Counseling Staff

All Counselors are Contract Employees 

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Dr. Mindi Lunday

Ed.D., M.A., M.A., LMHC-S, LPC

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Dr. Mindi Lunday has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, and a Master’s in Education. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, having been trained in, and practicing, play therapy since her practicum days of graduate school.

Dr. Lunday was trained to integrate Biblical principles into her psychological approach and practices from a faith-based perspective. She is also a Certified Trauma Counselor, Certified Addiction Counselor, and certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), a crisis/trauma intervention program. Although integrative, which means she pulls from many psychological theories, her primary therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory, Child Centered Play Therapy, and Family Systems.

Dr. Lunday has worked with a multitude of backgrounds, including Child Protective Services/Department of Children and Families, an Advocacy Center working with sexually abused children and their families, domestic violence shelters, a homeless shelter, and private practice. This has provided an opportunity to work with a myriad of backgrounds and issues, though her primary areas of experience include trauma/abuse, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lunday also published an article based on research she conducted regarding how to heal the spiritual impact of trauma in the summer edition of Christian Counselors of Texas, and presented her findings at the American Association of Christian Counselor’s National Convention in Nashville, TN.

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Gary Brown

M.Div., Certified Life Coach

Gary M. Brown, MDiv, has a BA degree from Baylor University with majors in Religion and Psychology/Sociology with an emphasis in Behavioral Science/Counseling. He also has a Master in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with studies in theology and education/counseling. 

Gary surrendered to the Gospel Ministry at the age of sixteen and began preaching almost immediately. He began pastoring his first church as a sophomore at Baylor University and has served as pastor and/or staff member of churches of all sizes through his 47 year ministry, most recently serving as Equipping Pastor at First Baptist of Roanoke, Texas. 

A major part of Gary’s ministry has always been counseling and pastoral care of families and relationships and has done extensive marriage counseling wherever he served. Gary is also a Certified Life Coach and is now actively coaching with an emphasis on marriage relationships, personal and business success, and pastoral care of pastors and church staff. 

Through the years, Gary and his wife have started and grown four businesses, several of which were sold. He has also been actively involved in community affairs serving in leadership positons including president of the local chamber of commerce and chairman of the Main Street Board. He was awarded the Citizen of the Year for his efforts in the Main Street Program which revitalized the central business district. Gary has also been recognized as Outstanding Young Man in America and Who’s Who in American Business.

Devin Goeggle

M.A., MFT-I, PLMFT, PLPC, NCC

Devin Goeggle has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Devin also has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is  certified as a National Certified Counselor and am dually licensed in Florida and Louisiana. During her time as a marriage and family therapist, she has worked within elementary/middle schools, high schools, university clinics, outpatient facilities, equine therapy centers, rehabilitation centers, and private practices. 

As a MFT, she is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems. Devin is licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems. She takes a holistic approach to health care being concerned with the overall, long term well being of individuals and their families. Anxiety, depression, divorce, family stress- these are just a few of her specialties. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, her goal is to help you find the solutions that will best suit your needs. There is no right or wrong path; only the path that works best for you.

Devin believes that life is an adventure with plenty of bumps in the road. When those bumps turn into mountains and you feel you cannot deal with them alone, she is here to help you navigate all that life can throw your way.

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Dr. Bia Lima

Ph.D. Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Dr. Bia Lima specializes in child, adolescent, individual, and family therapy. She has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; a Masters in Psychology, Development, and Education from Universidad de Cádiz, Spain; and a Specialist Degree in Clinical Psychology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Dr. Lima has conducted several research studies in the psychology/counseling field, some of which she presented at national and international conferences. She is also the author of a published article and has been invited to speak in various settings in Brazil, Spain, and in the USA. Besides many years of private practice, Dr. Lima has also worked in different settings such as universities, schools, hospitals, child’s protective services, women’s center, and non-profit organizations. Such a broad range of experience has allowed her to not only grow professionally, personally, and spiritually, but also to reaffirm her passion for working in the clinical counseling field and helping others.

 

Dr. Lima is an empathic, caring, non-directive, and Christian therapist. Her theoretical perspective is influenced by the phenomenological-existential approach and humanistic philosophical thoughts. More specifically, her theoretical perspective is based on the Client Centered Approach developed by Carl Rogers. She believes that every person is constantly making choices, taking responsibility, and giving meaning to what happens in their lives. Dr. Lima believes that, when receiving the right kind of support and space to process feelings and emotions, everyone has the potential of overcoming difficulties and growing as a person. 

 

For the past nine years, Dr. Lima has been experiencing the joys of motherhood and learning how to balance her two passions: family and work. She has three small children and has experienced the life of a military wife. She likes to say that her calling is not only to be a good mother to her little ones at home; but also to help other children, individuals and families overcome difficulties and experience growth and internal peace.

 

Dr. Lima is fluent in three languages and can offer therapy in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Contact 

For any questions you have:

4100 Legendary Drive

Suite 220 Bldg A
Destin, FL 32541

 

850-424-5515

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