself a recovering addict and trauma survivor who believes that the whole body needs to be encompassed in the therapeutic process — mind, body, and spirit. She also firmly upholds that each person needs an individualized approach in their therapy process to increase their chances for success.

Jody Cross, LCSW-R, CETII, EAPI

Therapist

Jody Cross, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has been working with individuals, couples, and groups since 2005.

She specializes in the treatment of PTSD and attachment trauma, addiction and co-dependency, and depression and anxiety. Following the most up-to-date scientific research, she utilizes holistic therapeutic modalities that engage the whole person, body, emotions, and mind, for effective healing and behavioral change.

In addition to her license, she also holds certifications in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, EAP (Equine-Assisted Therapy), ISEP (International Society of Experiential Psychotherapy, and YTT200 (Yoga Therapy Teacher), and has extensive experience and training in Psychodrama.

She joins us in Ocala, Florida from New York where she spent her career in private practice and leading therapeutic workshops and wellness retreats.

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

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, IMH 14206 & 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.

Claudia Y Pache, MA, LMHC, CEDS, RYT200

Therapist

Claudia is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in eating disorders and following the Health At Every Size model. She is currently working on her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification in order to learn the latest approaches and obtain the most recognized tools available to help others on their journey to recovery. She is a member of IAEDP, the International Association of Eating Disorder Specialists, making her equipped to work with disordered eating as well as eating disorders.

Claudia is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Certified Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy Level 3 Specialist. She is also trained in EMDR therapy. Claudia is a Certified Health Coach and a Yoga instructor specializing in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Previously in her career, Claudia has worked as a counselor for children who have experienced trauma. She's also worked as a trauma therapist, and was influential in creating and leading eating disorder programs as an Eating Disorder Therapist.

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

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 the University of 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.”