Our Team

BRENNA LYAMPILLIAI

Brenna Iyampillai , MS

Brenna is a registered mental health counselor. She earned her master's degree in Mental Health Therapy from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a member of the ACA, American Counseling Association. Brenna completed an internship as a mental health therapist at the Faulk Center for Counseling in Boca Raton, Florida. Her training and professional experiences have provided her a wide range of therapeutic knowledge in working with individuals, couples, families, and clients of all ages. Brenna also specializes in treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and who have experienced trauma.

Additionally, Brenna offers child therapy that is collaborative with parents, integrates parenting sessions, and further assists families' progress outside of treatment. Brenna's therapeutic approach is working alongside clients, offering a caring heart, a listening ear, and evidence-based counseling services for individuals, families, and couples.

Brenna utilizes evidence-based treatments, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She helps clients break free from old negative patterns and implement healthier coping mechanisms. Brenna also has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Brenna's uses a collaborative and integrative process, teaching useful and sustainable skills for self-care and self-love to assist in the development of inner peace and emotional wellbeing.

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Dr. Joanne Byron, PH.D., NCSP

Dr. Joanne Byron is a Florida licensed, state, and nationally certified school psychologist who obtained her Bachelors (Psychology), Masters (Clinical Psychology), and Specialist (School Psychology) degrees from Barry University and Doctoral (Counseling) degree from the University of Dhaka. She received advanced training in multiple programs for responding to a mental health crisis. She is an active member of the International Association of Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists, and Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists. She served two terms as president and three terms as secretary.

She has become a domestic and international crisis trainer and has also developed the Crisis Companion app to aid those responding to a crisis. As a crisis responder, she has assisted in over 150 crises ranging from a singular death to mass shootings and genocide. Dr. Byron has been interviewed and quoted in newspapers and television regarding crisis and trauma.

In her consulting work, Dr. Byron developed the first crisis program, Crisis Preparedness, and Management for Mental Health (CPM-MH), for Bangladesh's country. She traveled multiple times to Southeast Asia to train and implement the program.

As a leading expert in trauma, she also produced mental health videos to address the psychological impact of COVID-19, which is accessed through the first mental health website in Bangladesh. As an international speaker, Dr. Byron presented at the International Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Disabilities in Bangladesh and South Asia-Asperger's Disorder: Identification, diagnosis, & interventions; dual diagnosis and was a panelist at the International Conference on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Thimphu, Bhutan: Education for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Throughout her experience, Dr. Byron has served populations in the school setting, private practice, inpatient psychiatric facilities, refuge camps, and community mental health centers. Additionally, she has prior experience as an adjunct professor of undergraduate courses and provides school psychologists' supervision. Her assessment experiences have included evaluating cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioral, and social evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. She applies her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will improve their quality of life.

Outside of the office, Dr. Byron is currently working on crisis response articles targeting international and domestic audiences. She has previously published the following:

Byron, J.G. (2002). Lessons learned from tragedy. Maintaining Safe Schools, 8 (5), 1-5.
Byron, J.G. (2001). Aftermath of a crisis: Strategies to support victims through the judicial process. Today’s School Psychologist, 5-8.

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Sheria Kwok, MS

Sheria is a registered mental health counselor. She earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Sheria completed clinical internship as a mental health therapist at Palm Beach Atlantic University Student Counseling Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Sheria counsels individuals, couples, and families. She offers an individualized and integrative therapeutic approach with clients of all ages. Sheria facilitates therapy for individuals experiencing self-esteem issues, grief and loss, unresolved emotions, past traumatic experiences, addictions and substance use, mood disorders (anxiety and depression), spirituality, and relationship issues. 

Sheria utilizes evidence-based therapeutic treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solutions-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Experiential Therapies, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Rapid Resolution Therapy. She continues to expand her knowledge and training as a therapist. 

 

Living a life with self-love, self-honor, purpose, peace, well-being, and contentment can be for anyone. Sheria’s approach to healing through therapy is authentic, effective, purposeful, spiritual, and solution-focused.

JALYSSA CARDELL

Jalyssa Cardell, MS

Jalyssa Cardell is a registered mental health counselor. She earned her master's degree in Mental Health Therapy from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jalyssa completed an internship at Phoenix Mental Health, LLC. Jalyssa uses many evidence-based treatment methods and has extensive training and specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Through DBT, Jalyssa works with clients on interpersonal skills, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and radical acceptance. Jalyssa is also trained in therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Jalyssa has helped many clients gain back control of their emotions and interpersonal relationships.

Her main goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to flourish and develop the skills needed to live a happier life. She will assist you through the therapeutic process and walk alongside you on this journey of inner work.