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Katherine A. Lowry graduated from Clemson University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. She later graduated from the University of Miami in 2005 with a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling. She currently works as a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License number MH 9570), an Ohio Professional Clinical Counselor (License number E.1100007), and a Certified Polygraph examiner in private practice. Katherine has experience with the court system, having worked directly with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Corrections in the past. She was a Guardian Ad Litem for four years and has done group therapy with parenting, substance abuse, anger management, theft, domestic violence and sexual offenders. She is also a FL Qualified Supervisor who supervises Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns.

Currently, Katherine sees children (ages 10 and up), adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family therapy. She works primarily with depression, anxiety, communication skill building, anger management, parenting, sexual and substance abuse addictions, trauma, school and behavioral issues, and gender issues. In 2013 she became a Florida board approved Certified Transgender Care Therapist and helps the Transgender population with their gender identity issues and transition. Katherine began performing EMDR in 2014 and later became a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist. She is currently performing this at her practice and working towards becoming a Consultant.

Katherine has memberships with the American Counseling Assoc. (ACA), National Certified Counselors (NCC), EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Assoc. for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (LGBTIC), International Assoc. of Addiction and Offender Counseling (IAAPC), and the Assoc. for Adult Development and Aging (AADA).


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Kira Capano Hickman, LMHC 

Kira Capano Hickman graduated from Catawba College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. She then went on to graduate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology.
Kira provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with behavioral, emotional, and developmental issues including ADHD, anxiety and depression, abuse and trauma, stress, adoption and foster care, parenting issues, marital conflict, parental separation and divorce.
Kira has been trained in a number of different treatment modalities, which allow her to cater to the individual needs of her clients. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Method, Theraplay, play therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in building the skills needed to overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma.  She believes in taking the whole person approach to treatment.


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Julie Corbin, M.S., LMFT

Julie Corbin, is a native of North Fort Myers,  spent years leading troubled and urban teens on wilderness trips, facilitating awe-inspiring personal change along the way, before becoming a counselor.  After tiring of living in a tent, she obtained a Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling from Stetson University.  Before joining I-BOS Counseling, Julie worked in community mental health settings helping children, teens and families in crisis and in a school setting promoting optimal adjustment and academic success as well as a play-oriented private practice.

Julie continues to seek change and growth by working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are facing their own difficult transitions. Julie takes a holistic and hands-on approach to helping her clients tap their strengths and identity their on solutions. Julie can work with children as young as 2 together with their families, is conversant in Spanish and specializes in ADHD, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, family conflict, parenting strategies and trauma treatment.  Julie works collaboratively with other treatment providers, both conventional and alternative and other professionals involved in the family system. 

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Dr. Gary Freudenthal, Psy.D. 

Dr. Gary M. Freudenthal, BA, MA, PsyD, Lic. Hyp. was raised and educated in the Midwest. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in1981, his Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in 1984 and in 1992 was awarded his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at The University of Chicago.  He served his Doctoral Residency at Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute in Hartford, Connecticut and then rounded out his education by serving his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale University Medical School. He fell in love with the East Coast and planted his roots in Connecticut to pursue his career goals and raise his family. 

He became a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in 1995 and served as the Clinical Director of Psychiatric Services at East Haven Counseling Center & Clinical Director of the St. Raphael's Hospital's Institute for Better Health, Eating Disorders Program. Following that he served as Clinical Director of Adolescent Services at Stonington Institute. He moved back to Ohio and held the position of Medical Department Chair at Southern Ohio University for 4 years. Upon his return to CT he became Clinical Director for the New London Community Mental Health Center and served as Director of Geriatric & Dementia Education for Harvest Healthcare. He moved to Florida in 2011.              

Excluding his brief 4 year tenure in Ohio, he owned and operated Private Practices on the beautiful Connecticut Shoreline from 1984 to 2011. Over the years he has consulted for several Geriatric Consultation groups where he has led seminars to educate staff, family and residents on Alzheimers Disease and Dementia. In addition he has helped over a dozen Nursing Homes and their staff transition to Memory Care Centers. He has lectured and led seminars on Psychological Issues and Topics in Treatment, Research and Application in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and Florida. Over the course of his career he has thoroughly enjoyed helping patients across the life cycle ranging from Age Three Years Old to One Hundred and Nine Years Young. 

