Meet The Team

Adria Forte, LMHC

Founder

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Adria Forte graduated from The University of North Florida with her Master of Art in Counseling Psychology in 2008.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor with over 17 years of clinical and social services experience in Northeast Florida.  During that time, she has had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, and adults in various treatment settings.  Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Nutritional Psychology.  She believes in a whole-body treatment approach that includes addressing all facets that may be contributing to symptoms and working together to achieve and maintain optimum mental health and wellness.  She will be providing clinical supervision to graduate and post-graduate level interns while overseeing program management at Connections UnPlugged.

Nature is at the core of Adria’s life and practice.  It has offered her the gift of resiliency throughout many challenges in her own life.  She is the mother of a son with autoimmune and developmental exceptionalities.  Her son’s healing journey offered hands on experience into how diet, mindfulness, nature, gut-health, and proper nutrients have the power to heal.  Watching her son’s incredible recovery ignited a passion to offer EcoWellness to others.

Havey Baer, LMHC

Therapist
Connections UnPlugged Program Leader

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Havey Baer graduated with a Master of Science degree from University of North Florida’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in 2018. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has a background providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings including residential care, intensive outpatient programs, and a college counseling center. Her experience includes providing therapy to individuals, groups, and families, specializing in eating disorder and body image concerns, anxiety disorders, and adolescents in crisis.

Havey has a passion for helping individuals of all ages build upon their inherent strengths to improve their ability to manage the stressors that accompany daily life. She utilizes a therapeutic approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, solutions-focused, and client centered therapies with the ultimate goal of assisting clients in feeling empowered in their bodies and minds.

As a Jacksonville-native, Havey finds peace and fulfillment in exploring the beautiful trails and bodies of water that are abundant in North Florida. In her free time, you can expect to find her practicing yoga, curled up reading a good novel, or traveling to the nearest freshwater spring or mountain range.

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