About Us

Meet Our Administration Team

Thomas Economos

President & CEO of Florida Office

Gunjani Patel

Vice President & CEO of California Office

Jennifer R. Allen

Director of Operations

Josh Littleton

Director of Development

Meet Our Providers

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President & CEO of Florida Office

Tom Economos

MPH, MSW, LCSW, CAP, SAP, CISM, CEAP, CFM

Tom maintains private practice in psychotherapy / marriage & family counseling, addictions counseling, sex therapy, mediation, Tom is a qualified & licensed clinical supervisor of clinical social workers and mental health counselors. His specialty is in helping interns establish private practices.

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Director of Operations

Jen Allen

LCSW, CLC, MSW

Jennifer is licensed in Florida as a Clinical Social Worker.  She received her Masters in Social Work, from the University of New Hampshire. 

Jennifer is licensed in Florida as a Clinical Social Worker.  She received her Masters in Social Work, from the University of New Hampshire. 

Ms. Allen has conducted presentations on a variety of subjects for “Cancer Survivors”, “Grandparents raising Grandchildren”, Spirituality, Women/Men and 12 step groups.  She has facilitated a monthly Cancer Support group at FL Cancer Specialists in Hudson, FL for the past 20 years. Presently she serves on the Board of Directors of The Life Center of the Suncoast, Inc.
She moved from serving the Hospice population into private practice at Excelsis Behavioral Health in 2018. Ms. Allen is trained to help with many varieties of disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, relationships, addictions, grief/loss. She is a specialist in Clinical Hypnosis, EFT (Tapping), EMDR, Life Coaching, NLP and Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy.

Vice President & CEO of California Office

Gunjani Patel

MA, LMHC, LPCC, CISM, ABA

Gunjani is a specialist in EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, EFT (Tapping) and NLP.
Gunjani is licensed in Florida (LMHC MH1441) and California (LPCC4683).

Gunjani has expertise in working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through her work at YAI- National Institute of People with Disabilities, emphasizing on various behavioral modification treatment options, education and trainings to individuals and families involved.  She is also trained and Certified in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy. This experience has helped develop her skills of building an alliance with children and adolescents to help them develop the confidence, awareness and skills needed to improve their relationships, sense of themselves and school performance.

Additionally, Gunjani spent several years working with survivors of abuse at a Community Violence Intervention center where she provided crisis counseling, suicide helpline and support for victims of rape, sexual abuse. This experience builds upon her knowledge of working with individuals recovering from severe and persistent mental health conditions.

She is a specialist in EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, EFT (Tapping) and NLP.
Gunjani is licensed in Florida (LMHC MH1441) and California (LPCC4683).

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Director of Development & Provider

Josh Littleton

M.Ed, NCC, SFBT-I

Josh is trained to provide therapeutic services respective to relational distress, LGBTQ+ affirming care, sexual health, & attachment. Josh is licensed in the state of Florida (IMH20029) and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. 

 

Josh is trained to help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationships, & grief/loss.

As a solution-focused mental health provider, my aim is to help you discover your true potential and flourish. While we can’t alter tough circumstances of the past, we can work to resolve trials in your life. I offer a safe space to do the courageous work of personal development. Using evidence-based practices, I hope to support, encourage, educate, and empower you. I’ll walk beside you to help strengthen awareness and increase personal and professional growth.

Josh is licensed in the state of Florida (IMH20029) and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community himself, Josh finds himself in a familiar territory working with teens, adults, and couples using non-judgmental approaches in a safe environment. 

Provider

David Goguen

LMHC, CPRT, M.Ed, CCTS-I

David is licensed in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  He received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, from Bridgewater State College.

David is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and specializes in working with adults who have experienced trauma. He is versed in such evidence-based practices (i.e., EMDR, Forward Facing Trauma Therapy) that have proven efficacious in healing from trauma and improve overall quality of life.

David specializes in working with adults who have chronic pain that is medically unexplained, such as back/neck pain, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and that is not getting better with conventional medical and physical treatments. 

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community himself, David is pleased to offer his services to adults who are looking for a safe space to work through whatever issues they are dealing with, with a therapist who has lived experience in this area.

David is licensed in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  He received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, from Bridgewater State College.

Provider

Tammy Alleyn

MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Tammy has experience working with individuals from childhood to seniors. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and autism are key areas in which she has expertise.

Tammy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. After spending years working as a teacher, she received her master’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University. Tammy has experience working with individuals from childhood to seniors. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and autism are key areas in which she has expertise. She believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Tammy provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

Provider

Joe Tabone

MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Joe’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and those who struggle with motivation and self-esteem.  

I acknowledge the courage it takes to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and commend you for your choice in reaching for it.  I look forward to working with you in an environment free of judgment and full of compassion and care. 

My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and those who struggle with motivation and self-esteem.   

My practice is client centered, client driven and is highly individualized.   My approach to emotional health and well-being includes strategies and exercises rooted in positive psychology.  Other ways of meeting your needs may include the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy and rational emotive behavioral therapy.  I am also a certified life coach and have experience helping clients set and reach their personal and professional goals.

I am licensed in the state of Florida (ISW16203) and have a Master of Social Work degree

Provider

Francene Brannon

MSW, LCSW

Francene works with individuals experiencing mood disorders to include anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and trauma.

Francene is a licensed clinical social worker.   For the past 17 years, she has worked in the community mental health field.   She has played many roles in the lives of children and families as a therapist, coordinator, advocate, and crisis responder.  Francene works from a strengths-based approach to include assisting and supporting individuals in discovering their uniqueness.

She is licensed in the state of Florida and has a Master of Social Work degree.

Provider

Kathy Whitney

MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern

Kathy’s scope of practice includes relational distress, couples & family, codependency, and those who struggle with motivation & self-esteem.

Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern and leverages a individualized client-centered approach to her therapeutic work.  Sometimes, our past hurts and traumas can affect how we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us. They can affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can cause us to act in ways that hurt the ones we love and go against our values, morals, and principles. You don’t have to go through life’s challenges alone or carry the burden of having to figure it all out on your own.

She is licensed in the state of Florida and has a Master of Social Work degree.

Provider

Patricia Irwin

MA, Licensed Mental Health Counseling Intern

Patricia has experience working with adults experiencing distress related to relational satisfaction, substance use, & codependency

Patricia is licensed in the State of Florida (IMH4733) and she received her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida along

with Graduate Certificates in Marriage & Family Therapy and Career Counseling. As a solution-focused counselor Patricia listens attentively in order to help one find and discover options that lead to making better choices and decisions in your life. Along with finding solutions, Patricia adheres to a Mind-Body-Spirit connection for living fully and healthily so you can become the best version of You!

Patricia specializes in working with adults and offers professional counseling the following areas: Women’s Issues, Life Transitions, Marriage, Divorce, Substance abuse and Addiction, Faith- Based Career Changes.

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