Since moving to the beautiful and spectacular gulf shores of Ft. Myers, Dr. Freudenthal has had the honor of teaching great, young minds as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Edison State College/Florida Southwestern College. He has taught courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Advanced Psychology, Interpersonal & Social Adjustment and Human Growth & Development at both the Lee and Charlotte Campuses. He has been practicing Psychology and sharing an office with Dr. Stephen F. Scholle, MD, PhD at his Fort Myers Beach Medical Practice at his office Beach Mental Health Services. He is now excited to be joining Katherine A. Lowry, M.S., Ed., NCC along with 6 other Psychotherapists at I-BOS (Inner Belief Outer Strength) Counseling. It will be his honor to be available to assist IBOS in keeping the fine residents of Cape Coral and Ft. Myers and all who reach out for help within Lee, Charlotte and Collier Counties. You will not regret retaining him to help guide you in your Psychological Growth, Enhancement and Evolution. We all can use a little help now and then.

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Anaid Frias, LMFT (Bilingual) 

Anaid Frias was born and raised in California and is bilingual in English, Spanish, and currently working on becoming certified in American Sign Language. She has worked with children and families professionally since 2005 and graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Human Development- Counseling emphasis. She then graduated from Argosy University San Diego California with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy. Anaid is currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in both Florida and California.

More over, Anaid has experience working in the following settings: Private Practice, Crisis Center, Hospitals, and Centers for Children and Families. She treats individuals who range in ages from 5 years of age to 65+. Her experience, training, and education has granted her the opportunity to work with complex cases varying from individuals with Schizophrenia, individuals who recently discharged prison, people that feel suicidal, children with behavioral issues, family problems, and of course relationship/ marriage problems. She is trained in a myriad of different treatments and chooses which to utilize on a case by case basis. “I will never force my clients to adjust to MY personal believes and preferred treatments. I am flexible and have found that progress is made when my clients report feeling safe and validated. Therefore, I do the adjusting to ensure that THEIR needs are met.” 

Anaid believes that all humans are born good and it is life circumstances/ experiences that may alter this. “The person is NOT the problem the problem is the problem. “I have never met someone that has said they enjoy being an angry person or a depressed or anxious person. Anger, depression, and anxiety are the problem and I specialize in guiding my clients to separate themselves from these problems.” 

She goes on to report that since 2005 at the start of every new year she goes through the box of thank you cards and letters that her clients have written to her. “Therapy is not my job is my way of life. No matter how difficult the case, I maintain focus on how most treatments end. During the last couple of sessions my clients and I take a walk down memory lane. We remember the feelings of hopelessness/ helplessness during our first session together and celebrate the incredible result of a solid therapeutic process! Yes, listening to problems day in and out is not always easy, but guiding my clients from that dark place to the light at the end of treatment is certainly where the reward lies. All you need is a little patience and faith.” 

*Si se siente sólo(a) no dude en llamarme. Estoy para servirle y hacer lo posible por ayudarle a ver que es bastante probable que su problema(s) tenga solución. No olvide que después de cada tormenta siempre llega la calma. Será un placer para mi ayudarle.

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Bryn Marcus

Bryn Marcus,
studied psychology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania prior to relocating to Florida in 1999, earning a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Sarasota (Argosy University).  He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2006, and in that time he has worked with a wide range of patients (from adolescents to seniors) in both outpatient and inpatient settings, including those suffering from depression and anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, grief and loss and social discomfort. 

"I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on your needs. My office is a quiet, safe place to express your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.”

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Anamaria Ryan, LMHC, CAP 

Anamaria Ryan and Jeanie Simpson are both Certified Addiction Professionals. If you need more than out-patient mental health services, feel free to reach out to them and ask about in-patient treatment facilities on your insurance plan. 

