Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program Dade City is a program that provides care for adolescents aged 11-17 in need of residential treatment (RTC). This means that patients will get 24 hours a day, seven days a week support to change maladaptive coping skills prompted by mental health diagnoses into positive skills that can help them flourish.
Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and more. Here, patients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in an encouraging environment of peers where they can safely practice new ways of coping that are transferable to home. Patients are exposed to experiential therapies, which includes music and art, for a well-rounded experience. Lastly, family therapy and educational support is also available.
Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Reach out to the team today to verify your coverage.
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MEET THE TEAM
Shera Klotz joined Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in the spring of 2021 as a primary therapist and became the assistant program director in August of the same year. She is a Florida licensed mental health counselor with eight years of counseling experience in a wide variety of therapeutic settings.
Shera received her bachelor’s in psychology from Argosy University, Tampa and graduated with her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University, Sarasota. While completing her master’s, Shera worked with children and families struggling with ADHD. After graduation, she was chosen for a pilot program in Hillsborough county designed to provide intensive therapy to high functioning Asperger’s children in order to mainstream them into the classroom. Shera has valuable experience working with children and families involved in the court system in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families. She also has extensive experience working in-patient, intensive outpatient and in partial hospitalization settings and with adults in long-term residential facilities. Shera is a member of the American Counseling Association and is certified in neurolinguistic programming. Her theoretical orientation is rational emotive behavioral therapy. She has attended workshops at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. In her leisure time, Shera thoroughly enjoys baking. She has completed several courses in Norwich, Vermont at King Arthur Flour.
Lonnie Jermaine Foster II has been working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2021 as a primary therapist supporting the Dade City residential facility. Lonnie successfully holds a 20+ year background in providing behavioral health services to integrated behavioral health patients of all ages. She has worked with the chronically mentally ill, those suffering from terminal medical illnesses, patients with severe chemical dependency and the incarcerated battling the most severe criminality problems. Currently, Lonnie serves as a licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist and board-certified masters-level addiction professional. Lonnie chose to work as a therapist because it has always been his life’s true designation. He believes in inspiring others to be the very best of themselves and to ultimately discover their personal direction. Additionally, Lonnie is a published author, motivational speaker, philanthropist, dedicated husband, beloved father and pre-med student who devotes much of his time developing learning along the biochemical spectrum of clinical disorders for establishment of future psychiatric practice. When Lonnie is not either at work or in school, he enjoys spending time with his family, rejuvenating and touring both domestically and internationally.
Kevin has been working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2021. He joined the team as the education liaison but has since been promoted to the role of milieu manager. Kevin has worked in several positions focusing on adolescents who need special support to succeed in their education. His philosophy is to empower and encourage adolescents to do their best in school. Kevin’s goal at Discovery is to support the emotional and educational needs of his patients and help them achieve their dreams by improving on their weaknesses and supporting them to grow their strengths.
Amanda Brown, LMHC
Amanda joined the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in the fall of 2021 as a program director in Dade City, FL. She is a Florida licensed mental health counselor with fifteen years of counseling experience in a wide range of therapeutic settings. Amanda is also a qualified supervisor for registered mental health counselor interns. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando and graduated with her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale. While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked with children and families involved in the foster care and juvenile justice system. After graduation she continued her career working in private practice, with children and families in foster care, and juvenile and adult corrections. She has valuable experience working with children and families involved in the court system, in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice. She also has extensive experience working inpatient, outpatient and with adolescents in long-term residential facilities. This wide range of experience provides a unique clinical awareness rooted in a strong desire to make a positive impact with the patients she works with.
Amanda is currently working on her PsyD in behavioral health leadership, and in her leisure time she enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Edward “Scott” Toler, LMHC
Edward has been working in the mental health counseling field since 1999. He has worked in private practice, residential, outpatient and in home venues with a variety of mental health populations and age groups. He has treated various mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, mood disorders and psychosis. He finds his work with adolescent patients rewarding, and this is one of the reasons that he enjoys working at Discovery. He is a licensed mental health counselor and certified addictions professional living in Plant City, FL and working at Dade City, FL RTC.
Lindsey has been working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2021 in various roles. Currently, she is an education liaison at the Dade City location. She started as a mental health technician and changed roles to become an education liaison. She entered this field after teaching for a few years and discovering that her passion for helping adolescents expanded past the classroom. She has a great passion and motivation for working with kids and is great at helping them uncover their goals and passions. When Lindsey is not at work, she loves spending time with her family, her dogs and working on her masters in mental health counseling.
Sara specializes in Community Outreach, Marketing Strategy, and Business Development. Sara is actively involved with the recovery community. This has led her to public speaking, educating healthcare professionals, facilitating support groups, as well as fundraising and advocacy for prevention and improved access to treatment in the Central Florida Community and beyond.