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For more information please email us at info@innertruthproject.org or call (772) 200-4599.
You can also visit our center located at: 2190 NW Reserve Park Trace #13, Port St. Lucie, Fl 34986.

Our Team

  • Jessica Bright
    Jessica Bright
  • Wendy Dwyer
    Wendy Dwyer
  • Janet Garcia, LCSW
    Janet Garcia, LCSW
  • Cassandra George
    Cassandra George
  • Stacey Hellow, PhD, LCSW
    Stacey Hellow, PhD, LCSW
  • Dhyana Houghtaling
    Dhyana Houghtaling
  • Judy Logue, Ph.D.
    Judy Logue, Ph.D.
  • Deb Pizzimenti
    Deb Pizzimenti
  • Janet Santiago, LCSW
    Janet Santiago, LCSW
Jessica Bright

Community Outreach Coordinator

Jessica is a peer advocate and certified nursing assistant with exceptional administrative and communication abilities. She has extensive experience as an account manager and is excellent at developing relationships with staff, management, and clients

Jessica has volunteered for many local organizations in the community, assisting the homeless and working with substance abuse clients. Most recently, she has worked on projects assisting residents at Mary’s Shelter in Martin County, FL.

 She was born and raised in Parkland, FL and is the mother to an incredible 7-month-old little girl.

Wendy Dwyer

Wendy Dwyer is a writer, teacher, facilitator, and source of abundant creativity. She is also a survivor of sexual assault, domestic abuse, workplace bullying, and a source of tremendous hope. In order to acquire a college degree, Dwyer sang in both rock and swing bands and worked as a writer and radio disc jockey. These unique skills not only help make her workshops fun and creative, but make her a tremendous asset at parties and karaoke nights.

In addition to facilitating the Use Your Words: Tell Your Stories groups every month at Inner Truth Center, Wendy teaches at Indian River State College, writes for several publications, and provides exceptional public relations and creative consulting to a variety of non-profit organizations in St. Lucie County. She is known for her unique and hands-on presentations, her ability to capture personality in photographs, her innovative ideas, and most importantly of all, for being a good friend.

Email at: wldwyer@gmail.com

Janet Garcia, LCSW

Janet Garcia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Qualified Supervisor (CSW) in the state of Florida. Janet has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Janet is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Janet has completed basic and advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is an integrative psychotherapy approach that is an evidenced-based treatment for trauma resolution. Janet is currently undergoing the extensive certification process to become an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist.

Janet has been practicing clinical services in Martin County for over 7 years. She currently provides therapeutic services in a public school through a local mental health agency and maintains a private practice in Palm City, FL. She has experience providing individual, couples, family, and group therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and adults in various settings including outpatient mental health, private practice, an alternative school, and public school settings. Janet has led therapeutic groups on the topics of anger management, female empowerment, domestic violence, sexual violence, social skills, parenting skills, and self-esteem.
In her private practice, Janet provides individual, couples, and group therapeutic services. A significant portion of her private practice focuses on working with women who have extensive trauma backgrounds including low self-worth. To help address the needs of this group of women, Janet created the SHINE model. This model focuses on inspiring women to fall in love with themselves unconditionally by teaching 5 core principles. The SHINE model has been effective on an individual basis and currently the effectiveness is being tested within the framework of group psychotherapy. Janet is passionate about the work she provides to her clients. Janet currently looks forward to inspiring as many women as possible to find their internal self-worth.

Cassandra George

Cassandra George is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor who has spent the last 8 years in the mental health and substance abuse field. Cassandra has provided clinical care to a variety of populations and demographics ensuring individualized care and treatment needs. Additionally, Cassandra specializes in addiction, LGBT, grief and trauma counseling with training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and other evidenced-based therapeutic interventions.

Stacey Hellow, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Hellow provides social and psychological services to at risk adults, adolescents and children. She is married to a Retired Navy Veteran and is the mother/stepmom of seven She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Psychotherapist with a PhD in Psychology. She is also Trained in EMDR  CIT/CISM, and Family and Elder Mediation. Dr. Hellow has spent the past 24 years working with individuals, families, children, and adolescents.

She started her career as a Victim’s Advocate helping victims of crime. Dr. Hellow also has extensive experience working with Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and Corrections Officers, as well as Military Veterans, and their families. She also specializes in treating individuals with Anxiety and Depression, Trauma/PTSD from Sexual or Physical abuse, as well as Blended Families, Divorce and Marital issues. Dr. Hellow published the book entitled “I Should Know Better” which provides information and empowerment for victims of domestic violence. A majority of Dr. Hellow’s career has been spent working with victims of crime, dual diagnosis clients, and individuals suffering from severe mental illness. She believes that early intervention can help transform children and their parents into empowered families and individuals. Dr. Hellow utilizes a mixture of the cognitive behavioral, EMDR, solution focused, strengths based, empowerment, and postmodern theoretical approaches that assist individuals in consciously deciding what to focus on and not allow unwanted or intrusive thoughts in. These modalities also help a client to envision a future and acquire the coping mechanisms and skills to achieve the goals he/she desires.

