Casey Portner LMHC, CAP
Primary Therapist and Clinical Director
Casey Portner LMHC, CAP is the owner and director of all counseling services at CSWFL and the Cypress West therapy program. Casey is a Certified Addictions Professional who received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and his master’s degree in Counselor Education from Florida Atlantic University. Casey has completed focused course work on the physiological aspects of drug addiction and human psychology, as well as received extensive training on counseling for co-occurring disorders. Casey specializes in the provision of Individual, group and family therapy, and has provided these therapies in both an outpatient and hospital setting.
Therapeutically, Casey employs an eclectic approach utilizing evidenced based practices proven in facilitating the change process in the lives of those dealing with addictions. These practices include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stages of Change Model, Solution Focused Therapy and the Twelve Step Model. It is Casey’s belief that the change process occurs differently for everyone and a key to success is to match the appropriate technique or combination of techniques with the individual seeking help. Casey is gifted in his ability to connect with the individuals he works with through the creation of a partnership grounded in trust and mutual respect. By creating a safe, warm and empathic space, coupled with the skilled application of the above techniques Casey has been extremely successful in helping individuals overcome their addictions and the many problems that accompany them including interpersonal, educational, familial, relational, occupational and financial.
CSWFL is excited to bring Casey and his over 13 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders to Naples.
Melissa Turvey Seabury, LMHC
Melissa is a Supervisor and Primary Therapist at both of our Airport Road South and Golden Gate locations in Naples, Florida. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University and has been working in this field for the past four years. Melissa continues to broaden her education and is currently working towards her EMDR certification. As a Counselor, Melissa has worked with individuals with domestic abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and trauma. She is often called to advocate for her clients and has experience working in conjunction with case managers, the judicial system and other health-related professions.
Melissa also has experience with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression and Bi-Polar Disorder. Her clientele includes children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group settings. Melissa’s therapeutic focus is person-centered and strength-based. She believes in an eclectic approach in order to meet the client where they are and use the appropriate strategies that will assist them in achieving both their short and long-term goals.
Andrew Pierce, MA, CAP
Andrew Pierce graduated with an Advanced Practice Master’s degree from the premier addiction counseling program in the world, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, MN. He was the second student in the school’s history to be invited to lecture to the entire patient population and had an A+ GPA.
Andrew has thousands of hours of clinical experience helping those with addiction and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD and codependence get what they want out of life. Andrew is also a person in long-term recovery who can relate to the experiences his clients are going through, which is beneficial on many levels.
He loves working with family members and those in relationships with people in active addiction, or who may be in relationships with those in the recovery process. Working with this population is important because, ultimately, recovery and counseling are about creating the conditions for healthy relationships and human connection, which is where love resides.
Dana Pham, MSW
Dana joined CSWFL in January 2019 as an aspiring clinical social worker. Dana fell in love with social work during her first community college Sociology class in 2011. From there she went on to the University of California at Santa Barbara and majored in Sociology and Applied Psychology.
After graduation, she joined a non-profit organization called “City Year Boston,” working at an inner-city school to help elementary-aged students and their teachers by providing tutoring, after school care, socio-emotional learning, and attendance management. After developing her professional skills with this organization, she furthered her education with a Master’s degree in Social Work, while simultaneously working with adults with dual diagnoses in mental health and substance abuse and adolescents in a residential counseling center. In May 2018, she graduated from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Dana is a valuable addition to the CSWFL therapy team!
McKenzie Liskey, RMHCI
McKenzie Liskey is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida. McKenzie graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. She is currently working towards obtaining her clinical hours in order to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
McKenzie has experience with drug/alcohol addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, and stress management. McKenzie started her professional internships working in substance abuse counseling, conducting both individual therapy and relapse prevention/substance abuse education group therapy. McKenzie also has experience working with adolescents who suffer from PTSD and complex trauma.
McKenzie practices an eclectic approach that is tailored to an individual’s needs. She attempts to use a theoretical approach that fits with both the client’s personality and presenting issues in counseling. She likes to also focus on a client’s strengths as well as addressing the problems they are coming to counseling with. McKenzie strives to create a safe and comfortable space to focus on treating the whole person by addressing mind, body and spirit. McKenzie values having a strong client-therapist relationship where trust and empathy prosper.
McKenzie knew from a young age that she was “called” to be a mental health counselor and has been pursuing her calling ever since. She has a passion to serve others and strives to create a counseling experience that is inviting and warm. In her work with clients, she seeks to integrate both psychology and theology, when a client wants that as part of their therapy.
Office Manager/Clinical Services Coordinator
Susan joined CSWFL in December of 2018. Her strengths in compassion, punctuality, reliability and effectiveness have increased our ability to facilitate clients in getting their needs met. Susan has 15 years’ experience working with people and her passion for helping others shows in her interactions with the clients.
Susan is the initial point of contact at CSWFL’s Airport Road South location and has an awe-inspiring ability to make clients feel understood, comfortable, and accepted during the process of counseling. Susan is a welcome addition to our team.