Meet the Mental Health Therapy Team

Carla.jpgCarla Johanns, MA, LMHC.
 As the 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.

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Diana.jpgDiana Dusenbury, M.S.W., LCSW, CCM, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Case Manager. Diana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bucknell University and Master of Arts degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. She has been working with children and families for over 15 years in both a counseling and case management role.  Her experience includes providing individual and group therapy to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues as well as family therapy.  Additionally, Diana is also well versed in providing counseling and case management services to children with disabilities and their families and has completed her Infant Family Mental Health Graduate Certificate from USF.

IMG_20190501_161655.jpgBonnie S.  Cieply, MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Community Mental Health from Webster University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Counseling Emphasis from Lander University.  She has over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health counseling including individual, group and couples counseling. She has gained diverse career experiences while providing counseling within schools systems, therapeutic foster homes, as well as office settings.  She has worked with children and families offering counseling, behavior management, and crisis intervention. In addition to counseling she has provided psychoeducational programs that have included: mindfulness, parenting, life skills, and brain health. 

ErikaWEBtherapy.jpgErika Kohne, MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina - Aiken and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. After having earned her graduate degree, Erika gained several years' experience working as a therapist in a community mental health center, where she primarily provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families who presented with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. She also has experience as an adjunct professor, where she has taught college courses at the undergraduate level. In August of 2017, Erika joined the Forty Carrots team as a Mental Health Therapist. Erika has completed her Infant Family Mental Health Graduate Certificate from USF.

Heather--profile.jpgHeather M. Stelmok, MA,  LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health 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. While living in North Carolina, she worked in a private practice and provided individual and family therapy to all ages.  In November, 2010, she began working as a Parenting Educator and in 2014 as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Forty Carrots Family Center.



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. 

Rebecca-L-pic-web.jpgRebecca 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. 

Lauren Eskew.jpgLauren Eskew, M.S.W., Registered Clinical Social Worker InternLauren earned her Master's of Social Work degree and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida. As a native to Sarasota County and bilingual communicator (Spanish), Lauren has cultivated a specialty of working with at-risk youth and their families in Sarasota County Schools and non-profit organizations in the community.  Lauren is well-versed in providing case management and psycho-educational services. She has provided individual, group, and family counseling to children and adolescents experiencing a variety of physical and emotional issues such as sexual abuse, suicidal ideation and self-harm, grief, cognitive impairments, depression, anxiety, body image issues, previous Baker Acts ,and LGBTQIA issues.