Stepping Stone Center Clinical Team

Glenn Wheeler, MS

Therapist

Glenn has an undergraduate degree in religion and psychology from Florida State University. He is a graduate in theology and religion from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has extensive experience in clinical pastoral education and a master’s in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. He has worked in Outpatient therapy as a therapist and clinical supervisor Shands Hospital in Jacksonville. He helped launch the first Victim’s Service Center in the country, brought comprehensive mental health services to the Duval County jail, and coordinated care for persons with co-occurring mental health and general health disorders in the fourth largest mental health center in the country.

Juan Deas, MHS

Therapist

Juan has a master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He has over two decades of experience in addictions and mental health counseling. He has worked both inpatient and outpatient counseling for long and short term care, as well as facilitated family therapy, support for foster care, case management for adolescent’s, conducted assessments for state, local, and federal systems, and directed programs that include medically managed treatment as well as 3-6 month inpatient therapeutic treatment programs for state paroles. He has advocated for federal funding to provide treatment services in Pennsylvania.

Rose Justice, MA

Therapist

Rose Justice holds an undergraduate degree from Flagler College in psychology and an advanced degree in school and guidance counseling with an emphasis in mental health from Gallaudet University, Washington D.C. Rose joined Lakeview Health as a primary therapist in 2010. She worked for EPIC, a community mental health program focusing on substance abuse and drug courts.  Additionally, she has experience with crisis stabilization from Seminole Community Mental Health. Rose has worked with unique populations allowing patients to go from being a victim to embracing their individuality, encouraging greater success in their recovery. Most recently she moved to the Stepping Stone Center for Recovery in 2015.

Sherry Mincey, M.Ed., CAP, ICADC, NCIP

Clinical Director

Sherry Mincey holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Arts from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Education from Troy State University. Prior to her work at Stepping Stone, she worked with Child and Family Services as a case manager, therapist and Family Service Coordinator working to address changes in the family system. Sherry works to provide the needed knowledge, insight and services to individuals struggling with the disease of addiction. Recently promoted to Clinical Director of Stepping Stone, Sherry hopes to set the tone and model the new direction of Lakeview as a “Center of Excellence” and “Employer of Choice”.

Jerry Polcaro, Psy.D., LMFT, SADP

Family Program Therapist

Jerry Polcaro has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in California since 1987 and Florida since 2001. He earned his doctor of psychology degree from the University of Newport Beach. He is a certified specialist for alcohol and drug addiction, a trained EMDR specialist and is certified in neurolinguistic programming hypnosis. He has served on the board of directors of the World Service Office of Narcotics Anonymous and as vice chairman of Cocaine Anonymous. He began working at Lakeview Health in 2001 as a primary therapist and is currently in charge of the family and relational workshops.

Faylencia Bush MSW, CAP

Therapist

Faylencia Bush holds a Bachelor of Social work degree in General Social Work from Savannah State University and a Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from Savannah State University. Faylencia is a Certified Addiction Professional. She joined the Lakeview Health clinical team in 2015. Prior to her work at Lakeview, she worked with adolescents with substance dependence. She facilitates a Lakeview Health regular track primary group, assisting patients in their recovery journey. Faylencia is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern.

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Robin Olson, M.Ed.

Therapist

Robin Olson graduated from Northern Arizona University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human relations and counseling. Robin has extensive experience in working with people of all ages. She worked for the Yavapai County Public Health Department in their Community Family Program, working with children and pregnant women.

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Kim Williams, MS, LMHC

Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family interns

Kim is a graduate of University of Central Florida and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University.  She has worked in the field of behavioral health and substance since 2009, working with primarily with children and families with trauma.  She has also worked with clients in the criminal justice system helping them address trauma, substance abuse and family systems issues. Kim is home to Sanford, Florida and recently relocated to Jacksonville in spring 2016.

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Raven Halls, BA, CRC

Case Manager

Raven Halls holds bachelor degrees from the University of North Florida in Psychology and in Criminal Justice. She is a certified Recovery Coach and Child Dependency Case Worker. She joined Stepping Stone Center for Recovery clinical team in 2015 as a case manager. Prior to working at Stepping Stone Raven worked as a case worker for child dependency at an agency of DCF helping at risk children and families with mental, behavioral medical and vocational services and housing. Raven also has experience as a mental health associate at Wekiva Springs Center helping individuals struggling with dual diagnosis.

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Rosalie Hemphill, B.S.

Case Manager

Rosalie Hemphill is a graduate of the College of Charleston in Psychology. She has worked in Family Advocacy at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, facilitating family orientations for families of child neglect and abuse. She completed an internship with NYU Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. She joined the Stepping Stone Center for Recovery clinical team in 2016 as a case manager.

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Ben Ertel

Aftercare Coordinator

Ben attended school at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in political science. He worked in Washington, D.C. as a staff assistant for a member of Congress. Ben relocated to Jacksonville in 2015 working with older adults in memory care as a certified nursing assistant. He joined the Lakeview Health & Stepping Stone team in September 2015 as aftercare coordinator. A member of the recovery community, Ben is actively involved in helping patients with posttreatment support and working together with the clinical team.