Meet the Staff

Our staff of professionals are trained in helping people of all ages with their mental health issues. Clients are individually matched with therapists that specialize in their specific needs and issues. At Lori Sarvis, LCSW and Associates, each of our therapists are here to provide you with the best services available.

Lori Sarvis, LCSW
Sex Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lori has been in private practice since 1985. She works with adults in individual and couples counseling. Lori’s unique and sensitive approach to her clients help them to embrace the therapy process with a positive outlook. She treats each client as an individual and creates, with the client, a treatment plan designed specifically for them. Lori’s treatment plans can include communication building, educating the client if they have been diagnosed with a mental illness, cognitive and behavioral changes, holistic approaches as well as traditional treatment. Lori believes that it is important to formulate a treatment plan which includes, if needed, their primary physician or psychiatrist. Many of Lori’s clients come to her with help for their anxieties, panic attacks, depression, loss of a loved one,financial changes, relationship/intimacy problems, infertility issues, drug and alcohol issues, and coping with life’s daily stressors. Lori also works with clients who are court ordered.

Lori is a certified hypnotherapist that frequently provides relief for clients who suffer from phobias, anxiety, traumas, and habits that have negatively impacted their lives. As a hypnotherapist, Lori has been trained in past life regression. In addition, Lori is a certified sex therapist who works in all areas of sexuality and has run many workshops throughout South Florida. In addition, Lori has been a guest speaker at many mental health conferences throughout Florida.
I have always loved the field of psychology and feel it is important for myself to continue to be educated so that I may pass information along to my clients and continue to grow. The rest of the staff have their own unique specialties and each one also feels we never stop learning. People come to the office every day for personal issues and we have realized over the years how much we have learned from our clients and that the human spirit is amazing. Each person has their own story to tell and each person is unique. We are honored that you want to share your story with us in order to work out problems, concerns, worries or whatever may cause distress in your life.
Lori Sarvis, President
Christine Agic, LCSW
Christine Agic, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a professional Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Behavioral Specialist with over 15 years of experience. As a behavioral specialist, I work with children ages three to adulthood who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or other behavioral and social/communication challenges. I am truly committed to my clients and passionate about watching them make changes in their lives. I utilize a strength-based approach, and create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for clients to share. I look forward to working with individuals and their families to create a treatment plan that promotes the best positive results. Within this safe environment, I work with the caretakers to educate and promote optimum health for the family.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work with individuals, couples and families in all areas of mental health including divorce, grieving, bipolar disorder, health related issues that have caused emotional distress, work related conflict, obsessive compulsive disorders, drugs and alcohol, depression and anxiety disorders. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach the goals that will create the life you want.
Makahala Hepburn LCSW
Makahala Hepburn, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Makahala is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is intuitive, compassionate and down to earth. She has over 20 years’ experience in crisis intervention, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, separation, work related issues and a variety of mental health disorders that spans all walks of life.

Makahala works with young adults to senior citizens who have experienced events that produce emotional and overwhelming mental stress. and creates a comfortable and safe environment by honoring the client’s resiliency. Makahala approaches the therapeutic process through validation, active listening, support, mindfulness, reflection, problem solving as well as other techniques she has learned through her many years of experience.

Makahala truly enjoys engaging directly with her clients needs, and creates individualized treatment plans. She's passionate about creating realistic and positive outcomes for her clients. She provides an environment of compassion and support. Her goals are to help clients unravel painful issues and provide them with effective tools to help them move forward and thrive. She has found that individuals will flourish when they are guided to draw on their own strengths, she looks forward to helping her clients to begin the journey to making a better version of themselves.
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Alyea Delerme, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Therapist

In the field of mental health I have worked with many different populations as a behavioral specialist, developmental specialist, life skills educator, life coach and Licensed Mental Health Therapist working with adolescents and adults. I have been working in the mental health field as a Therapist for 10 years and most recently as a Clinical Director. Throughout my career, I have focused on and specialized in: substance abuse, trauma, anxiety/fear, low self-esteem, anger, inner child work, codependency, ACOA/ACOD (adult children of alcoholics/addicts/dysfunction), LGBTQ and personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder. Also provide EMDR and DBT.

I enjoy helping people to identify and remove barriers in their lives which hold them back and prevent them from moving forward. I am a strong believer in thinking outside the box to assist with enhancing positive traits which can help to build self esteem, change perspective and not allow fear to dictate your life.
Halla Steiner, LCSW
Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Halla has practiced in the field of child and adolescent therapy for over 25 years. She has worked as a therapist and supervised clinicians within the therapeutic foster care system, specifically with youth who had developed severe emotional disturbance in relation to their prior abuse and exposure to trauma. She enjoys working with children and families as they struggle to redefine their family roles when problems related to challenges in behaviors or emotional situations create conflict. This can include issues with school, divorce, behavioral and emotional conflicts.

Halla works with children beginning at age four and up.

Halla looks forward to helping your family become more productive and find positive ways to handle your life situations and work together. We can find a way to address the issues that are making life seem so challenging.
Kelley Kraushaar, MSW

Kelley is a clinical social worker experienced in working with individuals, families, and couples. She is bi-lingual and welcomes clients in the Spanish speaking community. Kelley is very aware of cultural differences and knowledgeable in incorporating and understanding those differences as part of the therapy.

Her approach to the therapeutic process starts with an individual’s strengths. She addresses each client’s specific concerns with utmost care, and develops a treatment plan for their best possible outcome. Kelley includes many modalities as part of her therapy, including DBT, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral.

Kelley has broad experience working in the field of addictions, which includes drugs/alcohol and gambling. She also works with those people who have obsessions with shopping. This is an area in which many individuals do not talk about and may not even realize they may have until it affects their lives in some way. She focuses on relapse prevention, core values, and the 12 step philosophy to help client’s maintain lifelong recovery goals. She assists family members in understanding how they can support their loved one’s recovery.

Kelley also works with older adults who sometimes face unparalleled challenges. She collaborates with individuals and families to develop coping skills for life’s transitional stages, and believes in the importance of advocating for an individual’s particular needs.
Susan Goldberg, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice for over 20 years. Susan provides counseling for teens and adults in all mental health capacities.Susan works with her clients to help them learn to cope with their feelings of depression, anxiety, grief over loss of a spouse or child, loss of independence, new financial situations, adjusting to new living situations and feelings of loneliness. Susan uses different modalities with each client. She may include visual imagery, relaxation/breathing techniques, cognitive restructuring and discussions about the client’s interpersonal relationship with their family. Susan provides individual as well as family therapy.

Susan accepts Medicare and provides in-office as well as home visits.