Anamaria Ryan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor by the Department of Health in the state of Florida and a Certified Addictions Professional by the Florida Certification Board. She has experience treating mood disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, addiction, co-occurring disorders, family, adjustment, and couples issues. After completing her EMDR training, she is pursuing her certification, and she is also an active member of the EMDRIA association.
Anamaria has passion for helping people achieving their potential and finding solutions to every day challenges. Her training, experience, and eclectic nature allow her to offer you personalized treatment with empathy and compassion.
Anamaria Ryan es una terapeuta de salud mental licenciada por el Departamento de salud del estado de la Florida. Tambien es una profesional en el tratamiento de adicciones acreditada por el consejo de certificacion del estado de la Florida. Ella tiene experiencia tratando transtornos emocionales, de personalidad, de ajuste, de adiccion y co-ocurrentes. Despues de completer su entrenamiento en EMDR, está en el proceso de adquirir su certificacion. Actualmente, ella es miembro activo de la asociacion EMDRIA.
Anamaria siente pasión por ayudar a las personas a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Del mismo modo, ella disfruta colaborandoles con encontrar soluciones a sus retos diarios. Su entrenamiento, experiencia y naturaleza eclectica le permiten ofrecerte tratamiento personalizado basado en empatía y comprensión. 

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Felicita Ortiz, LCSW 

Felicita Ortiz is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in the State of Florida as well as a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Social Work Interns approved by The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. 

Felicita graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Minoring in Sociology. She graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Felicita is also an ordained minister, graduating from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York. 

Felicita specializes in providing support to clients living with an illness and/or caregiving, experiencing grief, depression, dealing with anxiety/panic disorders and coping with unhealed past traumas. With over 18 years of experience, Felicita views therapy as an opportunity for you to explore your feelings and thoughts, to gain a better understanding of yourself, and to make positive changes which will allow you to experience life more fully. As a therapist, she uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and EMDR. Her office is a quiet, peaceful place to express your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. It’s time to understand where you're at now and she will help you get to where you want to be. 

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Jeanie K. Simpson, M.S., LMHC, NCC, CAP

Anamaria Ryan and Jeanie Simpson are both Certified Addiction Professionals. If you need more than out-patient mental health services, feel free to reach out to them and ask about in-patient treatment facilities on your insurance plan. 

Jeanie K. Simpson, is a Clinical Supervisor of Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns approved by Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counselors. 

Jeanie graduated from State University of New York, College at Buffalo with a major in Humanities and a minor in Speech Communications.  Following a career in Educational Administration, she returned to study Mental Health Counseling at Barry University in Miami, Florida, graduating with a Masters of Science.  She was first licensed to practice in New Mexico in 1995, and first certified as an addiction professional in 1994.

Her past clinical experiences include being primary therapist for Lee County’s Juvenile Drug Court, employment with the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Lee County Jail, as well as work with child and adult victims of family violence and sexual abuse, and sexual offenders.  Jeanie is experienced with both voluntary and mandated clients, has extensive experience with adolescents, couples, and individuals.  She taught courses for the Florida Keys Community College and for the Florida Addictions Institute.  She has presented at workshops, conferences, has provided in-service training for facility line staff and acted as a Consultant/Trainer to the Navajo Nation.  

Currently, Jeanie is licensed and certified in Florida (MH6192 & CAP1630) and works in private practice.   She provides treatment to individuals (adults and teens 15 +), couples, and families.  Jeanie’s informal style and soothing office environment encourages clients to feel safe and accepted.  She combines a cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approach to help clients improve communication skills, anger management, and to reduce severity of symptoms related to PTSD, stress, anxiety and depression through a highly individualized treatment approach.  She utilizes diverse techniques, including expressive approaches, to help clients access, process, and express thoughts and feelings; and to address inner beliefs about themselves which contribute to their distress.

She also works extensively with clients with addiction issues, both from process disorders (gambling, food, shopping, internet gaming, etc.) and substances (alcohol and other drugs), and collaborates with other treatment professionals to ensure optimal outcomes.

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Eva Smidova, LMFT 

I am warm, friendly, open-minded and mindful professional, dedicated to providing the highest quality psychotherapy with respect, passion, and mindfulness, tailored to my clients. Besides my personal approach, my clients benefit from my knowledge, skills, and extensive experience in the field of psychotherapy, counseling, and psychology. 

