ES Counseling, LLC

About us

Edna Schaefer, LMHC

After spending her childhood in a military family and living in Louisiana, Illinois, Virginia and Florida, Edna graduated from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counselor Education. In the past 15 years, Edna has worked for local mental health centers, a Fortune 500 Insurance Company and a major medical hospital. Through these experiences, she has been exposed to a wide array of environments and people. Since 2008, Edna has enjoyed operating a small private practice that promotes client comfort and learning.  

Edna truly believes that a family is the most important and crucial system and enjoys working towards positive goals to assist others to have their ideal relationships. She enjoys supervising counseling interns through school and registered internship and is humbled to be a part of their professional journey. Edna also has a special place in her heart for adoption work. 

Edna takes BCBS, Tricare and United Healthcare. She does not take Medicaid, Medicare, MHNet, Psychcare, Humana or Compsych. Edna lives with her husband and three children in Orange Park.

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Christina Tatum, MA

Born and raised in Northeast Florida, Christina spent many years working as a registered respiratory therapist, then a health and safety coordinator in a family business before resuming her education.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2008 and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling in 2013 from Liberty University, Virginia.  This diverse background has been a positive force in her life and provided her with a passion for working with individuals and families struggling with adjustments and difficulties as they journey through life.

She believes that we do not live in a vacuum and are part of a larger system. Relationships with family and other close individuals are crucial to our well-being, and she is interested in helping others to see themselves in a new way, as well as improving their relationships with the other people that are important to them.  She looks forward to working in collaboration to reach goals that bring about positive change in your life.

Heather Heath, MA

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." Maya Angelou, had the right mind set in regards to how we should address life in particular how to handle the negative things that are bound to happen to us all. I have based my practice on addressing three foundational aspects: prevention, wellness, and the needs of the whole person starting from infancy through the intensive training I have received in Infant Mental Health, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Florida and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. She is currently accepting new clients and is available weekday evenings.

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Danielle Turwitt

Danielle is currently a student intern finishing up her Masters degree and completing her internship and clinical hours at ES Counseling. She will graduate in May 2017. Danielle obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychological Research at the University of North Florida. Having worked in private practice and various medical settings, her clinical training and work experience spans the field of community mental health. Danielle is also a Recreational Therapist, and sometimes uses creative, expressive, and interactive methods. As an active member of the American Counseling Association, she recently presented in Montréal on the topic of Complicated Grief Treatment. She believes health is for everyone and that therapy is a place where one can grow. Danielle is dedicated to working with individuals, adolescents, children, and families to provide holistic care along with empathy, positive regard, and psychological insight. As a native Floridian, Danielle enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, paddle boarding, and exercising. She believes that when we are mindful and we show up for our lives, we do not miss them in being distracted.

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Tracy Hill, MA

Raised between sunny Florida and Long Island NY in her younger years, Tracy has an appreciation for multiple environments that individuals are exposed to while growing up.  Tracy now enjoys the country life and surrounds herself with Gods beautiful landscape.  She is married and has two sons who are currently in college.  Tracy has always wanted to work in the counseling field, but family obligations led her on a different route first.  She has over 30 years of health care experience, both as a frontline Radiological Technologist performing CT and MRI scans and as an administrator. 

Tracy graduated from UNF with her bachelor's in Psychology in 1997 and then received her masters in business in 2004 from Troy State University.  She was finally able to continue her education in her field of choice and completed her Masters in Counseling in 2015 from Liberty University.  Currently, Tracy is completing certification in sexual therapy from the Institute of Sexual Wholeness and Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta Georgia. 

Tracy views her long journey in completing her lifelong goal of becoming a counselor as a gift from God and hopes to help many clients in the future.  Tracy is passionate in assisting clients to improve their problem-solving skills, communication, and intimacy concerns.  She looks forward to assisting clients in exploring their current perspectives on life events in the hopes they create opportunities for a healthier balance in their lives. 

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