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Psychological Services of Jacksonville
904-264-8311
358 Stiles Avenue
Suite B
Orange Park, FL 32073

ABOUT US
Dawn K. Fox, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
 
Dr. Dawn Fox is a Psychologist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological and educational testing.  She has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients helping them to reach their personal goals. Among her areas of expertise are depression and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, life adjustment issues, parenting issues and military family issues .  
 
Dr. Fox is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their individual life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer an individualized approach to therapy for every client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them recognize and build on their strengths to attain the personal growth and balance they are seeking.  She thoughtfully assists each client in the acquisition of new ways to understand themselves and how they interact with others. 
 
Kimberly Gydish, M.Ed., 
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addiction Professional
 
Kimberly Gydish has been in practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the last nine years.  She graduated with a Masters in Education in Mental Health Counseling in 2001.  She has worked in the field for twenty years and has a variety of experience in the private and public sector.  She has held the Certified Addiction Professional Certification (C.A.P.) since 1996, and treats all types of addictive behaviors.  Mrs. Gydish treats children, ages 5 and up, as well as adolescents and adults.  She has been working with primarily children and teenagers for the last 8 years.  
 
Mrs. Gydish is an eclectic therapist which means that she personalizes the therapy experience to fit the need of the client.  She is skilled in individual, family, and group therapy.  She is proficient in assisting families with children to develop behavioral modification plans, diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and communicating with physicians and psychiatrists who are often part of the client's care.
 
Mrs. Gydish provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) for a variety of issues including trauma resolution, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression.   
 
 
Katie Jendrisak, MA, LMHC
LIcensed Mental Health Counselor 
 
Katie Jendrisak is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  She graduated with her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from University of Central Florida.  She currently works with adult clients.  She has experience working in a college setting, residential substance abuse treatment facility, and working in the community with clients in their homes and schools.  She has worked with children and families covering a variety of issues including trauma, adoption, abuse, domestic violence, attachment, parenting skills, communication skills, substance abuse, divorce, sexuality, and adjusting to changes in life and environment.  Katie is knowledgable in treating anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  
 
Katie utilizes a therapeutic approach that best fits the client as an individual.  She incorporates suitable techniques and modalities including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral interventions, stress management, role play, and modeling to address the client's needs.  She utilizes directive/non-directive play therapy when working with young children as play is their primary means of communicating with the world.  Katie strives to provide a safe, supportive environment to assist her clients in becoming the experts of their own lives and providing hope for their future.
 
Mary Lou Prendergast, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 
Mary Lou Prendergast is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with a broad spectrum of clients. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. Her primary focus is to help people make positive changes in their lives. Mary Lou works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from depression and anxiety, to parenting support and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, she offers a highly personalized approach tailored to her clients' individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
 
Mary Lou is an interactive therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help people effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, Mary Lou's goal is to help people build on their strengths, and lead happier, more productive lives.
 
Stephanie Milne, Psy.D. BCB
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Biofeedback

Dr. Stephanie Milne is a licensed Psychologist who is Board Certified in Biofeedback.  She graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology Southern California at Argosy University, Orange County in California with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an emphasis in Health Psychology.  She also has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She provides individual therapy primarily for adults and biofeedback and neurofeedback for all ages.  Dr. Milne performs a wide variety of assessments including gifted testing, autism, bariatric, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.  She specializes in brain injury, anxiety, chronic pain, complex medical problems, PTSD, OCD, weight and stress management, life transitions, disabilities, and personal and professional development.  


Dr. Milne's practice is patient-centered, placing the focus of her treatment on her patients' goals for better health.  She practices from humanistic, cognitive behavioral, solutions focused and mindfulness based therapies.  She takes an integrative approach, encouraging complimentary treatments like massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and spirituality.  She often uses guided imagery and mindfulness therapeutic techniques to get her patients the best posssible outcome!


Brian K. Emery, Ph.D.
LIcensed Mental Health Counselor


Dr. Brian Emery has over 23 years as a therapist with experiences in clinical mental health, mental health administration, and academia as a Professor in psychology.  Dr. Emery attained his PH.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Dr. Emery specializes with individuals, couples, and families to explore and to help overcome issues surrounding interpersonal relationsihps that may be detrimental to their growth.  Dr. Emery looks for the underlying systems and patterns at work in individuals and in relationships to find their positive strengths as a result psychological healing and balance takes place.  In addition, Dr. Emery specializes in men's and women's issues that affect their own interpersonal growth as an individual through Solution-Focused therapy.  In Adolescent counseling, Dr. Emery focuses on emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems to develop new coping skills for adolescents.  Dr. Emery has received special training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Self-Anger Management, and Client-Centered based therapies.  Dr. Emery provides community workshops on Building Healthy Relationships for couples and Kids-Caught-in-the-Middle to help parents and children adjust to separation and divorce.  

 
 
Shirley A. Richardson, MS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor 
 
Shirley A. Richardson is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in child and adolescent disorders as well as helping adult clients work through emotional and psychological difficulties.  Other areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic, tailored to meet the needs of the client.  She has experience working with military personnel and their families. She also has experience working with survivors of domestic violence. She has been practicing counseling for 10 years. 
Shirley received a Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University and a Master of Science degree from Mississippi State University . One of her favorite famous quotes is as follows: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”