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Community Mental Health for Children and Adults


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SequelCare of Florida has been serving children and families for more than 15 years. We currently provide mental health and Children's Targeted Case Management services for approximately 1,000 children and families in Pinellas, Pasco, Palm Beach, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. We provide therapeutic foster homes for children in the foster care system in the St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. Ninety percent of counseling services are provided in the family's home, the child's school, the child's daycare and/or in the community. SequelCare of Florida specializes in the treatment of severe behavioral disorders, severe mental health disorder, trauma-specific services, and cross-over youth (DJJ and DCF involvement) as well as working with stabilizing and strengthening families.


Programs Offered

  • Foster homes to provide services for sibling groups, children with severe mental health disorders and/or severe behavioral problems (Specialized therapeutic foster homes and therapeutic foster home)
  • Children's Targeted Case Management
  • Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services
  • Bio-Psychosocial Assessments
  • In-Depth Assessment
  • Treatment Plan Development
  • Treatment Plan Review
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy/Family Therapy
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Mental health and substance services are provided in the office, home, school or community
  • Behavior Analysis Therapy and/or Consultation for children 1-18 with a developmental and/or behavioral diagnosis
  • Specialty programming for: behavioral problems, ADHD, trauma counseling, working with foster care youth, adolescents, families experiencing difficulties and parenting

Student Profile

  • Age 4 to 90
  • Youth in the foster care and child welfare system
  • Families in crisis
  • Children and adults with behavioral difficulties
  • Children and adults with ADHD
  • Children and adults who require trauma counseling
  • Families who require parenting services
  • Foster homes: ages 4 to 17 years old

Whom Do We Serve?

SequelCare of Florida provides an array of services to anyone who is in need and qualifies for our programs. Our foster home programs require the child to be in foster care and meet eligibility requirements as outlined through the Specialized Therapeutic Foster Home Medicaid program. Our community-based care counseling and case management services are at no cost or with a modest co-payment to the individual to anyone having the following Medicaid insurances: Amerigroup, Sunshine Health, Harmony Staywell/Healthease, United Healthcare Services, Florida Medicaid, Beacon, Champva, Prestige/Optum, Psychcare, CMS/MED3000, and Wellcare. SequelCare of Florida does provide counseling services on a sliding scale fee for those who don't qualify under these insurance policies.


Behavior Analysis Program

Behavior Analysis provides instruction to children with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral concerns to help decrease problem behavior and increase socially appropriate alternative behaviors. Behavior Analysis professionals provide services to children 0-17 in the home, community, and school settings. Our Behavior Analyst and team work directly with the child as well as caregivers such as parents and foster parents, teachers, and aftercare or childcare providers to ensure that each child has a support system of caregivers to help them gain success. Skills taught include language acquisition, daily living skills, coping and tolerance skills, social skills, and cognitive skills.

For additional information please contact:

Carisa Fleissner
Executive Director of Florida Operations Phone: 727-547-0607 Ext.100
Marcy Crosby
Foster Home Referrals Phone: 727-547-0607 Ext. 112
Tameria Houston
Counseling or Case Management Referrals: Pinellas Phone: 727-547-0640
Ginger Law
Counseling or Case Management Referrals: Pasco/Hernando Phone: 727-494-7609 ext 3
Kacie Sears
Behavior Analysis referrals Phone: 727-547-0607 ext 133
Valerie Garouette, LMFT
Regional Director Treasure Coast Phone: 772-337-8164
Vero Beach/ Sebastian
Port St. Lucie/ Okeechobee
West Palm Beach/ Belle Glade