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    About Cub Larkin, M.S., LMHC (FL), LPC (OR), NCC


    Clinical Director & Lead Therapist

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), Licensed Professional Counselor (OR)

    Cub Larkin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in FL and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. Cub specializes in working with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and would like to grow their mental health. Many of Cub's clients seek therapy to help them overcome trauma, process through their personal journeys, increase self-worth, and feel less shame in their lives. Cub also enjoys working with clients who have interest in kink, BDSM, dominant/submissive relationships, and those who have polyamorous or consensual non-monogamous relationships. By creating a safe, affirming atmosphere in each session, Cub provides clients with a space to be vulnerable and learn more about themselves.

    Cub's approach to therapy draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Clients learn about the deep connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions, and how their thoughts can impact the ways that they view themselves. Cub teaches clients how to change their thought patterns to avoid harmful cognitive distortions that can lead to low self-esteem. For clients who have previously experienced trauma, Cub provides them with grounding skills that can be helpful in emotion regulation. Clients then use their brain's natural processes to place their painful memories in the past, allowing them to live more in the present without anxiety attacks, flashbacks, or other interruptions.

    Cub's therapeutic style is warm, active, and non judgemental. Cub believes that everyone deserves to prioritize their mental health, and strives to offer high quality therapeutic services to clients of all identities so that they can shift their mindset in a positive direction.

    Meet Cub


    • American Counseling Association
    • American Mental Health Counseling Association
    • Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness
    • Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International
    • EMDR International Association
    • Florida Counseling Association (Division: FALGBTIC)
    • International Association for Social Work with Groups (South Florida Chapter)
    • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
    • National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
    • The National Society of Leadership and Success
    • World Professional Association for Transgender Health

    About Ashley Lesovoy, M.S.W, LCSW



    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Ashley Lesovoy (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. Ashley specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ community, specifically those who identify as transgender and nonbinary. Many of Ashley's clients seek therapy to process and heal from trauma, acquire more effective coping skills in all aspects of their lives, and gain a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves and their journeys. Ashley enjoys working with those who are neurodivergent and struggle with society's allistic and ableist expectations. Ashley works hard to create an affirming and supportive space where clients feel safe being vulnerable.

    Ashley's approach to therapy is eclectic but has its foundations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. Ashley implements an anti-capitalist and anti-oppressive framework in her practice and believes it is important to look at the systemic factors that play a role in one's life.

    Ashley's therapeutic style is warm, humorous, and affirming. She is passionate about making mental health care accessible and safe for all individuals. In her free time, Ashley enjoys cross stitching and embroidery, hanging out with her cats, playing video games, and reading.

    About Manuela Valdiviseo, M.S.W, RCSWI



    Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

    Manuela Valdivieso (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in the state of Florida. Manuela specializes in working with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and would like to improve their mental health and overall quality of life. Many of Manuela's clients seek therapy to identify and reframe unproductive thinking, process trauma in a safe and affirming environment, and build the skills to better manage challenges they come across on their personal journeys. Manuela prioritizes maintaining a validating and non-judgmental atmosphere to help clients improve their sense of well-being in many aspects of their lives.

    Martin Avellaneda



    Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

    Martin Avellaneda is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern located in Central Florida. Martin received his Master's in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida. Martin is a cultural sensitive, sex-positive, kink allied, and polyamory/ENM affirming therapist. Martin has extensive work experience with addictions, trauma, and life stress.

    Martin takes a systemic approach to treatment, meaning he views what influences a person internally and externally. Clients explore their past to gain an understanding of what has molded them into the person they are today. Martin invites client's to express who they wish to be, and assists in shaping themselves into the person they want to become. Martin provides evidence-based techniques in supporting his clients' needs.

    Martin's therapeutical approach is inviting and direct. Martin utilizes motivational interviewing to encourage clients in pursuing their life goals. Martin utilizes parts work in resolving internal conflicts clients may hold. Martin is dedicated to providing high quality counseling sessions to all clients.

    About Jim Lopresti, PhD, LMHC


    Clinical Supervisor

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    James Lopresti, PhD, LMHC, has been a licensed mental health professional for over 25 years. He served as the Director of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services at what is currently Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC. He relocated to Florida in 2002 to assist in the founding of SunServe, South Florida's LGBTQ+ Social Service Agency where he established the mental health program. He has been a faculty member at various Universities and Higher Ed institutions in Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Miami. He currently functions mostly as a clinical supervisor for Florida LMHC candidates and offers workshops on various clinical topics in Florida and beyond. He also maintains a private practice in Wilton Manors with a special expertise in LGBTQ+ care.