About Us

Rooted Therapies is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore thoughts and feelings and work through challenges. With a focus on empathy and respect, we strive to empower you to overcome obstacles and lead fulfilling lives. Together, we can create positive change and reach desired outcomes. 


Our Counseling Practice

Our Counseling Practice

Rooted Therapies is a comprehensive behavioral and mental health practice committed to helping end patterns of dysfunctional and repeat behavior. Our experience enables us to offer individuals, couples and families personalized and confidential therapeutic solutions to life’s disruptions and challenges. Our goal is for each client to live a full life, with freedom in their mind, body, soul and spirit.

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space for therapy and counseling, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. We promise to be there for you every step of your counseling journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

Clinical Team


Lisa has been a transformational, life-changing clinical therapist for over a decade. Her personal and professional experiences have allowed her a deep understanding of traumatic pain and anxiety. She enjoys providing therapy to clients so that they can walk in greater physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual freedom as a result of healing from the pain(s) of the past. She provides online and in-person therapy to clients in Florida and Illinois.


Jessie has a deep passion for helping others build and restore their confidence, self-worth, and relationships through overcoming the hurt, pain, and lies of their past. Jessie is dedicated to serving survivors of great trauma. She knows how to get to the root of an issue and assist in a healing process that brings life long transformation. Jessie believes that everyone she works with has the ability within themselves to work through their struggles and break free from the bondage that has robbed them of their joy. Jessie specializes in marriage counseling and serves Manatee and Sarasota Counties.


Amy has a great passion bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. She helps clients, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. Amy understands no single approach is the right one for every individual, and is trained in a range of modalities to serve Florida clients online or in-person.


Alyssa has worked with hurt and wounded individuals for over 20 years. She believes healing comes through authentic self-examination, healthy boundaries and safe relationships. She is earning her MSW degree from Florida State University with practical experience in trauma related to generational family violence.

Kathy Helgemo, Parenting and Academic Coach

Kathy provides individual help to children, adolescents and adults to address anxiety, depression, learning disabilities and ADHD. She has an MSW from Saint Leo University and offers services such as individual help, parenting education and academic coaching. Her background in reading education offers a practical and therapeutic approach to help people with school and work-related issues.

Briana Golob, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Briana’s passion is to assist clients through their healing journey. She collaborates with clients to re-establish (or establish for the first time) a sense of self-worth. She enjoys supporting clients as they cope with change, whether that’s acclimating to a new location, a change in relationships, or uncertainty about the future. Briana personalizes her therapeutic techniques to match the unique needs of adult individuals located anywhere in the state of Florida via online telehealth therapy.

Experience Rooted Therapies At Salt And Light Holistic Spa

Rooted Therapies offers therapy sessions at Salt and Light Holistic Spa in North Port, Florida. Salt Therapy is a unique form of alternative therapy that makes use of the healing properties of salt, which is believed to help promote the healing process. This type of therapy has been used for centuries, and its benefits are widely known. The relaxing atmosphere at the spa combined with the healing properties of salt make Salt Therapy an ideal choice for patients seeking a holistic approach to their health. 

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