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Thomas Economos, CEO, MPH, MSW, LCSW, CAP, SAP, CISM, CEAP, CFM

Founder of a Excelsis Behavioral Health which offers a variety of state of the art community support services. EBH takes pride in offering the most comprehensive and latest treatment modalities by a large team of multi-cultural professionals with the highest standards of expertise in their field. Our integrative approach is multi-disciplinary, offering truly coordinated services with medical, mental health, case management, vocational, legal and spiritual experts.

In additional to maintaining a private practice in psychotherapy/marriage & family counseling, addictions counseling, sex therapy, mediation, I am a qualified clinical supervisor of clinical social workers and mental health counselors. My specialty is in helping interns establish private practices.


Gunjani Patel, COO, MA, LMHC, LPCC, CISM, ABA

Gunjani is licensed in the state of Florida (LMHC MH1441) and California (LPCC4683) who works with individual, couples and families. Gunjani received her M.A in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2008. She received her B.S in Nutrition Science from University of Cincinnati in 2002. After receiving her Counseling degree she began her career path in Manhattan before relocating to Tampa Bay in 2013 to start her private practice, and now finds herself serving individuals, couples, families, and children in Southern California. 

Gunjani also 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, so the goal in treatment is often to help parents gain awareness and work with the interdisciplinary team to decrease the stress that comes with this diagnosis. 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 women and children survivors of domestic and sexual abuse at a Community Violence Intervention center where she provided crisis counseling, suicide helpline and support for victims of rape, sexual abuse. Thus giving her exposure to a wide range of social, emotional and mental health issues from sexual abuse, and domestic abuse, to depression and anxiety disorders.

 

Gunjani has also worked at a private psychiatric facility as a mental health technician and gained knowledge of working with children, adolescents and geriatric population, recovering from various acute and severe mental health conditions such as personality disorders, severe depression and anxiety, schizophrenia, OCD and PTSD.

She is a specialist in EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, EFT (Tapping) and NLP. 

 

Jennifer R. Allen, Director of Operations, 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. Prior to moving to Tampa in 1996, she co-owned and operated a profitable regional Franchise of retail stores in New England. Ms. Allen then used her business acumen to help the founders of Seacoast Hospice to create a Hospice training program.  She volunteered to serve their first patients, and worked as trainer, founding Board member and President of New Hampshire Hospice Affiliates.In 1996, she moved to Tampa, FL and worked with the Florida Family AIDS network to establish a statewide Managed Care Education Program and moved on Hospice and Home Care companies in the Tampa Bay area. 

Ms. Allen has conducted numerous presentations, seminars and weekend retreats 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., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing counseling to those suffering the death of a loved one, to victims of traumatic crime, and to those who are suffering with serious illness.  

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.

 

 

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