I am: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida, Transgender Care Certified Therapist, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Florida Department of Children and Family approved Parenting Care Provider. I hold EU earned degrees M.A. in Psychology and Law, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I am recently finishing Ph.D. in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale. 

I am an expert on couples, marriage, intimacy, family systems, communication strategies and conflict resolutions, life guidance, gender and sexual issues. I am a professional member of several national and international Family Therapy Associations, also organizations supporting and caring for LGBTQ population � PFLAG, GLSEN, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and a professional member of American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I also regularly present and publish about topics related to the field of family therapy nationally and internationally. 

I earned Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology (2009) for a research on sexual addiction and cybersex. I have been in a private therapeutic practice since 2006. I work with families, couples, individuals (including children and teens). I have experience working also as a school psychologist, clinical psychologist at a psychiatric ward and at a crisis unit. Since 2015 I have conducted several art therapy residencies for children and teens with disabilities - Very Special Art Project under the University of South Florida. 

I provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic counseling. I apply mind and body � holistic approach. I believe in diversity, non-binary, gender equal and affirmative approach to therapy.  

My treatment philosophy and goal? Empowerment, respect, and glowing you! 

To find more please visit my professional website at wwww.psychotherapyswflorida.com, pick up the phone, or send an e-mail! 

I am looking forward to hearing from you. 


Glenna Tibbs, M.Ed., M.Div.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Ordained Minister

Although we are happy for Glenna, it saddens us to report that she will be retiring this year in 2016. She is no longer taking new clients, but if you have seen her in the past, please feel free to contact her.

Glenna Tibbs is an experienced counselor who has been serving communities since 1986.  She completed her B.A. from the University of Kentucky, her Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, and a Masters in Education with specialties in counseling and education from Lynchburg College. 

Beyond these three degrees, Glenna is also certified as a Gestalt Therapist, Grief Counselor, Communications Consultant, and Spiritual Mentor.  She holds a Florida Mental Health Counselor license.

Her varied background has provided her with diverse skills in assessment and diagnostic techniques, as well as proficiency in various therapeutic modalities such as Rogerian, Gestalt, Behavioral, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality.

In her professional career, Glenna has served as a congregational pastor, hospital chaplain, communications consultant, pastoral counselor, licensed mental health counselor, and college instructor.  She has provided individual, marital and partner counsel, family healing, and group therapy.

Glenna sees each person or couple as unique. She selects from a variety of therapeutic modalities to address specific needs and to enable the healing process within a safe environment and in a timely fashion.

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Mirna Velasquez
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW


Mirna Velasquez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in the State of Florida as well as a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Social Work Interns approved by The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.  Mirna is also a Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP) designated by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.  She has completed higher education courses at Hodges University in preparation to her certification as a Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP).

Mirna graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a Minor in Public Administration.  She later graduated with a Master of Social Work in 2006.

Mirna has extensive experience working at different settings including the private and non-for-profit sector, State Agencies and currently working at her private practice. Her years of clinical experience allowed her the opportunity to work with children (as young as 4 years old), adolescents, survivors of abuse, adults and seniors.

Mirna provides counseling in a safe an accepting environment. Individualized treatment is always provided based on client’s needs, culture and preferences. The need to process feelings and emotions after a specific event is tailored to the individual while learning and implementing new coping skills. Her approach to treatment is client-centered, rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused with an emphasis on family dynamics and Motivational Interviewing.

Mirna is confident in working with children and adults experiencing symptoms or difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, divorce, life adjustments, grief, trauma, abuse, school and behavioral issues, communication difficulties, and parenting issues. She is currently accepting new clients, is Bilingual (English and Spanish) and offer evening appointments from Monday to Thursday. Her office is in Cape Coral in a well-lighted handicapped accessible area.

Me gustaria poder ayudarte cualquiera sea la situacion estes pasando. Mis años de experiencia y educacion universitaria acompañadas de profesionalismo y calidad de servicios te aseguran un buen beneficio.  Mis horarios de oficina son de Lunes a Jueves despues de las 5:00pm.  Llamanos para proveerte mas informacion o coordinar una cita.