Dhyana Houghtaling

Counselor/Yoga Instructor

Dhyana Houghtaling is an avid holistic health practitioner, combining eastern and western practices in her daily routine.  Dhyana has searched for what she already believed in since she was a child; practices that would enhance and support her body to do what it knows to do; heal itself and maintain balance; mentally, physically and spiritually.  Dhyana uses her personal experiences with addiction, sexual trauma, domestic violence and emotional distress as a tool to fuel her enormous ability to help herself and others to find their inner truth, their authenticity; the inner love and light that is the guiding force to maintaining balance in life.  Dhyana uses her “mess”, as her message to help assist in the healing process of the individuals she serves.  Dhyana studied Yoga mixed with various other Ayurvedic practices in India in 2014, obtaining her 200hr yoga certification and again in 2017 completing her 300hr yoga certification.  Dhyana worked in the field of addictions as well as mental health, assisting individuals whom struggled daily with emotional, mental and physical disabilities. Most of Dhyana’s insight, her ability to be compassionate, empathetic and present for individuals is due to her innate quality of willingness to show up for herself. Dhyana’s willingness to be open, humble and harness the courage to look within, through many modalities of healing, makes her very effective in her approach.  This innate quality allows her to be present towards her personal experiences in her past and present, to authentically show up and hold space for clients, friends and whomever crosses her path.

Dhyana continues to learn, process and expand her knowledge daily, understanding she is in the driver seat of her own life, and holds the key to opening to the vastness of this life.  Dhyana thrives on sharing experiences and “the way out”, to be of maximum service to others.

Dhyana holds an A.A.S in Chemical Dependency Counseling & a B.S. in Holistic Health and Wellness.  Dhyana is a level II Reiki healer; (Healy Institute for Healers in Albany, NY).  Certified 500 hour Yoga Teacher, with the Yoga Alliance.

Judy Logue, Ph.D.

Judy Logue, Ph.D. has practiced individual, couple, and group psychotherapy and taught in clinics, general and Veterans Administration hospitals, a medical school, psychiatry, psychology and graduate social work departments, three psychoanalytic institutes, and two Civil Air Patrol cadet squadrons since 1966.

She is educated and/or certified in a number of specialties and modalities including, but not limited to, traumatic stress, psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness/hypnotherapy/imaging techniques, eating issues, Gestalt therapy, psychodrama, addictive behaviors, and executive and business coaching.

Judy’s publications and public presentations include healthy and pathological narcissism in relation to self and partner love and intimacy, men and masculinity, women clinicians working with men, extrarelationship involvement and sexual exclusivity, anxiety and depression, medical conditions, aging and sexuality, gender and transgender, trauma of most types, and cancer and facing death.

After 35 years in Princeton, NJ – and NYC, California and NJ before that – Judy moved to a PSL airpark community where she sees therapy patients and coaching clients in person or with video technology.

Deb Pizzimenti

Deb Pizzimenti has been a yogi for several years and recently completed her 200 hour teacher training under the direction of Margarida Tree.  For her, yoga represents the union of breath and movement, listening to the inner voice radiating out from heart’s center.  After several years of running and completing marathons, half marathons and other road races, Deb dialed back the running to focus on a more holistic approach to fitness. “Yoga allows for my body to become flexible, strong and purposeful, while the breath guides me through my practice.  For so long, I took advantage of those breaths that they would always there.  It wasn’t until I ran the first marathon that I understood fully how valuable and supportive it can be.  When my friend Tommy who was a physically fit, beefy SWAT cop struggled to sit up and breathe on his own due to a debilitating and fatal disease, I had completely wrapped myself around its importance and vitality.  The Ashtanga style of yoga that I practice is the form of yoga given to us as a gift from our teachers before us.  In this life, realizing my gifts and being able to share those with others who wish to accept them is the most rewarding blessing of all.”

Deb has been a resident of the Treasure Coast with her husband Phil for more than 16 years.  They share a home with their son Dominic and dog Teddy.  They love to travel, play at the beach and be active in the south Florida sunshiny lifestyle.  If you know Deb, you know that she is active in her local community working for an outstanding non-profit, Suncoast Mental Health Center, as well as being on the Board of Director’s for the Team Tommy Foundation. Her framily is her passion, and those members of the Team Tommy Foundation are her sisters and brothers here locally.  She is honored to be on the team of the Inner Truth Project and holds the highest regard for Mindi, a tireless advocate for those impacted by sexual abuse and violence.

Contact Deb at benddontbreakyoga@gmail.com.  She would love to hear from you and to have you in a class to share yoga with you!

Janet Santiago, LCSW

Janet has been a psychotherapist since 2009.   She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, where she was the President of Phi Alpha Delta Xi National Social Work Honor Society and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  She began her career at Tykes and Teens in Palm City, FL, working primarily with youth ages 5-17 and their parents.  She also co-facilitated a substance abuse group for teenage girls, a support group for teenage mothers, and a parenting group for adults who have children with difficult behaviors.  There, she benefited from outstanding post-graduate training by leaders in the field of mental health treatment and research.  Janet became a Qualified Supervisor of Clinical Social Workers in 2014.

While working as the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coordinator for a community mental health agency, she provided and coordinated a wide range of mental health and substance abuse counseling services.  She provided individual and group therapy, supervisory training, led education workshops and was a critical member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and a member of the Management Team. Currently, Janet enjoys working with a wide variety of clients who seek help for a broad range of mental health challenges. She primarily treats individuals through the life span: teens, young adults and adults and specializes in mental health problems associated with depression, bi-polar and anxiety disorders as well problems in relationships, parenting, work/life balance, divorce, chronic illness and grief and loss.