Meet the Mental Health Therapy Team
Carla Johanns, MA, LMHC. As the Interim Clinical Supervisor of the Child & Family Therapy services at Forty Carrots, Carla Johanns is overseeing a group of therapists and supporting the expansion of mental health services throughout the community. Carla has Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and a Master's of Arts in Counseling from Montclair State University. She has a Post-Master’s specialization in substance abuse counseling. Carla has worked in the counseling field since 1999, primarily with children and adolescents. She is licensed in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC.
Jamie Day, MS, LMFT is a Jamie Day is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition to her work with families, couples, and individuals, Jamie is also a Registered Drama Therapist. Jamie has earned Master of Science degrees in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Northern Kentucky University. Jamie has a diverse background of experience and has worked with at-risk adolescents and their families, at-risk youth and their families, anger management groups for teens, drama therapy groups for college students, expressive arts therapy groups for families facing chronic illness and loss, and private practice.
Meredith Nimz Piazza, MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development (Psychology and Sociology) from Tulane University. After she received her MSW, she narrowed her clinical focus to work with families and young children, specializing in Infant Mental Health. She gained invaluable clinical experience studying under the Tulane and LSU Infant Teams, and received specialized training in various Infant Mental Health models, including early relationship assessments, Circle of Security, and Child Parent Psychotherapy. While living in Louisiana, she maintained a successful private practice where she provided therapy to children and adolescents, including teenagers and college-aged individuals.
Heather M. Stelmok, LMHC, NCC, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Campbell University in North Carolina. She has over ten years of experience in private practice providing individual and family therapy to all ages, focused on children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral issues. In November, 2010, she began working as a Parenting Educator at the Forty Carrots Parenting Program where she facilitates parenting education classes in the community including SPARCC, a domestic violence shelter for women and children.
Rebecca Leader, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. Rebecca has a Masters of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Sage Graduate School, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from The State University of New York at Oneonta. Before pursuing her license as a mental health counselor, Rebecca worked with adolescents in the public school system as a school Guidance Counselor. In 2013, Rebecca joined the Forty Carrots Parenting Program as a Parenting Educator where she has facilitated parenting education groups, continuing her mission of supporting families from diverse backgrounds. She has worked with adults, adolescents and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues and has extensive experience counseling women struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety. She received the Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training in 2016.