Licensed Psychotherapist


“Dr. East is a powerhouse speaker with a very versatile range of knowledge. Dr. East captivates her audience through her intelligence and genuine passion about mental health and well-being. Her dynamic presence intrigues and influences others to strive for their own greatness, and her professionalism makes for a rewarding partnership!“ Bridget Narvaez, MBA, RN, Director of Medical and Education Services

I am passionate about working with You!

I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and professor of psychology.

Her professional experience includes assisting children, adolescents, and adults through a variety of mental, emotional, and sexual health challenges.

As a skilled professional, she integrates clinical expertise with compassion, dedication, love, laughter, understanding, and encouragement in order to provide enriching experiences of healing and transformation.

Dr. East tailors her therapeutic approach to the individual needs of each client. She uses standard cognitive-behavioral techniques that address unhealthy feelings, emotions, and behaviors by challenging faulty beliefs and practices. She also integrates modern, multi-faceted approaches focused on building emotional intelligence and cultivating skills for continued healing and personal development. Dr. East provides support and honest feedback to assist individuals in solving and managing current problems, as well as identifying and challenging long-standing patterns. With sensitivity, love, and compassion, Dr. East works to help clients discover their own inherent strengths and build new ones; she assists clients in setting and reaching their goals for a better life.

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Educational Background:

  • Doctorate Degree in General Psychology – Capella University
  • Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling – Argosy University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/ Sociology – University of Central Florida

Professional License:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida: License No: MH10595

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The content on this site is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for psychological, medical, legal or other professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. For issues concerning mental health, you are invited to schedule an appointment with Dr. East or her team. S.M.I.L.E. is focused on assisting individuals and families with many challenges from, overcoming everyday stressors, to healing from traumatic events.

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