Therapy Moms is a Florida non-profit, 501(C)3 organization started by two friends who know from experience that "mommin ain't easy". These friends set out to recruit other moms with therapeutic skills and counseling experience to help moms who may need counseling for themselves, a child, or who may need extra support in their daily lives.
Rebecca Glenn has over 27 years of experience in therapy and leadership, working in a variety of social service, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems. Rebecca started her career in 1993 as a Forensic Psychological Specialist with the Florida Department of Corrections where she was responsible for the mental health treatment and services to a large prison population. She transitioned to the private sector in 2000 serving in various clinical and executive leadership roles with Camelot Community Care, Inc. Currently, Rebecca is the Program Director of Kids and Canines that provides services that use therapy dogs as agents of change for children at risk.
Rebecca obtained her Master in Science (MS) degree in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University in 1993 and received her Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2006 from Capella University. Rebecca is a licensed mental health therapist (LMHC) and qualified supervision in the state of Florida.
Her passion for helping children, empowering people, and building strong quality programs that serve her community earned her the Tampa Bay Non-Profit Business Women of the Year award in 2012. Rebecca is married, has three children, and two grandchildren. Rebecca is also the “dog” mom to four wonderful canines, three of which currently work as therapy dogs with children.
Dr. Patricia Tennant Sokol, is Co-owner of Sokol Vineyards, LLC, dba Katya Vineyards. Dr. Sokol was previously the grant manager for Workforce Connection as a successful administrator of a federal, state grant including reporting requirements and outcomes. Previously she served as the executive director of the Marion County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc., Kimberly’s Cottage. A 2006 graduate of the Tillie Fowler Excellence in Public Service Leadership Series, Dr. Sokol has an extensive background in children’s services including serving as the County Administrator for the Department of Children and Families supervising Family Safety Programs. Previously she was the Director of the Consortium for Child Welfare Studies at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, the University of South Florida where she supervised the technical assistance and consultation to communities implementing Florida’s Community Based Care Initiative.
Dr. Sokol was President of Sokol Consulting, Inc., dedicated to the support and development of services to children, adolescents, and their families through integrated community-based systems of care. She served as a senior consultant with the Washington Business Group on Health; National Resource Network for Child and Family Mental Health, She also supervised the successful implementation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation replication initiative in thirteen states.
Dr. Sokol is active in her community serving as a Commissioner and Chair of the 5th Judicial Nominating Commission, appointed by the Governor, 2008-2012; member of St. Martin’s Anglican Province of America church; member of St. Brigid’s, a group of Christian Women that support the Pregnancy Center with items for newborn babies. She also served as President, Board of Directors/Marion Performing Ballet Company, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to offering young people the opportunity to perform classical ballet on stage and serves on the Board of Trustees, Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc.
Carol Paro Manson became a Registered Nurse at the age of 20, and soon after obtained national certification as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist. After her marriage to Edwin Manson and the birth of her son, Bryan, the family moved to Plantation, Florida. Carol accepted a position as a classroom educator and clinical instructor of cardiopulmonary therapists and EMTs. At the same time, she attended classes at Nova Southeastern University, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Services and Administration and prerequisites for the Master’s program. The Florida Peer Review Organization, a federal agency of the U.S. Healthcare and Finance Administration hired Carol as a review coordinator, investigating utilization and quality assurance issues in the Medicare and Medicaid systems. She was quickly promoted to regional manager of Broward County, Florida where she was responsible for all healthcare facilities, including hospitals, surgical centers, outpatient clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and in-patient and out-patient rehab facilities, as well as over 100 doctors and review coordinators. She also oversaw the completion and validation of reviews for the U.S. Public Health Services, in charge of the National Indian Bureau, and various other federally funded healthcare agencies. These included HMOs, Managed Care, and Medicare and Medicaid patients. After eight years, Carol joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University, where she became Health Educator at the University School. She also was appointed liaison during the transition and marriage to Southeastern University, which added a medical school division to the campus. When a dental school was started, she participated in clinical trials for major name companies such as Proctor and Gamble. Later, she obtained additional teaching certifications, to become a Health Education and also Special Education professional. With her extensive scholastic, medical, and clinical background, Carol tutored most academic subjects, incorporating life experiences, while providing psychological and emotional support to her students and their families. Her clients included mainly high school teenagers and college students. Carol’s love of children, young adults, and those in need of health education and guidance continues today. She currently volunteers at the VA Clinic in the Villages in central Florida and the Hands of Mercy Everywhere, a home for unwed pregnant mothers and their babies. She recently became certified as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer for the state court system in the Tri-County area of Florida near her home.
Marc Roth has over 18 years of experience in information and technology, and security. Currently, Marc is the Technology and Security advisor for Hands of Mercy Everywhere, a teen mother's group home, in Belleview Florida. Marc is passionate about his work and is always looking for new and innovative ways to make technology work more efficiently and effectively.
An all-star athlete, Tommy Robbins has coached athletes including world-record-holding sprinters and NFL players with the Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Atlanta Falcons. A Ballet Master, Tommy works tirelessly teaching young men and women classical ballet. Tommy currently works for Sprint in Ocala, FL, and teaches dance for Dance By Sheila and the Sheila Ruotolo Dance Company in Ocala.
Ms. Terry has worked in the private and public sectors for the past 28 years and has held the following positions:
As a Regional Executive Director, she was responsible for Behavioral Healthcare and Child Welfare programs serving Central Florida. She is a graduate of Saint Leo College and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) for the state of Florida. Ms.
Terry also serves as a business consultant assisting other behavioral health organizations with obtaining national accreditation. Mona has been married to her husband for 27 years and they have a wonderful son and
fabulous daughter and two very spoiled West Highland Terrier fur babies.
Dr. Kelly D. Lill is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has over thirty years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. Kelly’s education includes a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University and a PhD in Education and Leadership with a specialization in Counseling from Barry Adrian Dominican University. Kelly is licensed at the master’s level in Florida, Texas, and Ohio. Kelly’s training focus has been in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and Person-Centered Therapy. Her professional experience includes work in the following areas: severe and persistent mental illness, case management, forensics, psycho/social and vocational rehabilitation, co-occurring disorders, clinical assessment, licensure supervision, court appearance, and program development, implementation and supervision. Kelly’s approach is client centered and individualized. She strives to assist clients in the process of attaining self-actualization, personal healing, and improving their quality of life. Kelly has worked as a Clinical Director for various mental health and substance abuse programs for the past seventeen years and as a Vice President of Residential Services. Kelly has worked as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator. She has also served as a Board Member for Central Florida Healthy Start.
Kelly is a single mother of three children, two boys and a girl. Throughout her parenthood, each of her children has struggled with behavioral health issues. It was an ongoing struggle to find effective assistance for her children. Working in the behavioral health field, she was at times very frustrated in trying to secure effective treatment/services for her kids. As a parent, Kelly understands what it feels like to be on both sides of the therapeutic desk. Given those experiences, Kelly understands the plight of Mom’s trying to secure the best treatment for their children. She strives to offer an open and honest therapeutic atmosphere for parents and children seeking services.