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Mission

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.

Vision

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

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

CAIGE MCAULIFFE, M.S., AAT-C

REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH INTERN | COUNSELING CENTER COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

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 will be completing training soon in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I look forward to working with and empowering you to become the best version of you.

Emily Brown

EMILY BROWN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SR. DIRECTOR OF HEALTH & WELLNESS AND COUNSELING SERVICES | COUNSELING CENTER COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Emily is currently the Administrative Assistant in Counseling and Health & Wellness Services. She graduated Flagler College in 2019, majoring in Psychology with Marketing and Fine Arts minors, and is presently completing her Master of Arts in Psychology through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology as well as fulfilling ministerial ordination. Prior to joining Flagler, she spent two years as a compliance analyst. Emily is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and is now realizing her dream of living by the beach in Saint Augustine.

Laura Hubbard

LAURA (BETH) HUBBARD

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN | COUNSELING CENTER COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Beth is currently an intern pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville University. Originally from Virginia, Beth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Virginia Intermont College and was a middle school teacher for 17 years.

Beth’s love of the ocean and distaste for cold winters led her to relocate to Florida and begin her journey to a new career. She plans to focus on child and adolescent counseling as well as play therapy.