Moe Bility, MS, MBA, CAP
Moe has over fifteen years’ experience in the Human Services field with the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of the serviced population served as a technical subject matter expert with Maryland’s Department of Human Resources Child Welfare system. Moe has extensive experience in providing case management, substance abuse counseling, as well as assessing adults and youth in the private sector, He serves as a motivator, empowering clients through client-driven services. Moe recently became a Certified Addictions Professional.
Keith Harryhill, MPA, CAP, BSW
Keith devotes his life and to those suffering from addictions and mental illness. If you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue, Keith can help.
His approach and techniques reflect evidence-based improvements over the last 25 years in mental health treatment technology. His specialties include Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Music Therapy, Anger Management, Outpatient Networking, Cognitive Restructuring, Resistant Patients, and Therapeutic Communities.
Chhaya Johnson, MA, LMHC, CAP
Chhaya brings over 20 years of experience to APNS. She has worked as an outpatient therapist, program director at a methadone clinic, hospice counselor, and hospital behavioral health specialist. She has counseling experience in the areas of behavioral health, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, assessment, intervention, and end of life care. Chhaya has two master's degrees - one in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and one in Clinical Psychology from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Broda. Her calm demeanor and pleasant, sincere attitude are a plus when helping clients work through their issues.
W. Scott Shearon, LMFT
Scott has over 27 years of experience working in the mental health field. He has worked with child, adolescent and adult populations in office, school home settings. His experience includes facilitating individual family, couples and group therapy, therapeutic foster care, Head Start and Adult Partial Care programs. Scott received his Masters in Family Studies at Mercer University in Macon. Georgia. Scott enjoys working with clients to help them manage their obstacles.
Dr. Temperance M. Thomas, Ed. D., Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Dr. Thomas received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Bethune-Cookman University in Criminal Justice, two masters degrees, one in Criminal Justice and Child Protection from Nova Southeastern University, and the other in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She possesses a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. Dr. Thomas has experience in treating adolescents and adults with both mental health and substance use disorders. She is skilled at working within the Adult Criminal Justice System, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and Family and local school systems within various counties throughout Florida. She enjoys assisting individuals to cope with stressors and increasing self-worth. Dr. Thomas's areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, adolescent behavior issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Substance Abuse/Dependence. Dr. Thomas treatment modality includes individual, family, and group counseling utilizing Motivational Interviewing Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Thomas is a Florida native, with over 18 years of experience, fostering strong relationships within the community.
Dr. Steven VanGelder, Dr.AD, LMHC, CAP
Dr. Steven VanGelder has served in the behavioral health field in a variety of capacities for the past 40 years. As a licensed counseling therapist, Dr. VanGelder has worked in many areas of therapy, including addictions, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, couples therapy and grief and loss. His contributions in the field of counseling include supervision of many aspiring counselors and as an adjunct professor in counseling for ten years. Dr. VanGelder earned a Doctorate of Addictive Disorders from the Breining Institute, a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University, and both a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonaventure University.
Max Gullo, Emotional Support Therapy Dog
Max is a toy poodle who occasionally pops into our office to work along with our staff and provide the best care in an accepting environment. He is a trained certified therapy dog who enjoys spending time with clients, walks, naps and treats.