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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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.”

Stacy Maddox, 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.

Alan Hickey, LMHC

Therapist

Alan graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. Relevant clinical experiences include helping children grow beyond their trauma through therapeutic play interventions, assisting caregivers to enhance their protective capacities, and providing counseling to adults.

Alan believes there is an important connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This triad influences one another in many ways, though they are often in ways that may be confusing - at first - to the person living them. Through collaboration and the therapeutic alliance, the individual gains a deeper understanding of how those are connected and is equipped with new ways of interrupting uncomfortable patterns of thinking, feeling, or interacting.

Alan was deeply influenced by a quote from Horace Traubel, "If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires."