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Flagler College Counseling Services is dedicated to providing high-quality and culturally competent mental health services to all students. We strive to enhance the student experience by supporting students in the development of the skills, attitudes and behaviors essential for personal growth, psychological well-being and academic success.


Flagler College Counseling Services will have a transformative impact on the emotional well-being of the Flagler campus community. We will promote a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff and administration that embraces diversity and encourages trust, respect and collaboration. Counseling Services will meet the highest professional standards and be accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Amanda Bleak

Amanda Elyse Bleak, M.S., LMHC

Assistant Director | Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Counseling Center COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Amanda Elyse Bleak currently serves as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Flagler College Counseling Center. She joins us from Flagler Hospital where she passionately served patients in crisis in the Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit. Prior to that, she has over a decade of experience working with individuals and families with an array of mental health challenges, as well as sexual abuse survivors.

Amanda earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is licensed to practice in the state of Florida.

Amanda specializes in Trauma and utilizes evidenced based practices including Eye Movement Desensitization Movement (EMDR) and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to facilitate her clients to work towards healing and closure. Other areas of interest and expertise include anxiety & depression, family dynamics & boundaries, including biological, blended & adopted, ADHD, self-harm, Baker Act & Marchman Act processes.

Caige McAuliffe



Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: He/Him/His

I graduated with my bachelors from Flagler College in Psychology and Criminology and obtained my masters degree from the University of North Florida in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I hold a certification in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C). During my AAT-C training I was exposed to incorporating dogs and horses into therapeutic partnerships. I have years of front line experience working with clients facing emotional, behavioral, trauma, and substance use related challenges. I have provided services for individuals living with conduct related disorders, anxiety, depression, gender identity issues and more.

I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I look forward to working with and empowering you to become the best version of you.

Liz Overpeck

Liz Overpeck

Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Counseling Center COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Liz Overpeck is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. She obtained her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and she earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Florida State University. Liz has five years of therapy experience in a variety of treatment contexts including the educational system (K-12 and university), private practice, community-based mental health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Liz is specialized in the treatment of anxiety with a particular interest in the treatment of social anxiety disorder. She is pursuing an advanced certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy. Liz is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to CBT, Liz often utilizes Solutions Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Liz offers her clients a healthy balance of acceptance and empathy paired with therapeutic challenges toward growth. She finds it deeply meaningful to support clients toward well-being, relational healing, and empowerment.

 Elizabeth Newsom



Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Elizabeth Newsom is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville University. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from Flagler College. In addition, Elizabeth is currently pursuing a Play Therapy Certification from Jacksonville University.

Elizabeth has experience working with domestic violence and sexual abuse survivors in a crisis center as well as working with clients with disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Other areas of expertise and interest include anxiety, depression, sexuality, trauma, and substance use. Elizabeth focuses on implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to create a healing environment and assist clients in achieving their goals